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    Related to Firefox extensions, I think it's just a matter of time...

    When I was a Firefox user I had 10 extensions (some were really simple, no memory abuses). Right now in Chrome I use just 1 extension (which I - that never did develop anything related to extensions - did develop) and I just need more 1 extension to use it same way I did with Firefox.

    It's nonsense try to open a discussion over "which is the best", but my point is just that with bookmarklets, the options that Chrome offers and the currently kind of poor support for extensions you can do already a lot with Chrome.

    I highly recommend bookmarklets for some tasks... It's incredible what such simple things can do. Thesedays I was searching around for a solution for the full page screenshot extension I had with Firefox... So I've found some online tool which does that, and really easily I did create a bookmarklet for it... Right now I have the same option I had in Firefox, using an alternative way sure, but which doesn't increases memory usage nor make the browser slower.

    Extensions for sure are going to have much better support, but sometimes (not always, of course) people avoid alternative ways because they so used to do something that way, that they simply don't accept doing other... Guess that's the biggest point here.

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    Default From Chrome to Iron

    Rather than start a new thread (and don't have time to read through everything to look for this) I've just downloaded the latest version of SRWare Iron.

    Firefox can now be quietly euthanised as Iron has a beautifully simple AdBlock built in. For those who don't know, it's just an .ini file, to which you can add your own blocks easily. There are lists pre-made for Iron (just Google it).

    I still have a nagging feeling that Google are pulling the wool over our eyes regarding ad blocking. Professional programmer friends have told me that the required code to include ad blocking is not awfully hard to add, and the Iron team have already done it. Google could have included it from day one if they'd wanted to, and my feeling is that they may never fully implement ad blocking add-ons, no matter what they've said in their forums. They make vast amounts of revenue from ads, so have no incentive to do it. We'll see, but Iron does the trick for me!

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    @Michael

    Am I right in saying the latest version of Iron is based on 3.0.197.0 ...

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    Hi StevePaul,

    Yes, Iron is version 3.0.197.0 They say on their site that it uses a faster version of the Java and rendering engines than Google Chrome, but I don't know which Chrome version they mean. I was using the latest Chrome Beta on Windows Vista Home Premium until today.

    I did try Iron a while ago, but it crashed a lot. This version is working perfectly for me, and is basically Chrome with a different logo. I also like that there's no Google information collecting features, and they've also removed (or not added) the "we assume you're stupid" help tips on the New Tab page.

    Most important (for me at least) is that the AdBlock actually works. I'm no expert when it comes to adblock scripts and such, so while AdBlock Plus in FireFox was easy (right-click and sayonara), I couldn't add anything to AdSweep for Chrome. This adblock.ini file idea works fine though.

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    Sounds odd, is there any other engines for Java than Sun's ? And webkit is the fastest rendering engine, so thats bullshit...

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    Ah, it says webkit and V8 - apologies for my non-specifics. Best look at the Iron page for details: http://www.srware.net/en/software_sr...me_vs_iron.php
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    Have they changed the install now ....

    I know originally it used the Chrome User Data and not its own when it installed ...

    The Portable Version though used its own ...

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    I removed Chrome completely, and found that Iron installed into its own Program Files folder, and added a folder at Users\AppData\Local\Chromium. That contains the same kind of stuff as Chrome's AppData folder did. I had to export and then re-import my bookmarks, but that's easy enough.

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    I don't think http://www.srware.net/en/software_sr...me_vs_iron.php is up to date. It even says "Chrome installs an updater, which loads at every Windows in background".

    This "updater" doesn't exist since... ages. By default the "updater" is checking once every hour for new updates. It is not running the whole time as the company behind Iron says. Everyone can disable or change the setting the Windows task scheduler. Just commercial blabla in my opinion.

    And then this stupid "Error Reporting disabled" in Iron. If everyone would disable it, how would developers know if there are bugs. Who is reporting bugs on code.google.com? 1 of 1,000,000?
    Version: 4.0.222.3, w/ --bookmark-menu --enable-local-storage --enable-session-storage --enable-user-scripts --enable-godmode

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    Yep, there's bound to be some'commercial blah' with different versions, and the Google updater (as I just mentioned elsewhere) is very good, compact, and fast. My only reason for using Iron right now is the AdBlock, and the fact that I can easily add sites to it (as I have already). It doesn't have a right-click and 'goodbye ad' menu yet, but people are asking for it so they may implement it.

    Obviously, Google have far more resources to put into development, so I'd bet Chrome beats the others as things progress. If they'd just allow ad blocking extensions...

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    Is it just me, or does Iron's logo look like a woman's bum bent over with a whale-tail? (Maybe I need to get out more..!)
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