Chrome is fast!

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Chrome is fast!

Postby cha0s » Sep 03, 2008 7:51

In case you didn't hear, Google released a browser last night called Chrome. http://www.google.com/chrome I've been using it and so far it's looking pretty awesome.

Figured I'd post about it. ^^
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Sep 03, 2008 8:05

I heard about this 16 hours ago. :P
I was an OP at #googlechrome, but #chromium was more popular. ;)
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Postby Conexion » Sep 03, 2008 8:08

Heh, got it right when it came out :D

I'm loving it. I've noticed some people commenting on it in other places are being quite hard on it... but I think it's honestly just what I need. I can't wait to see the future of it!

edit: By getting it RIGHT when it came out, I mean I was coding a small program in FB that was checking google.com/chrome/ every second to see if it had changed :D It changed and I grabbed it!
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Postby jevans4949 » Sep 03, 2008 10:06

Conexion wrote:By getting it RIGHT when it came out, I mean I was coding a small program in FB that was checking google.com/chrome/ every second to see if it had changed :D It changed and I grabbed it!

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Postby wallace » Sep 03, 2008 14:03

I can't get it because the Mac version isn't out yet. I have this question though, does it load pages so fast because it spiders the current page?
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Postby cha0s » Sep 03, 2008 14:56

wallace wrote:I can't get it because the Mac version isn't out yet. I have this question though, does it load pages so fast because it spiders the current page?


I don't think so... I don't notice it anyways.

I do know their JS implementation is really fast, so maybe that's a contributing factor.

There are definitely still some issues (like when I just logged in I had to do it twice - and I lost all the new posts) but overall it's a good start.
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Postby axipher » Sep 03, 2008 15:06

Hey everyone, posting form Chrome, so far I've got much faster loading on all pages I've tried. So far the only thing I miss is the RSS feeds. Haven't tried downloads yet though.

@ch0as: I logged in fine the first time, saved my password fine
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Postby arenth » Sep 03, 2008 15:53

Yeah I've not really noticed much of a speed increase in terms of day to day browsing, but I have noticed that any page that makes heavy use of javascript is astoundingly fast. Easily 50%+ faster then in opera.

http://www.nihilogic.dk/labs/wolf/ <-- this for example
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Postby DaveUnit » Sep 03, 2008 19:05

chrome does seem faster than other browsers. I'd like to see someone do some sort of benchmarking.
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Postby counting_pine » Sep 03, 2008 19:09

cha0s wrote:(like when I just logged in I had to do it twice - and I lost all the new posts)
I get this on Firefox occasionally.
My workaround is to find an arbitrary post, click the Reply button, log in, then navigate back to the front page. It seems to bypass the problem.

Chrome sounds like a cool browser - I read the comic - but alas, I guess my WinMe computer (which I am offering no apologies for) will be sticking to Firefox 2...
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Postby Conexion » Sep 03, 2008 20:07

counting_pine wrote:
cha0s wrote:(like when I just logged in I had to do it twice - and I lost all the new posts)
I get this on Firefox occasionally.
My workaround is to find an arbitrary post, click the Reply button, log in, then navigate back to the front page. It seems to bypass the problem.

Chrome sounds like a cool browser - I read the comic - but alas, I guess my WinMe computer will be sticking to Firefox 2...


Heh, I used to use WinME... like... 6 years ago :P
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Postby Eclipzer » Sep 03, 2008 20:31

Chrome does seem faster. I'm having issues when editing my text, for example like right now. If I move the cursor to a different position in my post, it acts as if the insert key has been pressed, and I get all kinds of funky results. I know this is a beta, but that seriouslsy needs to be fixed ASAP. Anyone else experience this too?
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Postby DrV » Sep 03, 2008 20:48

I saw the weird text entry problem too, except it doesn't actually act as if insert is pressed - it just looks that way. If you cause the page to be redrawn (switch away from and back to the Chrome window), all your text will still be there as you typed it.
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Postby Eclipzer » Sep 03, 2008 21:30

Yeah, I noticed that as well. Regardless, it needs to be fixed. =)
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Sep 03, 2008 21:45

I tried it too and I'm loving it already. Love the GUI design, and the top visited thumbnails page thing.

Also, the downloads feature is rad. Bye bye Firefox, the mother of all bugs.

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