google chrome sucks. It does. It suck bad. Just saying. - AVS Forum
1 2 
Home Theater Computers > google chrome sucks. It does. It suck bad. Just saying.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 09:54 AM 06-02-2012
It's the only browser that ever crashes on me.

It used to be my #1. But that was two years ago.

Today- IE is much improved and firfox is my favorite.

Google chrome for the win.. (I mean loss!)

StardogChampion's Avatar StardogChampion 09:59 AM 06-02-2012
Who uses a browser on an HTPC?
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 10:13 AM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

I am on my i7.



erickotz's Avatar erickotz 10:27 AM 06-02-2012
I'm in the opposite camp. I've been using Firefox since it was called Phoenix. About 4 months ago, Is switched to Chrome due to memory leaks in Firefox (I would leave it open for a day and it would be using 2.5GB of RAM and unresponsive). Chrome doesn't have these issues for me.
Different strokes for different folks
assassin's Avatar assassin 10:32 AM 06-02-2012
I use Chrome. No issues and I like the "Most Visited" page and the speed.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 10:52 AM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by assassin View Post

I use Chrome. No issues and I like the "Most Visited" page and the speed.

Both firefox and IE are currently faster in the most recent updated version as tested on Tom's hardware.

They all appear about the same to me.. but for some reason only chrome crashes with multiple tabs open.
LS1 Sounds's Avatar LS1 Sounds 11:07 AM 06-02-2012
I only use Chrome now. I used to use Firefox exclusively, then tried them both for a while, now it's been over a year since I've used Firefox at all.
whiteboy714's Avatar whiteboy714 11:21 AM 06-02-2012
I used firefox for years. Finally gave Chrome a real try and haven't looked back.
ChaoticPlatypus's Avatar ChaoticPlatypus 12:04 PM 06-02-2012
Like many of the others, I've been a Firefox user for quite some time, but I would say that I mostly use Chrome these days; (still use both daily.) At work I often have over 20 tabs going and rarely ever have crashing issues.

Speeds 'seem' fairly relative atm, providing that you aren't loading any of the browsers down with toolbars, and/or too many memory-hog extensions/add-ons.

In Windows both can quickly become profile hogs with their default installations; my current favorite is Chrome's 'Alternate installer for all user accounts' which keeps the majority of Chrome's data/cache out of my AppData, and into the Program Files area.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 01:17 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaoticPlatypus View Post

Like many of the others, I've been a Firefox user for quite some time, but I would say that I mostly use Chrome these days; (still use both daily.) At work I often have over 20 tabs going and rarely ever have crashing issues.

Speeds 'seem' fairly relative atm, providing that you aren't loading any of the browsers down with toolbars, and/or too many memory-hog extensions/add-ons.

In Windows both can quickly become profile hogs with their default installations; my current favorite is Chrome's 'Alternate installer for all user accounts' which keeps the majority of Chrome's data/cache out of my AppData, and into the Program Files area.

It took me a learning curve because habit forces me click chrome over others to start.

But enough crashes from chrome reminds me to switch.

It's the only software in my system that crashes.

I think my overclock intel turbo boost gives it guys or something.

Ie and Firefox are very stable
vkristof's Avatar vkristof 02:11 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

Typically to look up info on an actor or movie we are watching.

I assume this is pretty common.

And I use Chrome.
ilovejedd's Avatar ilovejedd 02:20 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by vkristof View Post

Typically to look up info on an actor or movie we are watching.

I assume this is pretty common.

That's what the tablet/smartphone is for.
Diverge's Avatar Diverge 02:33 PM 06-02-2012
Sounds like you have something else going on in your system. I exclusively use chrome on every PC I use, and never have problems with it crashing. In fact, it's a ton more robust then firefox or IE since each tab and plugin is it's own process. If something on a tab crashes, your whole browser doesn't crash, just that tab or plugin.

I used be be a loyal firefox user for many years. made the switch in the past year and never looked back!
audit13's Avatar audit13 02:39 PM 06-02-2012
I am also an exclusive Chrome user. I find the text too fuzzy under IE. Never tried Firefox because I'm extremely happy with Chrome.
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 02:52 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

It's the only browser that ever crashes on me.

It used to be my #1. But that was two years ago.

Today- IE is much improved and firfox is my favorite.

Google chrome for the win.. (I mean loss!)

You mean the constant Flash crashing? Yes I wish they would fix it, I just deal with it. Firefox is unwieldy and IE is okay, I have all three.

Streaming is still smoother in Chrome (Flash).
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 02:57 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

Less and less now. I need to get the latest version of Second Run TV installed to see if I can get Speed2 to display inside the interface. Problem is unlike the video add-ons created by the community for XBMC web sites that have streaming default to full screen. In SCTV you have to maneuver the pointer to click full screen...

Waiting for somebody to hopefully add Speed2 to Video Add-ons.

Unless another service comes online, I doubt I'll use a browser.

*Procrastinating on putting in the motherboard on one of the few days I'm not recording anything...
jdcrox's Avatar jdcrox 03:13 PM 06-02-2012
Yep, I have been using Chrome for about 3 years ago, before that Firefox, before that Mozilla. I simply HATE Internet Exploder. Probably from how BAD it was when it first came out, long memory I guess. I have never had Chrome crash, it is the most stable browser I think I have ever used. It does have a few things it doesnt play, but they are few and far between. It also great from a security standpoint, it doesnt let a lot of Malware get loose in your system. We use it at work as much as possible for this reason.
On the HTPC, I only use IE, simply because I use it so seldom. Mainly for Netflix, when the WMC Netflix App isnt working, which is pretty often.
assassin's Avatar assassin 03:18 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcrox View Post

Yep, I have been using Chrome for about 3 years ago, before that Firefox, before that Mozilla. I simply HATE Internet Exploder. Probably from how BAD it was when it first came out, long memory I guess. I have never had Chrome crash, it is the most stable browser I think I have ever used. It does have a few things it doesnt play, but they are few and far between. It also great from a security standpoint, it doesnt let a lot of Malware get loose in your system. We use it at work as much as possible for this reason.
On the HTPC, I only use IE, simply because I use it so seldom. Mainly for Netflix, when the WMC Netflix App isnt working, which is pretty often.

Come to think of it I don't remember the last time Chrome crashed on me either on my laptop.
vkristof's Avatar vkristof 04:49 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovejedd View Post

That's what the tablet/smartphone is for.

Yah, true. But we have no tablets and the smartphones we own have screens that aren't really large enough for comfortable browsing.

But you're right, times continue to change, so maybe time to get a cheapo tablet and/or a replacement smartphone w/ a larger, better screen.

FWIW, Chrome goes out to lunch quite often on this desktop PC, but this system has three monitors, and usually two Chrome windows with many tabs open in each. My wife (a web site developer) usually comments that I have way to many sessions open.

One of the other quirks of this system (Win 7 X86 Pro) is that the desktop switches to basic because it claims I've run out of video memory (or something similar).
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 04:55 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by assassin View Post

Come to think of it I don't remember the last time Chrome crashed on me either on my laptop.

on my desktop the most... faster the PC more prone chrome to crashing.

A slow PC it works ok.

I had when I get that error.

Nothing else crashes on my desktop. It's a fresh install and everything is working great.

It's chrome.

I tried reinstalling it. But still same.

I just learned to use firefox instead. It's more stable for me.

I was hooked on chrome for a couple years so the switch took adjustment.

I did not switch because I wanted to switch. It was not a choice.
dj4monie's Avatar dj4monie 05:41 PM 06-02-2012
I've used Firefox when I get tired of Chrome crashing. You need IE because Windows Update will not work with the other browsers.

Nice thing about Chrome is you can log in anywhere because all your links are kept in the cloud. If your paranoid or using a person's computer with some decent computer skills, just run Chrome on a flash drive, doesn't leave anything behind.

Firefox has backup features which is nice. All the plug-in downloading its clumsy though.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 06:11 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by dj4monie View Post

I've used Firefox when I get tired of Chrome crashing. You need IE because Windows Update will not work with the other browsers.

Nice thing about Chrome is you can log in anywhere because all your links are kept in the cloud. If your paranoid or using a person's computer with some decent computer skills, just run Chrome on a flash drive, doesn't leave anything behind.

Firefox has backup features which is nice. All the plug-in downloading its clumsy though.

I just use my own pc for personal use. I could care less if people view my history... lol.

It's mostly AVS, and related sites-- some Motocross sites and some NFL sites. A little Newegg.. That's about it. haha.

I won't use someone else PC. They are always too slow!
ghostlobster's Avatar ghostlobster 07:59 PM 06-02-2012
Personally. I love Chrome. It does not crash on me, I love the ability to have the same bookmarks/history/cookies on all my PCs (yeah, I know Firefox offers the same type of thing) and I never have problems with it. The only time I use IE is for specific work related web apps that only work with IE, and the only time I use Firefox is when I'm on my Lapdock. Can't wait for my Droid 4 to get ICS so that I can be running Webtop 3.0 which uses Chrome instead of Firefox.
Rustolem's Avatar Rustolem 08:36 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

Who would use a HTPC just for movies? What a waste.
ilovejedd's Avatar ilovejedd 08:41 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustolem View Post

Who would use a HTPC just for movies? What a waste.

My family does (well live TV and movies). Definitely not a waste. It's allowed us to save at least $1,500 per year in cable TV bills (alas, the "savings" have been spent to feed my hardware addiction ).
Rustolem's Avatar Rustolem 09:36 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilovejedd View Post

My family does (well live TV and movies). Definitely not a waste. It's allowed us to save at least $1,500 per year in cable TV bills (alas, the "savings" have been spent to feed my hardware addiction ).

I'm saying its a waste of the setup to only expect to use it for movies.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 09:39 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?




Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustolem View Post

Who would use a HTPC just for movies? What a waste.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustolem View Post

I'm saying its a waste of the setup to only expect to use it for movies.

Stardog knows my opinion on that.. he was being sarcastic.

He knows I expect a HTPC to do basic PC stuff... and I think he agrees and feels the same.

The wink and comment was making fun of me...

Assassin and I got in a small battle yesterday or day before in another thread on that ... and I was kind of a total ass trying to make that point. It was silly.

That's why it's funny. But a personal joke.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 09:42 PM 06-02-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mfusick View Post

Stardog knows my opinion on that.. he was being sarcastic.

He knows I expect a HTPC to do basic PC stuff... and I think he agrees and feels the same.

The wink and comment was making fun of me...

Assassin and I got in a small battle yesterday or day before in another thread on that ... and I was kind of a total ass trying to make that point. It was silly.

That's why it's funny. But a personal joke.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1413212

I think it started here... but might have poured over into other threads at that time.
tootal2's Avatar tootal2 11:47 AM 06-03-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

I do. i play games on my htpc
Mike99's Avatar Mike99 12:05 PM 06-03-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by StardogChampion View Post

Who uses a browser on an HTPC?

I do. One of the reasons I built an HTPC was to watch Hulu if I missed a program. I know Hulu has a desktop version but I prefer the web version because I find it easier to search.

And if my wife is on the desktop I can use the HTPC to look at this forum. I have a tablet but it is small & slow.
1 2 

Up
Mobile  Desktop