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Google Chrome: Next-Gen Web Browser Released!

What are your initial thoughts of the browser?  

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  1. 1. What are your initial thoughts of the browser?

    • I like the browser very much. The lightweight UI with the near lightning load times have me addicted and I probably will not turn back to alternative browsers
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    • It is a very solid release but I will be staying with my choice of web browser
      28
    • I do not like it and will probably not release it
      5
    • I have not downloaded it yet!
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Hmm... Just downloaded it.

I like :D Its has a rather clean UI, which is why it seems so different from what I'm used to seeing. I'm not used to seeing a browser without a toolbar :lol: I also didn't realize the I was so used to using FireGestures until now :P

It's like a blend between IE and Firefox. And fast too!

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I voted the first option. Chrome has completely won me over.

http://i38.tinypic.com/xp7ou1.png

^Screenshot^

The tabs are intuitive, great Javascript support, and ofcourse the multi process tabs is assuring. Also, Fluctu is working right out of the box, something which cannot be said about IE...

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Just click Spanner -> "Always show bookmarks bar".

Looks gross. :P

I'll just leave it off... :D

And there is no inline search box!

What?! The URL box *IS* the search box. :lol:

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And there is no inline search box!
Do you mean Find box, because there is at Ctrl + F, and it's inline.

Hmm, my only beef so far is that the ads to not be removed are the Google ones. Do you know, with me, I don't care who markets the advertisements, nor do I care if the Sun shines from Google, an advert is an advert. I don't like adverts cluttering up the place.

Other than that, I'm impressed. I'd still like a bit more control in the Options area, though, such as for security, but I can learn to adjust. It's definitely replaced Opera as my secondary browser, that's for sure.

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And there is no inline search box!
Do you mean Find box, because there is at Ctrl + F, and it's inline.

I meant Google search box, but I see now. :|

As for ads, I can see DeviantArt banner ads through their browser and as far as I know they do not use AdSense.

Edit: Or are they DoubleClick?

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Hmm, my only beef so far is that the ads to not be removed are the Google ones. Do you know, with me, I don't care who markets the advertisements, nor do I care if the Sun shines from Google, an advert is an advert. I don't like adverts cluttering up the place.

You could try this... http://everythingisnt.com/hosts.html

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Nice, thanks. I'll have to try that tomorrow. It mentions nothing of Vista, but neither did Inkscape when I first got Vista and nothing bad came of it. Bah, XP and Vista are largely compatible anyway.
Hmm, my only beef so far is that the ads to not be removed are the Google ones.
Make that any advert. What is wrong with this browser! Don't you realise my needs! I shouldn't have to resort to third-party software to overcome niggles. I've yet to come across a pop-up, though.

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Acid3 result: 75/100 (disappointing for a google product really..)

edit: it magically changed to 78 (still disappointing, and how did it change?!)

Still better than IE7's score of 12. :lol:

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So, maybe there is hope for Google's browser once it is out of "beta"... ;)

if(((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).url == "http://acid3.acidtests.org/")
{
  switch(this.version)
  {
      case 1: ((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).CorruptRendering(70); break;
      case 1.5: ((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).CorruptRendering(60); break;
      case 2.1: ((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).CorruptRendering(40); break;
      case 2.3: ((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).CorruptRendering(30); break;
      case 2.4: ((Tab)GetTabProcess(tab.selectedtab)).CorruptRendering(28); break;
  }
}

:shock:

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Win: Wow, that looks amazing in Aero. Wow!

Low-mem footprint.

And did someone say each tab gets its own proc? Niiice.

Fail:

No AdBlock.

I am not going to like having to test my pages in another browser.

No extensibility as far as I can see, but I only took a brief look.

Perf is the same as Firefox (on this computer), so no advantage there.

Oh, and no AdBlock.

Will stick with Firefox.

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