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Google makes good on threat, flips 'kill switch' on some Chrome add-ons
InfoWorld ^ | February 21, 2014 | Gregg Keizer

Posted on 02/21/2014 2:18:50 PM PST by gunsmithkat

All extensions on Windows must be installed from the Chrome Web Store; those that were not will be permanently disabled. Google today upgraded Chrome to version 33, fulfilling its promise to block more add-ons in the Windows browser and quashing 28 bugs.

(Excerpt) Read more at infoworld.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: chrome; google
Another reason to use Firefox.
1 posted on 02/21/2014 2:18:50 PM PST by gunsmithkat
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To: gunsmithkat

Firefox updated something and my Ad Blocker no longer blocks ads on some video sites.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 2:20:14 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gunsmithkat

There are at least a dozen browsers one could use out there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_browsers


3 posted on 02/21/2014 2:21:20 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gunsmithkat

My Chrome browser has auto-update disabled. In fact, everything on my PC has auto-update turned off.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 2:24:42 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: gunsmithkat

Or Opera. One of my favorites.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 2:25:23 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeronL
Lynx is a nifty one to try.
6 posted on 02/21/2014 2:28:26 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: gunsmithkat

I wouldn’t touch Chrome with a ten-foot toilet plunger.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 2:29:37 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: OneWingedShark

My browser of choice, lynx.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 2:31:25 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: OneWingedShark

interesting


9 posted on 02/21/2014 2:32:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: OneWingedShark

I will only use IXQ. No cookies, nor recording/tracking your IP. Calls itself “the most private. Check it out. It searches the other browsers, but doesn’t let them know it’s you. Go to their page and click to read their privacy policies;

https://www.ixquick.com


10 posted on 02/21/2014 2:32:14 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Steely Tom

Its cousin Chromium seems to be okay though


11 posted on 02/21/2014 2:32:49 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: gunsmithkat

One of my favorites...

https://www.torproject.org/

Use Google products at your own peril...


12 posted on 02/21/2014 2:34:28 PM PST by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ve used it for years; great browser.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 2:42:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: gunsmithkat

tech bkmk


14 posted on 02/21/2014 2:44:28 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ShadowAce

bump


15 posted on 02/21/2014 2:45:28 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: carriage_hill

I can bypass paywalls by right-clicking on an article’s title and searching on Google. Maybe you can do that on any browser. Chrome is great for ease of use.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 2:46:13 PM PST by vrwc54
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To: gunsmithkat

I stopped taking automatic Adobe updates to Acrobat, etc. because they loaded Chrome and some other crap on my browser menu bar, and many Office one-click on the file stuff quit working - Excel most notably.

Had to go to MS to get a cleaner for it.

I would not have Chrome or any other AP that Google makes; they are NSA’s fool tool.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 2:55:25 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: vrwc54

In Internet Explorer, highlight the text, right click on the highlight, then choose the accelerator to search with Google, Bing, or whatever your search engine of choice is.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 2:55:28 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: vrwc54

Chrome came in with a Google Earth download/ install, and took over my computer, changing prefs, desktop etc. I ripped the uninvited bitch out root & trunk, but eveytime I used GE, it came back. Chrome seemed like a nice browser, but had very bad manners. Got rid of GE now, too. Same reason I never use IE; it’s there, and part of the OS, but doesn’t get used.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 2:56:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: gunsmithkat
Another reason to use Firefox.

Thanks be to God. Only one i can get multiple rows and reduce tab width, and color them, and save multiple sessons, and use Select source to copy selection in html, etc.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 3:15:35 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: carriage_hill; Red in Blue PA

Me too. Have used it from version 3. AM using it right now.

Also use the email client. Takes a bit of getting used to, but I like it.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 5:18:26 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: GeronL

Links 2 is old fashioned and includes images.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 5:26:56 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: LaRueLaDue

We’ve both been using it a long time. Been using it since mid 90’s. It was a paid browser back then and fit on a 1.44 floppy.

dabbled with others but always came back


23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:34:43 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: familyop

bump

Still looks a bit strange probably. I am probably too spoiled with black text on white background. lol


24 posted on 02/21/2014 5:50:38 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: LaRueLaDue

Thunderbird works for me; haven’t looked at Opera Mail. Prior to Opera, I was Netscape Navigator from v2 - v9, and still think that was one of the best browsers, ever. Some releases were a tad buggy, but when stabilized, they were head and shoulders over MS or anything else. Still have all NN browser version apps archived, just for grins.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 5:52:35 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: stylin19a

What version are you using right now? I just found out that they have now abandoned the rendering engine of the older versions and have tagged into the Chrome engine for versions 15 and up; they are up to 18/19 now. (I am using 12.16: wasn’t aware that they had essentially frozen at that version. I wasn’t aware that they had forked...)

They have also taken out the M2 email client and have it as a separate application... Not liking any of this, and may have to stick with the older version, at least until I can figure out what to do...


26 posted on 02/21/2014 7:02:34 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: LaRueLaDue

using 12.15.7 and 11.6.- i was never fond of 12


27 posted on 02/22/2014 7:14:23 AM PST by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

I’m okay with the 12 versions, for the most part. I have not read anything good on the 15+ versions. Sounds like they removed some functionality that made Opera stand out, and are making it just another nondescript browser, that fits into the “Win 8 app” mold... If I wanted that, I would have used IE, Chrome or Firefox in the first place.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 8:42:14 AM PST by LaRueLaDue
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