iOS Safari "Open in Chrome"

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by alansmallen, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, trying to make chrome as much as my day to day browser as possible, so I modified this script to cause pages in safari to open in chrome. Create a bookmark and then go in and edit its URL to:
    javascript:location.href='googlechrome'+location.href.substring(4);

    Then when you click on it in safari it'll open that page in chrome. Enjoy.
     
  2. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    You sir are a HERO!

    Goodbye Safari! Hello Chrome! :D
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Interesting, have to try this in Launch Center.
     
  4. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    I already love Chrome over Safari. One of the main things I love about it is that you can use desktop sites, WITHOUT JAILBREAK (Although that doesn't matter to me :p). But seriously, love it. Love the fact that I can see the tabs open on my computer. Love Incognito on my phone. Love unlimited tabs (Didn't check for true unlimited, went up to 20. Started to lag a bit around 17) Just an overall better browser than Safari.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    100 tabs, and when you get to 100, it's a smiley face.
     
  6. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to edit this code so it closes the Safari tab before opening Chrome? I'm worried about having to constantly close Safari due to it accumulating tons of tabs. Unless that doesn't affect system performance.
     
  7. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't affect it. Plus it can only go up to 8 tabs anyway :p
     
  8. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    Oh I see! Alrighty! Some say that Chrome is sort of handicapped as an iOS browser, but I think there has been plenty of geeks like us that need something different than Safari and are willing to live with the handicaps.

    I need Chrome because I need bookmark syncing with all my devices... including my shiny Nexus 7 that I preordered! :D

    Also its much fancier and usable than Safari! Safari feels sort of ancient in comparison! :p
     
  9. gloss macrumors 601

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    If Chrome could make use of Nitro and was extensible to include AdBlock, it'd be just about perfect.
     
  10. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    I hope there's a JB tweak for the Nitro out soon. As for the AdBlock, I already have it from JB :p I also saw somewhere on the google question forums that they were planning to add support for extensions.
     
  11. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    AppCubby just updated the actions list to include the Google Chrome URL we submitted to them.
     
  12. piecloud macrumors member

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    Has anyone figured a way to use bookmarklets in Chrome? One thing I loved about safari was the ability to use lastpass (and other) bookmarklets seamlessly in both iphone and ipad.
     
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Sweet!!!!! :) :) :)
     

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