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Old 05-27-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default OT: Browsers - Troubles with Google Chrome?

I definitely love Chrome ... several uniques features that make my personal browsing style easier.

But there are still strange problems with it.

Anybody having this weird problem: When trying to access Google Mail, occasionally it will fail, and say "try a supported browser instead."

Google Mail doesn't support Google Chrome? WTF?!



Second problem is when watching a YouTube or other video full screen, Chrome often generates/causes Flash errors, which freezes the display at full screen, but disables the on screen video controls and escape key. I am forced to click the Windows key to pull up the start menu and taskbar, where I can click on the tab to restore/minimize.

These problems have become very frustrating ... I love Chrome, but I'm wavering now.

Anybody having these problems ... any solutions?
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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Anybody having these problems ... any solutions?
Use IE.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:07 PM   #3
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What version are you using? Gmail lists some known problems with Chrome 4. I'm using 5 and haven't had any problems with it.


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I threw up in my mouth. A little.
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I definitely love Chrome ... several uniques features that make my personal browsing style easier.

But there are still strange problems with it.
I agree, Buff: I've liked Chrome since the first version was released, but it's still buggy at times. It seems like the buggy and stable versions alternate: first we get a bad one, then we get a good one that fixes the bad one, and then... and so on.

I haven't noticed the media problems you mentioned, but I've had problems with Chrome on opening PDF files. I can download and save them just fine, but if I try to open them online the entire browser freezes up. I can close it from the Windows taskbar, so at least I don't have to get into the Task Manager, but it sometimes leaves messy graphic orphans on my desktop.

(I'm especially curious to see what Firefox 4 will have to offer when it comes out. Last I heard they were aiming for a release date next spring, and borrowing or cross-pollinating or stealing a bunch of interface ideas from Chrome. Should be interesting.)

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Heh. Thanks, but no. I use IE only when it's absolutely forced on me. I have to go shower afterwards cuz I feel so... dirty.
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Safari 4.0 > Opera > IE 8 > Firefox > Chrome.

Firefox is the second worst browser out there. Chrome is the biggest POS on the planet.
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Safari 4.0 > Opera > IE 8 > Firefox > Chrome.

Firefox is the second worst browser out there. Chrome is the biggest POS on the planet.
Sheesh. Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning, Rock?
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IE is the best browser because it supports a lot more than any other browser. It is other browsers that make programming a website complicated.
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Jhiz even likes IE. Is there no end to his suckage?

Chrome runs weird for me. Animated gifs run at a weird speed and it bugs out. I can't do chrome.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:39 PM   #11
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Jhiz even likes IE. Is there no end to his suckage?
I have no need to pass on a browser simply because it is a big name and I want to be special. I am above that kind of thing.

No other browser comes close to being able to do what IE does.
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What version are you using? Gmail lists some known problems with Chrome 4. I'm using 5 and haven't had any problems with it.
Oh. I have v4.1.29. Oops.

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I threw up in my mouth. A little.
I agree. Internet Explorer was so much the core of all Microsoft's anti-trust violations ... their predatory practices implemented to drive Netscape (a very innovative company) out of business were both successful and nauseating. Netscape did everything they could from Day 1 - according to pretty good sources of mine - to work together with Microsoft. Gates didn't care ... he forced them to spend millions on attorneys, Microsoft lost the case, but Netscape was shuttered anyway because the time that passed pre-trial cemented ie further into consumers' attention and habits. It just seems to me you should use ANY other browser.

I think Steve might be joshin' us there.

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Oh lord Chrome is doubling your posts!
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I assume that's for teh lulz.
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No ... just my OCD about that stupid line "Last edited by BroncoBuff; 05-27-2010 at 11:53 PM..."

Now your post jumped mine, so I have to live with that little line.

You bastard ... if I don't sleep tonight, THAT'S ON YOU!
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Same here. No issues...
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No ... just my OCD about that stupid line "Last edited by BroncoBuff; 05-27-2010 at 11:53 PM..."

Now your post jumped mine, so I have to live with that little line.

You bastard ... if I don't sleep tonight, THAT'S ON YOU!
Just think about me, that'll send you off to a beautiful slumber.
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Safari 4.0 > Opera > IE 8 > Firefox > Chrome.

Firefox is the second worst browser out there. Chrome is the biggest POS on the planet.
Alec's least favorite browser is the one I like most. Shocking.

Gosh, I wonder what he would've said had he posted before me?


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I'm sure you're right jhns about that, but I'm not a programmer, I like certain of the features. A lot. I came last from Safari, and Firefox before that. For me anyway, Chrome is better. It;s just me, like I said off the top, Chrome has several unique features that make "my personal browsing style" easier.

I gotta crash now ... Dagmar's meddling with my mental health has really put me behind the 8-ball on tonight's sleep cycle ... but tomorrow I'll post some examples of why myself and probably why sisterhellfyre like it. Some are pretty cool, you'll like them. For example, look at the icons in the horizontal toolbar on top ... just click 'em. I love that (the 3rd icon is OrangeMane .. sheesh Taco, maybe splurge on an orange icon?)

Keep an open mind.
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Safari is the best... except for when it's not, in which case keep Firefox handy.

Safari definitely seems fastest, to me.
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I'm sure you're right jhns about that, but I'm not a programmer, I like certain of the features. A lot. I came last from Safari, and Firefox before that. For me anyway, Chrome is better. It;s just me, like I said off the top, Chrome has several unique features that make "my personal browsing style" easier.
I'm just saying all of the features I see in that screen shot are also in IE. That toolbar is just a favorites toolbar. You can set that in the options of IE. You can even make it display exactly like the one shown there. Here is one way of doing it:
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/inte...ons-only-ie-8/

Really the new IE is great. They stole the few things other browsers had, like tabs, and made a great product. I would love to hear a breakdown from people of why they like these other browsers better. Every time I have had this conversation with someone, it has turned into others just not wanting to use the popular tool. It isn't cool to use something that the majority use. I'm not saying this is your reasoning, just that it is what I have heard from people I know.

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Its an ever revolving door. Poor little guy wears his feelings on his sleeve just waiting for someone to give him a reason to have a case of the ass.
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Okay ... couple features that I haven't seen elsewhere:

1. See below, you can Google search directly from the address bar, huge for me anyway. I've never seen that elsewhere.

2. As you type search terms in the address bar - here the Tebow example - it immediately gives you a pull-down list of pages you've visited with those terms (OM obviously), including a choice to display 28 other pages. That kind of indexing is a powerful search tool, because it's not an organic search, but rather a search only through where you've actually been.





jns, I'll grant you I don't know IE-8, but I do know Bill Gates, and he hates Google, really really really hates Google. And he and Ballmer and MS have a long history of leveraging OS power to undermine Google ... Netscape ... Sun .... IBM OS2 .... Real ... Yahoo ... and on and on and on and on and on.

Some of the tactics were hidden deep in their Windows OS codes, and were targeted specifically to these competitors, especially toward Sun's version of their once-shared Java. Targeted, hidden, malicious stuff. So I just refuse to use anything Microsoft other than their OS.

True, it seemed great that Gates made SOME peace with Jobs maybe five or six years ago, and thus allowed Windows interface with some Apple stuff, but the reality behind that "peace" was MS's desire to avert some of the more serious anti-trust allegations.

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1. See below, you can Google search directly from the address bar, huge for me anyway. I've never seen that elsewhere.
Hey, Buff --

JHNS and Rock aside, my other main browser is Firefox 3.6.3. It has the direct Google search from the address bar, too. :-)
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JHNS and Rock aside, my other main browser is Firefox 3.6.3. It has the direct Google search from the address bar, too. :-)
The 'awesome bar' in Firefox doesn't really do the same thing. In Chrome it takes you directly to a google search. Works great. Easy. Intuitive.

In Firefox it tries to 'guess' what it is your looking for. If it can't figure it out from your browser history, bookmarks, and whatever else it knows about you it does a google search and automatically takes you to the first result (at least by default). I find it to be confusing, implicit, and difficult.

I use Chrome as my primary browser. I've never had the issues the OP is having....
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