It’s been about a week since I decided to switch to Chrome. I’ve been very good about not automatically launching FF, though I noticed I still have it as the default browser. Here are my impressions so far.
- It’s really fast. So much faster, it’s a pleasure to use – I’m not sitting here waiting on everything.
- Searching in the address bar seems weird, so I got the Search Box extension that gives me a little box for searching on Google, Yahoo, Bing, Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Ebay and Amazon.
- I find the built-in developer tools to be a little awkward but I’m getting used to it – I like the ability to look back through the cascade and see what CSS rules are impacting the element I’m looking at, but it’s not intuitive yet. The Web Developer Toolbar for Chrome is missing a couple of the tools it has in FF, and a few times this week I’ve found myself opening FF so I could quickly see what was happening with a site.
There isn’t really anything I don’t like about Chrome – it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I do miss FF but the speed difference is huge and has made work a lot easier this week.