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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Okay - a big story is out today about a flaw in Internet Explorer - so they recommend using something else.

So, I started up Google Chrome as I had installed, and it had a virus in it (a re-director). But no problem, I uninstalled that older version and installed the latest Chrome and no more virus.

But one thing is really cool - Chrome shows me when I mistype a word in these forums. And all of you know I am a terrible typist. This is huge for me (and all of you who have to read my garbage. I can even right-click and get suggested words - no re-typing.

I am now sold on Chrome - this is cool.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I know, I know, don't yell at me..aol runs in my veins.,...on this new netbook, I have Chrome...I will give it a shot.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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AOL...

That is just so funny to me, and I still have programs I use that were made in 1996.

But AOL is so 56k-modem - it boggles my mind that anyone would even use it anymore, but I know people who do.

Even if I still had an AOL email address I would not use AOL. It kills me that people still even go there. It's like "Web-TV" now.
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Installing chrome caused problems for me .
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Okay Paul, now that I've made it my web browser, hop on a plane and come and show me how to use it. Got a feeling I'm going to be using my Internet Explorer (that goes through FireFox) for awhile yet.
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After I got a virus last week, from a trusted site, I did change over to Chrome. I think IE, Chrome and Firefox all have their good points and bad points. I find IE far easier to use because I'm a Windows person and run Windows Server on my main system and Windows XP or 7 on my other computers.

What I find funny is people will start using Chrome of Firefox and then get all excited that they seem to run so much faster. Wait a couple of months and they'll be as slow as IE was.

It's sort of six of one and a half dozen of the other. The problem is that most of the virus' and the Trojans attack IE. Why??????? Because it's the most popular and, like Jessie James said about banks. "That's where the money is." Also, there are some tech doofs that just want to attack the big guy. Microsoft is the big guy.

Linda: Please dump AOL.

Todd: If you are using IE (Internet Explorer) it has nothing to do with Firefox. It's one or the other. They are completely different programs that basically do the same thing. It's like saying you are driving a Toyota and a Nissan at the same time.

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I love Chrome. I have been using it for quite a while now. I have found some sites that it doesn't work well with so I keep Explorer and Firefox installed but Chrome is so sleek and easy to us I love it.

Yes! Dump AOL! They started out as an internet portal and have managed to, somehow, stay around as web portal/browser hybrid of some sort.
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Installing chrome caused problems for me .
I too had a problem installing in on my I Phone. D/H & D/S had no problemdoing it, maybe I need to try again.
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Funny you should mention this. My default browser is Explorer. I haven't been looking at this site or the boards much lately but when I have over the past month or so, the boards frequently stick and don't come up. Often it takes three or four tries. For the record, I haven't had problems with any other sites. This morning CM was really balky and I had difficulty bringing up pages on this site. I finally got to this thread and decided to try bringing the site up in Chrome. It came up fine and navigates with no sticking.

I've used Chrome for a long time as the browser for my "job" as webmaster, using the Mod-x content management system. It just seems to get along better with that system, things happen more efficiently, inserting graphics and pdf's from the ftp site is easier, and so on.

And it's certainly running this site more efficiently today.

I generally don't have any speed problems with anything. My connection is FiOS fiber.
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Are you sure your connection isn't FIDO?
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Are you sure your connection isn't FIDO?
I think your barking up the wrong tree there Todd.
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I know for a fact that the people who run the servers for this site all use Chrome. I have advised them that they should check it in IE all the time, but they say it is MY duty to do that.

That's OK.

But what I like about Chrome is that it underlines my typos all the time, even as I type right now. IE does not do that. So I can check all my posts more easily. That's a big deal for me because I never really learned how to type.
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I also like Chrome a lot better since I figured out how to restore my "favorites bar" just like I had it in MSIE.
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I installed it but don't use it for the very reason you just mentioned. I can't find how to access my "favorites."
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I know for a fact that the people who run the servers for this site all use Chrome. I have advised them that they should check it in IE all the time, but they say it is MY duty to do that.
I've noticed that sometimes sites look different with different browsers. This is very annoying when you're trying to lay out a page. And different browsers are just one way things can be jumbled up. How the end user sets his zoom control is a factor, and God knows what else (oops! sorry for the religious reference--but at least it's a capital G). I've even seen different browsers bring up the same copy in different typestyles. Pain in the butt.

My pal who's knows this stuff says that every browser sees html a little differently. How nice.

It's like the other week in LA I was having a conversation with the head of the UCLA Film and Video Archive. We were talking about the fact that no matter how much production and distribution of movies switch over to digital, the last thing the producer does when the dust settles is make 35mm separation masters of the "movie" for archiving. That's because the high-end digital formats used for this stuff are changing every five years or so, and are NEVER backward compatible. And as this guy pointed out, nobody can afford to re-archive every movie ever made every five years. But those analog strips of celluloid with holes along the sides have worked perfectly and with no fundamental change for over a century now, and will continue to serve us by preserving a crucial legacy.
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I installed it but don't use it for the very reason you just mentioned. I can't find how to access my "favorites."
1. Bring up Google Chrome
2. Click the "Wrench" icon in the upper right hand corner. Right under the RED X
3. Click "Bookmarks"
4. In the drop down box click "Import Bookmarks"
5. Choose "Import Bookmarks from "Internet Explorer".
6. After it does its thing. Close and restart Chrome and your IE bookmarks (Favorites) will be there.

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