Google Tries to Convert Internet Explorer Users to Become Chrome Users

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If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer you may have noticed the message above when you visited the Google homepage. Google is doing everything they can to entice IE users to become Google Chrome converts.

Whoever controls the browser controls a large portion of both the desktop, and the Internet. Maybe Microsoft should consider making their browser lighter and faster.

Short Link - Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm (PST)
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Google Chrome Incognito or Private Browsing Mode

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Google Chrome has a stealth mode, which is called either incognito or private browsing mode, that allows you to surf the web with privacy, but it may not be the kind of privacy you’re thinking of.

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Short Link - Posted on September 26, 2009 at 12:09 pm (PST)
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Google Chrome Windows Keyboard Shortcuts and Mouse Shortcuts

Google Chrome has a lot of Windows keyboard shortcuts, and mouse shortcuts, that allow quick access to the underlying functions. Keyboard and mouse shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and mouse clicks that you can use to perform specific actions. Knowing some of the Google Chrome shortcuts listed below can help save you time.

Below are a list of all the shortcuts available for the Google Chrome web browser.

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Short Link - Posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:08 am (PST)
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Adding Google Chrome Home Button

When Google Chrome is installed for the first time it is missing the home button that many have become accustomed to from Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. To enable the home button in Google Chrome click on the wrench in the top right corner of the Chrome window, and left click Options.

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  • mel
    thanks.Very useful
  • Nerd Grind
    Hello Anders, The following article will instruct you on how to get the Home Button back:

Short Link - Posted on September 26, 2009 at 10:36 am (PST)
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Google Chrome Frame Works Around Stubborn Microsoft

On Tuesday Google introduced Google Chrome Frame that is an open source plug-in that bring HTML5, and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.

With Google Chrome Frame, developers can now take advantage of the latest open web technologies, even in Internet Explorer. From a faster Javascript engine, to support for current web technologies like HTML5’s offline capabilities and <canvas>, to modern CSS/Layout handling, Google Chrome Frame enables these features within IE with no additional coding or testing for different browser versions.

To start using Google Chrome Frame, all developers need to do is to add a single tag:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="chrome=1">

When Google Chrome Frame detects this tag it switches automatically to using Google Chrome’s speedy WebKit-based rendering engine. It’s that easy. For users, installing Google Chrome Frame will allow them to seamlessly enjoy modern web apps at blazing speeds, through the familiar interface of the version of IE that they are currently using.

For WordPress users there is a plug-in that helps with Google Chrome Frame integration, which really isn’t necessary since it’s easy to simply add the tag above.

Herein lies the problem. Web site visitors are redirected from the web site homepage to a plug-in download page. Most people won’t have a clue what Google Chrome Frame is, so they’ll be unlikely to download and install something they know nothing about.

Even though the Google Chrome web browser is faster than Internet Explorer, most people continue to use the slower Internet Explorer because they are familiar with it. For most people easier is better.

If Google really wants to get people to adopt new technologies to improve the Internet, they’ll need to convince companies like Microsoft to move ahead at the speed of technology. Since Microsoft is so reluctant to do anything "open source" Google is having a tough time, so they are appealing to developers (documentation here), and Internet surfers to pressure Microsoft, or work around Microsoft by trying to get a grass roots ground swell of support from developers and Internet surfers.

Microsoft is also introducing their own header tags for developers to add to their websites to be able to continue to have Internet Explorer 8 render their web sites in Internet Explorer 7 mode.

We want to see push technology that makes web site development easier for developers, so their web sites will render properly in any web browser using web hooks in their web site.

It seems unlikely that a web site owner will risk alienating their readers by redirecting them to a plug-in install page that they must install to view the web site. While we think Google Chrome Frame is a great idea, how it is integrated into an Internet surfer’s life will decide if this project succeeds or fails.

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  • Horia Dragomir
    I\'ve been pondering how obtrusive the pop-up really is; the redirect, as well. I\'m thinking of extending the plugin so that ...

Short Link - Posted on September 25, 2009 at 10:10 am (PST)
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How to Update Google Chrome

Unlike Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, there is no automatic notification, or automatic installer, to update Google Chrome. Perhaps Google wanted to be less intrusive by defaulting for Chrome users to do updates manually.

Knowing people in general, when something isn’t done automatically, it gets put on a to-do list until it is forgotten completely, or until some bug creeps up and bites us.

The only option is to manually update Google Chrome, which should be done once a week, or once a month, depending on what suits your schedule.

Open Google Chrome web browser. Now click the wrench in the top right corner of the window, then click About Google Chrome.

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Short Link - Posted on September 2, 2009 at 8:48 pm (PST)
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Google Chrome Desktop Notification

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The days of manually checking for Google Chrome updates are slowing coming to an end. A Chromium developer document was just posted that discusses the design for desktop notifications for Google Chrome.

There’s no clear indication how the notification will be used yet, since notifications will be off by default for now.

NG would rather have a scheduled update checker that has the option to automatically install new versions of Chrome unattended. It may sound lazy, but computers should be able to take care of themselves, so we can work on other more productive tasks rather than updating software for a program already installed on the computer.

Short Link - Posted on September 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm (PST)
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Google Chrome Beta Release

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Google has released the version of their Google Chrome web browser. There are several fixes in the new release:

Bookmark manager with import/export feature

Once you have gotten the patch installed, you should be able to see Bookmark manager under wrench menu. With this enhanced feature, now you can manage your bookmark much more effectively. Besides, you can create bookmark folder, drag and drop bookmark to new location as well as import and export bookmarks.

New blocked pop-up notification

In previous version, the pop-up window is minimized at the lower right corner of the browser. As long as this pop-up window is not cleared, it will cause the subsequent pop-up windows to fail to display. With this new release, a small notification that shows the number of blocked pop-up is displayed at that corner instead of the blocked pop-up window. You can now open each of the blocked pop-up windows by clicking on the menu on the notification.

Security issues

It is a Bug fix for the issue of privacy data being stolen by the downloaded HTML file and send to phishing or malware sites. The downloaded files are no longer connecting to network with XMHttpRequest() and you will be prompted to confirm for downloading if it is HTML file.

Privacy section under Options

Features that might send data to another service are grouped under the wrench menu -> Options -> Under the Hood tab.

Click here to update, then after installing click the wrench in the top right corner of the browser window, then About Google Chrome, and it should now show the version number

Short Link - Posted on November 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm (PST)
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Google Chrome Beta Available for Download

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Although the latest non-beta version of the Google Chrome web browser will be out in a few days, the Google Chrome Beta is available right now. There are quite a few bug fixes, that many people will appreciate. Click here to see the changelog, and to download the latest Google Chrome Beta.

Short Link - Posted on October 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm (PST)
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