Last week, Google decided to enter the browser wars with their “Chrome” browser. Two of it’s biggest claims are the “Sandbox” feature (which improves security) and it’s ability to not crash if one tab crashes or becomes unresponsive. Within a couple of days, I downloaded it and took it for a test run…
The first thing I wanted to test out was whether or not it would work at the University Of Phoenix’s online campus. Currently they only recommend Internet Explorer and Firefox (although other browsers may work there). I logged in, and proceeded to go to my class.
What I like about using Chrome at UoP. In Internet Explorer and Firefox, when you click the “Go to Class” button, it opens a new window. Chrome opened it in a new tab. In fact, about the only things that didn’t open in a new tab were my grade summary and new message compositions. It worked smoothly, and was faster than IE or Firefox.
I didn’t risk taking my “Math assessment” through Chrome, although I’m tempted to go back now and try it. The only thing I can think of off-hand that I didn’t like was that when you download a file, it prompts you to save it (regardless of whether you choose the “View” or “Download” option. And you have to single click to open the file in the download bar (double-clicking opens two copies). But in reality, those are minor issues that they don’t need to mess with.
Well, that’s enough for this post. I’ll do part two in a little while, after I go play around with Chrome some more.
Have a great day everyone 🙂