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Well.. at least thats one thing google beats Apple at...

Your right, Google fails because they also have the most popular and superior mobile OS.

On topic I really like the simplicity and speed of Chrome on the surface, but it has tons of advanced features if you need them, which is why I use it.
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I would probably be using Chrome by now if they replaced the word search functionality of Google Toolbar. I find it so extremely ironic that their only shortcoming for me is from not fully integrating their own tried and true product from years past.

Yes, I know about Ctrl + F. No, it does not allow the same functionality. I have searched for extensions over the months to see if the functionality could be supplemented. Nope..

There are also a few other simple things that I kind of dislike, but they aren't deal breakers if the above was addressed. For one, I like my tabs under everything, right above the page. They're easier to click there. Also, I would like the arrow to go to the site that was typed into the address bar without having to press enter. I obviously press enter 99% of the time, but there is just the occasional situation that I would rather just reach over and clock the "go" arrow/symbol instead.

There are other minor things that collectively just make it a no go for me. They force on you the way they think is the easiest way to browse the web instead of allowing you to customize their browser to make it the easiest for each individual person. Different people have different tastes. Allow them to realize those tastes instead of locking things down in an Apple-ish "it just works" way. Make the default settings be whatever best suites the majority, but don't lock out the ability to customize things to our liking.

I will give Chrome the fast card though.
Edited by Kaldari - 3/22/12 at 9:15pm
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post #103 of 180
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Likewise. I have to use Chrome because Netflix doesn't like Opera.

Scratch that. I no longer need Chrome. Figured out how to edit site preferences to mask Opera as Firefox. Netflix is streaming flawlessly now.
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post #104 of 180
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What kinda extensions do you use? Everything I used on Firefox previously is now available on Chrome.

Gmail watcher (checks your email, shows an icon with # unread emails on the toolbar), FlashGot, DownThemAll, Boomerang, Adblock Plus (last I checked, the "Chrome equivalent" was junk), Youtube to MP3 converter, and there's an add-on that lets you type in foreign characters, like letters with an accent, or umlaut, etc. by just hitting Ctrl-Shift- : ( : for umlaut, ' for accent, etc.), (letter you want to type). Basically... there's no way I'm going to bother scoping out all the add-ons; I'll almost certainly miss at least one that I find essential. But I do use Chrome for "basic browsing", ie. whenever Firefox is being stupid (not too often.. but some sites just don't mesh with FF).

Not that Chrome is bad, I've just been using Firefox since before Google Chrome existed.
 
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Adblock Plus (last I checked, the "Chrome equivalent" was junk)
It's still junk.
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It's great this is official, but seriously other than old people who don't know how to use computers, who actually still uses IE.... anything?
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I would probably switch to chrome if I could move the tabs below the browser and have noscript. Until then firefox it is.
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Ugh.
This sucks, it's the next I.E
Firefox until something better comes along. I was hoping it was Chrome, but Chrome is inferior in every way.

No, just no.
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No, just no.

Agreed.
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How so? You either grab the mini_installer.exe or you can grab it in zipped form. The advantage with the archived method is that you can extract and essentially install it to wherever you want, including Program Files.

That's not exactly what I meant. I was referring to the fact that you have to download the latest build and manually install every time you want to update.
It's not hard, but it could be easier. I used to have a program that did that automatically on startup, but it stopped working a few years ago, don't know what ever happened to it...
Of course, it doesn't help that you can't just go to chromium.org and hit a "download now" button like you can with google chrome.
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