Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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I didn't ...
by kvarbanov on Tue 28th Sep 2010 08:23 UTC
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2008-06-16

... because of the addons, mainly, and because of existing habits. Short examples : if I'm on a web page, and I need to search for "rss" string, for instance, in FF I just type "rss" on the keyboard, without having to hit CTRL+F or /. Fast and simple, as soon as I find, I hit enter to follow the link. Most of my favorite addons are not available for Chrome. FF is rather well integrated with my Linux env, including Thunderbird, whereas Chrome behaves strange, in opening new tabs for example. FF has a lot more control on things you want to do, whereas Chrome has less ability in that regard, though I would agree that speed is sometimes noticeable. Waiting for FF4.
Last but not least - most of the sites I work with don't fully support Chrome, and the latter behaves different in another set of pages, example, a car site : choose a model from the dropdown menu - Subaru/Honda - hit enter - in FF this action selects the model, whereas Chrome treats it like : "display all available models, and I have to click back to Advanced Search. Then, when I finally get the list, middle click with the scroll is supposed to open the link in a new tab, but Chrome doesn't do it, as opposed to FF. I have hundreds of such examples of inconvenience.
I don't fully dismiss Chrome, it just doesn't suit my usage.

Edited 2010-09-28 08:34 UTC

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