Google’s new browser, Chrome, is undoutably one of the fastest browsers available, but for me, its speed and multiprocessing are the least of my favorite features. I think the team behind Chrome’s UI have done an exceptional job of, “keeping things out of the way” and making the user experience incredibly simple. Here’s why:
1. No Title Bar Or Menu Bar
Your tabs are your titles. Simple, no?
2. The Omnibox
You can navigate, search google, or use other search engines that you frequent, all on one box!
3. Hidden Bookmarks
Bookmarks only appear when you open a new tab. Unless you want them there all the time ofcourse :)
4. No Home Button
New tabs show you your most visted sites and search engines. No need to wait, or look at the “about:blank” page.
5. No Status Bar
The status bar only apears when it is needed; while hovering on a link or loading a page. Otherwise, it’s not there.
6. Download Now, Deal With It Later
No more, “save or run?” dialogs; you don’t worry about file names, where they’re being downloaded or what their source are. Downloads sit quietly at the bottom of the tab that is associated with it until you open them or drag them out to your favorite folder. There’s also a download log page that lets you search through your download history.
7. One Window
Websites that try to open up links in new windows are forced to open in new tabs, unless you pull them to form a seperate window. There are almost no dialog boxes or popups; everything is confined within the tab.
Overall, Chrome feels as though it’s running on “full screen” mode all the time. If you spend a lot of time online, sooner or later you’ll probably forget what your desktop looked like. If you haven’t given it a try yet, head over to their site and see for yourself.