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Windows 7: New laptop came with Google Chrome installed


12 Mar 2012   #1

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New laptop came with Google Chrome installed

Hello,
I just bought a new Toshiba laptop and to my surprise, it came with Chrome installed. Of course I fired it up as I am a Chrome fan. I also set up IE 9 which comes with Windows 7 as you know. My wife likes IE. I started comparing the two browsers and found that IE loads and runs faster. I like it better than Chrome now. For one thing, I can't make Chrome zoom anywhere between 125 and 150. 130 would be perfect. I can do this in IE. I also installed FF. Don't like it anymore either. Whenever I get it the way I like, there is a new build and none of my extensions work for a while. What a pain. Anyone else like IE again?


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12 Mar 2012   #2

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if you add this add on to firefox then your add ons will work even when a new update is out, i have used it for a few years now and i think only two add ons wouldn't work. i am using the most up to date FF and have updated every time a new one comes out.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...orter/?src=api

to answer your question , i cant stand IE , and i dont use chrome either.
die hard firefox fan
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12 Mar 2012   #3
whs
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Toshiba must have put Chrome on the system. They probably get money for that. But you are right, IE is the best.
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12 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Personally my preference is Firefox, and my secondary browser is Opera. I used IE9 for 2 days and can not stand it as it does not do what I want.

This extension can help you set custom zoom sizes on Chrome: ZoomAll

To resolve the speed, try updating drivers, clear history, cache, update flash/java, etc (or even updating Chrome).

CCleaner or Disk Cleanup can help do a portion of cleaning.

Since it is new, you could try checking for updates on Windows Update.
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12 Mar 2012   #5

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Thanks, every one.
I'll try that addon for FF and I'll try Zoomall for Chrome. I guess all browsers have there good and bad points. When something does'nt work in FF or Chrome, I find that it will work in IE. I have also seen this work the other way around too. Go figure. lol
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12 Mar 2012   #6

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Tried ZoomAll. Works to remember all websites but no settings for zoom between 125 and 150. 125 too small and 150 too big.
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12 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Tried ZoomAll. Works to remember all websites but no settings for zoom between 125 and 150. 125 too small and 150 too big.
Strange, I can get Zoom Percentages 120, 130, 140, and 150.
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12 Mar 2012   #8

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In Chrome? I can't. It's not an option. How do you do it?
By the way, Simple Addblock works great in IE
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12 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

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12 Mar 2012   #10

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Awesome!!! Works great. Thanks, Infinite
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