I love trying new web browsers. Maybe it is because I’m a guy, but I’m sure there are lot of women out there who are the same way. We like new stuff. Period.
I like Chrome so far, especially because of the single address bar for links and searches. In Firefox, your Google search engine bar is separate from where you type in web addresses. In Chrome they are one in the same, nice. Also, you can open multiple pages at start up. Also, it is very minimalistic, on purpose I think. It doesn’t have a bunch of bars and tabs cluttering up everything. It isn’t intrusive.
Having said all of that, it is a little buggy and still needs some work. I hope it isn’t in beta mode forever.
The first annoying thing is the fact that it won’t let me login to my blog. Ironic, huh?
Secondlby, the task bar, or start bar, for Windows is disabled. I have my task bar set to hide and when you are running Chrome it disables it. So that means you have to minimize Chrome in order to use it. That is a serious pain if you have 5 things open and you are copying and pasting stuff and you keep having to minimize and … you get the picture.
Thirdly, is the home page. If you notice when you first start it, the home page button is gone. You can get it back but you have to click on the options tab and set it. The default is for the home page button to be gone.
Also, there is no Print button. You can right click anywhere on the browser and click print, but there is no button. I actually added a button to my bookmarks tab, but it isn’t the same.
I’ve got a feeling there will be some changes, as is normal, in upcoming releases.
So for now, Chrome has potential, but that is it. Hopefully they will work out the kinks.