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Monday, May 23, 2011

Shiny Shiny Chrome

Chrome Plated Steel Socket Cap Screw, Button Head, Hex Socket Drive, #8-32, 1" Length (Pack of 10)I like Google Chrome. I have since I started using it for Google Wave (the other browsers didn't care for Wave's Gadgets add-ons) around a year ago. Wave is no longer supported by Google I believe, but Chrome works best for Wave. And Chrome works nicely for Blogger, of course, as they are by the same people. So I was using Chrome for Blogger and Wave, and not much else, because I had Firefox set as my default and just never got around to changing it. Chrome is faster in many places too - like Facebook for instance - and on many other pages. So this morning - it's slow on the job-hunting front - I decided to export my Firefox bookmarks and import them into Chrome.
Chrome Superman Belt Buckle
This is harder than it sounds.

And it's not Google that made it harder. Firefox kept claiming to have exported the bookmarks so I could import them. But if it did export, it didn't put the exported file(s) anywhere I could find. So I did it the old-fashioned way, page by page. Since there are a bazillion pages I have bookmarked in Firefox and don't need, this is no great task; only about a third of the junk I have bookmarked needs moving over anyway.

PUR 3-Stage Vertical Faucet Mount Chrome FM-3700BAnd holy cow, I knew it was faster but I hadn't realized how much faster Chrome is. It's almost comical how pleased I am when something loads up quickly. Some of those more elaborate Facebook games, for instance, take eons to load on Firefox or IE. Chrome, not so much.

I still like Firefox's logo/icon better - I think it's clever. But from now on, Firefox is my browser only when Chrome is not supported on a given page. The only task left is to convince Firefox it's not Favorite Child anymore, and convince Chrome that it is instead. Shiny shiny Chrome.