Monday, March 22nd 2010
I have had Google Chrome installed basically since the day it was released. But I have never had a serious go at using it.
The other day I decided to give it a try. So I re-installed it to get a blank new profile and then imported my Firefox bookmarks, history, search engines and passwords.
Here are a few things I noticed:
nto jump to the next news item.
omnibox) to search using the installed search engines is not as simple and intuitive as using Firefox’s search box. The idea is that I should be able to type
gooand hit tab to select the Google search engine. But if Chrome has ranked something else higher than google.com – in my case Google Reader – tab won’t select the search engine. This brings me on to my next point.
recentmany times to get to
Recent forum activityat Dpreview.com. It still brings up a Google search for recent as the top choice and Flickr’s recent activity page as the second choice – a page I haven’t visited even once using Chrome. Chrome’s location bar needs to get better at reading my mind.
Those things were enough to make me want to go back to Firefox. Two days in Chrome is still longer than I’ve ever managed before 😉