Google Chrome-suggested improvements.

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  1. Hairy Coo

    Hairy Coo Registered Member

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    May be a good idea to have a separate thread for this important topic-as otherwise it could get swamped in the general thread.

    Great browser but needs some extra features,either incorporated in the browser or with add ons and plug ins.

    My thoughts

    * "Create Shortcut" to save URLs,as in IE-"Save As" doesnt achieve the same purpose as its too complex and bulky.

    *Search bar needs a History listing,as in IE,to save having to retype.

    *Allow the use of a separate downloader of choice-the builtin one doesnt appeal at all.

    *Allow alternative tab placement-at the top isn't instinctive.

    *When separate link is dragged onto bookmarks bar-opened and then closed down-other open tabs and the whole browser shuts down.

    *Bookmarking is quite efficient,but probably would benefit from a bookmark /favorites organiser.

    *Needs AdBlocker,mouse gesture plugins and probably more skins eventually.

    Googles idea is to keep the browser simple,so I guess too many extra built in features may defeat this purpose.

    Plugins/addons may be the way to go.
     
  2. Osaban

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    I agree it is too basic, and needs some extras. The odd thing is that Opera 9.52 is 5.61 MB (Download), Firefox 3.0.1 is 25.2 MB, and Chrome 46.5 MB...

    Simple and basic but why such a big download?
     
  3. Boost

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    Better fix the security flaws long before they consider adding "Plugins/addons" and other user friendly features,period.
     
  4. Bensec

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    I reckon it still has a long way to go to make it fully stable full every day use.
    there are still a lot of pages that cannot be rendered correctly. and many more script-powered sites on which chrome screwed up badly.:(
     
  5. ambient_88

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    Where are you getting these numbers? Firefox 3.0.1 is only 7.8 MB, and the latest Chromium build is only ~12 MB.
     
  6. waters

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    minimum font size,i still cant use it
     
  7. twl845

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    It sounds like we should wait a while before installing to give them time to polish it up. :D
     
  8. Osaban

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    On my Vista Ultimate, Control Panel/ Programs.
     
  9. tetsuo55

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    I agree and so does google from reading the chromium SVN changelog

    This isn't really chrome's fault. These problems arise more from V8 and Webkit.
    As we speak chromium is being updated to the latest Webkit version (the one that gets 100 in acid3). There are also over a 1000 bugreports so far.

    Every page that does not work correctly you can report from the page icon. The more sites they know about the quicker it will be fixed

    But by doing that they won't get any bug reports :(
    Just use it responsibly, i use it for my surfing but not for banking or anything where i have to log in
     
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    I agree with Boost.

    After that it would be nice to see some plugins and alternate themes.
     
  11. twl845

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    I see your point, but isn't that the way Microsoft works? Put it out and let the public find the mistakes. o_O
     
  12. wilbertnl

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    Well, it's your own choice to install Google Chrome, would you not agree?

    I like Google Chrome, it's absolute fast with launching and rendering web pages. And I like the features too.
     
  13. tetsuo55

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    Thats how everyone works, in this case however you have access to the source and can submit patches yourself
     
  14. twl845

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    That's what I've been waiting for, a happy user. I'll give it a shot. Thanks to you and Tetsuo55. :)
     
  15. Hairy Coo

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    How about some constructive suggestions,instead of going over the same old ground.?

    Surely there must be some positive ideas,which would enhance it

    Most of what has been mentioned is criticisms- purely because its in early beta,we all know that!!

    Obviously its going to have bugs and other flaws.
     
  16. Osaban

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    Exactly my feelings.
     
  17. wilbertnl

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    Google Chrome is my preferred browser, I enjoy the speed.

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