#1 By: NYCaribou, August 13th, 2013 22:32
(I asked some of these questions on the Google Chrome forums and received no answers, so I'm trying here, hoping someone can, and is willing, to advise on these questions/issues with the Google Chrome browser.)
I've decided to try using Google Chrome, both because some of my friends like it, and I get tired of Firefox absolutely DEMANDING that every single software update file be SAVED on my hard drive, cluttering it up with dozens of files with file names differing by only a single letter or number.
One problem I'm having with Google Chrome is, it isn't saving my forum passwords. Many times, the popup asking if I want to save the password, doesn't appear at all. If it does appear, it only stays up for the briefest split second before disappearing again, nowhere near enough time for me to click yes. It also didn't import my passwords, only my bookmarks-- I THOUGHT it imported my passwords during setup, at least I think I saw an option to tell it to do so, and I thought I checked/clicked that option, but I might have made a mistake. I have it set up to ask me if I want to save any particular forum password, but either the query tab doesn't appear or else it's suppressed after the briefest instant, not giving me enough time to say yes or no.
Another issue is, I can't instruct it to clear out my browsing history and cookies every so often? Or does it just insist I always tell it manually, instead of "every time I close the browser, etc.?"
A third issue, which might not be an issue at all, but I'd like to hear some input on this: I refuse to 'sign in' to Chrome. Even if there were no security issues, I just find it too intrusive. Sometimes I don't want a website to REMEMBER me and be able to pick me out of a crowd of 7000 people and immediately try to 'PERSONALIZE' my experience. In fact, let's change that 'sometimes' to 'always.' I don't want websites to do this. I WILL NOT "sign in." How much of an issue is this going to be with Chrome?
Finally, how do I ask it to set the default "omnibox" search engine to dogpile.com instead of Google or Yahoo or Bing?
If I can get these settled, I'm sure that over time I'll come up with others. For now, I'll start with these, since right now I'm already at "one strike" toward immediately uninstalling Chrome altogether, barely 24 hours after installing it.
Can anyone advise?
#2 By: Ronnie Smith, August 13th, 2013 23:31
Maybe this will help, click on the three bars in the upper right corner, then "Setting" then at the left bottom of the page, click on "show advanced setting" now you can see all Google setting. Make sure you click on "content setting" and "clear browsing data".
I use this to clean up every day (is free) http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
#3 By: Naman Sood, August 14th, 2013 05:54
#4 By: Vonnie Hudson, August 14th, 2013 09:30
Chrome isn't giving me enough time to let me save my passwordDoes the problem remain after upgrading to the latest version of Chrome?
How can I make Chrome clear my passwords on exit?Enter chrome://settings/content in the address bar then select Keep local data only until I quit my browser. HTG also published an article on how to do that with screenshots: http://www.howtogeek.com/137681/how-to-automatically-clear-private-data-when-you-close-your-browser/
Why does Google Chrome keep asking me to sign in?Unfortunately the Chrome sign in is an innate feature of the browser. I agree it's a bit obtrusive (I find it nettlesome too) but haven't found a way around it other then ignoring it. One thing you can do is permanently disconnect your Google account from Chrome.
Click the Chrome option bar in the upper right corner of the browser (it looks like three horizontal dashes) then choose "Signed in as email@example.com" where firstname.lastname@example.org is your email address. Then in the Sign in section choose Disconnect your Google Account.
How can I change my default search engine in Chrome?Enter chrome://settings/searchEngines in the address bar, add your search engine then select it and choose the Default button.
#5 By: A happy, August 14th, 2013 11:54
Can I say I do not sign in to Chrome. I don't want them cherrypicking ads for me. The can **** off if they intend to do that.
I found it easy to use... I don't even notice it anymore...
#6 By: Naman Sood, August 14th, 2013 14:13
They have ads? I'm signed in, I never noticed one. I just use sign-in as a bookmark-syncing feature.
#7 By: NYCaribou, August 20th, 2013 09:08
So, thanks for all the input. Now, however, I have one final question, and this is going to be, more than anything else, the literal make-or-break question.
One of the primary reasons I was going to switch to Chrome, is that Firefox absolutely CRAMS the saving of downloaded files onto your hard drive, down your throat, with absolutely no options whatsoever on simply running a file without storing it on your hard drive, something that Internet Explorer does. But it seems that Chrome does this too, just like Firefox-- absolutely FORCES a file to be hard-WRITTEN onto your hard drive? Every single file update (and some programs have updates literally, 999 octillion INFINITY times each and every micro-tetra-milli-billi-nano-bano-second) has a file name different by only one or two letters or numbers resulting in heaven-only-knows how many different files cluttering up the destination folder, and I have no way whatsoever to determine which is the "latest" one I might want to keep for next time I upgrade the size of my hard drive and need to reinstall Windows and all my programs.
If Chrome absolutely blocks any attempt to run a file straight from the download page WITHOUT writing it onto your hard drive, then I'm going to uninstall it. I was looking to bypass this feature in Firefox, which is one of the reasons I started looking to Chrome. No bypass = no need to learn a new browser that only does the exact same thing my current one does.
#8 By: A happy, August 20th, 2013 12:42
ok, CTRL+J to open the downloads tab.
You do know that when pressing open in IE, you are saving to a tempfiles folder - writing to the hard drive - and is often not deleted.
What program updates that often?
To run a downloaded file, click on it from chrome itself. (in the bottom pane)
Just keep emptying your downloads folder of unneeded crap.