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Safari vs Chrome 
25 March 2010, 1:16pm

Safari has been great for me. But lately it's been crashing (I think because of my 1Password plugin). It crashed today right after I clicked OK for a credit card payment. Did the payment go through? I don't know.

So I decided to give Chrome for Mac a whirl. We'll see how it goes. I wish it could sync with my MobileMe bookmarks. I'm sure someone made something to do that. But until I care enough to check, I'll sync it with my Google bookmarks.

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Benji!

[25 March 2010]

Good choice! I like Chrome a lot! My major complaints:

+ Hitting Command+Enter in the url bar does not open the currently typed url in a new tab

+ When you try to download a dmg file an annoying little thing pops up that you have to say "Yes, I want to download this file" yet it doesn't happen for zip files. And dmg files and zip files are both container formats.

+ If a page has an RSS feed a little icon doesn't show up in the url bar linking to it.

+ In the linux version, the only keyboard shortcut to go back a page is by hitting Backspace. WHICH IS THE STUPIDEST SHORTCUT EVER. QUITE OFTEN I want to go back when I am in the url bar or a text field somewhere. Or other times I think I am in a text field and am trying to delete some text and it goes back a page causing me to lose all my hard work. THIS IS STUPID BEYOND ALL BELIEF.

But aside from that it is working great!

 

Saulemander

[25 March 2010]

yea, i switched to chrome from firefox on my work laptop which runs XP...i still enjoy FF at home, but use chrome every now and then. i can see myself making the jump entirely to chrome in the next few months though

 

THE Lowly Peon

[26 March 2010]

l4saule: i can't stand FF on XP. it's horrible. but at work, i use a proxy server which was apparently built in the 50s, and most of google's services don't work. so i go back and forth between the two, which is really annoying.

 

THE Lowly Peon

[27 March 2010]

well, chrome on my mac has been pretty awesome so far. i'll need to investigate syncing bookmarks with my MobileMe account, and there are a few other things i'm not thrilled about, but this is really fast.

 

THE Lowly Peon

[28 March 2010]

big big problem: Click2Flash isn't available for chrome. that may be a deal breaker.

benji, how do you get around it?

 

Benji!

[28 March 2010]

Everytime I see flash I get a weird look in my eyes as I whistfully look back on the grand old days when I used a browser that Click2Flash supported.

Seriously, Click2Flash is the greatest thing to happen to the internet since Firefox in 2004.

Click2Flash is reported to be working on a version that supports Chrome but they are making no promises.

 

THE Lowly Peon

[28 March 2010]

bentomas: yeah i read about that. at work i use two browsers because i hate IE but three things i do for work require that i use it, at least 5 times a day. i guess i'll just use two browsers at home too. when i go to sites that are flashy, i'll use safari. it's so much more peaceful when using click2flash

 

THE Lowly Peon

[28 March 2010]

bentomas: check out the chrome extension killflash. it's completely a ripoff of click2flash, but it doesn't allow you to play h.264 encoded videos with quicktime. still, better than nothing!

 

THE Lowly Peon

[28 March 2010]

bentomas: a different extension, flash block, has a much higher rating, and more people use it.

 

THE Lowly Peon

[18 April 2010]

well, chrome is officially out for the time being. any time i switch to chinese input while chrome is open (even in the background), my whole computer gets really weird and i either need lots of patience (ha!) or to restart the computer. not acceptable, google.

plus, i miss my 1password support, and my synced bookmarks (i'm aware that google syncs bookmarks with other chrome browsers, but not with my iPhone!), and my clicktoflash (which is way better and more stable than any of those chrome plugins).

safari's a bit slower, but it'll have to do for now.