Google Chrome for Mac
Posted on 11/9/09 by Felix Geisendörfer
When @predominant linked to a OSX release for google chrome the other day I couldn't resist.
My initial feeling: Awesome. Feels much snappier than Safari 4. My only two issues: a) No support for Safari-style keyboard shortcuts for the bookmark bar items. b) Even so chrome integrates with Keychain, it doesn't seem to use my Safari logins.
Lucky for me, Google also just released their Extension API. Two hours down the sink, I created my first extension: Bookmark Bar Shortcuts.
I switched from Firefox to Safari as my main browser a long time ago because I just could not deal with its slowness on OSX. I still have a few issues with Chrome, but I think they are due to the experimental Mac release. Once Chrome goes beta I'm pretty sure Safari won't be running on my computer anymore. Nor will Firefox once somebody ports Firebug to Google Chrome.
-- Felix Geisendörfer aka the_undefined
Update: @reconbot says Ctrl + <1-9> already works on Windows. Can somebody confirm?
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deizel: Thanks, just upgraded. Extension still works, packing extensions still doesn't : ).
Yep, ctrl+[1-9] works on windows since v1..
Actually, Windows' Chrome ctr+[1-9] is for tab shortcuts, not bookmark bar shortcuts
Sorry, I didn't read properly.. :P
@adam Thanks for clarifying. That's how Firefox does it as well I believe. Pretty useless to me. But maybe it makes more sense with Chromes customizable homepage. Have not played with this so.
we've started using the http://getfirebug.com/lite.html 'bookmarklet' to let us use Firebug on IE / Chrome etc ... saves the need to port the plugin!?
@neo no apologies needed
@felix yeah, with ctrl+tab/ctrl+shift+tab, what is the need for ctrl+[1-9]?
@martin thanks for the firebug bookmarklet.. i think firefox might get dusty now
I agree and I love this G-Chrome!
Just figure I'd point it out, since it's not intuitive.
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You might find the Chromium builds to be more up to date than those officially released by Google.
There is a post on Lifehacker with an application you can use to update, saving you from having to download the nightlies.
If you like living on the edge that is.. ;)