Tag: Chrome

  • Daily Show Chrome Ad

    Very strange to be getting an ad that works against the displayed content. The Daily Show web site gave me an advertisement to use Chrome. Yet, Google is actively dissuading its users against using Flash. And the daily Daily Show uses Flash in its video player. I was only using another browser because the Daily Show has not reached […]

  • Restore Chrome New Tab Tiles

    Occasionally I accidentally remove one of the tiles from Chrome’s New Tab. I try to live with it, but after about a week the annoyance at the situation becomes too great. There IS AN UNDO, but once you click away from the page it is no longer an option. I did click the undo link this […]

  • For Want of a Scrollbar

    The start of an adventure usually starts when I tweet an annoyance: Who has two thumbs and regularly disables Sharepoint’s overflow: hidden CSS to re-enable the scrollbar? Me… A coworker asked a good question, which is, “Any easy/lazy way to make it automatic-like?” My response was a Greasemonkey script should do the trick. Okay, so, […]

  • Sneaky Search Engine

    I use Google search from my Chrome omnibox quite a bit. One of my favorite searches is “define <term>”. Somehow my “define” got hijacked so that when I typed it, Chrome switched to a search of word.sc. Fortunately, I knew this probably would be Chrome’s settings for Search Engines (top right wrench or three horizontal […]

  • Context Menu

    Almost everyone using a computer to access the Internet uses the left click on a link to go to its location. Exceptions might be left handers who switch the buttons on a mouse, those using screen readers, or similar small niche users of the Internet. I tend to multi-task, so I will scan a page […]

  • Easy

    Work gave me a new computer. An internal group does the initial setup and hand it off to me to do the rest. This has been the easiest setup I have had ever. (It would be easier on a Mac.) At my previous job, I would get CDs with the operating system and other software […]

  • Textarea Backup

    I am going through my software installed on my work computer in order to transfer to a new one. This came to my attention as something potentially relevant to others. A common problem we hear doing web-based learning management system is the web browser crashed before the user could submit a form. The complaints we […]

  • Tweetdeck

    Tweetdeck is my primary interaction with Twitter. Managing two Twitter accounts would be annoying via the web (two browsers given Prism is dead). At times I do accidentally post under the wrong one. Though I think the solution to that might be not having two blue profile icons. It is not Tweetdeck’s fault I fail to […]

  • Apple Trying To Poach IE6 Users

    Attempted to watch the Transformer’s 3 trailer, but apparently Chrome on Linux was a no-go for the JavaScript which hides the web site and displays the trailer. Fancy but broken. So I thought I would look at the HTML and get the .mov file. I found this snippet of code in the HTML quite interesting. […]

  • Google Chrome on Linux

    I was excited to read today a Google Chrome Beta is now available on Linux. Gmail and Google Reader have weird font issues for me on both Linux and Window Firefox. So I tend split my browser load based on where the sites work best for me. Making the Linux switch meant leaving Chrome behind […]