Google Chrome: How To Make It Faster, Smarter And Better Than Before
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:26 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:30 AM
Google Chrome started life pretty bare bones -- with few configuration options and just didn't do a whole lot. But Google-style -- the product kept improving over the years. Now, many would say it's the best browser option, overall, and I would agree.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:04 AM
You could try this.. Make sure the Bookmarks bar is always showing by opening the menu and clicking on "Show bookmarks bar" under Bookmarks. Once you do that right click the bar, click "Add folder", and name it Favorites or something similar. Place it to the very left of your bar if necessary by dragging it over there. Now whenever you add a new bookmark just place it in that folder and a drop-down box at the left of the screen will show you all your links.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:17 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:20 PM
I'm interested in these tweaks (since I've found some "about:config" mods do improve Firefox performance.) I wonder if the suggested changes will "sync" across to other installations of Chrome the way other settings changes do.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:35 AM
Click on a new tab or a keyboard shortcut to do a fraction of features of Tab Mix Plus? I think not. Make tabs useful, not an afterthought.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:56 AM
I agree that it is a nice feature. Both IE and Chrome have a “History” menu item that will show you recent sites visited over a given period of time that is probably as useful, although not as handy. Chrome does have a “Most visited” menu item to click on at the bottom of the browser screen which gives a display about equal to the Tab Mix Plus in Firefox.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:24 PM
Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:56 AM
I no longer use because of flash crash.
I have spent hours searching, following instructions, going back to previous chrome versions but the flash crash issue was a killer.
It was so bad I finally just uninstalled.
Switched to FF and the crashed have been reduced from 10-30 per day to maybe 0, 1 or 2 per day!
All my research indicates I am not alone.
One would think that the power of Google, would address this critical issue.
It is my understanding that it is NOT a "flash" issue but the way chrome invokes flash.
If Google want's me back, it needs to step up to the plate.
I really miss Chrome and like the feature set better than FF.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:19 AM
Yes, it definitely does that. Also, if you look at the processes working, Chrome is always taking up huge amounts of resources and I think adding any extension adds to it.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:00 AM
1. Chrome crashes often.
2. Chrome does NOT give you full control over where it places files (it says it does but does not).
3. Chrome is invasive in the OS and into privacy issues.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:35 AM
if you know of a faster browser, I'm all ears...I have never had any problems with chrome, hence why I still use it. Not saying you're wrong & I'm right, just saying that chrome seems to work for me.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:08 PM
I've been using Chrome for a few years now and when I get on a client's computer to help them out with something I find it annoying if I'm stuck using IE or Firefox. Just so much easier and intuitive using Chrome.