Google Chrome Beta Download (Windows Only)

Edit: Sept. 3, 2008
me: i miss my adblocker
joey: it has adblock
joey: doesn’t it
joey: o wait it doesn’t
joey: lol it doesnt’ block google ads

oh, and type about:internets into the address bar to get a fun little animation.

If you haven’t heard the news, Google released its own browser today. Google Chrome – Download. Anyone try it out yet? You can check out the comic book or more features in video form.


Abraham September 4, 2008 Reply

I'm using chrome right now… it's pretty fast… i found one thing that really bugs me so far:

you can't choose to ALLOW pop-ups yet… you'd have to manually drag it up to show the pop-ups… which sometimes defeat the point of a pop-up (meebo? any type of browser embedded IM?)

hi jen :P

chris September 5, 2008 Reply

After looking at the extensive (long) comic version of the Chrome introduction and tutorials, i think the way that it handles typical popups is good, tying them to the same tab-session. I too use Meebo, and agree that there needs to be some option to allow pop-ups to pop-OUT and serve as slave satellites to that tab-session. Did you promptly send a bug report to Google using Chrome's bug report tool? I highly recommend it while development is still fresh on their minds and team budgets.

some girl September 10, 2008 Reply

I found a way to disable the popup blocker by using what they call a “startup switch.” Startup switches are parameters you can use when you launch the program to customize its behavior.

To use a startup switch, create a new Chrome shortcut on your desktop or edit an existing shortcut. Right-click it and choose Properties. In the Target field, add the switch in question immediately following the path to chrome.exe. For example, your target to disable the popup blocker should look like:

“C:Documents and SettingsjenLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” -disable-popup-blocking

You can check out list of “startup switches” for more. Hope this helps.

gas rebates September 11, 2008 Reply

No support for Flash yet, so it won't take over the world just yet. However, if you look at the design, they are building it like an operating system, where the main application spawns processes and manages the stack/space for each page.

Microsoft should watch carefully, as Google's idea is the browser will become the replacement for the personal computer, which will become just a dumb terminal, with no need for Windows.

Chris September 11, 2008 Reply

thanks Jen. I'm sure Chrome will get much more advanced very quickly, while still maintaining the simplicity and fast interface that we all enjoy.

movie fan November 21, 2008 Reply

I hesitate to use even upgraded versions of Chrome, since my last experience using it (first version) left my computer compromised; have they fixed the security issues beyond all doubt?

Talk to me, Goose.

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