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Google Chrome’s Unique Features

Update 2020: This post is now outdated and archived, but feel free to read it to remember what it was like. ?

I’ve been using Google Chrome for some time already, and it became my default browser. I think it is pretty cool. It is very fast. I have also found out some unique features that Google Chrome has, the feature which no other browsers have.

Chrome’s Unique Features

Here is the list of Google Chrome’s unique features, the features that Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer don’t have.

1. Information on whether the site is loading or resolving

When the site is being resolved, Chrome will display this gray line, revolving slowly, counter-clockwise.
resolvingWhen the site is found and is being loaded, Chrome will show loadingthis blue line, revolving quickly, clockwise.

2. Task manager

Wow! A task manager inside a browser. It is just like a normal task manager, showing the processes and the memory it uses.

Here is the screen-shot of the task manager:
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If your computer seems as though it is going to crash, you can open the Google Chrome task manager and see which tabs are using a lot of memory, and then end their processes so your computer won’t crash. Don’t worry. The tab won’t be closed, but instead show a crashed smiley.
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If you reload that tab, the process will begin again. If you end a process such as shockwave flash, the flash object will show the crashed plugin smiley.
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To open the task manager, hit ‘Shift + Esc’.

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The Browser That I Enjoy

Update 2020: This post is now outdated and archived, but feel free to read it to remember what it was like. ?

The colorful thing that looks like a ball…and that it, of course, chrome21

Yes, Google Chrome!

I like it very much because it runs really fast and smooth. It also warns about risky websites that contain viruses, and tells that it is not safe, and lets you choose whether continue or not.

Also, unlike Firefox, Google Chrome lets you drag its tabs easily, if you want to swap tab places, or if you want to bring the tab away from its place to create a new window.

When a tab or more is running very slowly or is going to crash, Chrome has a ‘Crash Control‘ feature that lets you choose whether you want the tabs to stop running to prevent crashes, or wait patiently until the tabs work again. Also, when a tab is going to crash, it won’t interrupt other tabs.

It also lets you bookmark your favorite website with just a click. But what I like most about Google Chrome is: It is really fast, which means I can browse the web without my computer lagging! It also opens faster than Firefox or Internet Explorer.

And here are 9 things to love and 9 things to hate about Chrome. I hope Google would fix the ‘9-things-to-hate-about-chrome’ in their next version.