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posted Jan 13, 2009, 6:12 PM by ms b0b   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 5:58 PM ]

I found that I've been using Chrome more and more as of late. Chrome is not something new to me; I have always had it installed on one computer or another ever since the initial beta release.

So what compelled me to switch from Firefox, which I have been using since 1.0? There are two things bugged me.

  1. It takes a lot of effort to configure Firefox to work in the same manner as Chrome's incognito mode. I have been configuring my browser to delete persistent cookies whenever I close it since Netscape 4.08. On Firefox, there are a lot options in Tools Option to set, and more obscure ones in about:config. On Chrome, I only need to add --incognito to the short cut and I'm done.
  2. Opening a link in new tab puts the new tab at the last position, not next to the tab where the link resides. I know this behavior can be changed via addons or extensions, but I am against installing addons and extensions in my browser. Addons and extensions decrease the browser's 

There has been some concerns about the unique identifier that Google Chrome uses. There are ways to work around that.