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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:03 PM
Using it this min. I am impressed that it preserved all my toolbar bookmarks...those are what I use the most in FF. Of course, I can't keep twitter open via the FF extension twitkit so that's no good (I can just use twirl I suppose.)
Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:31 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:59 PM
FWIW, it reminds me a lot of Safari at first glance --there is a windows version of that too if anyone wants to try it-- though I know Win Safari doesn't have expectations nearly as large on any front. That it sort of looks like and acts like Safari makes sense considering it's built off of Apple Webkit. And the browser even reports itself as a KHTML like Gecko, with a Safari version number.
The few of my sites I checked out didn't look too bad. There were a couple where I might need to force a bit more spacing on the horizontal boxes I've got built into each side. But it's nothing critical. I can see everything, I'd just like a few pixels of white space out there on each side. This issue doesn't come as a surprise either, seeing as how Safari does the same thing even though no other browser seems to. I'll get around to trying to fix those some day. Maybe.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:30 PM
I did two things today. First I downloaded IE8 Beta. Nice Browser. Real nice. But it broke the Google Toolbar. I use the Google toolbar for spellchecking. This is a BIG issue for me. Stupid Microsoft. Or maybe stupid Google. Not sure yet.
So, upon reading this thread, I figure I'll download Google Chrome. That'll teach Microsoft. Stupid Microsoft and their stupid browser...
Actually, it taught me. The short version is that the GOOGLE TOOLBAR is incompatible with the GOOGLE BROWSER too. It doesn't even recognise it as a real browser! The download page suggested I get Firefox!
I take it back, Microsoft...
Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:54 PM
Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:57 PM
Oh, and I tried to let them know by clicking on the "report a bug" link, and got a 404.
To say I'm unimpressed would be an understatement...
Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:00 AM
I still want my toolbar!
Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:05 AM
Funny that Google doesn't recognise the Google browser & that it suggested firefox. But I guess it's to do with the secrecy around it.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:39 AM
I like the clean layout and the ability to move tabs about in the same window, pull them from window to window and generally arrange them as needed - I can see that being a killer feature when working on several aspects of a site at once.
It's missing a FF extension I use all the time (mouse gestures) but it's their first day, so I'll forgive that for now, I'm sure someone will make one of those before too long.
I also miss the search box. Chrome allows you to set the default search to use in the address bar, but I'd like to be able to search eBay, Amazon, PHP.net, Dictionary.com and all those others too. Again, I think an extension to solve that may not be far away.
Over all, for a first day beta I'm impressed, can't wait to see how it changes over the coming months.
My big hope is that it scares MS into being more standards compliant, but who knows how all that will pan out?
Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:58 AM
I noticed this too. But I haven't yet found a way to add words to my dictionary. You know, little acronyms like SERPs, which it says is misspelled. Yup, there's some work to do on that front, among others.
There seem to be lots of those with the first launch. In fact, if you end up in the Help pages for Chrome you'll see that a lot of links inside the help docs (go ahead, try some of those Learn More links) also result in 404's.
Has anybody else noticed how the way it displays urls in the address bar subconsciously puts more emphasis on the Domain and less on the Page? Interesting how they do this, but I have to wonder why...
Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:08 AM
I can't imagine it stealing many FF users at this point, however. Perhaps in another year or so if/when they allow extensions to be added it would be useful.
I'm gonna keep trying it out for a week or so, just so I don't dismiss it out of hand, but at this point, the pros far outweigh the cons. Will prolly write more about this elsewhere next week.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:04 PM
Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:17 PM
Haven't used it so i can't say. But my guess is that to help avoid phishing attacks, it'd be useful to distinguish domain from subdomain.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:33 PM
I just found it interesting, that's all. Greying out the http bit and the path bit is just different than any other browser, so it caught my eye.
Jill: From what I read about Chrome yesterday I think you can safely assume plug-ins will be available. They do want plug-in developers to build their browser apps so that they're more secure, but this sounds like a trivial matter from what I understand.
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