Thoughts of a relentless mind

New browser from Google – Chrome

Google has come out with a new browser – Google Chrome. Click here to go to the download page.

Finished the installation just a few minutes back. One feature that really stands out is that the browser occupies a major part of the screen. This means that you’ll be able to see more content at a stretch when compared to other browsers.

The installation was plain easy. It did a good job by importing all the bookmarks from Firefox. Even the bookmarks on the toolbar were imported, which is a welcome addition. Also the stored passwords in Firefox seemed to work in Chrome.

Another interesting feature is that you can create shortcuts to your favourite pages on to the desktop, Start menu or QuickLaunch bar (titled ‘Google Gears’). I personally won’t be using this feature, ‘coz there’s no point in cluttering your desktop with shortcuts to web pages when you can directly open them from the Bookmarks tab in the browser.

There’s an option for safe browsing, called ‘Incognito’. This launches a new window. Looks like this feature has been copied directly from Safari’s stealth mode. This keeps no trace of your browsing history or offline saved data. This can be really helpful in cyber cafes.

However this App is still in its Beta version. Looks like IE has got another major competitor here. Goodbye IE.

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03/09/2008 - Posted by | Software | ,

1 Comment »

  1. You can do the same thing in firefox as well, i.e., stealth browsing/incognito mode and that too WITHOUT any kind of extension/plugin/addon etc. It is already built in in firefox. See this:
    http://tech.shantanugoel.com/2008/09/10/firefox-incognito-mode-is-here-move-over-chromeie8.html

    Comment by shantanu goel | 11/09/2008 | Reply


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