Friday, May 27, 2011
Chrome Is King
It has proved to be a much faster browser for me. I don't have the page load problems I was having with IE8. I've had as many as 5 pages open at a time without any problem downloading another one. On IE8, if I had a page open, opening another one took forever. If I was in Twitter and wanted to see the article someone provided a link for, it would take a long time to open the link. With Chrome, it opens right away without any problems. Last night I had 3 data rich pages open and had no problem with any of them.
The Chrome Home page shows me the sites I visit most as web slices, so all I need to do to come to Blogger, my email, Twitter, ICanHazCheeseburgers or any other place I visit regularly is to click on the slice and I'm there. My two local news channels that I read regularly are add ons in the browser bar.
I have not yet found a feature that allows me to erase my browsing history from Chrome and I think that's because of the web slice page. It has to know your history in order to show you where you last were during that browsing session. You can manually delete it but it doesn't seem to be an automatic feature.
I love, love, love being able to see videos without pauses. Any video I've tried for 2 days has played for me all the way through without stopping. I'm going to try the streaming newscast from the local channel closest to me. I've never been able to watch one, I might be able to now. All in all, I'm quite satisfied with Chrome, and after a few more days of trying it out, I just might make it my default browser and forget that IE ever existed. We'll see.