Kicking Google Chrome To The Curb!

  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Mar 06, 2014 3:05 PM GMT
    Guys, I need some help here....About 18 months ago, I installed Google Chrome on my laptop and the darn thing runs slower than ever now. It times out, tells me I have to reload, causes all kinds of issues. I don't have the most sophisticated ISP out there, but don't believe that is the issue, it's Chrome.

    So..do I...?

    Transfer all my bookmarks back to Internet Explorer (didn't uninstall that)? What will I lose by uninstalling Chrome?

    Help me out here. This isn't my forte....

    Thanks!
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    Mar 08, 2014 10:02 AM GMT
    Yesterday I just switched back to firefox. Open ie or install firefox and tell it to import the bookmarks from chrome. Leave chrome installed in case you need to use it.
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    Mar 08, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    Funny, I switched back to Firefox last week after Chrome slowed down so much. I think Chrome updates itself without prompting you or letting you opt out of updates. Don't give users control over their experience, you lose customers.

    On that note, fuck you Chrome and Facebook icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 08, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    Even I switched to firefox because chrome is completely crashed. I checked with few known people. They all are facing the same.
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    Mar 08, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    And how about where they removed the arrows at the top and bottom of the scrollbar?

    And Google needs to hire some good UI experts. Letting programmers design the UI is rarely a good idea.
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    Mar 08, 2014 8:47 PM GMT
    A little partisan plug here. We use Safari, on our Macs, iPads & iPhones. Crash-resistant, fast, intuitive, and it integrates seamlessly with everything else we use on our Apple devices, from contacts to email. And moving media, to even a backwards site like RJ, is very easy.

  • Mar 08, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
    Used to use chrome for years. My computer was always extremely slow. I always thought there was something wrong with the computer. My friend switched me to Firefox and did some other stuff to the computer. Now my computer runs very fast and smooth. Firefox is great and Chrome sucks.
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    Mar 08, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    Firefox forever. The extensions make web surfing tolerable. Also, Firefox has the BEST bookmark manager. Also, the about:config allows you to tweak the browser to your liking.

    I only use Chrome for certain things. Mainly for Google related things like mail, YouTube, Hangouts, etc. And yes, Chrome has gotten pretty slow over the years.

    I will admit that Chrome has a more efficient javascript engine. So bloated sites like Tumblr are pretty snappy. But I hear Firefox will be making some changes in the near future to improve javascript performance.

    A few things I like about Chrome..
    - You can have multiple accounts/profiles at the same time. With Firefox, you can only use one profile at a time.

    - Separate thread/process for each tab. If one tab crashes, it won't shut down your other tabs.

    - Easier profile sync/backup. Just sign in to your google account. It's done. With Firefox, it's an elaborate process where you have to enter PIN codes and passwords.
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    Mar 08, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    xrichx saidFAlso, the about:config allows you to tweak the browser to your liking.

    Such a geek. icon_lol.gif You wouldn't want your mom fiddling with stuff on that page.

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could right click on each row and there'd be a help menu item you could click on to explain what it does?
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    Mar 08, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    xrichx saidA few things I like about Chrome..

    Agreed. One thing I really like about Chrome is how it scrolls the page when you use the arrow keys. It treats the page like it's one long piece of paper and essentially ignores the content. FF moves the cursor through the page's divs, iframes, and text and jumps all over the place with some pages (e.g., tumblr). (I installed the SmoothWheel add-on which largely fixes this.)
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    Mar 09, 2014 6:28 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidFAlso, the about:config allows you to tweak the browser to your liking.

    Such a geek. icon_lol.gif You wouldn't want your mom fiddling with stuff on that page.

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could right click on each row and there'd be a help menu item you could click on to explain what it does?

    I just google it. Often times, you can find out each setting's function from the Mozilla forums or developer docs.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Mar 10, 2014 12:23 AM GMT
    Thanks guys! I'm a premier potato-head when it comes to this stuff. I do have one more question.....

    I can install Firefox and import all of my bookmarks from Chrome AND IE onto it, right?? I thought about going into each one and doing a cut/paste of the link into my e-mail so I wouldn't lose them? Is that a 15th Century idea or is there some good by doing that?

    Thanks again!

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    Mar 10, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    Yes. Firefox's awesome bookmark manager allows you to import bookmarks from Chrome and IE.
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    Mar 15, 2014 11:45 AM GMT
    I only use Chrome when I have to; I left it installed only to have as a backup. Opera's the browser I use because IE is constantly screwing up on my laptop.
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    Mar 16, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    there has been some support on this issue in the past, Chrome has its own flash player built in (pep flash), versus the separate Adobe flash player IE uses, I think flash player in general is a big issue and causes many crashes people are not aware of

    could also be shockwave not installed
    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/

    try uninstalling or disabling all flash players, reinstall or follow video

    type chrome://plugins in your browser

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    Mar 16, 2014 3:22 AM GMT

    If you have MS, check the msconfig utility to see what programs are running when you start your laptop, stopping running background programs, can help speed this up, just know what you are doing when using this utility!
    http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
  • kuroshiro

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    Mar 16, 2014 4:52 AM GMT
    Chrome was sluggish for me as well. Uninstalling the browser and then reinstalling it solved the issues.
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    Mar 16, 2014 7:29 AM GMT
    I'm ditching Chrome too. It used to be so fast, but now it regularly just hangs on certain pages and won't even close.

    I've been using Firefox since it's preview in 2004. Never had one problem with it.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Apr 11, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    Forgot to do this a couple of weeks ago, so now it's an update:

    I uninstalled Chrome (and kept IE because I heard things could really be screwed up if I deleted that one too) and installed Firefox.

    No real change! Dang!

    You know, I went to look at my router. Unplugged it. Plugged it back in AND reconnected one of the boxes as the connection was loose.

    Whadda y'know....LIGHTNING QUICK INTERNET RETURNED!

    DUH!! LOL!!

    I reinstalled Chrome as I'm more comfortable using it, but kept Firefox too.

    Mystery solved! Thanks for the input and feedback, guys! Computer Whiz I am not--and the first to admit it too.
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    Apr 11, 2014 1:24 AM GMT
    Google loves pushing down updates that break Chrome for me. I got tired of trawling the web for workarounds and fixes.

    I'm using Opera now (based on Chromium project since last year).

    Firefox is just too bloated to be an alternative.