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Google Chrome - Google's Browser Project

 4:55 pm on Sep 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project

Unlike other modern web browsers, which can only run one process at a time, Google Chrome will give each tab its own process. This speeds up overall performance and saves the entire browser from crashing when one tab causes problems.

The multi-process design requires more memory allocation up front but less memory over time as users tend to multitask. It also prevents your computer from slowing down after you browse for an extended period of time and open/close lots of tabs.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:31 pm (utc) on Sep. 3, 2008]
[edit reason] fixed link. [/edit]



 8:19 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Silverlight is awful. I don't like being forced to download things that I shouldn't have to.

While I am not a fan myself (and have yet to see it used in the wild) I want my web browser to be able to handle whatever is out there - and that includes both Silverlight and Java content.

I observe that Google Chrome handles neither, regardless of where the fault lies.



 8:21 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Its bad news actually. Think of Privacy!


 8:23 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

ouch! until you try sending a new message in Hotmail! it asks me to upgrade my browser!


 8:23 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm missing my (online)Google-bookmarks !
Is it missing on the Google browser ?!


 8:26 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)


tinfoil hats anyone?

where on earth did anyone think was ever going to go!.. you make your choice; you can surf in anon mode or you can use the internet..


 8:31 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I like it. Dragging a tab to it's own window is very cool. I like the "create application shortcut" option as well. Very impressed so far. By the way, I noticed a few have commented about Java. If you search the help page you will be directed to a Sun page where you can download a version of Java that works fine with Chrome.



 8:32 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Did I get a bad copy or is there no 'home page' button on this thing?

Nevermind! I found it. :)
(Basic options tab)

No reason to feel stupid at all. Nope, none!

[edited by: Kufu at 8:36 pm (utc) on Sep. 2, 2008]


 8:35 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

The first time you click in the address bar, the whole thing is selected ala IE. It's my biggest pet peeve of Safari and FF.
First click on FF selects everything... I was pretty sure it did it in all versions, but I can guarantee it does in version 3.

I never had any problems with FF3 really (except the quickfind bar buttons, but it's not hard to fix). I don't know why anyone says there's much bad about FF3... it has many improvements over FF2. I found FF2 to be a problem for me personally, so I just skipped it, and used 1.5 until 3 came along.

I might try Chrome later on, but for now I don't really see the point, since it doesn't have enough features/support.


 8:36 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

It just seems like a stripped down version of firefox.

Don't see any special reason to use it at this point.


 8:49 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

i can't install in english and i can't find langauge options, am i blind? it installs in german...


 9:04 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

It's a great browser...I love it. Seems faster then FF.

However, I notice that it is displaying some pages of my sites differently (alignment is screwed up), while FF, IE6 and IE7 are fine. Hopefully this is browser issue...and not something that I have to check/fix on an on-going basis. Checking 3 browsers all the time is a headache enough.


 9:12 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Feeds missing


 9:14 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Where is the title tag? I see it when i hover over the tabs, but not in the browser itself.


 9:20 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am getting crazy, why can't i have it in english?


 9:35 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

i can't install in english and i can't find langauge options, am i blind? it installs in german...

Had the same. It preferred Dutch for me, as I *am* in NL.
Solution: Options -> Minor tweaks -> Change font and languages -> Languages etc.


 9:53 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Where is the title tag?

The title bar is gone, history, ceased to be. That's why they call it Chrome: there hardly is any chrome.


 10:35 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Mr Cutts has done a blog post on privacy. I won't link as not sure if I can, but I'm sure you all know where it is!


 10:51 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Bddmed - thanks!


 11:28 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I need the Google Toolbar for Chrome. When will that happen Google?


 11:31 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

We can link to Matt Cutts - he's certainly an authority about Google. His comments about seucrity are quite welcome and informative.

Preventing paranoia: when does Google Chrome talk to Google.com?


 11:35 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

"A most accurate description as I seem to remember V8 as a vegetable drink."

I would think they are referring to a V8 auto engine since it is the codename for a new JAVA engine...


 11:41 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

That's why they call it Chrome: there hardly is any chrome.

They call it chrome because this puppy shines.

Probably the single best beta I've ever seen.

It's so fast the fat lady started singing for Opera and Firefox and IE might as well pack their bags and go home.

Is it missing some goodies? Yes.

Is it faster than a speeding browser and more compatible than most? Hell Yes.

I don't get easily impressed but all my programming pals agree that this is the single best improvement in browsers since Netscape was created.


 11:47 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)


IE has gone home, FF has updated, and Opera *still* claims it's the best ever.

But Chrome is quite stunning.


 11:54 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

BTW, the Chrome user agent has apple sauce all over it:

"Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/525.13"


 11:57 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hot diggety dog! I did two Chrome demos today to clients, they've installed and are now using. If the viralness of this browser catches on like most other Google Betas, IE and FF should be shakin' in their flip flops right now!

Ya, it still has some bugs but for the most part, the thing is awesome. I just like how they've minimized everything and have really capitalized on vertical real estate and the whole omnibox concept. I like simple. This is simple.

Just the sheer fact that I can resize textareas is genius! I've always wanted more room in these textareas, now I have them!

Congratulations Google!

RIP IE and Safari!

FF? Hmmm, maybe you can join forces and make some plugins for Google Chrome?

Receptional Andy

 12:17 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Seems OK, although I don't see much difference in speed vs FF3 in safe mode (which gives a comparable feature set). Uses a similar amount of memory too, once you add up all the chrome.exe processes it spawns.

Some nice touches, but I don't see anything groundbreaking. I like the Opera-esque start page. But for me browser choice still comes down to which UI/feature set best fits with the way I work, and IMO there's little between Opera/Firefox (+Chrome when it's finished?) these days.


 12:27 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

This smokes all other browsers! Very well thought out and fast page loads. I am impressed.


 12:28 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am seeing that the flash plug-in consumes as much as double processor power than FF3, for example on newspapper home page when I am seeing several flash elements, Chrome's flash plug-in process takes 50% of my core2duo 1.66

And even when scrolling to non-flash page parts, or minimizing the browser, or switching frames, the process continues to consume processor time, just a little less, but in FF doing the same has a great effect reducing processor consumption.

The result is that having opened several webpages with flash elements, although not even displaying, causes chrome to take huge processor time continuosly

Back to FF...


 12:36 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Other Chrome basic unfeatures:

-ctrl+F is not searching inside textareas, so if yo want to search inside the gmail editing area, it doesn't work (FF do).

-Also, it seems that you can't disable the spelling corrector!

-And the final detail: on a listbox, if you click and hold to open the list and pull you finger on the selected option, Chrome is not working, you need to click again to select, so 2 clicks are required while on FF I was using 1.

All of this in less than an hour of usage.


 12:42 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Chrome does the best on-the-fly image resize (if the image size is set lower than the original) I've ever seen.

It's also lightning fast and renders my pages very well.


 12:49 am on Sep 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Something else I noticed is Chrome does one helluva job in multi-threaded downloading and a page with 20-2K images appears to all load at once and just snap on the screen.

Opera comes close, Chrome actually does it.

I am so impressed I'm almost giddy!

You would think this was the first time I've ever seen a browser!

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