Chrome Complaints

The switch from Firefox is almost two weeks old. It’s been ok. Some things I don’t like about Chrome:

  • HTTP auth popup dialogs don’t allow pasting a password via the keyboard. You have to use the mouse. My fault!
  • You can’t drag a tab onto the bookmarks toolbar to bookmark it. You can highlight the address and drag that though.
  • It’s taking longer than expected to get used to doing Google searches from the address bar instead of a dedicated search box.
  • I keep selecting Copy from the right click menu, when I’m trying to Copy Link Address.
  • Clearing the DNS host cache is a pain in the ass. I use my hosts file a lot to load domains from a sandbox server.

Maybe I need to dig around extensions a bit. What are your must haves?

4 thoughts on “Chrome Complaints

  1. HTTP auth popup dialogs don’t allow pasting a password via the keyboard. You have to use the mouse.

    I haven’t had this experience on Chrome Stable and macOS. I don’t think it is a setting or extension.

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      1. Yeah, I can’t autofill but do a [1password-shortcut][right-right-enter][cmd-v] to pull up 1password, copy the password of my first favorite, then paste.

        There was a release or two that wouldn’t let me do that, but that was maybe two years ago now. Maybe there is a flag I had to set. I’ll check today.

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        1. I thought this was normal but your comments got me looking around. Turns out this is my fault. I finally noticed from the Edit menu Paste and Match Style was my default for ⌘V. At some point I added a System preference for this! Removed and now it works.

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