|reply to ashrc4 |
Re: Google Chrome Now the No. 1 Browser in the World
I don't use Chrome (for privacy reasons - it has embedded by Google tracking ID), but I use Iron, which runs the same code, cleared form the tracking abilities. From my experience, it's way faster than IE. But, at the same time, now it consumes huge amount of memory.Tens of megabytes, when you open a page, is a common take for Chrome... And it creates a new process every time you open a tab There is a way though to harness that waste - running it in a single process mode. But unfortunately developers for some weird reason don't want to offer any support for it. Perhaps they think that all users who still use an old computer with limited resources have to dump it immediately and rush to buy a new one just to be able to run new Chrome... IMHO, it's a big misconception from their side and not everyone will do it.
GUI, offered in Chrome, has it's own problems. For example, they sacrifice title bar of the browser (to make it a bit narrower) and now I can't see title of the web page I'm browsing. And sometimes I miss useful info from there... Another weird "innovation" is - they remove common user interface elements, like OK, Cancel, etc buttons. As a result I don't see options to confirm my change or discard it. For example, try to copy/paste several fields in Search Engines page. You paste data from clipboard in one (from 3) field and then when you move focus on another application (to get next portion of data for the second field) - Chrome will simply discard all you've prepared earlier... What an immature design they have implemented here
Bottom line - I use it because it's fast (comparing to IE) and (by using Iron instead of Chrome) I can get it a bit more secure. But, at the same time, I still keep IE as a default browser.
Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...