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I love how out of touch with reality so many of the Firefox users who are dissing Chrome are in this thread. Stop living under a rock.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I've yet to find a USEFUL extension from Firefox that is not available (or an equal or even better alternative) on Chrome. Not bashing you in that regards, just pointing out that "lack of extensions" has long been scratched off Chrome's list.

  • Googlebar Lite - Ctrl+F and no extension adds this functionality with Chrome. I use it all the time.
  • BetterPrivacy


Lack of the ability to customize of a few things urk me in general.
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

I love how out of touch with reality so many of the Firefox users who are dissing Chrome are in this thread. Stop living under a rock.

The euphemism "living under a rock" implies people are ignorant. I use Chrome on a daily basis and find it inferior in all regards but speed and perhaps the sync functionality. But the lack of a few functions and lack of customization absolutely put me off.
Edited by Kaldari - 3/23/12 at 10:08am
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Opera for day to day and Chrome for Battlelog (BF3)
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post #124 of 180
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post

I've yet to find a USEFUL extension from Firefox that is not available (or an equal or even better alternative) on Chrome. Not bashing you in that regards, just pointing out that "lack of extensions" has long been scratched off Chrome's list.

  • Googlebar Lite - Ctrl+F and no extension adds this functionality with Chrome. I use it all the time.
  • BetterPrivacy


Lack of the ability to customize of a few things urk me in general.

Don't quite get what you mean by the first one.
Edit This Cookie, Keep My Opt-Outs (by Google themselves) and Vanilla Cookie Manager.

I like customization, but a browser has only so little things to customize that it's not a serious flaw/lacking feature. What are you going to move? The bookmarks bar, address bar, and what few navigation buttons Chrome has? The beauty of Chrome is its clean, extremely straightforward and simple interface. Tabs, Back, Forward, Refresh, Home, address bar, extension buttons, and boomkarks. That's it. The theme customization is pretty good, so there is some customization.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/23/12 at 10:42am
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BetterPrivacy is used for deleting flash based cookies.

The functionality is actually already built into Chrome via 'Clear Browsing Data'. Although, it does delete regular cookies as well.
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Don't quite get what you mean by the first one.
Edit This Cookie, Keep My Opt-Outs (by Google themselves) and Vanilla Cookie Manager.

That first one seems to be a search toolbar... which is silly, because Chrome has the Omnibar. Why would I want to waste space on something I have built in?

Maybe I'm wrong, and its job is to find something on a page... you know, Find... that things that happens when you press Ctrl-F in almost any program. Also built into Chrome.
Edited by KyadCK - 3/23/12 at 10:50am
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BetterPrivacy is used for deleting flash based cookies.

The functionality is actually already built into Chrome via 'Clear Browsing Data'. Although, it does delete regular cookies as well.

I was going to point out exactly that and Incognito mode, but for sake of argument I pointed out 3 extensions (one of which is notably regarded as "better" than BetterPrivacy).
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Opera for day to day and Chrome for Battlelog (BF3)

Just a heads up, Dice made Battleblog 100 percent Opera compatible now. Been using Opera with Battleblog for about a month now. I too used to use Firefox for BB, now I don't have to. Only thing I keep Firefox installed for is a few flash based games like Angry Birds on Facebook that don't play nice with Opera. Long live Opera, Opera Link, and SPEED DIAL baby!
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I've made the switch to Chrome recently, previously when I tried it the first issue I ran into was the trashy AdBlock extension, immediately uninstalled after that.
I installed AdBlock+ Beta version, and it's improved enough for me to use it daily.. the greasemonkey alternatives for Chrome are lacking, but they work.
Then checked that IDM was integrated properly.. nope, it has the limited implementation of IDM CC - annoying to say the least.
After that I starting configuring privacy settings.. specifically the option which exists in Firefox to simply turn off recording of browsing history and search history, and now I've returned to Firefox - I simply cannot find an option anywhere to turn off history, YES I know you can do Ctrl+Shift+DEL to bring up the dialogue box that lets you clear history.. but that's unacceptable, that requires frequent user interaction whereas the Firefox setting simply turns it off completely.. so no Chrome for me. rolleyes.gif

EDIT: also discovered the lack of bookmarking search fields, in Firefox you can right click for example.. the search field up the top where you search for a movie, and bookmark it with a keyword, you would use that keyword in the address bar to use the search field, eg. imdb for keyword you would simply type "imdb shawshank redemption" and it would search for that.. I can't find a similar feature in Chrome.
EDIT2: Found that you CAN edit search engines to do the same thing, BUT no right click functionality means that It won't work for Forum search where the search result URL is something like "search.php?sid=901283af9sda0d812312390adasdas"
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Don't quite get what you mean by the first one.
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That first one seems to be a search toolbar... which is silly, because Chrome has the Omnibar. Why would I want to waste space on something I have built in?
Maybe I'm wrong, and its job is to find something on a page... you know, Find... that things that happens when you press Ctrl-F in almost any program. Also built into Chrome.

The "Omnibar" and Ctrl+F do not provide the same functionality when trying to highlight different terms and jump to each one easily and separately.

This feature request probably best describes it.

http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/xcHhBecw6V0

Just because someone uses a browser in a way that you don't or haven't had the need to yet doesn't mean other people don't seek that functionality and thus renders your God of a browser, or so you seem to think, flawed.
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