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Wrong Chrome channel - abates
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Alden Bates
Date: 2011-04-28 23:54
Subject: Wrong Chrome channel
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Soooo Google Chrome's been acting flakier and flakier on my computer. Turns out I'm on the "Dev Channel" (You can read about the different Chrome channels here) which I think I switched to aaaaaaaages ago because I wanted to use plugins, and at that point only the dev version of Chrome supported them.

I'm switching to one of the more stable channels. Or trying to - since we've used up our bandwidth cap for the month, we're on dial up speeds (have you ever tried dial up shared between three computers? It's not fun) and the switching channels involves downloading a Chrome installer.

Annoyingly there still does not seem to be a Chrome equivalent to Tab Mix Plus, which I find is an invaluable extension for Firefox.
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Shel
User: paygem
Date: 2011-04-28 17:45 (UTC)
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I only recently converted to Chrome and for the first week or so it was awesome! Now it goes in spurts of being super slow - and I have to clear everything and restart to get it going again.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2011-04-29 01:19 (UTC)
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It was doing some really crazy things on the dev version, like the window border would flash every so often, and half the time when I switched to another application, the other application's window wouldn't refresh the area of the screen where Chrome was, so it'd have browser window stuff all over it.

I switched to the beta version of Chrome last night, but I didn't use it long enough to see if there were any problems with it being slow.

Oh, and LTNS! :)
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User: scalderwood
Date: 2011-04-29 02:20 (UTC)
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The lack of an equivalent to TMP is what kept me from switching to Chrome. Although I eventually realized I didn't need it in Chrome, but you are right that it is invaluable. And odd that no one hasn't ported it.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2011-04-29 03:30 (UTC)
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it still bugs me that when I close a tab, I end up on a tab other than the one I'm expecting to. I wonder how hard it is to write Chrome extensions.
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User: scalderwood
Date: 2011-04-29 15:35 (UTC)
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I think it is pretty easy but I don't think the API has access to tab controls.

I've been using Chrome for so long now that the tab it takes me to when I close one is what I now expect. It's kind of sad, actually.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2011-04-29 21:20 (UTC)
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Yeah, my problem is that Chrome is not the only application I use that has tabs, and most other applications do it the other way. :)
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User: scalderwood
Date: 2011-04-29 21:31 (UTC)
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Ah! That's understandable.
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