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Google Chrome

I've tried google chrome, and IMO

  • First impressions are good, I like it so far.

    Votes: 35 71.4%
  • Nope. Not for me.

    Votes: 14 28.6%

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#1
Google chrome is now available for download. I've downloaded it, and first impressions are good.

QUICK and dirty review
I'm writing this post in Chrome. It's surprising how simple the browser interface is; no clutter + lots of "screen real estate" for the websites. I like the tab method. It is very intuitive and is a better implementation than other browsers I've tested. Far better than IE7. The "shift+click link" works to open a new browser, just like IE6. The "install plug-in" worked very smoothly, needing Adobe flash plug-in for TPU to run normally. I think Google is on to a winner with this. Chrome is a bit of a naff name, but the programming and design is good. Also seems to be working fast and bugfree for "beta". So far, impressions are +ve. ++RECOMMENDED++

DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.google.com/chrome/index...._source=en-hpp&utm_medium=hpp&utm_campaign=en

PS. I'm running Chrome on 2K3, and it has one of the best skins for windows XP/2K3 I've seen to date. Screenshot below. Not sure how it will look on Vista.



When you open a new tab, it gives you this screen, ie. no need to type in your favourite website, it automatically shows you the websites you visit the most frequently! (Oh, that could get peeps into a LOT OF TROUBLE at work! :roll:)



I found this hilarious. The icon worthy of an avatar:

 
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Trying it now on the laptop, and wow...the skin looks soooo awesome with aero. The inactive tabs are transparent, and the colors match so well with Vista...best skin I have seen to date.

Edit: It seems really "snappy" as well, faster than Firefox for me.

Edit2: Lots of screen real-estate too, very little clutter, and very pleasing layout...Me like!
 

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I am amazed at the size of the program. Very nice. I need to use it a little more though.
 
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Not exactly a fresh browser, i mean, it borrows bits from firefox, opera and ie, but so far so good, will play more with it to see if it grows on me. :D
 

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Not exactly a fresh browser, i mean, it borrows bits from firefox, opera and ie, but so far so good, will play more with it to see if it grows on me. :D
So far, I have to say, it is much better than Firefox in all respects except extensions. Otherwise, I think I may have found my new favourite browser.
 
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Not exactly a fresh browser, i mean, it borrows bits from firefox, opera and IE...
if it takes the best of each, and puts it into one, lean, clean, browser, then IMO, it's a winner.

A couple of bugs so far:

1./ Misbehaves on multiple monitor setups
2./ Close window closes down the whole browser even if there are other open tabs with, potentially, unfinished work.
3./ The neat skin is incompatible with window feature extension buttons, e.g. ultramon. (same issue with Safari)

Feature omissions:
1./ Seems a bit simplistic on browser security/privacy settings. I like the way you can lock down security and only allow approved websites under IE6
 
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I am going to try this tonight. But it will take ALOT to drag me away from Firefox......
 
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It is indeed very fast compared to Opera for example now, and it underlines every word I am writing here atm, because its not german :( xD

Very sleek design too, I like that. Gonna test it a few days, lets see if I leave Opera or not.
 

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Trying it out now, and using it to type this. Seems pretty cool so far. I just wish it had a dark theme, but what can I expect, it's in beta lol..gonna have to test is out some more, but so far I'm liking it.
 
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I really like it. I will be using this and Firefox. 10/10 for a simple browser!
 
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No smooth scrolling yet ? EARLY beta methinks..
 
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WOW.

The few minutes I've been running this and EVERYTHING is very snappy so far. Lost my center mouse button functionality though...
 
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Well... at the moment the only bug i have found, i can not reach the taskbar when chrome is maximized (i have the auto hide feature on), so i switch to other window with alt-tab or the start key... :wtf:

But all in all, it seems faster than opera and as fast as firefox3, and keeping in mind this is a BETA, i think it's a keeper. ;)
 
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It is indeed very fast compared to Opera for example now, and it underlines every word I am writing here atm, because its not german :( xD

Very sleek design too, I like that. Gonna test it a few days, lets see if I leave Opera or not.
i think you can set it to german?


arrg i hate smooth scrolling!
 

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No scrolling, no favorites.. wtf is this? and its alot slower than FF3 for me
 
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For all the sites I frequent, this is amazingly faster. o.o

I'm almost scared!
 
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i think you can set it to german?


arrg i hate smooth scrolling!
No, I mean the english words right here on this post at TPU get underlined xD The language of my Chrome is german so far.
 
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hmm i think i found a bug, in the options under basic, startup, i set it to load pages that were open but when i close it and re-open it, it loads that basic home page instead of the tabs i had open
 
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No, I mean the english words right here on this post at TPU get underlined xD The language of my Chrome is german so far.
ohhh, too bad you cant add both
 
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This is a very nice browser. It is fast when going to my websites and bookmarking for the pages are awesome. When you open up another tab, it shows you the websites you have visited and shows you a picture of the site. It is nice that It takes up the whole screen, and the scrolling is very fast. And it seems faster than FF3.


What is there to complain about?
 

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hmm i think i found a bug, in the options under basic, startup, i set it to load pages that were open but when i close it and re-open it, it loads that basic home page instead of the tabs i had open
Works for me, with one or more tabs.
 
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Likes:
You can set to open multiple websites/tabs upon start
Seeing recent pages actual web page when opening a new tab

Dislikes:
Scrolling; no center click and pulls page. Very nice for reviewing lengthy threads.
It's new and not really developed for full applications or certain sites.

Overall it meets my needs and brings a few nice touches to my surfing experience. I'll def play a bit more to determine if it's a keeper.
9.1
 
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