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#16
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Is there any way to tell chrome how to deal with media files(tools->options->applications in firefox)?
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I did read in blogs and comments about users complaining about the privacy issues that Google Chrome brings in. Especially about their Omnibox feature where the browser makes suggestions for search keywords based on other people's searching behavior. They say it's invading their privacy. I'm not convinced that Google Chrome is invading privacy. But I'm open for more information regarding that issue.


I believe that they take searches that have been entered into their search engine, and use that to determine the popularity of the keywords. This doesn't tie you to those keywords. For example, if you type in Po, and "Porn" comes up, that means that a lot of people have searched for porn. That doesn't mean someone is being accused of searching for porn.

Are these people that just fear change, and think Firefox should not be challenged by a new browser, so they come up with wild accusations? This is a helpful feature, not a harmful one... C'mon... Think a little people...


I think those people are a little over-paranoid (if that's a right word). I read something about tying your IP addresses to what you do online. Or something like that. I'm not sure how true it is or how they do it/how it works. With my understanding of how the Internet works, they shouldn't be able to do that (IPv4). But with IPv6, uhm, still no I guess. Even if you have a completely unique IPv6 address, you'd still have to be under an ISP. :)

I can't wait to see how this will change the world. I'm so glad I got into this field.
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Chrome is great. Using it right now. It has a cool little Incognito option, for those people that like to go to sites that they're not suppose to go to. It doesnt keep cookies or history...and its sooo much faster than IE when it comes to load time. The only thing i've seen that it doesnt do, is support adobe flashplayer, or i'm just doing something wrong. Realized it when i already have the plug-in on my PC, then went to the XBox site and it was telling me to download it.


not sure if this is true for chrome but is for IE...
The WinSpy index.dat viewer lets you read the contents of your index.dat files .. If you are not familiar with these files, don't be surprised - they are hidden on your computer. Windows uses index.dat files to organize data on your system. They reside in the Cookies, History and Internet Explorer’s cache folders. This presents two problems: Index.dat files can grow quite large and as they increase in size, they tend to be bogged down with unneeded data - making them less efficient. Secondly, snoops can recover the index.dat file and read details such as your History, even though the items may have already been 'deleted' from the History folder

I have used this tool to prove to clients that someone has indeed surfed on "the wild side" of the internet...
NOTE...the tool WinSpy will be seen as spyware by the malware scanners..
YOU CAN DELETE THESE FILES using ccleaner...

I have been using chrome now since it came out...only beef is the ads...no way to get rid of them yet like adblock plus in firefox...I find the flash ads extremely annoying...also pretty sure google doesn't want them blocked as there a ad based company
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I hear now that you can use Privoxy to block adds in Chrome and then configure Chrome to use the proxy. Though I don't know how it stacks up to Firefox and its Adblock extension since I haven't had a problem with ads in Chrome yet.
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People feel like Google's gonna own everything...Now they're editing the EULA...

The WinSpy index.dat viewer lets you read the contents of your index.dat files .. If you are not familiar with these files, don't be surprised - they are hidden on your computer. Windows uses index.dat files to organize data on your system. They reside in the Cookies, History and Internet Explorer’s cache folders. This presents two problems: Index.dat files can grow quite large and as they increase in size, they tend to be bogged down with unneeded data - making them less efficient. Secondly, snoops can recover the index.dat file and read details such as your History, even though the items may have already been 'deleted' from the History folder

I have used this tool to prove to clients that someone has indeed surfed on "the wild side" of the internet...
NOTE...the tool WinSpy will be seen as spyware by the malware scanners..
YOU CAN DELETE THESE FILES using ccleaner...

And I learned something new...you sir, are one of my favorite members...I learn a lot from your posts. :)
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When I started using chrome I also had to re-install flash player however not all flash works for me in chrome.

http://eojmanager.co.../list/2647.page

The link above for example is from a site I regularly visit, in the top post there is a list of cards that is generated using flash (which you guys can probably see) however I cannot see this list when I use the chrome browser, however it works fine in IE. When I first looked at one of the decks lists on this site is directed me to install Adobe Flash which I did, I can see the boarder in the chrome browser but not the actual list of cards.

Edited by KillerShark1978, 09 September 2008 - 12:33 AM.

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Been using it on and off since release, and while its got a few bugs and no adblock and a busted spell checker its overall very good. To be honest if FF took some of the features like incognito mode and some of the GUI then that would be the best solution.
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Just downloaded it and am posting this post in it...
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just found out... won't work with the Kaspersky Online Scanner...
anybody got a bank or some site like that that requires IE to...if so check them and see if chrome will work with them...
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Funny... I used it all day on Wednesday and haven't touched it since
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Funny... I used it all day on Wednesday and haven't touched it since

this is not useful info
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When using any browser, I choose the options to not save cookies, and history. So my experience with browsers is always "incognito". Also, load times seem pretty much the same to me. I guess that is one problem with having a custom built computer with some decent speed for a change... As for the Flash Player problem, I can not say that I have the same problem as you. It works perfectly fine when I went to the Xbox site.


only thing about this is that firefox doesnt thoroughly delete everything like you ask it to.. if you have it delete everything everytime you close the browser and go and look in your temp folders.. theres still going to be all kinds of stuff.. and i mean both the temp forlder and temporary internet files folder...

or at least this has been my experience..
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just hit a poisoned site using chrome...it was trying to install malware and the only way to disconnect or kill off chrome was to use the task manager and end task...they will have to fix this or I won't use or recommend chrome to anybody...
something like the add on noscript for firefox would do
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Sorry to revive and old topic but in my defense I run the search engine on this site to see if there were any fresh topics and this was the latest one I could fine.

Hey what's the latest with Chrome? I had a pop-up about 30 minutes and by the looks of things it looks 100% ready to launch.

"Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier." said the memo.


Here's the link for it.

Google Chrome
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