Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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RE: Momentary
by David on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 18:20 UTC in reply to "Momentary"
David
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I, on the other hand, eagerly awaited Chrome on the Mac, and since I installed it, I haven't even launched FF or Safari. For me, the integrated address and search bar is the killer feature.

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RE[2]: Momentary
by WereCatf on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 18:30 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
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2006-02-15

For me, the integrated address and search bar is the killer feature.

I love it myself, too. A separate search box/bar is redundant. But well, there's a lot of reasons why I like Chrome and I am not really surprised it's gaining in momentum. Sure, it is not anything absolutely grounds-breaking or such, but it is stable, fast, doesn't pack unneeded stuff with it, and it looks very clean.

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RE[2]: Momentary
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 18:59 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

If I could, I would probably ask Chrome to marry me, sleep with her, and make her pregnant.

I really like Chrome. It's like Google's engineers implanted a thought transmitter chip in my brain, recorded all my thoughts on browsers, and designed Chrome accordingly.

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RE[3]: Momentary
by Kroc on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 19:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Momentary"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Oh, you didn’t spot that clause in the EULA? Thought that one would have stood out.

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RE[3]: Momentary
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Momentary"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Chome and I aren't quite ready for that level of commitment, but yeah its a bit scary how subtly good it its.

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RE[2]: Momentary
by kaiwai on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 00:13 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I, on the other hand, eagerly awaited Chrome on the Mac, and since I installed it, I haven't even launched FF or Safari. For me, the integrated address and search bar is the killer feature.


For me it is process separation and plugin isolation. That feature alone is worth moving away from Safari and Firefox. I understand it is being developed for Firefox but by the time it is made available - it is at least a year at the earliest from being released.

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RE[2]: Momentary
by abraxas on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 17:02 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I, on the other hand, eagerly awaited Chrome on the Mac, and since I installed it, I haven't even launched FF or Safari. For me, the integrated address and search bar is the killer feature.


I love having an integrated search and address bar. That's why I have been using epiphany on Linux for ages now. It's also lighter than FF.

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RE[2]: Momentary
by phoenix on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 19:19 in reply to "RE: Momentary"
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2005-07-11

For me, the integrated address and search bar is the killer feature.


You realise that Firefox has had that since the 2.x days, right? Just set your preferred search engine in the preferences, and type away in the address bar. If you have Google set as the default, you're taken to the results page. If you have "I'm feeling lucky" set, it goes to the first page listed in the results.

I'm pretty sure it's the same with IE since the 7.x days.

Not sure about the other browsers.

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RE[3]: Momentary
by sorpigal on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 19:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Momentary"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Funny, Mozilla suite had that since before 1.0.

It's likely been in Firefox since Firefox started, albeit probably as an about:config toggle.

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