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    Using Chrome without logging in?

    Dell i5 N5010 with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP-1

    I don't like to store logons and passwords on my computer or saved to another program like Chrome, so I am not logging in with a password for Chrome. Is this going to be a security problem for me down the road?

    I use CCleaner to clean all cookies, passwords and forms after every session and ESET Smart Security.

    Any opinions appreciated.

    Thanks.............Glenda

    Also is is possible to set-up Chrome bookmarks to unfold down the right side of my screen like IE did instead of a toolbar under the address bar? Takes up real estate.

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    I set up an IE Favs folder on my Chrome Bookmarks Bar:

    IeBookmarkBar.jpg

    This works well for me to see my IE Favorites after I imported them.

    I use Last Pass for my password management. All I have to remember is a master PW. I do sign in to my Google account and feel quite safe when I do.

    I hope this helps.
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    Chrome (Google) is just trying to get you to sign in and have access to all things Google related that you might have, like Gmail, Google Plus, custom home page image, etc. etc. If you don't use other Google products often then there is no need at all to sign in.

    Also, I think the best we can do for margin bookmark lists in Chrome at the moment is the bookmark bar dropdown list . If you can drag that folder of bookmarks all the way to the left margin in the bookmarks bar and release it there it works pretty well. If you want a browser you can customize far more than any of the big three, try Avant browser, three engine render version where you can choose which of the three (FF, I.E., or Chrome) render engines you want to use at any time. It might be slightly more buggy at times as the cost to all that possible customization but no more than I've found I.E.10 and Chrome 20 something versions to be lately.

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    Thanks Medico

    I can't import favorites after a Windows Tuesday update my IE9 got corrupted it stopped me from getting on the internet for 4 days. I had to take it to shop and get it fixed. That is how I ended up with Chrome. My start-got messed up too. So I'm not sure if everything else is OK or not. So far everything is working.
    I wanted to image the hard drive but I had not gotten to it and then the corruption. Now I want to see how Windows acts and then get that image done.

    That is the 1 thing I miss from IE my favorites.

    thanks.............glenda

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.U.N. downtown View Post
    Chrome (Google) is just trying to get you to sign in and have access to all things Google related that you might have, like Gmail, Google Plus, custom home page image, etc. etc. If you don't use other Google products often then there is no need at all to sign in.

    Also, I think the best we can do for margin bookmark lists in Chrome at the moment is the bookmark bar dropdown list . If you can drag that folder of bookmarks all the way to the left margin in the bookmarks bar and release it there it works pretty well. If you want a browser you can customize far more than any of the big three, try Avant browser, three engine render version where you can choose which of the three (FF, I.E., or Chrome) render engines you want to use at any time. It might be slightly more buggy at times as the cost to all that possible customization but no more than I've found I.E.10 and Chrome 20 something versions to be lately.
    Thanks.................F.U.R. downtown.....................I will give it a try....................glenda

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    Have you tried to install IE 10 after you started having the problem. I still do not see how IE9 was corrupted, along with other things. I wonder if you were hit with malware of some sort. What did the tech actually do? Did he reinstall Windows, or perhaps do a malware removal? Quite often malware will corrupt something to the extent that after removal of the malware the corrupted app still will not work.
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    Hi Medico

    I always use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Nod-32 both are up to date, I delete all history, cookies etc after every visit to internet with CCcleaner & Slim Cleaner.
    All I know is that I could not log on to the internet for 4 days. Checked with AT&T and lines in and lines out were just fine. Tech there said IE9 was corrupt. Had me download IE10 then it was worse. Some of my start-up apps were missing also. The tech I took it to fixed my start-up and installed Google Chrome, said if I wanted him to check everything It would take 1 1/2 to 2 hours at $158. I said no I would take it. So far everything is working fine. Not sure what to look for to see if anything else is corrupt. I need to get this hard drive partitioned and imaged ASAP. Have not even tried IE9 and I don't care to. This all started after download Tuesday. Anything special I need to do before I visit Windows download?

    Thanks ..... Glenda

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    Well at the very least you should create a system restore point to use to get back to where you are presently if an update messes things up. It's most probably the tech used a restore point to get back to a more functional system and then checked and fixed any broken programs if needed without doing any thorough scans of the system for other problems. If a sudden problem arises, like with any patch Tuesday updates going awry, a system restore is a quick and almost certain fix.
    For more serious problems and a more comprehensive recovery, imaging is the fix and there's no time like the present to give it a try. Do you really need to partition the drive beforehand? Even before you create and move partition boundaries around you should make an image of the entire system as is, just in case that operation goes badly, which it sometimes does.
    I would recommend either EaseUS TODO Backup or Macrium Reflect as two excellent free for home use imaging programs. Medico would recommend Acronis True Image and it seems fine at the moment though they did experience some variability in results between 2009 and now as they worked out the kinks having added in file backups in addition to imaging.
    For day to day data file backups its hard to beat Syncback Free from 2BrightSparks software.

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    I will use "Retired Geeks" Epiphany

    I just haven't had time.....same old excuse. I will try tomorrow.

    thanks.............glenda

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