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Google Chrome Extensions Now Available

over 300 of them within 1-hour of release...

     

Prominentum

6:50 pm on Dec 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google Chrome browser has a new beta release and it comes with over 300 extensions ready for use. Boy! what a collection. Alas, RoboForm extension isn't available yet.

[chrome.google.com...]

[edited by: encyclo at 11:20 pm (utc) on Dec. 8, 2009]
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onepointone

8:14 pm on Dec 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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is there one to turn "personalized search" off?

weeks

11:12 pm on Dec 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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is there one to turn "personalized search" off?

LOL
In other Chrome news, Mac flavor released finally. [webmasterworld.com]
"Google Chrome Extensions are not supported on Mac yet. We are working to enable them soon."

incrediBILL

1:47 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just installed some extension called CoolIris and image search will never be the same again.

bill

6:17 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I upgraded to the beta give extentions a try. They're coming along, but they're not quite there yet.

The mouse gestures extension doesn't work on https pages. There's no NoScript extension. Then there's the scary message you get when installing a new extension: "This extension will have access to your browsing history and private data on all websites." <gulp>

irock

6:32 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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heh... I suppose AdBlock isn't one of those... hopefully.

yaix2

8:55 am on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"This extension will have access to your browsing history and private data on all websites."

Isn't that the same on Firefox too? With proper review no problem. But while skiping though the extension pages, I found some named "Test extension" or "My first extension".

So before installing an extension, maybe it's a good idea to have a look at its code. (just rename the crx file to zip).

J_RaD

2:16 pm on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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google trying to follow firefox?

Is firefox still supporting its competition with google everything by default? If so WHY!?!

Alcoholico

2:55 pm on Dec 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Any extension to remove the call home spyware?

ronin

12:26 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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is there one to turn "personalized search" off?

Now, see, on the one hand this is funny.

On the other, let's say you didn't really like bing and you wanted to look up something on Google and you were sick of wading through the tired, same-old, same-old cruft of personalised results and Chrome offered an extension which switched off personalised results and no other browser did.

Which browser would you choose?

Is firefox still supporting its competition with google everything by default? If so WHY!?!

Because that's what Google paid for, a while back.

J_RaD

3:30 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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how can you take money from someone to help them take marketshare from your product?

mack

4:50 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The reason FireFox has tied itself in with Google is because Google makes them money. The revenue FireFox earned from Google last year was quite substantial.

Where else can the FireFox developers look, when you consider that Google wasn't in the browser market when these agreements where struck.

Bing? No chance, is IE or nothing as far as Microsoft are concerned.

Yahoo? Possible, but unlikely due to the pact between yhoo and msft. If yahoo where interested, it would almost certainly lead to a drop in revenues for FireFox.

If you where Google would you keep the agreement with FF?

I would because it suits them just as much as FireFox. Granted they will be making more revenue per user with Chrome, but more market share with FireFox.

Regarding extensions and privacy. Be sure you know what you're installing, and this doesn't just apply to Chrome.

Mack.

blend27

5:34 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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-- If you where Google would you keep the agreement with FF? --

I would, totaly.

Look at how much USER DATA being collected via GOOGLE Toolbar, safe-browsing CHECK call to GorgHome on every page the USER visits, DEFAULT homepage on INSTALation.

J_RaD

6:47 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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oh yea its working out wonderful for google, but firefox is shooting themself in the foot.

surfgatinho

11:48 am on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Much as I'd like not to feed the GORG I'm going to have to use the Chrome option as FF has become so unstable on my PC that I can't use it anymore
 

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