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    Installing Chrome

    I'm going to install Chrome this morning...
    I'm making an image before I do just in case.

    Any suggestions on installing, configuring etc?

    Can I import all my IE9 favorites into it?

    Thanks guys...
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    Yes, you can import your favourites from IE to Chrome. Go to the context menu (the button with the three horizontal lines to the right of the address field), select Bookmarks, then Import Bookmarks and settings. Make your selections in the import manager and OK. You can select to show the bookmarks bar, which I find helpful.

    You could do worse than install AdblockPlus for Chrome. I also tweak the configuration to ensure I do not sign into Chrome to share my bookmarks to my Google account. You may wish to tick the "Send a Do not Track request", but some websites will ignore this anyway.

    I untick sending usage data to Google, not because I have any specific privacy concerns, but because it crashed a Google add-on that I installed a while back...others may wish to untick that option for privacy.

    Depending on your environment, check where your downloads are being stored - mine are on a second drive along with my user data.

    Taking an image backup is a good idea beforehand, but the installation of Chrome is almost trivial and very safe.
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    Thanks Tinto...

    I installed it this morning and after using it for awhile I un-installed it...

    I just didn't like it.

    It did seem faster then IE but the difference in speed didn't matter that much to me...

    I just didn't like the way it looked and it wasn't as configurable as IE...

    Others love it...I just didn't warm up to it.
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    That's fine Bany. Chrome is highly configurable and probably as secure as IE9 (lots of debate could be had about that, but modern browsers are all fairly reasonable).

    I use Chrome as my browser of choice. However, if it just didn't feel right for you, then no harm done and at least you can say you tried it.
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    I guess I am so used to IE everything else seems odd to me.
    I tried Firefox once also and didn't like that either..

    Oh well, no harm trying it.
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    Bany, I have read that sometime, perhaps this month, IE 10 will be available for general release to Win 7. I have had great success with IE 10 in Win 8. I suspect it will be equally good in Win 7 and more secure than IE 9.
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    Ted, funny thing you mentioned that..I was just thinking about that the other day.
    Does it come in a 64 bit version?

    Do you think it will be a seperate download or offered in Windows Update?


    I'm gonna google some info about it and see what it's all about...
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    I believe it installs the bitness version of the OS. Not sure if this will be the released version yet, or a beta version.
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    From what I read, it didn't say anything it being a beta and, like you said, it's supposed to be released this month...
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    upgrading Chrome

    I have tried all the major browsers and have no specific favourite.
    I do have a growse with chrome though. Whenever i upgrade to the latest version it wipes out all my installed extensions so i have to go through the process of adding them all again. This doesnt happen with firefox etc so shouldnt happen with Chrome either. Not very professional.

    Unless someone here knows a way round that?

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    It may depend on the method you are using to upgrade Chrome. I just let Chrome do its update in the background each month without manual intervention.

    I've only have had an issue with one extension through all the updates and upgrades, but that's probably because a bug in the extension.
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    I installed it this morning and after using it for awhile I un-installed it...

    I just didn't like it.
    How long was 'a while'? I think it maybe needs a few days to:

    * Get used to the look and feel.
    * Find out if and what extensions can make it better.
    * Set the bookmarks up in the Bookmarks Toolbar for quick access to the most used sites (with favicons - all helps to improve looks and operation).
    * Examine the options and set them up.

    It does no harm to leave Chrome installed while you use IE as your main Browser. Go back to it once in a while to experiment with the above. A longer trial might bring up one or two things about it that you may feel are good.

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    Nah Mart, after a couple of days I just didn't like it.

    I know others like it but I never could get to like it.
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    Ya, its a little too austere and rigid in its layout for my tastes, things I would change like the tab location and configuration and the bookmarks bar and how new tabs open (position); but I still use it most of the time because its so stable and doesn't allow a bad page to affect the computer or even the other pages for the most part.
    I could get more folks to use Chrome if I could just put the favorites bar or a favorites list down the left margin of the browser.
    They killed their one legal extension for downloading YouTube video along with all the rest too so that lowered the reason for using Chrome another rung.

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