Chrome Conundrums

Posted: Friday, January 8, 2010 by El Guru in Browsers

As I mentioned, I use Chrome for flash based games and the browser is great. However there are two behaviours that have puzzle me about Chrome.

  1. When the application is maximized I can not access the Windows Task Bar (set on auto-hide) by putting my mouse at the bottom of the screen. Yes, I can still get to the Task Bar via the Windows Key.
  2. If Chrome is in the foreground (active application), Windows will not activate the power-save mode on my monitor after the normal period of inactivity. If Chrome is in the background (and even if it is still maximized) then the power-save function works as desired.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack  (Chrome was still behaving the same before the Service Pack updates). There aren’t too big of issues, more just general annoyances.

  1. Rick says:

    I have the same problems with Firefox 3.5, especially if it’s been open for a while and has carved out a large chunk of memory or I’ve got several other apps open.
    I’ve had to add Flashblock to cut down on the resources sucked up and not released by Flash ads.
    I’m running Windows 2000 server sp4.

  2. Todd Lohenry says:

    I have the same problems, but my theory is that they are not so much problems as ‘undocumented features’ that point to Chrome as an operating system.

  3. Chris says:

    I really like Google Chrome’s implementation of the in-page, text search (ctrl-F in any browser). If you leave the current page (by changing tabs, clicking a link, searching, or going to a new URL) the find search box disappears. This is much more intuitive, and Firefox not doing this has started to bother me. Do you know of any extension that brings over this idea from Chrome?

  4. […] 25, 2010 by El Guru in Blogs, Browsers, Google, Other 0 Back in January I wrote about a couple Chrome Conundrums. They were how when I had Chrome window maximized I could not get to my hidden taskbar without […]

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