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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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Stopping a page from loading
by ozonehole on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 05:41 UTC
ozonehole
Member since:
2006-01-07

Firefox (and others) have a "stop loading" on the menu bar, but Chrome doesn't. That had me scratching my head. With a bit of googling, I discovered that you can stop loading a page in Chrome by pressing the ESC key. And can reload by pressing F5. Apparently, that works for other browsers too, but I didn't know until just today.

Still, would be nice to have a "stop loading" icon. I guess they wanted to save screen real estate.

I'm using Chrome-beta now on Linux, and performance is great. Just what I want, no frills fast browsing.

cheers,
Oz

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nbensa Member since:
2005-08-29

don't you have an 'X' on your address-bar?

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RE: Stopping a page from loading
by MechR on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 06:22 in reply to "Stopping a page from loading"
MechR Member since:
2006-01-11

Chrome's Stop button replaces the Go button while a page is loading. Unfortunately, since it's transient and on the opposite side of the screen from Reload, it's easy to miss and hard to reach.

People have submitted bugs on it in the past, but Ben always Wontfixes them. And the new extensions system can't put buttons on the left side of the Address bar. So toolbar customization is our last hope. Star and/or comment here:

http://crbug.com/24498
or
http://crbug.com/1656

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RE: Stopping a page from loading
by OSGuy on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 09:44 in reply to "Stopping a page from loading"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

F5 has been a standard feature in IE for a long time. F4 (in IE) is used to show the address bar drop down list ;) and similarly F2 (Desktop) to rename a file where F1 is for Help and F3 (Desktop/IE) for Search.

ESC? Yes, you can use that for Chrome but again it is a standard feature - equivalent to hitting ESC in Windows app (closes the dialog discarding changes) and ESC in BIOS exits the BIOS discarding changes.

Unfortunately I have found (unless I don't know), in order for ESC to close a dialog, one has to code it - it is not automatically linked to the form (Borland, unless I am wrong) so you may find apps that do not follow this standard for various reasons but I like it when they do.

Edited 2010-01-03 09:50 UTC

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