Saturday, November 07, 2009

Chrome: Little UI touches

I forgot to mention that I made a life changing decision change of browser about 2 weeks ago. I've been exclusively on Chrome ever since. I love the minimalist look, the great search features for downloads and the best feature is perhaps Ctrl+PgUp/Dn to switch tabs. Its also very fast on shutdown and startup compared to my firefox, almost Firebug like Developer Tools, really awesome view-source: component ( inspired by kio? ). I love the fact that I can kill some flash/java applet without crashing the browser. So fellow archers go and grab the PKGBUILD

But the really interesting thing I noticed today is this:

Hide the bookmarks toolbar. Open a new tab. In SpeedDial, notice how the bookmarks are shown at the top. Now show the bookmarks toolbar. Voila, bookmarks are hidden.

As for the firefox plugins, well I don't miss any of them yet, except for the Delicious plugin, which I try to compensate for using the bookmarklet.

1 comment:

  1. Until chrome has a vimperator style plugin I cannot use it, otherwise I'd probably switch also.