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Google Chrome - anyone else surfing Mumsnet with this browser?

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nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 21:00:03

I'm now surfing Mumsnet using the new Google Chrome browser. Wondered if anyone else is also using this browser.

tissy Wed 03-Sep-08 21:01:34


do they do a Mac version?

nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 21:03:35

Don't think so... at least not at this time. The BETA Seems to only be for Win XP and Vista.

tissy Wed 03-Sep-08 21:10:32

i'll not bother downloading it, then! grin

iwantasecondone Wed 03-Sep-08 21:21:08

Installed it today and went straight back to mozilla. Utter rubbish I wrong?

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 21:25:27

Just downloaded it....
Definitely minimalist, isn't it.
I like the thing where your most visited sites automatically come up on a new tab - that will be very useful.
I know which one will be top of the list!

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 21:29:22

My MN name & password disappear each time I change thread - can I get it to keep them?
That would be a deal-breaker for me....

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 21:33:23

Also, it's imported my IE favourites as bookmarks, but strangely not my Google toolbar bookmarks - doesn't seem to be an easy way of getting them either.

nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 21:37:53

Def minimalist. Think I prefer Firefox, but will see how it goes over the next week or so.

I found I had to edit the stored passwords list, so that any old passwords for Mumsnet were removed.

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 21:47:16

I don't have any old passwords, and it says under options that my MN password is saved - but I have to enter both my username & password for every thread.

Like the spelling checker though.

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 21:53:34

OK, logged out of MN & then back in - there's a button asking if I want to store the password - I missed it the first time because the login box is so small hardly any of the message showed.

nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 21:56:48

Firefox has spelling checker. Wonder if it is the same engine... expect it may be.

Try going to Options, Minor Tweaks and click on Show saved passwords. Try removing all entries for and trying again.
It is remembering it for me, at least during the same session. Wonder what happens if I exit the browser then try going back on mumsnet.

EyeballsintheSky Wed 03-Sep-08 21:58:22

Nope, because as usual us Mac users are second class citizens.

<<climbs up on soapbox>>

nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 21:58:59

Hmm, it didn't remember my login. But once I had filled in the login on the Mumsnet login bit (not the username/password box on posting), it now seems to remember who I am when I come back to Mumsnet.

nannynick Wed 03-Sep-08 22:02:38

Not that surprising that there is not a MAC version. There must be a lot more PC users than MAC users (anyone know if there are any official figures for that?).

RustyBear Wed 03-Sep-08 22:06:23

It's OK for me now too - I think it was my fault for missing the message that asked me if I wanted to save the password, because MN's login box is so small.
It apparently imported my saved passwords from IE, but they didn't actually work until I'd logged in to each site & confirmed I wanted to save it.

I do think the lack of the Google toolbar/bookmarks is a pain, though I can get my bookmarks from my igoogle page, or from here

EyeballsintheSky Wed 03-Sep-08 23:34:50

It's about 97% are Windows or something daft like that, Nick. I don't dispute the numbers but it riles me that rather than developing software that everyone can use at the same time, they concentrate on one and then roll the other out when they can be arsed. I'm still waiting for BBC's iPlayer... wink

<<gives high horse kick up arse>

CoteDAzur Thu 04-Sep-08 09:22:35

I just downloaded and it is very pleasant to use. Nice change from Windows Explorer (I haven't tried Firefox). The stealth window is great and it seems much faster than Explorer.

EachPeachPearMum Thu 04-Sep-08 09:29:38

DH won't stop raving about it... keeps on at me to switch. He loves the fact that it will tell you which tab is slow, so you can kill it.
I'm a firefox fiend though, so I don't want to. [I'm in my comfort zone emoticon]

susiecutiebananas Thu 04-Sep-08 09:36:46

Well, practically the ^WHOLE ( if not all actually) of the UK & US music and film industry use MAC... so we're not really second class citizens wink if such a technical area of expertise use it, then we must be doing something right... grin

I am surprised that it is not mac compatible. Most new software is these days. Also, my cousin as been working on it for google, and he's been using mac since time began! I shall have a word wink

VictorianSqualor Thu 04-Sep-08 09:49:36

I have the new firefox but keep getting told to change to safari apparently it's the fastest browser, but I'm not sure I can be bothered.

zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 09:51:15

i have only just discovered the cool mesage box apparition with firefox cooliris oit is brill

zippitippitoes Thu 04-Sep-08 11:45:37

review here is very complimentary

lynniep Thu 04-Sep-08 16:50:51

Im using it, and I'm liking it, but it needs work. But then its a beta version, so can't really complain as the point is it will be improved as the bugs start rolling in.

As previous poster has mentioned - it apparently saves usernames/passwords, but then fails to come up with the goods when you need them. I've also requested the 'autofill' functionality you get with IE (although I'm sure there'll be an addon for that somewhere) as I hate having to fill out my details every time. I also dont get why I can't see my google bookmarks when I log into gmail, and yet it imports IE bookmarks. I dont use IE bookmarks!!
I'm sure there is a MAC version coming up - they just wanted to get this beta version out asap.

RustyBear Thu 04-Sep-08 21:51:06

I find it slightly weird that Google's browser's spellchecker doesn't seem to recognise the word 'Google' grin
Wouldn't you think that would be the first word they'd add to their dictionary?
(Doesn't like Firefox either)

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