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Emu
Sep 2nd, 2008, 03:37 PM
Google's new web browser went live today, and so far it seems to be pretty cool. I'm posting from it right now, in fact :D

Among its features:

Click and drag to expand text boxes (like the posting box :o )
"incognito" browsing
You've gone incognito. Pages you view in this window won't appear in your browser history or search history, and they won't leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files you download or bookmarks you create will be preserved, however.

Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of:
Websites that collect or share information about you
Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit
Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
Surveillance by secret agents
People standing behind you

Imports bookmarks from Firefox and IE
Startup page includes "most visited" pages and bookmark listing

I'm still playing with it, so I'm not ready to give it a full-on comparison with firefox yet. :(

Get it here:

http://www.google.com/chrome

liquidstatik
Sep 2nd, 2008, 04:24 PM
I'm installing it, but I'm a total fag for FFs huge amount of addons, so probably won't stick with it. :(

liquidstatik
Sep 2nd, 2008, 04:30 PM
I like the interface :eek

Chojin
Sep 2nd, 2008, 04:59 PM
It took me a while to figure out how to get my bookmarks bar back up, but I'm liking it so far - pages don't seem to load any faster, but I like that the status bar now only pops up when you mouseover links.

I also am very much looking forward to having to make websites work in THREE different browsers, now.

Emu
Sep 2nd, 2008, 05:08 PM
I was reading that it uses the same setup as Opera or Kommando, so if it works in either of those it'll work in Chrome.

For some reason Chrome's mouse wheel scroll will scroll down but not up :\

liquidstatik
Sep 2nd, 2008, 05:39 PM
I also am very much looking forward to having to make websites work in THREE different browsers, now.

That's the first thing I thought, plus the feature to stretch the text box could easily fuck stuff up :(

liquidstatik
Sep 2nd, 2008, 05:47 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/eqv72h.png

like so D:

Chojin
Sep 2nd, 2008, 07:55 PM
For some reason Chrome's mouse wheel scroll will scroll down but not up :\

Works fine for me?

Mockery
Sep 2nd, 2008, 09:23 PM
I also am very much looking forward to having to make websites work in THREE different browsers, now.
My thoughts exactly.

"Today, Google announced their new product: WEB DESIGNER HEADACHE #5237"

bigtimecow
Sep 2nd, 2008, 09:33 PM
i'm tempted to download... you know how mozilla has the row of bookmarks below the URL bar? does this do the same?

Chojin
Sep 2nd, 2008, 09:37 PM
Yes, but you have to turn it on.

MarioRPG
Sep 3rd, 2008, 02:40 PM
This "incognito" thing is pretty much the same as the FireFox "Stealthier" extension.

Fathom Zero
Sep 3rd, 2008, 04:07 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5044871/google-chrome-eula-claims-ownership-of-everything-you-create-on-chrome-from-blog-posts-to-emails

Booyah, fuckers. I knew there was something bad. Don'tcha love Google Megakorp?

Chojin
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:02 PM
yes, i can totally seem them enforcing that in the months to come, geggy.

In all seriousness, I really don't think you have to worry about google laying claim to your 'Comprehensive list of tender moments between Captain Planet characters' wikipedia entry.

Guitar Woman
Sep 5th, 2008, 10:33 AM
The only thing I dislike about this browser is how it downloads everything through itself, and treats saved pictures and whatnot as downloads, too. I mean, the first part seems reasonable and I can also tell it where to save my pictures to, but I still really don't like it and would rather use my download manager.

I don't think I can turn this off.

Fathom Zero
Sep 6th, 2008, 11:43 AM
The crazy EULA thing was removed, by the way.

DevilWearsPrada
Sep 6th, 2008, 06:59 PM
I like how one of the things porn mode won't prevent is 'Surveillance by Secret Agents'

Chojin
Sep 7th, 2008, 12:03 AM
They removed the EULA after they got all of Fathom Zero's secrets. They are now satisfied.

Hangie
Sep 14th, 2008, 07:26 PM
This "incognito" thing is pretty much the same as the FireFox "Stealthier" extension.

Also as safari's private browsing, which I use constantly. I'm guessing that they're all the same no real benefits of one in paticular?

Fathom Zero
Sep 14th, 2008, 07:29 PM
I NEVER USED CHROME

Unless...

NO