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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RE[3]: I need NoScript
by flanque on Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I need NoScript"
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

So what you're saying is, there are limitations on the hooks into Chrome which would impact other "Firefox Add-ins"?

Is this just an AdBlock issue or a general extensibility issue with Chrome?

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RE[4]: I need NoScript
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:33 in reply to "RE[3]: I need NoScript"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

So what you're saying is, there are limitations on the hooks into Chrome which would impact other "Firefox Add-ins"?

Is this just an AdBlock issue or a general extensibility issue with Chrome?


According to the author of AdBlock for Chrome, it is a Chrome issue only.

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkk...

Webkit in Safari apparently does not suffer the same issue.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=35897#c63
A partial solution to this problem is now available. Chrome now contains an event accessible to content scripts called "beforeload".


"beforeload" is a partial solution only in Chrome, apparently some percentage of "loads" still occur only in Chrome.

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RE[5]: I need NoScript
by flanque on Fri 24th Sep 2010 12:45 in reply to "RE[4]: I need NoScript"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

What I am getting at is whether or not there is some sort of API deficiency in Chrome compared to Firefox with respect to making Chrome extensible like Firefox is.

Do you know?

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