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Temporarily Abandoning Chrome

Google Chrome is great!  I blogged about it on day 1, and I’m still standing by it – it really is a great web browser!  However, the inability to scroll up with my touchpad (and the insane speed at which any scrolling takes place!) coupled with the lack of add-ons is causing me to shift back to Firefox 3 (at least temporarily).

Lucky for me, there’s a LifeHacker article about how to do everything that Google Chrome does (except increasing speed and multi-threading…) through Firefox extensions!   (I totally already had the Download StatusBar — one of my favorite extensions.)

And the one thing that I noticed about my Chrome usage — I was really growing to love the omnibar!  The whole “g”-tab-“search term” to search Google (and “w” for Wikipedia, etc) was really nice. But LifeHacker saved me there too!  Firefox has that (in a way) built in as well!  Right click on a search box on whatever page you want (say Google), go to “Add a Keyword for this Search…”, name it something useful, add the keyword (say “g” for Google), and voila!  Now typing “g Danny Iachini” in the AwesomeBar of Firefox3 will Google me!

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September 10, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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