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Google Chrome (web browser)

#1 Post by alan smithee » 23 Oct 2009, 00:13

I have by no means deleted Firefox, but I started using Google Chrome today.

It seems faster than Firefox.

Once I found out that Ctrl-Shift-T reopens the last closed window, there was only one* (non-extension-related) thing that I didn't know how to do, but want to know how to do (if possible):

When you middle-click on a link (i.e., open link in a new tab) on a web page, it opens a new tab immediately to the right** of the tab you're in, rather than what happens in Firefox — opening to the right of all open tabs. (Computer nerds might appreciate the breath-first vs. depth-first search analogy.) Any ideas how to make Chrome act like Firefox in this one respect?

For example, if I open three FilmWise tabs off of the view unread posts page, the third will open just to the right of the second, etc. If I started with these two tabs:
[view unread posts][porn]
and then open three FW pages from the "view unread posts" page, the result in Chrome would successively be:
[view unread posts][1st FW page I open][porn]
[view unread posts][1st FW page I open][2nd FW][porn]
[view unread posts][1st FW page I open][2nd FW][3rd FW][porn]
but I'd rather Chrome do what Firefox does:
[view unread posts][porn][1st FW page I open]
[view unread posts][porn][1st FW page I open][2nd FW]
[view unread posts][porn][1st FW page I open][2nd FW][3rd FW]



Also, there are some Firefox extensions that I'd like to find some sort of substitutes for in Chrome (from most interested to least):

Update Scanner
Firefox Showcase
DownThemAll!
IE Tab
Read it Later



*Of course, I've only been using this for a few hours, so I may have more questions/concerns in the future.


**Technically, if you've opened multiple tabs from the current page, the new tab will be immediately to the right of the last tab you opened from this page.
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Re: Google Chrome (web browser)

#2 Post by Nunis » 23 Oct 2009, 00:48

Would help if I could. Alas, Chrome is (iirc) still Windows-only. Tried it for a bit at my old job when I was on a PC and liked what I saw, but I still have no reason whatsoever to switch from Firefox (or even Safari for that matter).

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#3 Post by alan smithee » 23 Oct 2009, 01:12

Nunis wrote:Would help if I could. Alas, Chrome is (iirc) still Windows-only.
No Mac version yet apparently. Dammit.

(Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
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#4 Post by alan smithee » 12 Nov 2009, 19:07

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#5 Post by alan smithee » 08 Feb 2010, 01:44

Was pinning removed in the 5.0.317.2 (Windows 32-bit) build?
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alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
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Re: Google Chrome (web browser)

#7 Post by alan smithee » 09 Feb 2010, 12:33

A² wrote:
alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
Google Chrome: a new(er than Firefox and IE) browser; I like it.
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#8 Post by Sela » 09 Feb 2010, 12:42

alan smithee wrote:
A² wrote:
alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
Google Chrome: a new(er than Firefox and IE) browser; I like it.
It certainly loads pages much faster for me, than any other browser out there. I do miss a couple of features, but for now, it is my go-to aaplication
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#9 Post by alan smithee » 09 Feb 2010, 13:00

Sela5 wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
A² wrote:
alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
Google Chrome: a new(er than Firefox and IE) browser; I like it.
It certainly loads pages much faster for me, than any other browser out there. I do miss a couple of features, but for now, it is my go-to aaplication
what features?
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#10 Post by Sela » 09 Feb 2010, 17:16

alan smithee wrote:
Sela5 wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
A² wrote:
alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
Google Chrome: a new(er than Firefox and IE) browser; I like it.
It certainly loads pages much faster for me, than any other browser out there. I do miss a couple of features, but for now, it is my go-to aaplication
what features?
I've had some issues with RSS feeds for one. And there are some third-party applications that don't work with it (yet...)
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#11 Post by Philip » 24 Feb 2010, 01:30

alan smithee wrote:
Sela5 wrote:
alan smithee wrote:
A² wrote:
alan smithee wrote: (Thanks for at least letting me know you've read the thread.)
I started reading it but then quite once I realized it was making as much sense to me as the book I tried to read once after it was recommended by Humphrey
Google Chrome: a new(er than Firefox and IE) browser; I like it.
It certainly loads pages much faster for me, than any other browser out there. I do miss a couple of features, but for now, it is my go-to aaplication
what features?
Firebug was the key one for me. Now that's sorted, I've been using Chrome a lot more.

I like it. It seems to get bogged down with too many installed extensions though, a problem that I haven't seen with FireFox since version 3. Could just be that the development standards haven't gotten up to par with FireFox's. I used FastestChrome for a while (and liked the idea) but ended up having to disable it. Too many browser freezes.

I figure it's still early...

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#12 Post by Agrajag » 09 Apr 2012, 10:40

Help... Finally got a new computer (MacBook Pro) and I need some help... I'm catching up on the past year's posts in the Obi-wan thread (damn OCD) because I think some issues are just my newness to the Mac system (I'm still screwing up my Alt-Tab vs Ctrl-Tab because the buttons aren't in the same places) but there are a few Chrome questions I have...

First, what good extensions should I add? I only ever used AdBlock, bitly and AVG Safe Search on my Dell, but I would assume the latter is unnecessary on a Mac? Are there any other good ones I just never knew about?

Second, there were shortcut searches I used all the time that don't work any longer (I presume they came over in my Bookmark importing when I switched from FF to Chrome on the Dell). I'm having no luck finding this feature. Essentially, I could type "imdb hunger games" (sans quotation marks) in the URL space and it would search imdb.com for Hunger Games (instead of producing a google search result for "imdb hunger games" [sans quotation marks] like it does now)

I thought there were other issues, but these are all I could think of now... Mac questions coming up shortly
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#13 Post by F.N.G. » 09 Apr 2012, 11:33

Agrajag wrote:Help... Finally got a new computer (MacBook Pro) and I need some help... I'm catching up on the past year's posts in the Obi-wan thread (damn OCD) because I think some issues are just my newness to the Mac system (I'm still screwing up my Alt-Tab vs Ctrl-Tab because the buttons aren't in the same places) but there are a few Chrome questions I have...

First, what good extensions should I add? I only ever used AdBlock, bitly and AVG Safe Search on my Dell, but I would assume the latter is unnecessary on a Mac? Are there any other good ones I just never knew about?

Second, there were shortcut searches I used all the time that don't work any longer (I presume they came over in my Bookmark importing when I switched from FF to Chrome on the Dell). I'm having no luck finding this feature. Essentially, I could type "imdb hunger games" (sans quotation marks) in the URL space and it would search imdb.com for Hunger Games (instead of producing a google search result for "imdb hunger games" [sans quotation marks] like it does now)

I thought there were other issues, but these are all I could think of now... Mac questions coming up shortly
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#14 Post by Agrajag » 09 Apr 2012, 12:04

F.N.G. wrote:
Agrajag wrote:Help... Finally got a new computer (MacBook Pro) and I need some help... I'm catching up on the past year's posts in the Obi-wan thread (damn OCD) because I think some issues are just my newness to the Mac system (I'm still screwing up my Alt-Tab vs Ctrl-Tab because the buttons aren't in the same places) but there are a few Chrome questions I have...

First, what good extensions should I add? I only ever used AdBlock, bitly and AVG Safe Search on my Dell, but I would assume the latter is unnecessary on a Mac? Are there any other good ones I just never knew about?

Second, there were shortcut searches I used all the time that don't work any longer (I presume they came over in my Bookmark importing when I switched from FF to Chrome on the Dell). I'm having no luck finding this feature. Essentially, I could type "imdb hunger games" (sans quotation marks) in the URL space and it would search imdb.com for Hunger Games (instead of producing a google search result for "imdb hunger games" [sans quotation marks] like it does now)

I thought there were other issues, but these are all I could think of now... Mac questions coming up shortly
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Thanks!

Also, I found the Add as Search Engine field to do the other thing I was asking about...

Keep those extensions coming!
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