Skip to comments.Google makes good on threat, flips 'kill switch' on some Chrome add-ons
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.
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Firefox updated something and my Ad Blocker no longer blocks ads on some video sites.
There are at least a dozen browsers one could use out there.
My Chrome browser has auto-update disabled. In fact, everything on my PC has auto-update turned off.
Or Opera. One of my favorites.
I wouldn’t touch Chrome with a ten-foot toilet plunger.
My browser of choice, lynx.
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;
Its cousin Chromium seems to be okay though
One of my favorites...
Use Google products at your own peril...
I’ve used it for years; great browser.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Links 2 is old fashioned and includes images.
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
Still looks a bit strange probably. I am probably too spoiled with black text on white background. lol
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.
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...
using 12.15.7 and 11.6.- i was never fond of 12
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.