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Seven Cons for Google Chrome

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Now that you’ve told us some pros for Google Chrome, what are the cons? Please share!

I promised you I would, so here you go. The top seven cons for Google Chrome are listed below!


1.) Google Chrome is still a beta version. You all probably know by now that beta means the program is still being tested. This is the first version of Google Chrome to ever be released, so it’s still being tested and problems are bound to pop up. It’s just something to keep in mind!

2.) Google Chrome has no add ons. If you’re a big Firefox fan, you probably use your add ons regularly, but you won’t be able to do the same in Google Chrome. I’m sure some will be added in the future, but for right now, no add ons are available.

3.) Google Chrome isn’t synched up. Again, if you use Firefox, you know you can synchronize it to be the same on any computer you may use from time to time. That makes it very easy to keep all your data straight. Unfortunately, that feature is not yet available in Google Chrome, so you’ll need to remember that as well.

4.) Google Chrome isn’t quite up to standard. If you think you’re going to see the exact same things in Google Chrome that you see in Firefox or Internet Explorer, you’re in for a disappointment. You’ll see a difference in the text formatting and several other features.

5.) Google Chrome may share your information with advertisers. Google is known for giving certain information to advertisers and then bombarding you with ads while you’re using their search engine. Well, the same goes for Google Chrome. Google will be in control of your browsing experience and let’s face it, that might not be something you want to deal with all the time.

6.) Google Chrome dropped the drop down bar. Instead of the usual drop down box you’re used to seeing for all your recently visited Web sites, you’re now forced to use the new Omnibox feature. I told you all about the Omnibox yesterday and while it’s a good idea, you’re probably going to miss the drop down box a little more than you may think!

7.) Google Chrome takes away your history. Do you like to sometimes go back through your history and see what all you’ve done on your computer? Well, you’re not going to be able to do that with Google Chrome. Instead, you’ll only get a day by day report.

Well, there you go. We’ve now covered the good and the bad when it comes to the new Google Chrome Web browser. I know both sides hold a good argument, so now you just need to decide if you’re going to start using it or not. It may or may not be worth a try. Either way, happy browsing!

~ Erin

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