Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chrome browser

I quite suddenly started having a problem with accessing hotmail with Firefox the other day--precipitated by no changes I made in either Firefox or my laptop. I would enter my password (correctly, no CapsLock on or anything of the sort) and just get a message that the password was incorrect. I briefly feared someone had hacked into my account and changed the password, but no--another hotmail account also didn't work, and both worked fine in Internet Explorer. I searched for any answers, but none of the suggestions I found matched the problems I was having.

I spent the weekend putting up with IE for my email and using Firefox for everything else, but I didn't like it. Only this morning did I remember that Chrome even exists--news of its release had passed in one ear and out the other. I installed it, though, and I like it so far. I'm still using Firefox for this and all the various free fiction I had open in tabs already (that I save every night and slowly chip away...much more slowly than new stories come out...). But I could see myself doing more and more over there. I haven't tried to really test out how it does at different things, but for email at least it's been very good.

4 comments:

Lion said...

I've been having random problems with Firefox too (pages refreshing constantly, unable to load links that just point to an image). They seem to be clearing up slowly, like it's getting over a long illness or something. The only thing that's kept me from switching back to IE permanently is that Firefox has a much better "find" function, and I use that a lot in my capacity as a mod on FWO.

I hadn't heard of Chrome, but maybe it's time to investigate.

Daniel Ausema said...

Chrome is the new browser from Google--it came out within the last half year or so, I forget exactly when. It seems to run faster on my laptop than the others, which is a nice bonus.

Lion said...

Have you played with it any more since this post? I've been trying it out today. The low memory drain compared to Firefox is a huge improvement, and I am enjoying the quick page loads, but I find that it locks up on sites with complicated content... possibly it's the ads that are doing it. So far I've had problems with Facebook and some other forums I belong to.

Daniel Ausema said...

I've still been using it, and Facebook is one of the sites I've used it on without any problem. But I didn't have it import my history, and I'm too lazy to type out the full address of some of the sites I visit, so mostly I've just been opening it to check email, Ralan's, Facebook, and then close it again. I guess I've used it with Youtube and Hulu also, again without problems. So far...