I was one of the early adopters of Google Chrome. Even mainstream media was excited about Google’s browser. I’m a Google fan-boy. I’ve had GMail accounts forever, used Google search since the beginning. I like Google Finance, Google Analytics, iGoogle and Google Reader. I had high hopes for Chrome.
I use Firefox 3 and Flock. Firefox seems to be either this amazing browser, or so buggy you want to chuck it. Not sure what’s up with that .. how can the folks that designed such an innovative browser get it so wrong from time to time? Why do they use their users to do Q & A? I am addicted to addons, so any new browser has to have support for addons.
I like the Chrome’s intuitive interface. It uses a lot of keyboard shortcuts .. not such a fan of keyboard shortcuts. In the 30 years I’ve been at a keyboard, I’ve been able to memorize Ctrl/C, Ctrl/X, Ctrl/V, F11, F5 and Ctrl/Shft/Esc .. that’s all .. I associate keyboard shortcuts to the 1980′s .. I’ve moved on and getting me to memorize a ton of keyboard shortcuts is going to be a tough sell.
I often have 8 or 10 tabs open at any given time. I multitask and I`m not proud to say my virtual desktop looks much like my physical desktop. Not the that organized or neat.
I can`t live without the Roboform addon. I really do have a different password at each of the sites I visit and most of them are random. If I can`t memorize a few keyboard shortcuts, what do you think the chances of my remembering all my userid and password combinations?
The thing that really did Chrome in was .. it slowed down my machine .. no, I mean it SLOWED DOWN MY MACHINE. Not worth the trouble, so I took it off my machine and will wait while other folks voluteer to beta test it.
Are you still using Chrome?