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(Huffington Post)   HuffPo headline: "17 fixes to common internet problems we all know and hate." Reality headline: "This is a long-copy ad for Google Chrome"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 90
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2014-03-28 09:56:12 AM  
meh. i still prefer safari.
 
2014-03-28 10:10:01 AM  

FlashHarry: meh. i still prefer safari.


Animal.
 
2014-03-28 10:16:04 AM  
Holy crap, subby wasn't exaggerating.  TFA really is all about Chrome.

I think Chrome kinda sucks.  Mostly because its Adblock integration still sucks, at least last time I checked.

Mozilla browsers act more sanely and predictably, and their plugins aren't second class citizens.

I say this as someone who just ended up buying a $200 Chromebook for someone, because the closest netbook-size device with anything near the processing power of the Haswell cost $500 and up.  Insane.

Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks.  I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.  (And MS wants over $1,000 for their laptops?  REALLY GUYS?)
 
2014-03-28 10:19:22 AM  
Chrome is turning into a buggy pile of crap. It also calls home way too often.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 10:22:32 AM  
I think Chrome kinda sucks. Mostly because its Adblock integration still sucks, at least last time I checked.

Remember the purpose of Chrome is to serve you Google ads. That's why you can't stop animated images or page refresh.
 
2014-03-28 10:24:46 AM  
Only real problem that I have with Chrome is the AdBlock thing, as someone else mentioned. Some pages won't load content even if I whitelist them. Otherwise, it works wonderfully for me. I have FlashControl to stop auto playing videos, too.

/Still not going to read a farking advertising "Article" for them.
 
2014-03-28 10:28:18 AM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: meh. i still prefer safari.

Animal.


i get used to the autocorrect as i type.

/on chrome right now, actually.
 
2014-03-28 10:29:44 AM  
TFA: Reddit is wonderful


No, I can't say I've had this problem.
 
2014-03-28 10:30:56 AM  

Girl Pants: TFA: Reddit is wonderful


No, I can't say I've had this problem.


I hear there's a cream for that.
 
2014-03-28 10:31:14 AM  
I don't really use the internet.
 
2014-03-28 10:32:22 AM  
HuffPo uses 4Chan as an example?  They couldn't come up with a more reputable example?
 
2014-03-28 10:33:34 AM  
How to take a screenshot in chrome: add add-on
Firefox: Shift+F2, type screenshot --fullpage --clipboard
 
2014-03-28 10:34:46 AM  

Flab: HuffPo uses 4Chan as an example?  They couldn't come up with a more reputable example?


Like who?  Those asshats at Fark?
 
2014-03-28 10:37:09 AM  

zedster: How to take a screenshot in chrome: add add-on
Firefox: Shift+F2, type screenshot --fullpage --clipboard


Who the heck counts on their browser to take screenshots?  That's what the OS and utilities that run outside the browser are for.  Also, is that key sequence for Linux?  It sure doesn't work on OSX

I would guess if one's stuck on a Chromebook, however, with no real access to the OS, then a kludgy add-on solution to screen shots would be valuable.
 
2014-03-28 10:41:15 AM  

Far Cough: Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks. I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.


I just bought a netbook about a month ago, and it's a screaming fast little beast.

'Course, that's with a Gentoo install where I tried to absolutely whittle my kernel down to the bare bones.
 
2014-03-28 10:42:25 AM  
Also, if your work doesn't allow you to load certain apps, then using plugins to work around corporate policy is a good way to get fired.
 
2014-03-28 10:44:04 AM  

Far Cough: Who the heck counts on their browser to take screenshots?


How do you take screenshots of pages that are longer than the screen?  That's what TFA and zedster are saying.
 
2014-03-28 10:46:36 AM  

Gonz: Far Cough: Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks. I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.

I just bought a netbook about a month ago, and it's a screaming fast little beast.

'Course, that's with a Gentoo install where I tried to absolutely whittle my kernel down to the bare bones.


Right, but was it $200 with a PassMark CPU score over 1,500?  Or are you talking about a Chromebook you hacked?  (Also, you were able to find netbooks?  They don't seem to exist in stores any more.)
 
2014-03-28 10:49:13 AM  

Flab: Far Cough: Who the heck counts on their browser to take screenshots?

How do you take screenshots of pages that are longer than the screen?  That's what TFA and zedster are saying.


Oh.... well that's hardly a "screenshot" then is it.  :)  Sorry, I stopped RTFA when it became clear that subby's summary was accurate.

Thanks.

Personally I just would take multiple shots, or print the page to a PDF driver as nature intended.
 
2014-03-28 10:55:27 AM  

Far Cough: (Also, you were able to find netbooks? They don't seem to exist in stores any more.)


It was a bit over $100 on Ebay, and it's got a PassMark CPU score of "good enough for what I'm using a netbook for". It fills a niche between my desktop and my tablet.
 
2014-03-28 10:56:02 AM  
I'd pay cash for this to be in a slideshow.
 
2014-03-28 10:57:56 AM  

Far Cough: Holy crap, subby wasn't exaggerating.  TFA really is all about Chrome.

I think Chrome kinda sucks.  Mostly because its Adblock integration still sucks, at least last time I checked.

Mozilla browsers act more sanely and predictably, and their plugins aren't second class citizens.

I say this as someone who just ended up buying a $200 Chromebook for someone, because the closest netbook-size device with anything near the processing power of the Haswell cost $500 and up.  Insane.

Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks.  I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.  (And MS wants over $1,000 for their laptops?  REALLY GUYS?)


Where do you shop? Russia?
 
2014-03-28 10:59:06 AM  
By the time you block the ads in chrome it's a memory hog that needs to be restarted every ten page views.
 
2014-03-28 11:03:40 AM  

DownDaRiver: Far Cough: Holy crap, subby wasn't exaggerating.  TFA really is all about Chrome.

I think Chrome kinda sucks.  Mostly because its Adblock integration still sucks, at least last time I checked.

Mozilla browsers act more sanely and predictably, and their plugins aren't second class citizens.

I say this as someone who just ended up buying a $200 Chromebook for someone, because the closest netbook-size device with anything near the processing power of the Haswell cost $500 and up.  Insane.

Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks.  I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.  (And MS wants over $1,000 for their laptops?  REALLY GUYS?)

Where do you shop? Russia?


Close enough. :) BestBuy, Staples, Sears, etc. B&Ms. There was no time to wait for a build or mail order. There was nothing even in the ballpark on a price/performance ratio to compare to the little Haswell chromebook. MS and Linux netbooks have given up.
 
2014-03-28 11:05:39 AM  

Far Cough: DownDaRiver: Far Cough: Holy crap, subby wasn't exaggerating.  TFA really is all about Chrome.

I think Chrome kinda sucks.  Mostly because its Adblock integration still sucks, at least last time I checked.

Mozilla browsers act more sanely and predictably, and their plugins aren't second class citizens.

I say this as someone who just ended up buying a $200 Chromebook for someone, because the closest netbook-size device with anything near the processing power of the Haswell cost $500 and up.  Insane.

Microsoft REALLY bit the big one on netbooks.  I didn't want to buy a Chromebook, but I had little other choice.  (And MS wants over $1,000 for their laptops?  REALLY GUYS?)

Where do you shop? Russia?

Close enough. :) BestBuy, Staples, Sears, etc. B&Ms. There was no time to wait for a build or mail order. There was nothing even in the ballpark on a price/performance ratio to compare to the little Haswell chromebook. MS and Linux netbooks have given up.


Oh, and if you were referring to the $1000 comment, I was referring to MS's own Surface crapola.
 
2014-03-28 11:06:45 AM  
I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing.

The worst part is they pretended that chrome was somehow 'good for privacy' because of extensions it has, when privacy destruction is built into Chromes' very core.

Chrome is designed around the idea that you want to have everything unified so you only have one password for all you stuff, letting google see everything.

Sane people use different accounts and passwords for as much as possible.  It really isn't that hard to do.
 
2014-03-28 11:11:09 AM  
They forgot shutting down tumblr and Yahoo. I have yet to see any real good come from those sites any more.
 
2014-03-28 11:12:54 AM  

tarkin1: I saw this yesterday and thought the same thing.

The worst part is they pretended that chrome was somehow 'good for privacy' because of extensions it has, when privacy destruction is built into Chromes' very core.

Chrome is designed around the idea that you want to have everything unified so you only have one password for all you stuff, letting google see everything.

Sane people use different accounts and passwords for as much as possible.  It really isn't that hard to do.


Oh, you should sooo read this book.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-28 11:25:38 AM  

wildcardjack: By the time you block the ads in chrome it's a memory hog that needs to be restarted every ten page views.


What? I've had Chrome on this computer for a couple years without any issue like that. Adblock/Noscript seem to do a pretty good job of things. If it starts sharting itself I'll just switch back to Firefox.
 
2014-03-28 11:26:36 AM  
Problem #8
Your work computer doesn't let you download Spotify.

Real problem #8
Your work computer only runs IE 9
 
2014-03-28 11:50:12 AM  

stpauler: Problem #8
Your work computer doesn't let you download Spotify.

Real problem #8
Your work computer only runs IE 9


Your work computer got upgraded to IE 11, but all the training software was written for IE 6, and 11's emulator won't work. And you can't install other browsers. And you're still required to do the training.

/sigh
 
2014-03-28 11:54:31 AM  
Problem 18:

My personal browsing habits are not uploading themselves to Google automatically.

Solution:

Google Chrome! With its unique identifiers, Google Chrome will help you get that targeted advertising you crave.

/Posted from Chrome
 
2014-03-28 11:55:04 AM  
I like Chrome ok, but I'm getting tired of dullards at conferences and meetings acting like you're stupid if you don't use it, and it's really the only option. I don't give any farks about which browser I use until a webpage doesn't load properly.
 
2014-03-28 11:57:34 AM  
One of the problems I have with Chrome is that a lot of things that are built in features in Firefox and IE aren't built in features in Chrome and you have to get extentions to have them.
 
2014-03-28 12:05:42 PM  

Far Cough: zedster: How to take a screenshot in chrome: add add-on
Firefox: Shift+F2, type screenshot --fullpage --clipboard

Who the heck counts on their browser to take screenshots?  That's what the OS and utilities that run outside the browser are for.  Also, is that key sequence for Linux?  It sure doesn't work on OSX

I would guess if one's stuck on a Chromebook, however, with no real access to the OS, then a kludgy add-on solution to screen shots would be valuable.


THIS
I dont expect perfection, but being able to customize with an addon = WIN ...
PLUS, you have always been able to do print scr and alt prnt scren and ctrl prnt screen ... so ...
and with awesome windows snipping tool ... 
WHAT was his point?
LOL
 
2014-03-28 12:07:41 PM  
#18:  The back button is mapped to the backspace key.

Solution: Install a Chrome extension.

#19: I have to install a farking extension to make the backspace key not do something completely farktarded.

Solution: Install Firefox, which lets you disable that idiocy as a setting.
 
2014-03-28 12:09:31 PM  
So are browser warz the next big computer war?
LOL again???

MS vs APPLE
iphone vs droid
ie vs fire vs apple vs chrome

blah blah blah

1) do I have the tool I need to do my work and play?
2) yes
3) profit
 
2014-03-28 12:21:55 PM  
I took Chrome off my Macbook. It's crap. If (and only IF) something comes up buggy in Firefox, I open it in Safari.

And I HATE Safari.
 
2014-03-28 12:33:49 PM  

China White Tea: #18:  The back button is mapped to the backspace key.

Solution: Install a Chrome extension.

#19: I have to install a farking extension to make the backspace key not do something completely farktarded.

Solution: Install Firefox, which lets you disable that idiocy as a setting.


"Install"?  What is this "install" you speak of?

/setting up a chromebook soon
/one browser to exclude them all
 
2014-03-28 12:39:53 PM  

Far Cough: zedster: How to take a screenshot in chrome: add add-on
Firefox: Shift+F2, type screenshot --fullpage --clipboard

Who the heck counts on their browser to take screenshots?  That's what the OS and utilities that run outside the browser are for.  Also, is that key sequence for Linux?  It sure doesn't work on OSX

I would guess if one's stuck on a Chromebook, however, with no real access to the OS, then a kludgy add-on solution to screen shots would be valuable.


You can get tools that take full-page screenshots. Basically a tool that takes a screen shot, scrolls down, takes another, etc. and stitches them together. Or uses some other API to capture the whole page and not just what's visible on the screen. It's useful.
 
2014-03-28 12:43:31 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I took Chrome off my Macbook. It's crap. If (and only IF) something comes up buggy in Firefox, I open it in Safari.

And I HATE Safari.


Huh.  I do exactly the opposite.  If we ever met, we'd cause a localized disturbance in the space-time continuum.
 
2014-03-28 12:44:58 PM  

tarkin1: Chrome is designed around the idea that you want to have everything unified so you only have one password for all you stuff, letting google see everything.

Sane people use different accounts and passwords for as much as possible.  It really isn't that hard to do.


Both Firefox and Chrome allow you to log in an account so that your bookmarks, settings, etc can be stored in the cloud and stay the same from device to device.  Both say that they encrypt this information and it's only readable to you with your password. Yes, they could be lying, but assuming they're telling the truth, they can't "see everything"
 
2014-03-28 12:46:21 PM  

whistleridge: stpauler: Problem #8
Your work computer doesn't let you download Spotify.

Real problem #8
Your work computer only runs IE 9

Your work computer got upgraded to IE 11, but all the training software was written for IE 6, and 11's emulator won't work. And you can't install other browsers. And you're still required to do the training.

/sigh


Still running IE6 at work. They're testing IE8 now. All on XP, and the registers run XP embedded. We'll probably be a pretty big hack target soon (well, moreso than we are now with so many stores.)
 
2014-03-28 01:22:41 PM  

jonny_q: You can get tools that take full-page screenshots. Basically a tool that takes a screen shot, scrolls down, takes another, etc. and stitches them together. Or uses some other API to capture the whole page and not just what's visible on the screen. It's useful.


holy crap I need me one of those!
and yes, I bet that fireapple doesnt do that without an addon ...
:D
 
2014-03-28 01:43:24 PM  

FlashHarry: meh. i still prefer safari.


www.rpgcodex.net
 
2014-03-28 01:50:08 PM  
Native advertising paid for by Google.
 
2014-03-28 02:27:10 PM  
Chrome is fine for the average surfer, but when you surf the way I surf, chrome takes a nosedive.

// Caveat ... this was from two years ago IIRC, but chrome failed so bad that I haven't bothered to take a look since (plus I don't like the fact that they don't integrate into the OS).

Chrome with 201 tabs of news articles open (they're mostly text).

lordargent.com

lordargent.com

lordargent.com

Chrome & firefox ... with the same 201 tabs open
lordargent.com

Firefox processes
lordargent.com
// pet peeve, applications that don't match the theme of the host OS (window controls and even the window control elements differ, bad google)
lordargent.com
 
2014-03-28 02:28:38 PM  

Far Cough: Also, is that key sequence for Linux?  It sure doesn't work on OSX


In ubuntu, alt+print screen to capture a window, printscreen to capture the entire screen (same as windows)

BUT, you can change it in the settings.
 
2014-03-28 02:29:56 PM  
ITT: Browser snobs
 
2014-03-28 02:32:34 PM  

stpauler: Problem #8
Your work computer doesn't let you download Spotify.

Real problem #8
Your work computer only runs IE 9


Problem:

A few old applications want IE 9 or earlier.
A few new applications want IE 10 or later.

// VMs for everyone
 
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