(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?