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Why I'm using Chrome now, and loving it: - Ed's journal
sobrique
sobrique
Why I'm using Chrome now, and loving it:
Chrome is:
Fast and lightweight.
I can stack and unstack tabs easily.
It supports gestures, adblock, flashblock. (JS Blocking it does, but that stops gestures working).
Chrome to Phone is awesome.
Application shortcuts and google gears are great for netbooks. (Especially gmail, but calendar supports gears as well) - I have a 'gmail' application shortcut, that runs GMail offline, with my mail auto-syncing to it. And sharing with all my other devices - android phone, desktop PC and work laptop.
There is a livejournal plugin.
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erjholton From: erjholton Date: February 26th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why I'm not using Chrome right now, even though I would prefer to:

NoScript.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: February 26th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not something I'm that fussed about, but because someone I know is, I've found that 'noscript' doesn't exist for Chrome, because it's irrelevant.
Options -> Under the bonnet -> Content settings
Javascript:
Has option to allow/disallow javascript.
Also allows exceptions to exist - will pop up a 'script was blocked' thing in the title bar, to say 'allow'. I _think_ it even lets you customize allowable javascript patterns, but I've not really played with it.
erjholton From: erjholton Date: February 26th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've tried that, and the controls Chrome gives are nowhere near as good or as fine-grained as NoScript allows. I found that if you allowed Chrome to run JavaScript to run on a page, then it would allow all scripts to run on that page, regardless of domain. NoScript tells you what domains are running scripts on that page, and lets you block them individually.

For example, right now NoScript is telling me that this exact page wants to run scripts from:

sharethis.com
outboundlink.com
keewurd.com
scorecardresearch.com
livejournal.com

and I can tell NoScript to enable or disable JavaScript on any of those domains.

Chrome's JavaScript blocking just allows me to opt to run scripts or not to run scripts. Not good enough, in my opinion, so I continue to run with FireFox.

Now, if something like that was to appear on Chrome, I'd be all over that browser like a rash.
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mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: February 27th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been using Chrome for sometime, and while there are a few things I miss from FireFox I find it so much stabler and faster. Plus proper pull off/on tabs is a killer feature. I just want an option for When I say open new windows as tabs I bloody well mean it, no your website is not special.
gingerboy From: gingerboy Date: February 27th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've just found One Windows, which does the "new window opens as a tab" thing (to a certain extent):
https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/papnlnnbddhckngcblfljaelgceffobn
mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: February 27th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trouble with One Windows is that it kills the ability to pull off tabs which is one of the key features that Chrome does well (FF will do it now, but it doesn't do it properly - it reloads the page to do it)
gingerboy From: gingerboy Date: February 27th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I'd not tried it out myself, so didn't know it had that flaw. That's a shame!
mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: February 27th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I looked into modifying it to do what I wanted but I couldn't get it to work. Another key feature Chrome is missing - the ability to disable gif animation by default - I managed to modify an existing extension to do.
gingerboy From: gingerboy Date: February 27th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm a big Chrome fan too - I'm so used to moving my tabs around as I like now that if I use IE it just irritates me :-)
sobrique From: sobrique Date: February 28th, 2011 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Particularly for all the various websites that like to open new windows - being able to 're-stack' the ones I want to keep is great.
serpentstar From: serpentstar Date: February 28th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
There's loads I like about Chrome, but it's still way slower for searches & page loads than Firefox, and its autocomplete function is complete rubbish too.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: February 28th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Really? I'd found the opposite - out of the box, I find firefox to be particularly sluggish, and chrome much less so.
serpentstar From: serpentstar Date: February 28th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, Chrome is slower for me, even if I have like 30 tabs open in Firefox and only one in Chrome!
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