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Google Chrome – A web browser built for speed, simplicity, and security

Google is still following the model of having an open-source, beta-ish version of Chrome alongside their standard Google Chrome. It’s interesting the “about” pages are very similar.

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Google Search Lucky

Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” search in Google Chrome Do you want to use Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” search in Google Chrome? It’s easy using the custom search engines. In Google Chrome click the wrench icon and then choose prferences next click manage custom search engines Inser the string(s) below and a name (pretty much irrelevant) and they shortcut keyword you want to use. I use > Google Search Lucky Strings Standard “Im Feeling Lucky” Search http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky SSL Encrypted “Im Feeling Lucky” Search https://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky Note: I’ve stripped out all items such as encoding and referrer to keep this as clean and simple as it can be. Now you can simply type in something like > Google Docs into your browser bar and have it go to the first result – which is most likely the right place.

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Google Chrome: Disable Automatic Updates

Are you tried of Google Chrome automatically installing updates? You can disable it on both Windows and Mac machines: Windows Machines Open registry editor. Locate: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Update Add a new DWORD value named DisableAutoUpdateChecksCheckboxValue and set it to 1 to disable automatic updates or 0 to re-enable them. Mac OS X Open terminal and run the following command: defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 0 To re-enable automatic updates for google chrome use this command: defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent checkInterval 18000 This also works for Chromium and beta versions of GoogleChrome.

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Bigger Gmail Compose Box

A Gmail Compose Resize Extension for Google Chrome Details: Have you ever wanted a larger compose box for gMail? especially when using g-mail to reply to a conversation? I give them credit, most times when composing a new message or using it in full-screen mode, it does well. But if you’re like me, about 80% of your conversations are replies. And that is, after all, what is great about g-mail, right? The awesome threading capabilities. So why doesn’t g-mail support a resizeable compose box? You are stuck with a fixed size, of about 260 px, even in the Chrome browser!!! A browser that is know to let you resize text boxes by default! Well, I don’t know the answers to these questions, but they are frustrating, so I’ve written an extension for Chrome (or Chromium) which allows you to specify how big you want that box to be, and then it automatically resizes it (it make take a few seconds after you hit reply to fully grow). Update: As of 2/7/2012 I’ve written a newer, and more updated extension download it here Download the extension here: Bigger Gmail Compose Box It has an options page, which you can access by going to settings (wrench icon) and then extensions. I have also added in auto-update for this extension. I’m really quite pleased with it and wanted to share. Let me know what you think. Having trouble? Didn’t know that Chrome allows extensions? You probably need to upgrade to the latest version. … Continue reading

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Chromium Download

This has become increasingly difficult to find online. It looks like the Chromium blog talks more about it without giving many clear options about how to download or install chromium. Well, here’s my small contribution. You can find the latest files here: http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/win/LATEST/ and for mac: http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/continuous/mac/LATEST/ Try this instead:¬†http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html I highly recommend the mini_installer.exe for Windows XP or Vista. Here are links to the bleeding edge builds of chrome for mac or chrome for linux Also, Chromium is MUCH BETTER for installing and managing extensions ( see chromeextensions.org ) than Chrome. You can install with just one click! And you get a nifty “extensions” panel under the “tools” menu. Chromium install locations: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome win 7: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application

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Chromium as default mailto: on Windows XP

Here’s how! If you have Chrome installed, uninstall it, or this program (below) will use Chrome by default instead of Chromium (Chromium is not Chrome) Make sure this directory structure exists: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome (replace User with your username) Don’t create an Application folder inside the chrome folder – the next steps will do that. Get the Sysinternals Suite (or at least the junction program for creating softlinks) Run this command: junction “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application” “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application” (Replace User with your username) Download ChromeMailer and go through setup Launch ChromeMailer and choose your options. Trouble? ChromeMailer (as of 8/09) looks for Chrome in it’s default path – your profile\Google\Chrome\Application You can either install chromium into that directory, or install it into the proper directory and create a softlink (junction) so the folders mirror each other. If you delete something in one folder it will be deleted in the other one, too. Look up softlinks on wikipedia for more info.

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Chromium is NOT Chrome

Chromium is NOT Chrome. It’s the name of the bleeding-edge nightly releases that are untested for bugs. Some of the more advanced features that Chromium is currently offering includes ftp downloads and the ability to pick and choose the items which will appear on your startup page. You can make these sticky, reorder, or prevent certain ones from appearing. Visit the Chromium homepage, development blog, or latest releases page for more information.

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