Another Chrome convert

This morning, I accidentally clicked on an old Google Chrome icon on my desktop, which of course brought up the browser (I’d installed it but never used it).


I’d always dismissed the Chrome claim that it was the fastest browser — faster than Firefox, which I have used since the day it appeared in beta form for public download over five years ago — believing ┬áthat no piece of software could really improve on speed that much. Well — I think I was wrong.

So I spent some time fooling around with Chrome this morning. You know, it really is faster. Firefox was starting to bug me a little with its feature creep and extension bloating issues. Chrome is slick and quick, no lie. You might want to try it for yourself. Mac users can, too.

On an unrelated note: thanks to all my RtB fiends who posted nice thoughts on Facebook and sent emails about my icky tests yesterday. All is well in the cancer department — as in, there is none. Now the doc will search for other clues (hopefully using less invasive tests).

Happy, um…I don’t even know what day it is.

Fink, in summer mode

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11 thoughts on “Another Chrome convert

  1. Mathew

    Amusingly enough I just converted to Chrome on my desktop and I really like it. Firefox had been giving me crashing problems but I haven’t had any issues with Chrome so far.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I do like it. I have two little niggling issues:

      1. Chrome doesn’t show pictures in my WordPress software while I’m working on posts. This could be a bug and there may be some documentation on it; just haven’t searched yet.

      2. As far as I can see, there’s no multi-row bookmark extension. I have tons of bookmarks that I like to access via one click (I hate context menus), but Chrome only offers one row, then shunts the overflow into a CM. Hate that.

      Outside of those issues, I’m very pleased.

  2. Edwin C. Rasterburn

    I’ve been using chrome for a couple months now and I agree…it is good stuff.

    I was unaware of the tests but of course am very glad to hear you don’t have cancer.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Thanks, um, Edwin (you change your name alla time, ya know). I, too, was relieved to hear there was no cancer. Looking forward to seeing you next month!

  3. Rae

    Congrats on your nook. It looks just like you!

    And re: my post. If I would keep it to only 2 sentences, what would be the fun in blabbing on and on (and on) for 1056 more words? Where’s the fun in that? If I write two sentences, it’s a good indication that something is wrong. Even wrong-er than writing nothing at all….. odd bird that I am.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Hey, I love reading long posts! I just like to think I can find the “thesis statement.” What a nerd bird, eh? And thank you for the nook compliment. I plan to have a family photo taken soon. :P

  4. Sam

    You’re just now using Chrome? Being the techno-rat you are, I figured you’d be on top of that by now. Hope you likey.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I do like it, yep! And I’d downloaded the thing long ago with good intentions, but just never got around to installing it. Fell off the techno wagon bigtime on that score.

  5. Suzanne

    Been using Chrome for YEARS now, where you been? LOL j/k I like it a lot, H always used Firefox.

    Darn I had a question for you but I got distracted by the Chrome post…..hmmmm will bbl.

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I dunno…I been in the laundry room er sumthin! And you know where to find me — I love articulate and compendious questions!


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