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Old 03-12-10, 11:30 AM   #1
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Is Google Chrome good enough to switch?

Or should I just stay with Firefox? I'm getting tired of waiting for it to load and check for updates, is Chrome any better?
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Old 03-12-10, 11:31 AM   #2
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I use google matte finish. It is easier on my eyes.
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Old 03-12-10, 11:32 AM   #3
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I use google matte finish. It is easier on my eyes.
I bet it's easier to clean too.
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Old 03-12-10, 11:35 AM   #4
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Or should I just stay with Firefox? I'm getting tired of waiting for it to load and check for updates, is Chrome any better?
Yes. I don't know what the hell they have done to Fire Fox in the last 6-8 months but I can't stand it anymore. Sad really.

Chrome kicks arse...

And there is this and this
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I'd go to chrome, but in the irony of ironies it does not support google toolbar. Which I use for bookmarks. My work machines, home laptops, and home desktops all have google toolbar loaded. I bookmark in one place and it appears to all.
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Old 03-12-10, 11:56 AM   #6
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Try it and see if you like it. I have it loaded, but don't like it at all so I probably use it even less than IE (FF is my primary browser)
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I've got the latest FF, IE8, Safari for Windows, and Chrome. Of the four, Chrome is probably my favorite. The new FF is faster, but I'm not too keen on the new toolbar.

Thing is that Chrome won't let me play the embedded videos here on BF. Neither will Safari. And both can be a little twitchy when it comes to anything that has Flash content. Slacker radio won't load properly half of the time.

FF and IE don't have as many issues with playing Flash content.
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Old 03-12-10, 09:11 PM   #8
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You don;t need to use the Google toolbar in Chrome. Just type your search in the URL space and it searches...

I'm running Chrome on both my PCs at home. It has a few faults, but it rare that I ever have to fire up IE for anything.
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Chrome is pretty good. Personally, I like Firefox because of the large amount of plugins available. Admittedly, some of these add ons can cause problems, but I can't blame Mozilla for that.
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Old 03-13-10, 04:07 PM   #10
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I like chrome, but there are odd bugs. Especially with bikeforums. I hides some posts...for some reason. Otherwise its my favorite browser to date
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I love Chrome. It is fast and stripped down compared to others out there.
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Just download it and try it out. You can have multiple browsers installed and if you don't like it then uninstall it.
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Or should I just stay with Firefox? I'm getting tired of waiting for it to load and check for updates, is Chrome any better?
uninstall or disable plugins you don't need.
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I tried chrome a while back and really couldn't forget firefox. Now chrome has extensions it has become my main browser and firefox is left behind. Just wish it had good mouse gestures...
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Old 03-14-10, 02:07 PM   #15
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I'm waiting for Chrome to start supporting extensions on mac and i'll be changing. I need xmarks. I stopped using firefox a while back and switched to Safari and it's much faster, only rivaled by Chrome (on a mac).
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I have IE (which I never use, except to check website compatibility), Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox.

Firefox has been having lots of issues lately (slow loading, random crashes, caching things forever - even after clearing the cache) and such, so I've been using Chrome more. I still prefer Firefox, though.

Of course, one of the major things I hated about Chrome is now part of Firefox after the latest update... Opening a link in a new tab doesn't put it at the end of the row of tabs, it opens it right next to the tab you're in. I can't stand that.
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I'm waiting for Chrome to start supporting extensions on mac and i'll be changing. I need xmarks. I stopped using firefox a while back and switched to Safari and it's much faster, only rivaled by Chrome (on a mac).
The latest beta release of Chrome has extensions.
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thanks, i hadn't looked into it in a while.
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chrome FTW!... it's the first thing i installed on this laptop...
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Chrome is pretty good. I like it's simple UI, as I don't need that many tools to surf the webz. But FF w/ABP gets the nod for viewing BF. I hate those targeted ads that Google uses. Cycling related ads I would tolerate on a site like Bike Forums, but ones for automobiles, vacations, and other totally non relevant ads are annoying.
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Chrome with AdBlock Plus also blocks the BF ads. I am using it right now. One of the many extensions now available for Chrome. It is now my default browser due to the better speed. And I used to be a dyed in the wool FF person.
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Chrome with AdBlock Plus also blocks the BF ads. I am using it right now. One of the many extensions now available for Chrome. It is now my default browser due to the better speed. And I used to be a dyed in the wool FF person.
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What's the easiest way to swap all my bookmarks from FF to Chrome?
Use Xmarks. I have it installed on all my work and personal machines, totalling seven in all. I have to use IE 7.0 on my work machine, and use FF or Chrome on everything else. With Xmarks, I am able to keep the favorites/bookmarks synchronized on all the different browsers and machines.

But if you just want to import FF bookmarks to Chrome, Chrome has an 'import data' function under Options that will allow you to do that.
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I don't see anyone mentioning the biggest thing that sets Chrome apart from the rest:
I runs a separate process for each tab!
All other browsers use a single process, so if one tab gets hung up trying to load a page, everything comes to a halt until it loads.
By using a process for each tab, no tab ever needs to wait on another one.

This same functionality is on the roadmap for Firefox, but don't expect to see it for at least a year.
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Made the switch to chrome and I'm happy. Only thing that doesn't work is the garmin communicator but honestly, I haven't looked much into it.
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