Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd
I had all the file types associated and I opted to NOT have Chrome as default but it "took over" anyway. Doing google searches I'm not the only one complaining about this.
I'd recommend one of the Chromium snapshots. I tried Chrome, Iron, etc.. but when I tried Chromium, all the extensions for Chrome I tried installed and worked fine. Also I recommend downloading the win32 zip file, not the installer. Just unzip to an empty folder and make a shortcut. I've been doing Chromium portable snapshots for about 6 months now. I've never had any issues with insisting on default browser. About the only issue that pops up now and then is losing favicons on bookmarks. But that hasn't happened in awhile. Also there's BookMark Sentry extension you only need to run manually to fix favicons and clear dupes. That avoids another chrome.exe running. Index of /f/chromium/snapshots/Win
When I "update" I make a copy of my Chromium settings folder. Sometimes if you go to a newer version it puts stuff in settings not compatible with the old. By having a copy you can back it off easily if necessary. Lately though they've been pretty solid. Check the Changelog.xml before deciding which build to try. If you look through the list you should be able to get one in the last few builds that's pretty clean. The fewer "issues" in the change log the better.