Firefox has been my good, hackable friend for quite a long time. However, I am trying a week with Google Chrome to see how it goes. There’s a few reasons for this including:
- The UI (er, chrome) is simple and tight. I have hacked my firefox with theme after theme to try and come up with something this simple. Chrome does it out of the box.
- Default Theme is better on a netbook, giving me more screen and less toolbar, etc. etc. etc. bcause screen real-estate is wicked valuable on that 400px tall screen (or whatever it really is, but it’s tiny)
- Bookmark Synching with Google Docs is cool. I have no idea why, but I like this. <– G33K.
- Chrome loads processes in windows as separate threads, hopefully allowing some tabs to crash without killing the whole thing. Again, = G33k.
An example of Chrome:
Some things I am yearning for already:
- Roboform finally has an add-on, though its functionality is a bit limited. I would like to see it in a toolbar, not floating along the bottom.
- Delicious has an add-on out that looks to bring my bookmarks over to Chrome but I also miss the firefox-awesomeness to fill a toolbar with my Delicious links. This could be solved, by the way, if Chrome would allow me to
- Bookmark RSS feeds and auto-display their content as links. This is known as “live bookmarks” over on ffx, and I’m not the only one who wants.