Those with '10 MBP who use Chrome, forced to use another browser?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

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    Chrome lovers, have you switched to another browser due to Chrome initiating the Nvidia GPU? If so which browser are you using now?
     
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  3. sadcamper macrumors regular

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  4. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    set gfxcardstatus to intel only. Why do u need to switch browsers?
     
  5. Aleksey macrumors newbie

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    I use firefox but to solve your chrome lover problem just install, gfxcardstatus and use Intel card instead of Dynamic Switching.
     
  6. plethon macrumors newbie

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    Safari on OS X, Firefox on Windows. :\
     
  7. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Switched to Safari, Chrome is really slow lately
     
  8. Narse77 macrumors regular

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    Have you tried the Beta and Dev releases?
     
  9. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, what does Chrome do and why is that a bad thing?

    <--- newb.
     
  10. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Mine was slow, I cleared the cache and it sped right back up.
     
  11. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I removed my hard drive and I instantly had more storage capacity!

    Weird.
     
  12. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Chrome forces the machine to use the discreet graphics, which in turn sucks up battery power.

    Yes, one could use gfxcardstatus to force Intel graphics, but I ended up preferring Safari in the end, so no love lost.
     
  13. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    No, are they better?
     
  14. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    safari crashes on my system any time i try to open applications when safari is open. it throws a hissy fit for not being the center of attention and closes in a huff. reported it to apple, their response "sorry bro, we can't fix this but just you wait until the next patch!"

    now i'm using minefield.
     
  15. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I use Firefox, but I'm trying to get used to using Safari. Currently I use them 50/50 on Mac. And on Windows it's 100% Firefox.
     
  16. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    Is this something that Google knows and is working to fix or what? And does it actually slow the computer down?
     
  17. elleana macrumors regular

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    Its a conspiracy theory maybe :D
     
  18. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and it won't be a hard fix. No, it doesn't slow the computer down, it just cuts battery life.
     
  19. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    Try Iron, its chrome without the crap.

    very nice
     
  20. TaylorJ macrumors regular

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    I love chrome! Especially with btt its becomes even better!!

    I dont have to worry about it, I have a 13 incher. Does it take up more cpu or anything too? or just graphics?
     
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  22. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    +1
     
  23. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I am in the same situation as you. 2010 13" MacBook Pro with Chrome. I love Chrome as a browser. Super fast.
     
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