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Google Chrome!

This is an old post from one of my other blog.

Although I am an ardent Firefox freak I couldn’t help falling in love with Google’s Chrome.

Here I would highlight a few features that caught my eye.

  • First up it’s up for download at http://www.google.com/chrome/.
  • The browser looks stunning.
  • Real estate has been used sensibly.
  • It has a built in JavaScript console. I need it as I debug and write a lot of JavaScript code.
  • Tabs are at the top of the screen which saves a lot of space.
  • Status bar is not displayed all the time and comes up only when we hover over it or something needs to be displayed in the status bar. Saves a lot of space.
  • It’s got auto fill as well which suggests the most popular sites with that name.
  • Search bar has been removed and you can search for a term by typing in the address bar and Chrome says “Search AAAA with Google”.
  • The above feature also adds up to a lot of space and a clean look.
  • It has an “Incognito Window” mode that which lets us browse in stealth mode. More on this link and link.
  • When you hit ‘CTRL + F’ don’t worry if you don’t see a search bar at the bottom. It gently slides from the right top corner of your browser.
  • Chrome has a built in “Task Manager” that lets you end or close processes in Chrome that aren’t responding.
  • When you open a new tab, don’t be amazed, it shows the most visited sites, option to search history, recent bookmarks and closed tabs. More on that link and link.
  • There is also a “Create Application Shortcut” option that lets you add a shortcut to the current open tab/window selecting one of three options. More link and link.
  • “Dynamic tabs” lets you drag and drop tabs across the tab panel and place it where ever you wish. Also you can pull out tab from the tab panel and use it as a new window. More on that link and link.
  • “Crash Control” lets you check how much of your computer resources each open tab is using. You can also close misbehaving tabs using the built in task manager. More on this link and link.
  • To protect you from malware and phising sites Chrome would show a warning if it suspects that the selected website is not safe for browsing. More link and link.
  • “Instant Book marking” can be done by clicking on the star icon next to the address bar. More link and link
  • “Simpler downloads” is one more stunning feature in Chrome. As you click on a link to download any file the download starts at the bottom of theChrome
  • window. Once downloading is done you can drag and drop the file onto your desktop or to any folder of your choice. More link and link.

The other thing I liked about Chrome is it doesn’t ask “Chrome is not your default browser, Shall I make it default question” … Wow

What I miss link are Firefox plugins like TwitKit and lot other Firefox specific features. I will not let you go so easily Firefox. Love you.