How Would You Change Google Chrome

By | March 18, 2011 | 23 Comments

How Would You Change Google Chrome

Here comes the fourth web browser in our list. How would you change Google Chrome and why?


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  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.daluz.santos Joshua Santos

    Tab Sync and an Android 3.0 tablet version

  • http://twitter.com/TheWebAtom Shane Gowland

    Better bookmark management/features, such as separators and the ability open them in a new tab using the mouse wheel as a clicker.

    • stryju

      um… middle-click works… if it doesn’t for You – check mouse settings

    • http://twitter.com/MadDogTen Cody Izzo

      I agree with getting the better features.

      But like the person below me said, Clicking the Mouse Wheel does open it in a New Tab, it works for any link actually.

  • Grrblt

    I would change the fact that it automatically set itself as my default browser without asking.

    • Dan7960

      chrome does ask on the download page…

    • http://twitter.com/MadDogTen Cody Izzo

      Like the user below me said, it does ask. I notice it each time it comes up when I reinstall, I don’t know how you could miss it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/puermayr Michael Pürmayr

    most important: a real download manager like the one in Opera.
    second: a real Speed Dial where I (and only I) set the entries
    third: get stuff like “reload image” in the context menu!

    • http://twitter.com/MadDogTen Cody Izzo

      The Current Downlaod Manager Seems fine to me. Though, I guess they could find ways to improve it.

      I like that idea, as it could be helpful for me. Though, with a little bit of work you could Customize the Current one. First, Clear your History, then Open only the pages you want on it, then when they show up there, clikc the think on the Top Right corner of the Box, and it will stay there.

      Personally, I don’t see what use that would be, but sure.

  • Greg

    I would make Google Chrome Web Store built in with the browser. It should be located in the wrench just like options all in one tab of its own.I dont seem the point of going to a ”website” just for extensions ect.

  • OldWood

    Chrome need built-in RSS newsreader – although the ‘Slick RSS’ extension does a good job in filling the gap

    • http://twitter.com/MadDogTen Cody Izzo

      I agree that it needs one. All other Browsers I use has one built it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AKG2PBIO46FQU474ZJDYJ4XJEU Doc Brown

      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nlbjncdgjeocebhnmkbbbdekmmmcbfjd

      They didn’t include it by default to keep chrome minimalist and most people don’t need a rss reader built in.

      • Sirnh1

        “to keep chrome minimalist”

        That’s a joke, no? Adding support for rss isn’t going to make less ‘minimalistic’. It adds only 1 icon in the adressbar (meaning it doesn’t really take up any space) .

  • http://www.facebook.com/vapaulius Paulius Vaičiulis
  • Zoid

    Remove the Other Bookmarks Folder or at lease give people a way to remove it.

  • http://twitter.com/cristianer304 Cristian

    Change the user interface, making it better. With a nice colour, not all grey like now.

    • http://twitter.com/MadDogTen Cody Izzo

      That’s what Theme’s are For, Simply Find one you like and Install it.

      That’s why Google made it where people can make them, so people cam make one that they, and other people like, and hence Google doesn’t have to pay all that much attention to it.

  • Web

    add “open” option in download dialog to directly open files

    i probably would change more things, but thats the first that comes to mind and the thing that made me ditch chrome.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VSGDKSO7XN2DMFPAMVQB4BVUFQ George

    Make it more like Opera.
    Get rid of the tracking stuff that tracks your every moves and sends it to Google.

  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    I’d transform it into a real browser… By downloading Opera and unistalling Chrome.

  • Anonymous

    An actual installer?

    Make the speedial extension a default

    include dynamic pages that will notify users of change and display like widgets for weather, email and whatnot – in speedial / web slice

    Yes RSS – like the opera magazine one in the preview by default.

    move parts of the ui to the os. Not entirely. eg: Make the search thingy a gadget that I can put on my desktop.

    Basically get closer to bridging the gap between os and browser.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you would like to try speeddial2 – it has some very nice features spicing Chrome’s functionality https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/jpfpebmajhhopeonhlcgidhclcccjcik