Google Chrome now
in the beta build. They work great. Here's useful extensions I've found:
- There's several choices for ad blockers right now, this one
seems to work best out of the box.
- Makes it so you have to click to activate any Flash object on a
Not so critical with the ad blocker, but still a nice thing.
- Adds the little "subscribe to feed" button in the address bar on
blogs. This really
should be in Chrome by default.
from Gmail (no button)
- Rewrites mailto: links so they open in Gmail instead of the OS'
mail client. This unofficial
version doesn't have a toolbar button.
- When you click through a Google search result, gives you a UI on
the landing page that makes
it easy to find your keywords on that page. It's quite clever.
Extensions seem to work great in Chrome. My one complaint is UI.
A lot of extensions want to add buttons to the toolbar, but
I'm very jealous of that real-estate and don't want random
coloured icons cluttering up the browser. Even worse, some extensions
binding magic keys (like FlashBlock's Ctrl-Shift-F).
That's just inhumane and needs to stop. I think the best answer is
to let extensions add stuff to the right click menu; I don't think
that's possible right now. Then again that leads to menu proliferation.