Comments on: Chrome With Tab Sync for Desktops Leaves Beta, Why Would You Use Another Browser? https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/ An intense Android news community bringing you the latest in phones, rooting, apps, and reviews. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Osborne195 https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1744090 Fri, 25 May 2012 05:03:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1744090 Well, I can’t go through everything I have baked into my Firefox build, but off the top of my head the ones that really made it impossible to switch are “Grab and Drag” which allows me to surf all webpages by grabbing the current page and moving just like reading a PDF. There are several attempts on Chrome, and they work okay – but nowhere near as good as the Firefox variant. I literally never run into a site that it doesn’t work or disable itself in the event it’s not compatible. When II want to highlight and copy text or drag and drop it just works always and the others didn’t.

Another necessity is the Lastpass plugin for Firefox is excellent and the Chrome version is really stunted.

Another I remember not being able to find was AutoPager which automatically loads the next page of a forum that I’m browsing when I get to the bottom of the page. Great for sites like XDA_Developers.

Then there’s the nicer Add-on menu, AddToSearchBar which has all the sites built in searches that I use often, about 30 that I can select from the drop-down menu in the search field.

I have honestly have tried to move to Chrome at least 5 or 6 times because I think it’s a great browser and it’s nice and light – but as soon as I would start beefing it up with add-ons it seemed to really start to chug. As of now IMO it’s just not versatile enough for my needs.

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By: Phil Oakley https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1702690 Wed, 16 May 2012 22:00:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1702690 Fair enough.

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By: Inquizitor https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1700386 Wed, 16 May 2012 03:43:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1700386 Also, before someone half-jokingly brings up this argument in favor of Flash, many “adult” sites have mobile optimized video. 😛

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By: Inquizitor https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1700385 Wed, 16 May 2012 03:42:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1700385 Few sites I go on with my phone require flash. The few times I really go on Chrome itself, rather than use a specific app for my need like Google Reader or Youtube, it’s typically just text or mobile-optimized video like the Verge, Droid Life, IGN, etc. I can’t even think of anything I would need to access on my phone that isn’t either a mobile-optimized or an app. Grooveshark, Chant (4chan app), Flipboard, Netflix, HBO Go, etc…

A lot of the web has already done away with Flash, at least in mobile versions. For the few times it’s needed, like when I use watchseries.eu or w/e to watch TV shows, I can always just boot up the browser. It’s infrequent enough that it’s not too inconvenient.

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By: jdrch https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1700375 Wed, 16 May 2012 03:16:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1700375 Why would I use another browser? Because Firefox has the same feature and a customizable UI.

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By: jacksonasdf https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1699365 Wed, 16 May 2012 00:25:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1699365 because chrome isn’t supported on the Razr…

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By: Bobby Phoenix https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1699358 Wed, 16 May 2012 00:13:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1699358 @Inuizitor So what do you use to view simple everyday websites that use Flash? From work to play for me there are very little sites that support HTML5, and because of that I need a browser that runs Flash. I guess I can use Skyfire, and have it convert to playable video, but why when FF does it now. Until Flash is 100% gone AND replaced by an EQUAL alternative there will be a need/requirement for Flash players in browsers.

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By: Calvin Williams https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698781 Tue, 15 May 2012 22:06:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698781 Safer? How? Google has always come out on top in hacking contests due to the sandbox

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By: Calvin Williams https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698777 Tue, 15 May 2012 22:05:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698777 Chrome>FF any day

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By: Inquizitor https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698728 Tue, 15 May 2012 21:48:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698728 More like they forgot a tape deck or cd player. Most of us don’t give a crap and have abandoned the outdated format, but a few of you continue to desperately hold on to it for some old favorites.

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By: Droidfan https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698701 Tue, 15 May 2012 21:40:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698701 Flash still does things no other product can. Whether we like it or not. BMW still uses it for its web site. I can guarantee you…if it could be done any other way….BMW would be doing it.

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By: MyStroPro https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698426 Tue, 15 May 2012 21:14:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698426 Notice I said that I like it on a “desktop UI.” I can’t try Chrome Mobile since I don’t have HW Acceleration on my device yet (though I am running an ICS port).

For mobile applications, Dolphin HD is fine (You should want a streamlined near no-controls when screen real estate is an issue), and has been the only browser that works consistently for me. Firefox was rubbish as was the traditional Browser on devices – I can’t tell you how many sites I had display wrong on both of those.

I use Firefox on my desktop comps. It’s always worked well and been quick for me. I just hate the Chrome desktop UI on a desktop; therefore I could care less about “syncing” an experience.

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By: Kyle Fullmer https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698206 Tue, 15 May 2012 20:30:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698206 I hope you are wrong, but old terrible technology has a way of never dying… just look how many people still use IE6.

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By: Kyle Fullmer https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698200 Tue, 15 May 2012 20:29:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698200 Just curious what addons you couldn’t find in Chrome. I have been using Chrome for a long while now and want to make sure I am not missing something important in firefox.

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By: xyrth https://www.droid-life.com/2012/05/15/chrome-with-tab-sync-for-desktops-leaves-beta-why-would-you-use-another-browser/#comment-1698090 Tue, 15 May 2012 20:14:00 +0000 http://www.droid-life.com/?p=69733#comment-1698090 Because it crashes like crazy on my Asus Transformer Prime.

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