Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jul 2009 21:49 UTC
Google Chromium/Chrome, everyone's favourite web browser that descended from heaven to take us by the hand and guide us to the promised land of web browsers (that's how I look at it, anyway, but I'm insane) has been steadily evolving its Linux port. The latest feature addition? The first signs of native themeing.
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xnoreq
Member since:
2009-01-06

With the Hide Menubar or similar addons you can easily get the same results in Firefox.

Still I really like their decision to adopt native UI stuff - they should do the same on Windows.

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flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

That's what I was about to say. With the menubar hidden the Firefox UI is only marginally taller then Chrome. I'm not sure how to measure the exact amount of pixels, but eyeballing it I say it's less then 20.

I'm in the minority here, but I actually don't like the Chrome UI. What everybody sees as a step forward in 'leanness' I see as a step back in functionality. Chrome lacks the Home and Stop keys, which I do find useful. Chrome also lacks separate location and search boxes. I have the search box set at Wikipedia most of the time and since the location bar defaults to a Google search I can easily choose between the two by using the Ctrl+L and Ctrl+K shortcuts.

Chrome also lacks mouse gestures. After being spoiled by Opera I consider any browser without mouse gesture capability to be crippled and unusable.

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MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Chrome lacks the Home and Stop keys, which I do find useful.

Home can be enabled in the options:
http://img191.imageshack.us/i/enablehomebutton.png/

Stop replaces the Go button when a page is loading. I still say putting it on the opposite side of the screen from Reload was a crazy decision, but the devs (or Ben specifically) refuse to change it. So now I'm holding out for more toolbar customization options and/or a Stop Button extension.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1656

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