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Windows 7: IE9 vs Chrome

24 Nov 2010   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

personally i love the 'omni bar' in chrome - once you've worked out how to use it properly, along with proper tab management.

haven't tried ie9 yet...

each to his own...

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25 Nov 2010   #12


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it doesn't take much to close the download bar...

i suppose the logic is, if you downloaded something, it must be important to you, so you would want quick access to it. you say a ctrl-j is quick and easy to view downlood folder, i say a click on the X is easier still to close download bar...
Wait, see, I'm on pixiv (an image board). I regularly have like 50+ tabs open. I'm saving images every few moments. This means if I save 200 images this session, that means I've clicked that little 'x' to close the bar 200 times.


With ctrl + J, I only need to press it once and a new tab appears with a list of my downloads. I don't have to press it again, ever, for the remainder of that session. See what I'm getting at? With the damn bar, I have to close it. Every. Single. Time. (And why does it show up in all of the other tabs anyway? What's the logic behind that?) With the ctrl + J tab, I open it once then pin it and shove it aside and forget about it - later downloads simply appear on it as it gets refreshed automatically by Chrome.

Plus the ctrl + J tab already has an option to show you where the download went. For each single file, no less. Pfeh. Still, that is acceptable behaviour to me since it's confined to that tab (although I can easily imagine people getting annoyed at how those links are cluttering up their download tab...)

I mean, the solution is simple: a checkbox-style option "[ ] Display download bar after each download". You know, kinda like the download location - ask user each time or not. They've already done it for that. This isn't much different.
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25 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
personally i love the 'omni bar' in chrome - once you've worked out how to use it properly, along with proper tab management.

haven't tried ie9 yet...

each to his own...
My problem with the "One Bar" much like the "Omni Bar" in Chrome is that it seems like more of a regression than an advance. If I remember correctly, IE 6 had just one bar then finally, version 7 introduced the Search Box (I know other browsers did it first but just talking in IE continuity) and now version 9 decided to get rid of the Search Box and go back to just one bar.

As far as tab management, all that needs to be done is that like Chrome, like Firefox, like Opera, like pretty much every other major browser out there, tabs need to be allowed in their own row. Much like in IE 8 as well. Apart from those two things, IE 9 is pretty much superb to me but these two issues, the tabs issue being the more important of the two in my view precludes me from using it.

In the meantime, I still like to use IE 8 as it's a good middle of the road browser that's compatible with most business and corporate websites.
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