Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jun 2009 09:56 UTC, submitted by adkilla
Mozilla & Gecko clones Firefox 3.5RC1 has been released. "Firefox 3.5 (Release Candidate) is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use, and adding new features for users."
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Why to follow Chrome ?
by Nephelim on Fri 19th Jun 2009 13:38 UTC
Nephelim
Member since:
2006-07-26

I personally dislike Chrome's UI. And I find it far from awesome joinning URL's and Search Engine quieries, although I understand why Google want us to think they're the same.

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RE: Why to follow Chrome ?
by ba1l on Fri 19th Jun 2009 15:00 in reply to "Why to follow Chrome ?"
ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

Having separate URL and search boxes makes more sense if you know how they work, but it doesn't match how most people use a web browser. They have no idea what the address bar does. Even if they know the URL of a website, they'll open a web browser and type that URL into a Google search box.

Firefox already searches with the default search engine if you type something in the address bar that's not a URL. The only real difference between the behaviour of Chrome and Firefox here is that Chrome's auto-complete uses Google queries. I like Chrome's ability to auto-complete domain names that I've never typed before, but in every other way Firefox's auto-completion is better.

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RE[2]: Why to follow Chrome ?
by google_ninja on Fri 19th Jun 2009 15:07 in reply to "RE: Why to follow Chrome ?"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Chrome also detects when you use a site search, and you can access it again from typing the url and hitting tab. For example, if i type stackoverflow <Tab> ruby, I will be using stackoverflows search for ruby questions. IMO that blows the competition out of the water, and is a feature i use multiple times a day.

The other thing is even though I know what a search box, I prefer having the whole length of the address bar to type a query. Even when I am using firefox, I will still use the url bar rather then search box.

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