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Has anyone used the new Google Chrome browser?
« on: 03/09/2008 11:00:23 »
I have looked at the latest Google Chrome browser's information thing
only I would be interested to know if anyone has either used it or tried it out.

Also if you have used the Google Chrome browser is it any faster than the
ordinary Google search engine, which Rosalind uses all the time.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 03/09/2008 12:10:03 »
Hi Rosalind,

I've never even heard of it so am looking forward to reading peoples responses.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/09/2008 12:38:39 »
Hi Rosalind,

I've never even heard of it so am looking forward to reading peoples responses.

Neil

Hi Neil this is what the new Google Chrome browser is as
search engine competition to Microsoft and Firefox.
http://www.google.com/chrome/index.html?hl=en-GB&brand=CHMG&utm_source=en-GB-hpp&utm_medium=hpp&utm_campaign=en-GB
 

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« Reply #3 on: 03/09/2008 12:41:35 »
I'm using it right now.  Seems okay so far!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 03/09/2008 12:55:49 »
oooh...downloading and installing as I type this !!

Oh My...soooooooo excited !!..I can barely contain myself !
 

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« Reply #5 on: 03/09/2008 12:57:06 »
Taking ages to download !

I'm already writing my letter of complaint !!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 03/09/2008 13:00:43 »
My complaint worked...it's installing it now !!..that'll teach em to deal with an angry sheep !!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 03/09/2008 13:04:14 »
ooooooh !!!.....me thinky me likey !!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 03/09/2008 13:21:43 »
I think time will tell, but it seems quick, sleek and easy to use. Seems happy with every site I've thrown at it so far.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 03/09/2008 18:20:13 »
I will have a few more looks at the new Google Chrome browser before finally deciding what to do.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/09/2008 22:46:40 »
On Thursday evening I had downloaded Google Chrome onto my PC but it wouldn't let me open my emails or get onto TNS or other forums only the normal IE/Google browswer did.

So this morning I've removed it.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 10/09/2008 06:50:48 »
I downloaded it a day after the release date to avoid the 'rush' and so far the experience been pretty good.

My Only Issues:
-Every time I visit my Hotmail account, the site keeps prompting me to update to the latest versions of IE, Firefox, Opera, et cetera.  (I click to continue loading anyway and everything works just fine.)
-It seems to have an issue with sites using Flash and some streaming multi-media formats.  However, 99% of the problems resolved themselves after 2 days without me doing anything.
-On a couple of pages I've visited, Chrome mysteriously decided to grab a good chunk of my CPU resources and it took forever for the page to finish downloading.
-Most of the other popular browsers use a standard general layout and so I find myself habitually looking for icons and "File... Edit... View...  et cetera" menu options that are no longer there.

Firefox is currently my #1 choice for browsers, but Chrome has a good chance of bumping it to #2 pretty easily.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/09/2008 13:51:39 »
I think I'll stick with Firefox & Opera for now. I know those 2 browsers inside out and Chrome doesn't seem to offer anything different. I don't believe in change for change's sake.

I'll keep Chrome on the PC, though, as I need to check my website layouts in as many different browsers as possible. It does, so far, seem quite standards-compliant - certainly more so than IE.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/09/2008 18:25:19 »
I will stay with IE7 because I can't get on with Google Chrome asking me to repeatedly sign back into my email account or the hotmail one.

I removed Opera as I couldn't get on with the brightness.

But I'll use Firefox when I can't get the site on IE7 that I
am searching for then save the site address.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/09/2008 22:29:09 »
Google Chrome

Nice looking yeah but in fact there are some pages it does not display proberly!
example  http://www.theregister.co.uk/ [nofollow]
now open it in Ie or firefox notice the difference !

Well it is still in the beta stages
as with all alternitive browsers microsoft update doesent work with it although there are ways and means round this
 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/09/2008 22:39:19 »
When I've used Google Chrome on IE which I prefer to other browsers then I get shown my recent browsing history rather than the blank Google page that I have for my homepage
 

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« Reply #16 on: 15/10/2008 06:06:59 »
I had used it, but i do not think as it is very good & efficient till now and i will remain Safari and Flock.

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« Reply #17 on: 21/10/2008 00:44:56 »
Firefox is currently my #1 choice for browsers,

FIREFOX ROCKS
 

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« Reply #18 on: 21/10/2008 11:46:22 »
I have tried Google Chrome's browsers, a few times only
I don't like being shown my own "history" as I open the browser.

It is an affront to my privacy of choices.
I prefer to use the present ordinary Google and it seems to find sites faster for me.

Firefox, I can live with or without it. IE is my main/only choice of preference
 

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« Reply #19 on: 23/10/2008 07:59:58 »
I have Chrome on my machine but only use it occasionally, One of my chief uses for a browser is to access my bank accounts via EGG and this only works with IE6/8 or Microsoft outlook
 

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« Reply #20 on: 24/11/2008 09:11:02 »
All it is to me is another idiosynchratic pain of building "browser sniffing" scripts.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 24/11/2008 13:56:32 »
All it is to me is another idiosynchratic pain of building "browser sniffing" scripts.

I agree and as I have mentioned previously that it looks untidy when Google Chrome starts up showing your previous history and in my case most of them.
I have not used the sites for ages.

If anyone knows how to delete them from the front/home page there, I'd be grateful to find out how.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 28/12/2008 19:26:55 »
It is fun to use Google chrome but not necessarily better. My hotmail doesn't work fine with it. And about the speed I think Mozilla is faster. I would suggest everyone to try it out.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 06/01/2009 16:05:51 »
I have looked at the latest Google Chrome browser's information thing
only I would be interested to know if anyone has either used it or tried it out.

Also if you have used the Google Chrome browser is it any faster than the
ordinary Google search engine, which Rosalind uses all the time.


I am currently using Google Chrome 24/7! Well not quite literally, but I have never touched Internet Explorer.

For 1, I think it's a lot quicker. And the menus are easier to use, and the homepage with the 9 panels, for a history of 9 sites listed in order of most viewed.

2. The search engine can be used just by typing into the address bar (without the http or www) and it will go to which ever search engine you chose. (whether it be google or yahoo or whatever)

3. The menus look nicer ;D
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/01/2009 00:37:16 »
Tried it, it's buggy and also intruding.
They try to give you too much 'services' in it.

But then again, I'm old fashioned :)
A browser is a browser, not a 'carwash'.
 

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