Archive for the 'Browsers' Category

Expose in Chrome

April 17th, 2011 by Ian
Expose in Google Chrome

No more ctrl-tabbing

To enable, type about:flags into url bar and then enable Tab Overview (it’s probably the top option in Chrome 10.0.648). Alternatively, if you have less than 3 fingers or no trackpad, then try Ctrl – Cmd – T.

Via advice onĀ Reddit

Google Chrome: time to cut the crap

September 8th, 2008 by Ian

I know it’s early days. The new Google browser is on Version 0.2 and I’m sure more features will come, more options and less bugs. It’s a browser with potential. It’s pretty fast, it does everything you want (tabs, good javascript support, privacy modes, W3C compliant rendering through webkit) but it’s just a bloody browser. In some JS tests, it’s not even as fast as Firefox.

Unfortunately, it seems like it’s only El Reg who have noticed this.

People are calling Chrome a cloud operating system because it is a “platform for running web apps”. It renders HTML and interprets Javascript, you know, like every fucking browser made since 1995. It’s also got Google Gears built in. Great. I’ll alert Tim Berners-Lee.

They are completely right. The gushing over Chrome by otherwise insightful blogs like Techcrunch about it being a challenger to WIndows is ridiculous. I wish it was, but it’s simply not. Get a grip people!

Safari for Windows

June 11th, 2007 by Ian

This site in Safari 3 beta for windowsThere have been rumours about this floating around for a while but it just happened! As soon as Jobs ended today’s WWDC keynote (yes I did follow it live, yes I do need to get out more) a beta release of version 3 was made available, for Windows as well as OS X. I’ve tried it and to be honest, I don’t particularly like it. The interface is too clunky. However; that’s pretty irrelevant. As a developer this is great news. I can test my sites double quick to make sure they work in Safari. It even uses Mac-like font smoothing. The prospect of more developers being able to test their work thoroughly has got to be great news for Mac users. Way to go Apple.

The other good news is that OSX will support ZFS (presumably this will lead to better interaction with linux machines) and they finally got rid of that horrible brushed metal effect. It always reminded me of my primary school serving counters at lunchtime. Ugh. I used to shudder as cheap cutlery slid across the surface. Regardless, I’m thinking of doing that unspeakable, bighting the bullet and buying a Macbook so although I feel a little dirty, all this Mac progression is all good. I just got to make sure I don’t turn into one of those Mac rumour-mill fan-boy types.