Who uses google chrome?

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  1. happle macrumors 6502a

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    so i just got bored with safari so i decided to try out google chrome. but i had a few questions.

    is there a way to add custom buttons like in safari? i like how in safari i can put butons like + Bookmark and place it anywhere i like. is there a way to do this in chrome?

    and also any recommended extensions? right now i just have, addblock, flashblock, and speed dial (top sites) extensions.

    let me know...thanks.
     
  2. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Turn Off The Lights and 1Password (from the beta build)

    I believe the dev build of google chrome allows you to customize the toolbar
     
  3. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    can you provide a link plz? i dont think i have the dev build
     
  4. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok thx, but not seeing any difference in the beta version. i dont see any options for a completely customizable toolbar. i have my bookmarks there but im looking to add a + bookmark button and move things around
     
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  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Safari is bloated and awkward. It beach balls like none other and has very few convincing features. Google Chrome is Google owned and constantly sends Google your browsing history for "diagnostic purposes". Opera and Firefox are where it's at.
     
  8. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Well, i tried :)
     
  9. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ff runs like balls. it doesnt handle java well. it eats up ram, and cpu a noticeable amount compared to safari.

    iv tried everything and i always resort back to safari :/ but im sick of it lol

    edit: and thanks tomple i know u did try for me and i appreciate that.
     
  10. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on Firefox sucking

    and thanks for acknowledging my attempts :)
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    What the hell is wrong with your computer? None of that is true.
     
  12. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nothing. its actually pretty easy to tell. all you have to do is record your activity monitor on a daily basis. i did this and ff used more ram and cpu. which lead my temps to be a couple degrees hotter, and ff just seems more resource intensive than any other browser.

    this is old news...and its also known that ff doesn't handle java and stuff as well.

    a normal user would not notice these differences. but if you keep an eye on everything like i did you will notice exactly what i have stated.

    so far safari, chrome, and opera all run very similar as far as ram and cpu consumption. ff loses in that department.

    im trying to fiddle with opera now. i seem to like it. only problem is all the skins are ugly on a mac. im looking for a nice dark one. possibly transparent.
     
  13. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    IMO ... Google is not even a viable search engine ... searches always bring up things from 2007 on the first couple of pages.

    Plus the whole Google AdSpam thing they run is the worst ... funny how they do not have AdSpam on their own home page ... but they want to infest everyone else's websites with it?

    every day Google is trying to get my computer to access their servers ... sorry Google ... denied

    I would never install anything from Google on my computer.

    for me Safari rules. :cool:
     
  14. Joewebster macrumors member

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    You better tighten your tinfoil hat buddy >_>
     
  15. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah google is sort of fishy. i deleted it now anyway. what search engine do you use anyway?

    and i wish i could get a damn skin on safari lol. it looks the cleanest but im just so sick of the all grey. i like dark browsers

    i just tried out camino but it was hard to customize and the tabs look dumb lol. i guess its safari for me too. google looked the nicest but didnt have some things that i would have liked.
     
  16. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    What search engine do you use instead?
     
  17. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I use anything but Google ... mostly Bing ... however they all seem to have gotten away from what search engines used to be.

    even if you are bored with Safari ... you will come back to it ... for me, I try not to fix what is not broken.

    good luck and cheers :cool:
     
  18. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    already back to it lol.

    safari + clicktoflash = win

    oh and btw, which flash player do u use? i think theres a newer one but i think i have one of the betas thats supposed to work better with macs. should i keep this one or update?
     
  19. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yeah, it's not like Google isn't known for misusing and recording people's information without their knowledge. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Hi Happle


    I also use the same setup ... ClicktoFlash rocks ... I have already forgotten what the Internet looked like with all those annoying Flash Ads.

    cheers
     
  21. happle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha google is trying to take over the world. im already ****ed then...i have a evo smartphone. adroid....google powered....AHHH *smashes phone*

    and yeah clicktoflash is very nice. and i guess today i wanted to try something new but everything failed me.

    anyone have anything to say about my flash question?

    should i update to the new one? or keep the beta version that i have that i was told some months ago works best with mac.
     
  22. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    I have chrome and safari open at all times and use them both consistently. the two best browsers
     

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