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Dear Chrome

2011-03-23 19:21:11.697858+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Dear Chrome: I like your lower memory footprint, and your speed. However, unless your autofill improves drastically, it's back to Firefox.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-25 17:43:28.089327+00 by: andylyke [edit history]

A little glitch I just discovered: (WinVista also Win7) when in the autohide mode, FF also inhibits the popup of the taskbar in response to cursor down. I have to take it out of autohide to get the taskbar to respond to cursor at the bottom.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-25 14:11:34.016489+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, the switch to Chrome introduced me to the bookmark synch thing, now I'm setting it up on Firefox. And though I've used full-screen for presentations before, I hadn't played with the autohide function. Thanks, that now makes Firefox behave like the rest of my desktop tools!

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-25 13:40:50.899873+00 by: andylyke

As to user interface, I love the autohide full screen mode for FF4. If you haven't tried it, press <f11>. Particularly useful on a netbook. Also - (forgive me if I'm way behind the times) I like their "synchronize your bookmarks" idea, as I use more than one machine.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-24 14:25:28.231075+00 by: Dan Lyke

Back to Firefox from Chrome. Seems like FF4 has RSS and autofill support that works, and has a lower(!) memory footprint for my basic tests than Chrome.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-24 04:01:02.185015+00 by: spc476

Back to Chrome? Or Firefox 3?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-03-23 21:34:24.546026+00 by: Dan Lyke

Just fired up Firefox 4. I may be switching back.