So we can't use Chrome on the new RMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smiller4128, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Smiller4128 macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    I keep hearing about this and it makes me a little nervous as I almost always use Chrome as my main web browser. I'm hearing that it's crashing the new RMBP's and such? It's not a terrible thing as I can use Safari which is extremely similar, but it's kind of a bummer :/
  2. Himecchi macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    At least google is working actively getting on it working. I'm p. sure there's a retina display option or something in the latest nightly release or so I've heard. Think about us Firefox guys this is going to take months before everything looks alright
  3. markp99 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2012
    New Hampshire
    I'm using Chrome Canary with no issues.
  4. getthesand0ut macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012
    i am using chrome right now on my mbpr. its the canary version. i have not hit one snag with it yet!!!
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    You have to d/l the latest beta build. It's RMBP ready. Don't use the current release version.
  6. Gata macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2010
  7. coupey macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    the problem with canary is you can't make it your default browser, so clicking outside links just opens up regular chrome and it looks bad. otherwise id use canary as well.
  8. macNewbie02 macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2012
    Sorry for asking, but - why would you use Chrome instead of Safari on your MBP? doesn't Safari have a much better trackpad and gestures support and such over Chrome?
  9. coupey macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2010
    better extensions, search in the address bar, no lag when scrolling are 3 quick reasons.
  10. jhuang macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I was using regular Chrome and having no problems... then I remembered that I scaled my resolution to 1680x1050 and put it back. Holy crap, Chrome looks awful. Downloading Canary now - thanks, folks!
  11. unixperience macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    another reason is that chrome is super fast and not as resource intensive. I never bought into the whole "chrome is faster" thing until I was using the internet provided on an amtrak train (its there, but pretty slow), i finally opened up chrome and webpages started loading in a reasonable amount o time, i was very surprised. That's the main reason i use chrome
  12. Smiller4128 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2010
    What's Chrome Canary? Is that a separate version than the normal chrome or is it an update?
  13. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    Are you sure about the better extensions? From my experience, not really. The search in address bar has been in google chrome for ages already. The lag, i will have it admit chrome has it.
  14. getthesand0ut macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2012

    just a beta version that they have for the new macbook. its works great
  15. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    Denver, Co
    It's an experimental build of Google Chrome that is updated nightly. Not as stable as Chrome Beta, but it's not bad. I'm using it on my RMBP with no issues.
  16. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Chrome is far faster with an exceptionally faster Javascript engine. Not to mention, far better dev tools.
  17. rozelida macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
  18. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    Read that again... he's explaining why Chrome is better than Safari because it has better extensions, the omnibar and no lag. Not the other way 'round ;)

    At least two of those issues are solved in ML. I'm finding Safari 6 to be smooth as Chrome is and of course there's Apple's implementation of the Omnibar too.
  19. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    what? he was talking about chrome being better than safari, not vice versa. and they're talking about chrome canary, not the 'normal' version right now.
  20. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Because Google knows how to code a browser, whereas Safari eats all your memory and then moves on to your hard drive.
  21. Y2JDMBFAN macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2007
    I have had a couple issues with Chrome Canary refusing to load web pages and I had to delete it and reinstall it in order to get it to work properly.

  22. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    Well get ready to use Canary because it is possible to make it your default browser. What you do is install Canary, then open up Safari and in the options in Safari you can pick Canary as your default browser. I forget exactly where, and I can't check because I'm at work, but there's a drop down list somewhere in your preferences/options that lets you choose it.
  23. kingbob macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I'd suggesting downloading the chrome beta. They have added retina support. Unless of course you're on the canary for other reasons...
  24. Nostromo macrumors 65816


    Dec 26, 2009
    Deep Space
    No lag even on the rMBP? So this is just a Safari thing? I thought it concerned all browsers because of the huge processing load to the GPU by the high res display.
  25. albert1028 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    I think what may be confusing to some folks, is that chrome also has a "beta" version, but it seems that the chrome 22 (canary) is the only version to support retina right now.

    If i'm wrong, maybe others will chime in and correct me.

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