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Postby VLSmooth » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:06 pm

http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/index.html

I originally found it from the comments at this article:
Slashdot | Mozilla's Thought On Google's Chrome
AKAImBatman (238306) wrote:... For those of you who didn't get to see it, the comic book [google.com] is now available for viewing.


Edit: VLSmooth: Renamed subject from "Google Chrome Comic Book" to "Google Chrome"
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby VLSmooth » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:28 pm

Notes
  • It's 38 pages (39 if you count the credits).
  • Putting it in comic/manga form was genius
    * except for the extra clicking and load times
    * they probably didn't use tricks like AJAX as much as they wanted to ensure widespread compatibility
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby George » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:19 pm

Most of the visuals didn't add anything.
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby Jason » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:33 pm

True, but I was more inclined to page through the comic than to read it in paragraph form.

Has anyone tried it out yet? thoughts? pros/cons?
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby VLSmooth » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:46 pm

Download from here:
http://www.google.com/chrome/

Quick Pros:
  • Noticeably (much) faster than even Firefox 3
    * aside: I have not tried TraceMonkey for Firefox yet
  • Minimalist
  • Most firefox keyword shortcuts work (ctrl+tab, ctrl+shift+tab, etc)
  • Dragging tabs (even between windows) is seamless
  • The most visited default page is hot
Quick Cons:
  • No full-page zoom :(
  • Lacking in some usability/functionality (examples: can't open up an entire folder of bookmarks by middle-clicking, middle-click scroll, spelling suggestions, etc)
  • Expected lack of plugins
Quick Other:
  • Yay for task manager and text field resizing
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby VLSmooth » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:48 pm

Also, as expected, I'm definitely using this for gmail and google reader!
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby VLSmooth » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:57 pm

Ok, Chrome loads pages CRAZY fast and is very responsive. It's definitely noticeable without needing to time it.

Just wanted to be clear.
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby George » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:18 am

You can drag tabs between windows of Firefox (at least 3, maybe predecessors).

I'm not planning to try it any time soon. I've heard it doesn't have equivalents to AdBlock, and I'll extrapolate that it doesn't have a CookieSafe or NoScript equivalent either (thought they'd be trivial to build in directly). Adding a back door for Gears and running Google searches every time I type in the address bar doesn't seem like the right direction either, though the latter is occurring less and less frequently.
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Re: Google Chrome Comic Book

Postby VLSmooth » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:06 pm

Yes you could drag tabs, and I believe you could do it earlier, with full history. The "seamless" was referring to the speed.

Yes, it's missing (add-ons/plug-ins/whatever you want to call them) and I agree that's one of the biggest disadvantages currently. I'd also like image zoom, greasemonkey, and ie tab to add to your list.

For an additional con, there's also fuss (FUD?) about the EULA
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Re: Google Chrome

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Re: Google Chrome

Postby VLSmooth » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:05 pm

Google Code's issue tracker is actually pretty good.

For example, here's an issue pertinent to my interests:
Chrome fails to resize correctly with Winsplit Revolution
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby VLSmooth » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:12 pm

My issue's been fixed (issue 1193), but it requires using the dev build. If interested, read the issue for details (and how to update). Honestly, I'm not too thrilled about using the bleeding edge, but I like my Winsplit Revolution.

If only -magic_browzR wasn't so obscure. When I looked it up on 2008-09-06 there were very few search hits, none of which were useful.
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby VLSmooth » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:38 pm

Just in case this was the only showstopper for people, Google Chrome 0.3.154.3 now supports middle-clicking folders of bookmarks, opening them all in new tabs!
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby Jonathan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:17 pm

AdBlock functionality is my sole requirement for a browser.
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby Jonathan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:18 pm

Actually, that's not true, that's just the minimum required to get your foot in the door. Then we can start talking about other things.
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby George » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:13 am

I consider NoScript and CookieSafe (or equivalent) the minimum. I could live without AdBlock, but see no compelling reason to.
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Re: Google Chrome

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Re: Google Chrome

Postby Jason » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:48 am

VLSmooth wrote:Still no NoScript, AdBlock, et al, but they have full page zoom now on the (new) dev channel!

http://blog.chromium.org/2009/01/google ... nnels.html
http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel
http://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/ ... otes201561


I've actually been building a zoom functionality on the side for firefox at work for a while now. It hasn't been going well. Too bad I can't use this.
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Re: Google Chrome

Postby VLSmooth » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:02 am

Issue 8358: New feature request: full page zoom to browser width
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=8358

I finally wrote this feature request, after the idea has been bugging me ever since the introduction of full page zoom. To my knowledge, no other browser has a one-step "most zoomed in" state without a horizontal browser scrollbar yet.



submitted issue 8358 and this post on my tv at the "most zoomed in" state with Google Chrome 2.0.166.1
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