Chrome iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by macher, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. macher macrumors 6502a

    macher

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    I prefer to use Chrome as my browser because I don't use Safari on my Mac or Mac book.

    Anyway is there a way to get the forward and back arrows on the bottom of the screen instead of on the top? As well as the + sign up open up a new page?
     
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    No this is not possible Google Chrome is not designed that way. If you want to use the 'features' you have to use Safari. Any reasons why you don't use Safari?
     
  3. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I use Chrome on my desk top and lap top.

    Want to use the same browser on all my stuff.

    I would like to use Safari but to me it seems Chrome has more to offer?
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yes, Chrome is more bloated, but it also uses more system resources and drains batteries faster. Couple that with Google being able to track your every move? No thanks. Not for me.
     
  5. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you use Safari on your desk top and/or laptop?
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I'd like to think most people on OS X do (or at least, should). Chrome is a terrible resource-hog on OS X and Safari is just smoother. Plus they don't track you like Google do. I also much prefer the multitouch gestures on Safari, seems to work better.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Home iMac, office on iMac, iPad, and iPhone.
     
  8. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Most people I know who have a Mac use Firefox.

    My iMac is early 2007 and still works. Probably can't experience the intergration because my iMac can't support it.

    Having an older iMac how can I best utilize the Apple ecosystem?
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I can't remember if it's mid/late 2007 for the iMacs, but if you can upgrade to Yosemite, that'd be your best bet to utilise the Apple ecosystem.
     
  10. macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not able to upgrade to Yosemite.
     
  11. macher, Aug 27, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015

    macher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone recommend the best way I can integrate the Apple ecosystem without being able to upgrade to Yosemite on my iMac?
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Chrome on iOS isn't really what it's like on a desktop, it still basically uses the same rendering engine that Safari uses, and at the same time doesn't get access to the faster JavaScript engine that Safari uses in iOS. It might be wroth using if you like something in particular about the app enough, of if you perhaps login and share various Google apps/features that you want to have accessible on your phone just as on your desktop, but otherwise you might be better off with Safari given how things are designed in iOS.
     

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