Google Chrome catch-all thread

Holy sh*t it's fast.

I think something forced them to release it earlier than they had planned. They are saying both Mac and Linux versions are coming though.

I'm trying it (typing in it now). Having no real problems so far but it is enough different that it is taking a bit to get used to.

I am having a little issue with Hulu. It seems to freeze for a second or two when you try to use the built in tools for the movie while the movie is playing.

It doesn't happen every time, but it's definitely there.

Other than that I'm pretty happy with it so far. I've been using it for everything I do on a regular basis and haven't really run into any other problems.

It is windows only so I am going to try it when I get home from work. Crappy on Googles part to release it windows only.

Well, it is still the Beta so it makes sense to launch on the biggest possible test bed. I'm sure it will be platform agnostic once they are done.

If I could get my firefox plugins, especially adblock, I will love this.

Morrolan wrote:

OMG, in that comic, there's a guy named Ben Goodger! :o

I noticed that, too.

Definitely trying this out after work.

It's definitely fast. I like it. Needs to be a way to change the color though. The bright blue is annoying.

Hmm... seems pretty slick so far, but you can't customize anything. Hopefully they'll add some more options before they release. The one thing that's really irritating me right now is new tabs not automatically receiving the focus. A fairly minor quibble to be sure, but I'm used to that behavior.

Add Ad Block Plus to it and I'm totally sold.

If the forums here were an app like gmail or google reader where they only updated the center, this browser would be awesome and make the site a lot more useful automatically.

Eh, no reload option on the right click menu either. That sucks.

TempestBlayze wrote:

It is windows only so I am going to try it when I get home from work. Crappy on Googles part to release it windows only.

Is it really necessary, seeing how Safari is already available on Mac, and best of all, it's provided by Apple and hence can't possibly be surpassed in any way, no?

Couldn't resist.

I think it is pretty nice, but here are the things I'm missing so far:

- Roboform
- Google Bookmarks. Maybe there is some what to get them, but I haven't figured it out. I need a Google toolbar (I guess) so I can actually access my Google bookmarks!
- Mouse middle click with smooth scroll (for lack of what to really call it). I can scroll, but I cannot click and scroll.

Other than that, I'm fairly impressed. I'm going to hit up more of the media sites at home and see how well it does.

In addition to Hulu I've now had it hang on photobucket. I closed it and restarted it and now it's just fine with no problem. Regular beta stuff I guess. It seems when something becomes really graphically intensive it doesn't like to multi-task.

Wouldn't it be cool if Chrome integrated with Google Bookmarks right on the menu level.

Very cool that the import feature also carries over the saved passwords from Firefox.

I have to say, it seems very fast... but I am hooked on my Firefox extensions... esp. the mouse gestures that allow me to go BACK a page by clicking the right mouse button while holding down the left one.

EDIT:

Wow, it took about 10 seconds to just post this comment... the whole browser froze.

So far it seems fast. It was cool that it imported Pw's from Firefox.

Using it right now. I hope that there is a lot of support for add-ons and customization, but I can see this being really neat for smaller screened computers *cough*laptops*cough* as it really maximizes the screen real-estate and is fast.

Yeah, this thing is one heck of a speed demon. I'm not a fan of the blue but the simplistic UI is very appealing. My only problem is that I have too many Firefox extensions I am attached to. If those start getting ported to this, I may very well switch but for now I need those too much. I'm going to keep using this for a couple of days though and see how it holds up.

Anyone able to get it to save multiple passwords for single sites? I've got several gmail accounts, but so far it only remembers the password for the last one used.

Somehow I don't think we'll see support for an AdBlock type plugin. Beyond the fact that Google sells ads themselves, I doubt they would do anything to block anyone else's ads since that could be seen as being anti-competitive on their part.

Though, being open-source, there is a good chance of a third-party ad-blocker.

Clicking my middle mouse button and NOT getting the scroll window ... thingy ... is damn near criminal. And can't scroll up on a laptop touch pad, bizarre. But hey, beta! Very promising start.

Somehow I don't think we'll see support for an AdBlock type plugin. Beyond the fact that Google sells ads themselves, I doubt they would do anything to block anyone else's ads since that could be seen as being anti-competitive on their part.

Though, being open-source, there is a good chance of a third-party ad-blocker.

You're probably right, but after a quick spin around the net with Chrome I remembered how *ugly* the web was before AdBlock. I'll try it again if/when it gets ported over.

tanstaafl wrote:

Though, being open-source, there is a good chance of a third-party ad-blocker.

Which is what most ad-blockers are anyway.

Gah. You don't miss mouse gestures until they're gone. No panning with the middle mouse button is weird, too. Still, I want that stuff ported over because I like what I see.

Nice an slick, but as other have already, I'm damn near dependent on my mouse gesture and ad-block plugins. Plus the whole middle mouse button / scroll wheel thing is really weird. It also seems to be ignoring the scroll wheel sensitivity that I have set in windows.

Once it gets those things ironed out though, it should be killer.

Oh -- and the zoom feature of Firefox. Gotta have that form my daily comics! I love the way Firefox remembers the size setting for a particular site the next time you load it.

Just loaded this bad boy up at home. I think I'll still stick to Firefox at home, but this thing is becoming my new toy at work. I know it's been said before, but damn this thing is blazing fast. Definitely missing some features--but not a spell checker though--but don't forget that it's open source and supports extensive plugin architecture. So I have high hopes for this baby.

Google hasn't let me down yet.

This is probably a wrong thread to start this debate, but I find it morally questionable to "come to depend on ad-blockers", let alone to boast about it on this site, of all the places.

I have no problem with people ad-blocking a site they genuine use and support, as long as they actually support it. I ad-block GWJ - I admit it. But then, I also pay for my golden-nugget every time the hat comes around, which I'm quite sure is more revenue the site would get off my addiness.