Chrome Update

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DMCY22, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. DMCY22 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just switched from a PC to my first Mac. I normally use Chrome but because of the crashes I've been using Safari. Safari's not bad but I miss Chrome's omnibar.

    For those of you who use Chrome on a Mac, did the recent update fix the problem? I'm a bit hesitant to install Chrome unless I know that it won't consistently freeze up/crash my computer.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tey112 macrumors member

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    My Chrome is v20.0.1132.47 on a MBA 13" 128SSD/8GB 2012 and I haven't had a single crash in the week I've had my computer.
     
  3. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    Google "safari omnibar"
    It's really simple and basically gives you the same chrome functionality built in to safari.

    I believe safari is combining the two bars into one in the next release though, maybe with Mountain Lion, so it will be native in a few months.
     
  4. Mosco macrumors regular

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  5. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm - I've been using Chrome with my MBA since I got it in January and have never had a single crash (hope I'm not jinxing it now :)).
     
  6. mikeytrend macrumors member

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    They put a band-aid patch out to fix the problem for affected machines (aka any Ivy Bridge CPU) and they're working on the problem. It might be a problem on Apple's end as Application leaks shouldn't cause kernel panics like that.

    If you're interested in having an omnibar, you can become a Safari Developer for free and download the beta of Safari 6, which uses the omnibar.
     

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