Google Chrome

PricklyPete

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So Google Chrome is now available for the Mac. I downloaded it and have used it...what am I missing? What makes me want to use this over Safari or Firefox?

I don't mind having another browser to use in case others do not display a page properly...but beyond that...what does Chrome give me that the others do not?
 

biggestmuff

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Thanks for the reminder. I also saw that Google has allowed 3rd party add ons. Mouse gestures makes the Chrome browser complete for me.
 

KeypoX

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Thanks for the reminder. I also saw that Google has allowed 3rd party add ons. Mouse gestures makes the Chrome browser complete for me.

only on windows though...

but chromium works with addons. I got some adblock going on and xmarks. Still no fast dial though.
 

suklee

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Chrome has become my default browser, because of its speed. I'm referring to startup/shutdown speed - most definitely faster than Safari & Firefox for me. When I need to use Firebug, I switch over to Flock which I've specifically installed because my FF was getting so slow!

Sandboxed tabs are also nice - saved me a couple times today from having to reboot the entire browser.

I am eagerly awaiting a decent bookmark manager, bookmark sync, as well as extensions for us Mac users. :awe:
 

sourceninja

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Chrome has become my default browser, because of its speed. I'm referring to startup/shutdown speed - most definitely faster than Safari & Firefox for me. When I need to use Firebug, I switch over to Flock which I've specifically installed because my FF was getting so slow!

Sandboxed tabs are also nice - saved me a couple times today from having to reboot the entire browser.

I am eagerly awaiting a decent bookmark manager, bookmark sync, as well as extensions for us Mac users. :awe:

Next time you need firebug, press command-alt-i or go to view -> developer tools. I've found this meets my needs most of the time.
 

suklee

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I've been using that on and off as well, but it does not allow 'real time' editing like Firebug does... unless I am doing something wrong.
 

sourceninja

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I've been using that on and off as well, but it does not allow 'real time' editing like Firebug does... unless I am doing something wrong.

It does allow inline editing, both of dom elements and javascript. You can also debug and set break points.
 

suklee

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Can I change, add, and delete CSS rules in real time? I haven't been able to see the results in the main window like in Firebug... ?
 

sourceninja

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I just added a rule and adjusted the padding and it worked for me. There is no way to delete, but you can disable rules.
 

suklee

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Ah, you're right! I don't know why I thought it didn't work before. I must have been doing something wrong - THANKS.

Yet another reason to stay with Chrome :)
 

speg

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I've been using Chrome for a couple days now and am loving it! So speedy. I will give Safari the benefit of the doubt and keep it as the default browser and retain it's spot in the dock at least until the next Chrome update.

I also love having an incognito window up alongside a normal window, as opposed to Safari's one mode for all.

I haven't touched Firefox in over a year, too slow and clunky for me. Webkit for all!!!
 

speg

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Anyone know if you can edit the bookmarks? Mine are a mess, and obviously the in-app manager is not yet enabled, but perhaps there is a bookmark file somewhere I can edit manually?

Edit: Woo, that was fun. I don't use terminal much so I felt like an uber nerd solving a mystery!

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Bookmarks
 
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suklee

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lol, I wouldn't have known either had I not subscribed to the Google dev blog feed
 

speg

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UPDATE!!

Chrome was updated today (though my in browser about menu told me I was still up to date) so you may have to go re-download it as I did. Bookmark syncing and extensions.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! YOUR NEW #1 BROWSER HAS FINALLY EARNED ITS PLACE ON THE DOOOOOOOOOOOCCCKKK!!!!!!!!! :D
 

PricklyPete

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I have to admit...it is getting more and more interesting. I've put it in my dock and have used it from time to time...but it hasn't take a spot over Safari or FF yet.
 

PricklyPete

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installed it today...definitle improvement. Why the heck does the forums have such huge text by default (on all browsers). Am I doing something wrong? Why doesn't the forum have multiple themes as well?
I'm working on implementing themes in the next version of Improved AT. I could also add an option for text size. Chrome is actually pretty good at resizing pages, Ctrl+mousewheel.
 

speg

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With the newest Chrome update I seem to have lost my theme. It was just plain grey. Like a natural OS X - I thought I was using classic, but that is blue now.