Posted by Simon Welsh | 10 March 2010 | Comments (3)
I have now been using Chrome for roughly a day. I notice very little differences in speed/layout from Safari (isn't WebKit great?) but the browser itself has some problems that mean I can not use it as my main, or even secondary, browser.
As such, once I've posted this, I will be switching back to Safari.
Bookmarks seem to be favoured over matches on the start of URLs
The default audio and video players don't look like they belong in OSX. Look more like some Java crap.
Glancing at the head of the window doesn't show which tabs are loading. Need to focus on the tab before you can kinda make out a spinner.
No (obvious?) way to close all tabs except the current one
Even though the resize handler shows, only the thin line between the inspector and the page resizes it
option-delete deletes more than it should, especially in the domain
If a form is autocompleted on load, only the background of the cell is changed, making the text a pain to read on certain sites
Can't delete bookmark folders until they're named
Only two parent folders to put bookmarks in, with it weighted towards the bookmark bar
Dragging bookmarks out of the bookmark bar opens them, rather then deletes them. Except for folders, which do nothing.
Has no idea what to do with a wmv. Just gives me a blank page.
Video playback support is shoddy at best. Either using the <video> tag or Youtube's Flash player.
Doesn't tie in nicely with OSX's frameworks, so no PDF display
Download bar at the bottom just sits there and gets in the way