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And the things that sucked the first two times, still suck.
1) there are some annoying web sites I use all day every day that constantly ask for a password. Firefox could remember them, chrome seems unaware that those are password fields. So with chrome, I need to type in the full password every time. Firefox would reload the field for me.
2) About 1 time in 20 I will click on something and nothing happens. It's as if I didn't click. In other words, chrome loses clicks.
3) Chrome seems to get stuck more often. Maybe the page rendering is faster, but it just seems like firefox was able to successfully get the pages more often.
No one is requiring you to use Chrome. If you don't like it, don't use it. Or send feedback to the Chrome team at Google.
I do run into pages that Chrome does not properly display, but for perhaps 98% of my Internet usage, I use Chrome. For the rest, I use Firefox. This is on a new MacBook Pro, where you'd expect me to use Safari, but I don't like Safari.
I love Chrome for a reason that is orthogonal to details like how it displays all pages: It brought back competition to the browser market. Ten years ago, there was one browser, IE, and it sucked. Netscape was dead. Firefox brought back competition, but they had become too fat, dumb, and happy from their success in the mid-2000's. Not only was the Mozilla sponsor organization fat and lazy, but the Firefox code was subject to huge amounts of code bloat and feature creep.
Chrome brought in speed, and woke up both Microsoft and Mozilla. That makes me very happy.
My biggest issue with Chrome is that it is missing the NoScript plugin that is available on Firefox. I am appalled at the amount of c**p that appears on some web sites when I view them with Chrome (or IE for that matter), none of which shows up in Firefox simply because scripts are not running. And for the stuff I do want to see, I can selectively enable scripts. (Yes, I know about AdBlock and it have it installed in Chrome and it did help some but there is a lot of stuff that comes in via scripts.)
I tend to use Chrome for sites where I don't mind all of the scripts running, but avoid Chrome for all other sites. And I use IE only for sites that won't work without it (some sites at work), though for non-work sites I avoid them if they only work with IE.
I have to say that since moving to Chrome I have loved it, but yes I have noticed that there is one site (company's google apps page) that won't prompt or remember the password, and some sites that are very slow to fail.
6) When trying to go to a page and things don't work out, chrome seems less likely to be able to try again properly. In other words, firefox seems better able to reload or try again. Sometimes, with chrome, if it didn't work out the first time, then you're done. Reload isn't an option.
I've never experienced any of the problems you have mentioned in the entire thread. Chrome works great for me. I had hopes for Firefox4 but it is still slower than Chrome. I, too, am not fond of Safari. It feels as slow as Firefox to me. Chrome is my every day all day browser. I use FF for development because of Firebug. Chrome has some nice built in debugging tools as well, but I can't get used to them.
Clicking things are no problem
Chrome has never got "stuck"
Remembering passwords were no problem, when I used it. But note that I started using 1Password a few months ago and it has a plugin for Chrome (among all the other browsers) so I don't let the browser save my password anymore.
7) My whole computer (quad core i5 with 8 gigs of memory) is crawling. The mouse seems to follow a few inches behind me. Playing videos stutters. I shut down chrome and everything is super fast. I fire chrome back up again and everything is super slow and dysfunctional. I currently have about 30 chrome windows open. With an average of about two tabs each. I was able to get to about about 120 windows with firefox.
Well, looks like you're really pushing browser usage to the limit. Currently, I have 1 window and 5 tabs. I just don't use my browser as my TODO list. If Firefox works better for you, I'd say just stick with that. Maybe you could provide some feedback to the Chrome folks so they can improve it?
I have some very ignorant recollection of Windows not really multitasking quite as well as *nix based systems due to how Threads were implemented. But I can't verify that in any way.