This is good.
- When you enter "about:memory" in the title bar you get "stats for nerds". The Browser stats compare Firefox 3.01 and Chrome "0.2.149.27".
- Shift-Esc brings up the task manager, listing evil Plug-Ins like Flash. Sure feels like an OS to me.
- There are a few options, like putting the home button on the toolbar.
- When you type a url, the file name is in faded text. Cute.
- Nice emulation of FF 3's best feature -- the all-in-one status bar. IE copied it too. This is good.
- I enabled Gears for Google Docs, it created a shortcut of the form:
"C:\Documents and Settings\jfaughnan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app=https://docs.google.com/"
- You can search History, but it doesn't integrate iGoogle history.
- Ctrl-B toggles the bookmark bar.
- The "chrome" is pleasingly minimal. No separate status bar, no menu to speak of, so it really uses the screen well.
- The address bar also integrates Google search, and it searches all visited web pages.
- Lunarpages, a web service provider that I've recently replaced with DreamHost, has an invalid security certificate (yeah, they have problems). FF gives me a dire warning, but lets me visit. Chrome just wipes them away -- no error message, the page can't be visited.
- The "courier" font size on ToodleDo is unusably small with Chrome. It's usable with FF, IE and Safari.
Rumor says the OS X version is far away - alas.
Update: Chrome search against pages visited is run against an archive stored on the local machine. So those mildly secure since obscure pages are not exposed.