New Chrome Beta is Faster, Shinier Than Ever

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Digihotaru

I just noticed another change to Chrome that will be quite welcome to Win7 users.  Chrome windows that have been created using the "create application shortcuts" option from the page menu will now identify themselves as independent apps to the O/S.  When the new Win7 taskbar clusters all instances of Chrome into a single button, my instances of gmail, google calendar, and yahoo mail still remain distinctly separate taskbar buttons.  Yay!

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MeTo

But can it run adblock +?

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Illidankilla

I think the visual design team is blind. Im not using it just cuz it looks really bad imo.... thers gotta be somone who agrees with me?

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Sharkman6684

The box has always given search results and history. They just added icons to distinguish them in the new beta.

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Hoboparade

The only thing I dislike is having to either write a plugin or edit the path to make minor changes to the browers, for instace shutting off Java/JavaScript. Other than that I like the light weigh feel of the browser.

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JDK

Updated and impressed. Didn't think it could actually get any faster at this point.

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wk

does anyone else have the same problem, i downloaded latest beta version but themes page seems to have problem applying new themes.

MPC is my home page

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gmvolk

I wish they would put the effort into intergrating google bookmarks instead of useless features like this.  Also need plugins to add real enhancements.  Until then, firefox is the only browser I use.

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chocobo

Completely agreed about the bookmarks. I use Firefox mainly, sometimes I use IE in the rare situation that Firefox has a compatibility problem or if I'm using a public computer. I keep most of my bookmarks saved by using the Google Toolbar, which also has a convenient button to access my email that even lights up when I have mail.

But for some reason, I can't use this or access the same bookmarks when trying out Google's own browser. This is something I'd expect from Microsoft, not Google.

Chrome is well made and is even faster than Firefox, but it'll never work with Adblock Plus so I'll never switch. 

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dag1992

At this point it seems like I'm the only person who doesn't like Chrome.  Not that it's a bad piece of software by any means.

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horzo

It's not about disliking it for me... I just don't see the point. Firefox 3.5 does the job and has features Chrome lacks.

I'll keep an eye on it, but as of now I'm not compelled.

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