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Windows 7: IE8 runs 10 times faster with Google plug-in

25 Sep 2009   #21
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

You have to put the "cf:" tag in front of the web page url for the site to display using Chrome's V8/WebKit rendering engine.

Chrome is faster than Firefox in both SunSpider and Peacekeeper, I'll show my results in a sec.

Does anyone know how this add-on can be enabled for all sites by default? It's kind of useless to render just one page using Chrome... the real speed is demonstrated when you transition through multiple pages quickly.

There's a registry edit here: Developer's Guide - Google Chrome Frame - Google Code

But it seems you can only do it for individual sites.


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25 Sep 2009   #22
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

IE8 no CF: 6111.6ms +/- 0.9%
IE8 with CF: 697.8ms +/- 3.4%
Chrome (latest trunk build): 694.2ms +/- 4.9%
Firefox 3.5.3: 1363.8ms +/- 0.9%
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25 Sep 2009   #23
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

oh, my bad!
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26 Sep 2009   #24
BuzWeaver

 
 

One of the main reasons I don't use IE8 is that when I Import Favorites from Fire Fox, links that have symbols can't be deleted later. When I want to refresh my Favorites I like to delete them from a particular browser and reload, but if you try to delete Links in IE8 that have symbols you cannot delete them.
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27 Sep 2009   #25
toughbook

 
 

**** that does speed things up!
I have a question that comes from my lack of knowledge on alot of this stuff unlike you guys. What do you guys mean by "works only on individual sites" You guys lost me at that point.

Jimbo45, It seems you and I have alot in common when it comes to certain things in life. When I am off work, which is not very often, my cell phone goes off. When I am working, I give 110%. Everybody that knows me knows that. What is the point of being "off" if your employer, co workers can talk to you when you are off. Nobody runs my life, I run my life how I see fit. So far that type of thinking has never handicapped my career. I am 43 years old and will be retiring in 7 years. I don't owe anybody in life a dime, start saving when you are young and spend wisely. It is that simple. The fact that the certain division of the Federal Gov I work for has been very good to me doesn't hurt!

Sorry for the rant, I feel a young presence on this board and would love for just 1 person to hear my advice and act upon it.
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29 Sep 2009   #26
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
**** that does speed things up!
I have a question that comes from my lack of knowledge on alot of this stuff unlike you guys. What do you guys mean by "works only on individual sites" You guys lost me at that point.
Using the Chrome Frame add-on you are actually just using Google Chrome's (another web browser) layout and javascript engine (WebKit, V8). With this there are quirks in how the page is rendered. Text and spacing could be slightly off and some sites will look completely wrong compared to IE8's default mode.

A thing to keep note of is that you are losing the security/protection by using this add-on since you disable SmartScreen Filter which is notable for blocking a significant amount of social engineered malware and phishing attacks.

I've already had multiple IE crashes using this add-on also, anyone else have the same experience?
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29 Sep 2009   #27
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It works fine and very fast but I had to disable "Google Updater plugin" which was forced on my system.
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29 Sep 2009   #28
toughbook

 
 

Yep, same here. It's been on almost 24 hours and without a doubt I get some crashes like never before.

Thanks for the explanation!
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