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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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I've been using this browser but have noticed it doesn't open certain sites and is super slow opening hotmail. All of a sudden it won't even open this site. Anyone else having issues with Chrome?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #2
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I had a look when they launched it... still prefer Firefox for 90% of all browsing....seems faster and more user friendly than the others...
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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I'm not using it, but reviews I read early on seemed to be lukewarm, the feeling seemed to be it is a work in progress.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 06:17 AM   #4
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I'm using Chrome most of the time on one windows machine and Safari on a MBP. Yes, it's work in progress but I don't find it particularly slow or anything and it has some features that I really like. Everyone will have a different set of criteria but for me the re-occurring and very serious security issues that frequently plague IE7 make that browser best avoided from now on.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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Hotmail suddenly works if you identify the browser as safari.

To do this:

right click on google chrome icon that was installed and select properties.

in the box that says target, click there and goto the end of the line. Put a space and then paste the following:

--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19"

Apply and OK

Hotmail should work most of the time now.

Also keep in mind its still beta so some things are still broke. If you come across a site that works for you in other browsers be sure to use the menu option that says report a broken website so google can try and fix the issue.

So far I have enjoyed the speed of chrome but still use IE 7 and Firefox.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Hotmail suddenly works if you identify the browser as safari.

To do this:

right click on google chrome icon that was installed and select properties.

in the box that says target, click there and goto the end of the line. Put a space and then paste the following:

--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19"

Apply and OK

Hotmail should work most of the time now.

Also keep in mind its still beta so some things are still broke. If you come across a site that works for you in other browsers be sure to use the menu option that says report a broken website so google can try and fix the issue.

So far I have enjoyed the speed of chrome but still use IE 7 and Firefox.
Did MS rig it so Chrome would bog down in hotmail?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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Cant say that.

I remember similar troubles with Firefox which were eventually worked out.

Microsoft from what I understand have acknowledged the bug but considering the user base of hotmail users also using chrome is probably pretty small so I doubt its a priority. All which is just speculation.
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