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Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links | 9 Aug 2008 (Pt. 2)


Yesterday, I told you what I love about Google Chrome, but today, I’m going to share some of my disappointments.

Google Docs is wonky. Both at home and at the office, when I try to click on a cell, it selects the cell one or two cells above the desired one. I thought Chrome was optimized for Google products. Is anyone else having this problem?

I keep seeing whiteness when I navigate back to a tab. I load an article in one tab, read a bit, switch to a new tab (probably looking up a word), check my email, then go back to the article. No article, just whiteness for two seconds, then the page loads again. Has this happened to you? Let me know in the comments.

Where are my add-ons?! In Firefox, I’ve got FoxClocks, Google Notebook, Remember the Milk for Gmail, Shareaholic, Undo Closed Tabs Button, Web Developer, Diigo Toolbar, and Better Gmail 2. They’re on my laptop and work computer. I’m very used to having their functionalities when I’m browsing, but there aren’t any add-ons yet. Thankfully, my most-used add-on also has a bookmarklet (it’s called a “Diigolet”–isn’t that cute?), so I can bookmark, highlight, and add sticky notes in Chrome just like normal.

“Create application shortcuts…” doesn’t work for me. After watching the Google Chrome press event, I was looking forward to a special window for Gmail and Google Docs which I could launch from the desktop. I’ve tried multiple times on my laptop and at the office and it just doesn’t work. Anyone else having this problem? Let me know in the contents. Maybe I can tweak something and access this feature.

The Easter egg is lame. I liked the Book of Mozilla Easter egg in Firefox/Mozilla, but “Don’t clog the pipes” with my least favorite screen saver ever? Why couldn’t they do something with the flying toasters instead?

Have you tried Google Chrome? What disappointed you? Let us know in the comments.*

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*That makes me feel like Lifehacker.


5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Linden’s Favorite Links | 9 Aug 2008 (Pt. 2)

  1. Linden

    13 Sep on 2008 at 23:26

    @brian: Weird. I really want to figure out why that doesn’t work on my computer.

    @vanilla: I’m with you: I love every Google Product I’ve used, especially when they completely revamp something (like Gmail!). Give it a try!!

    @daniel: Sweet. You’re so in the tech-know. I hope it’s fixed soon.

  2. Vanilla

    10 Sep on 2008 at 13:13

    BTW I’m assuming you got my e-mail last night, but if you didn’t let me know.

  3. Daniel

    10 Sep on 2008 at 13:04

    your problem with cells on google docs is a known issue posted on the chrome help site under ‘known issues’ :)

  4. Vanilla

    10 Sep on 2008 at 12:30

    I still haven’t decided if I’m going to download Google Chrome or not. I usually love the things Google does.

  5. Brian

    10 Sep on 2008 at 10:16

    Linden,

    I have got the gmail desktop shortcut to work just fine. It’s on my desktop, I click, and it loads a chrome page at Gmail. I log in and voila!

    Brian