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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Switched user
by shashank_hi on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:47 UTC
shashank_hi
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2009-08-27

There are several reasons that made me switch to Chrome.

1. It felt fast; loaded faster, tab management was slick.
2. When you close tabs, the tabs don't resize until you're out of the tab area (something Adam Pash also pointed out).
3. Better screen real estate.
4. When you "find" something on a page, it shows the number of hits.
5. I usually have 10-20 tabs open at same time, and in Chrome, all tabs are visible at the same time, so no more arrow clicking.
6. If you're watching a Flash video or reading a PDF on Firefox, you cannot switch between tabs using keyboard shortcuts until you click outside the flash or PDF frame. In Chrome, if you switch application to Chrome, it regains focus, allowing you to switch tabs. So eventually, I could "Alt-tab" twice and then switch tabs from the keyboard shortcut.

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