Google has a browser.

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  1. exscentric

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    Trying the download now :)

    Will try to post it from it in a little bit.
     
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    Okay- posting this from Google Chrome. At first glance I don't see any of the ads that Firefox adblock also blocked.
     
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    Seems smoother than firefox on my rig, along with a tad faster though have not found the menus as yet :laugh:

    Download was quick so must be fairly small program, might be great on my little eee computer!

    Give it a good workout later.
     
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    Uh, wrong :).

    I will have to adblock or google's version to make the switch totally
     
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    I like it so far...
     
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    Questions....

    If I download it, will it set itself up as a default browser?

    Or do I have a choice to click on which browser I want?

    What happens when I download it?
     
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    You download a 450 or so k loader, double click it and it downloads the rest but it doesn't take too long I'd guess 4-5 meg.

    It installs and imports bookmarks etc. from your browser and takes over as default. However just open another browser and if it doesn't ask if you want it as default you can go to options and make it default and there is a spot to click if you want it to check every time.
     
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    Maybe I just haven't figured out the settings yet, but I'm not liking not having some of the toolbar features. Did a search, but unable to use "Find" on the web page.

    Seems faster than Firefox.
     
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    I'm like Don, where is the home button? How do I get id of this wasted space like channel guide etc...?


    EDIT... Figured it out, you can right click and add, delete or edit those folders. Now you can customize your toolbar...
     
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    before I waste any time on it - does it have add ons like firefox? I use a lot of the developer dowappies that firefox offers ;)
     
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    You can go to the link and snoop, but I doubt that they have add ons yet. I think it is a bit primitive thus far.

    As to the home button, I think it is an option reachable by clicking on the wrench I think it was.

    No find feature that I have found as yet either.

    I will amend that find feature crack - click on the little page icon to the right top. Hot key is control f as in others - tried that and didn't get the window at the bottom like firefox - duuuuh it is at the top right :)
     
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    Primitive is a good word. I wait for a few versions before I try it again.
     
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    I like it. It is much smoother and a bit faster. No need for a home page button as you can add as many home pages as you want.
     
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    You can have the home page button in the options, just saw it again.

    There might be problems with a touchpad that scolls. On my Vista laptop I have to use the arrows in the right bar for scrolling since with the touchpad it goes from the first of the page to the last of the page in a smidgen of a move.

    It is smoother for sure, I have been frustrated with IE and FF latest versions due to that.

    I like the ingognito option.

    Just found another flaw, the spell checker tells me words are misspelled but doesn't suggest or allow changes when you right click.

    SO YOU ARE SO TOTALLY forewarned, you will be seeing spelling errors from the old guy that barely got out of his last English class alive - in the 9th grade :thumbs:
     
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    Gonna love it when it is ready to go.

    Perhaps part of the smoothness is from the lack of features. I will be back when they have an adblock option and a proper spell check.

    Also Flash crashed while I was watching Gov Palin's speech.
     
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    Well, that's NO good! Very BAD timing! ;)
     
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