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      31.07.2013 16:28
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      Better than Internet Explorer.

      So, the other day I was trying to view the Ciao video thing for the Hotpoint washing machine testing promotion to see what all the fuss is about. No luck, it would not play on my Windows XP operating system running Internet Explorer. My flash and Adobe are fully updated but nothing. I have been having huge Facebook problems with Internet Explorer 8 running XP and so time to dump either XP or IE. Having Face Book up on a tab effects all my other windows opened and it runs the virtual memory right down to warning stats. Every time I see the ads to get Internet Explorer number 9 or 10 to make things faster the link always sends you back to I.E.8. Microsoft is clearly not interesting in supporting XP users anymore and so Google Chrome it is. Once I downloaded Chrome the ciao video ran straight away, clearly having a better relationship with Adobe Flash than Microsoft is. I'm not going to buy the Hotpoint washing machine after the reviews as you can't judge how good a machine is with just three weeks usage, what the guys and girls got. They got to keep the washing machine too so I may well put myself forward next time if it is just a freebie beano in London.

      Visually Google Chrome appears very basic and essentially just a search engine, when you compare it to home pages search facilities like Yahoo and Bing. It has a leading 37% market share world wide for searches but only third behind Firefox and I.E for actual users. Chrome has a basic search box in the middle of the blank white page and a toolbar for the usual links like, videos, images, shopping, News, email etc. No fuss or bother seems to be the message. Google hide most of Chromes extras to keep the front page fashionably sparse so you have to follow through the links to find stuff like blogging and Translation. You can manually add those to your tool bar if you so chose. They do still have the silly 'I Feel Lucky' search button and you do wonder if anyone uses that.

      Google keep it basic to use as they are only really interested in the critical advertising revenue from general searches and the links that appear. Our sister site Ciao suffered a bit when Google got aggressive against us when we linked up with Microsoft over listing searches but that has been sorted now and so I'm back with Google. I genuinely did avoid searching with them and stuck with Bing because of that stitch up.

      When you tap in a search it list the most recently searched options using that word. If you tap in 'sex', the internets most popular search word, of course, it offers 'SEXting', SEXual Health Clinic, SEX offender Registry and SEXual Offences Act 2003, suggesting the pedo pervs are getting worried now and making sure they are not being tracked. Just imagine the dynamite list the PRISM spy program trawled for the CIA of famous people who have searched pedo sites around the world. Now that's blackmail! If you tap in 'Ciao' you get Ciao Bella, ciao, ciao baby and a restaurant called Ciao Bella in Leeds. There is no Ciao.co.uk. That's proof enough for me their search is biased. I'm tempted to review the restaurant in question on ciao. If you tap in dooyoo you get dooyoo miles and dooyoo tips.

      Google safe search seems to be non existent as the default setting and what you type in seems to appear. It's up to mum and dad to find and set the safe search here. Without sex and porno related searches Google would go bust, why Google ads chase your web page viewing habits and why they offer an IP blocked service so mum and dad can search that porn. At least Bing has the default setting of safe search, that bloody Hotpoint Ciao advert everywhere you go on Internet Explorer, including dooyoo.
      The Google search is as fast as anyone else (although they claim faster) and you can run both Google and other browsers on your computer at the same time. Netbooks sometimes have issues with that but just limit pages you have open for smoother running. Like IE8, Chrome has the tab setting for windows so you can browser many different pages at once. Your favored search will be listed on the page in what's most popular order with further information and pictures on the right hand side of the screen to enrich commercial search information and potential.

      On the whole I'm pleased with the switch although has not resolved the slow loading Facebook pages. It's easy to transport your favorites across from I.E and that helped a little for faster loading of my ciao and dooyoo pages. But if this Facebook issue is not resolved you will be reading my Firefox or Ubuntu review soon...

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        08.12.2011 10:57

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        The only browser to even consider

        Google Chrome is the best web browser in operation by a staggering degree. It's ease of use, lightweight interface, reliability and it's crowning jewel - the full Google Integration makes it probably one of the best pieces of software out there. Google as a company has really made itself a perfect one-stop-shop for an online lifestyle, seamlessly integrating your photo collection, social community, online software apps and constant innovation and Chrome is the prefect front end for this. Extremely rare in having any issues in terms of shut-downs, errors, data loss, freezing (all the things that are pretty much expected with a session using IE) you can fully rely on Google Chrome to fulfill itself as required each and every time. The addition of the Web store has been a fantastic boost this year and the extensions feature makes any internet session so much easier and more useful. If only the corporate world could get onto the Google bandwagon and utilise the browser, apps, extensions and everything in the community into businesses, productivity would most likely soar as it's truly a perfect online companion.

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        10.11.2011 20:19
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        Fab.

        Google Chrome

        This is a very good quick processing browser. I had previously been using Internet Explorer as I thought it was safer and more secure, but it was becoming very slow - even with the most up to date versions it was still taking a long time to download things or wait for items to fully appear. - Partly, this was because of my old computer - I have only 1GB RAM, apparently this is very little memory, I tried adding components and increased the RAM but still it was being slow.

        I kept putting off using Google Chrome as I worried about it not being so secure with sensitive information, so for a long time I didn't use online banking with it. The browser saves almost everything - all the usernames you use, all the information you have filled out previously, so if you're a frequent visitor of a particular website, all you need to do is click and choose from the saved drop down data and you're away clicking. The browser loads information pretty fast, and it feels fantastic, I've been working so much quicker.

        You can open up extra tabs and the speed is almost as quick, however, if you over do it - like , open up 20 tabs at a time, obviously, it's not going to be as efficient!

        It's very easy to install, just search on Google and you will be diverted to its specific website - it doesn't really take up much space on the computer either.

        The only downside I can think off is the downloading process. It likes to allocate the download underneath the screen, so if you don't keep an eye on it, it's easy to forget that you have a file downloading, or if you didn't watch out for it initially you won't know where to find the link to open the document.

        I use the Google Chrome browser 99% of the time now and I hardly use any other browser now. And, I finally went through on-line banking with it as well - thank goodness it doesn't seem to save any of your details and fingers crossed, everything is save and secure so far...however, this was only because my bank uses several different techniques to make it safe, so een if my computer was stolen there is still a back-up for this. So please do still be careful with Google Chrome if you're going to be using viewing or using sensitive information with the browser...

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          04.11.2011 16:11

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          Overall i believe it is the best browser you can find.

          I have found google chrome to be the most simple to use, quickest and most efficient browser of the lot. This is because of the features that are available and the fact you can customize the browser to what's best for you.
          One of the features is the bookmark's bar, this allows you to have links to all your favourite websites just one click away at the top of your screen therefore making it quick and efficient.
          Another advantage to chrome is it's simple but effective design, it is made so that anyone can use the browser however if you did want to change the layout of the page or add your own features to the page for more advanced users you can adjust this is the settings page. I have also found the browser to be a lot quicker at loading web pages than all of the other browsers.
          Another advantage of this browser is that you are able to save passwords so that every time you go onto a login page you do not have to enter all your details again.
          This is a browser i would recommend for all users and needs as it is easy to use, fast, efficient, and attractive.

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          01.07.2011 00:22

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          A speedy internet service provider

          I started using Google Chrome yesterday and am so happy that I did. I had previously been using Internet Explorer and was always having to wait ages for things to load. Chrome is just so much faster and smoother working. I installed it on my mum's ancient laptop a while ago, she thought it was close to death's door because it was going so slowly but it was probably the fact that Internet Explorer was just not working for it! I'm not a techie so can't give exact details about download speeds, etc but let's just say it was simple enough for me to download and have running in just a few minutes. I used to be constantly going to google when I wanted to search but now I don't need to because the address bar doubles up as a search bar. The top of my browser does not look all cluttered like it did before because everything is now in one place and I don't need any toolbars or add ons. It's also super easy to navigate using it. As I say, I haven't been using it for very long at all so I guess time will tell how it turns out, but so far so good. I can't see me going back to Internet Explorer any time soon.

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          26.04.2011 22:04

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          super duper fast browser

          My friend recommended that I try Google Chrome after having endless problems with Internet Explorer and Firefox. I had my doubts as I associate Google to be a search engine and find it difficult that they are branching out to email accounts and browsers. Anyway wow oh wow Google Chrome is great I wish I had downloaded it earlier. It took literally 10 minutes to download and get up and running. I just click the desktop icon and BAM! the browser opens up immediately with no delays and no 'not responding' messages. Even searching the internet and viewing different websites is at a super speed. The main difference is that you don't have the usual 'file', 'edit', 'favourites', 'tools' etc at the top of the page; you just have the tab and that is it. You have a button to add your favourites and a tools icon which manages and does what file/edit/favourites etc would do. I love the feature of when you have closed Chrome, you can reopen closed tabs. The amount of times I accidently close a tab and fail to recover it, Chrome has this covered. The main negative is that recently, the shockwave keeps crashing meaning that I have to keep closing my Chrome windows/tabs and then reopening them. I have searched and tried solutions but still remain to have this problem. Even with this problem, annoying as it may be, the speed and ease of use of Chrome makes me not want to use the other alternatives.

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          21.04.2011 22:29
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          Amazing, super fast simple but great browser, fantastic for everyone!

          Google Chrome is one of the simplest browsers, but clearly the fastest by a mile. The main screen only has a few options. Go back/forward up the top left, the URL, Refresh, add bookmark up the top right and a tools. You can also open new tabs with a "+" button at the top. This browser is great for people who are new to computers. I am not new to computers and I love this browser, mainly due to it's amazing speed. You can go on YouTube and see the speed compare tests to other browsers, 10x more faster.

          Adding a bookmark is simple and only takes one click, it then notifies you up the top right that you have added it to your bookmarks, or bookmark folder which you can create in the tools. In the tools is the History, downloads, bookmark manager etc...You can also zoom easy by adjusting the little zoom option when you open the tools. When you download something, it goes to the bottom left and tells you the progress by a little circle that fills up with a green color in a clockwise direction. You also have an option with downloads, open in folder, or open when done.

          Google Chrome can also save passwords, emails, usernames etc for websites. You can print page and use the find word feature in the tools as well, along with a few other things. It never crashed, hardly ever goes unresponsive and the servers are always dedicated and up 99.9% of the time which is very reliable. The browser is great and has a lot of good features.

          Don't worry business users, it's not too simple, it still has a lot of features that other browsers have. When you open it, you will see your most visited sites which is cool with a picture that links you straight to it. Even when you start the browser up in a second, you can get fast results. Amazing for every internet user.

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          22.09.2010 17:41
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          Great browser, wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

          Well, well, well. It seems that Google really are taking over the internet world...And I have no problem with that. This web browser is fantastic! It has a simple layout, rarely crashes (more rarely than the others I have used) and I would select it over Firefox or internet browser absolutely anyday! This review isn't going to be very long, as there is only so much i can talk about, but i ill do my best!
          When this was first released I was sceptical. I had been a IE man for years, and couldn't see past it, but, IE froze on me a few times and at particularly annoying points, so I couldn't resist trying something new to avoid it not working. I downloaded this and straight away I was impressed at how quickly it downloads. It didn't take long at all (about 2 minutes, literally!) and then it was good to go.
          The browser is fast and has lots of nice features. I like the way that the history is nice and easy to access, so you can easily and quickly get back to any webpages that you want to. Also, i love the way that the address bar is also the search bar! This is a great idea, and i cannot believe that it hasn't been though of/done before. And, when that is linked with the power of google, you can get lightening quick results, with amazingly relevant and useful links.
          Overall, i love google chrome. It puts everything you want from a search engine into it, and then it runs smoothly 99% of the time (well, nothings perfect!). I would recommend trying it if you haven't' thought of doing so already. I did and i wouldn't think of using anything else, and most likely won't for the foreseeable future!

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            07.06.2010 12:54
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            Better than Internet Explorer

            Google Chrome is my browser of choice. I use it for all my daily tasks like checking e-mail and reading news online, as well as regular web search and shopping. I find it quick to load, extremely easy to use with a clean and simple design. It is this clean, minimal design that makes using Chrome so pleasing.

            Google has succeeded in providing a real alternative to Windows Internet Explorer and if you have not tried Chrome it is worth taking a look. I have found Chrome to be reliable and extremely user friendly - you will have no issues once installed in just getting on with what you are used to doing in Internet Explorer.

            Google Chrome has never crashed on my computer and I support the claims that Chrome is a faster browser - these are the two chief reasons why I continue to use Google Chrome for all my internet browsing needs.

            In my opinion there is no reason to not give this browser a trial run on your computer and see Google Chrome in action for yourself. I feel this is something which is easy for you to try for yourself as it is free to download. This means you can quickly make your own mind up about Google Chrome and there is no risk or expense involved.

            Download now to try for yourself.

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              02.06.2010 14:36
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              The best web search site in my opinion

              Google just makes surfing the web even easier. What can't you find on google?

              It provides information on any topic and is shown in less than a second! It can be used ny anyone, you don't have to have a certain age to use this site so it can be used by anyone.

              Google is also very safe, there is no need to create an account which means that you don't have to hide any thing and makes it even easier.

              Google is an international site and the main page can vary from country to country. The UK version (www.google.co.uk) has various options to choose from, you can search for; Web, images, videos, maps, news, shopping, gmail and there is a drop down option "many more".

              To search the web all you have to do is click on the "google search" button or the "I'm feeling lucky button" and this will instantly search the wweb for you and show you many options from which you can choose from and see which ones you think is the most appropiate one.

              The information is presented with a title and a breif text which shows some of the information that that page provides, there are usually thousands of results and underneath the search box it will show you how many roughly there are.

              To search images all you do is click on the button "images" and this will provide images with text containing the word you have searched for. This is the same for each topic to choose from.

              Google is the most popular site for searching the web and "bing.com" follows this. I personally use google for any search.

              There is an otion called "advanced search" which is, well an advanced search. There are several boxes, just before each box there is a title which will explain what is needed in that certain box.

              Google is very reliable and their is usaully not much advertisement to distract you from what you want to search for. I find that there is no problem what so ever with this site and I recommend it to anyone, any age.

              Once you have been using google for a few weeks or so it becomes quite easy and there is no problem using this site.

              Anyone can use this site so you can also visit it and see what you thnk about it.

              Overall for me, google is right at the top of any other web surfing sites.

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              19.05.2010 13:40

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              reliable clean and fast browser

              One of the newer players to the browser market is the chrome product from google. This product uses the same underlying engine as the Firefox browser although the actual version is different. For completeness the name of this engine is Gecko. It is one of the best engines to render webpages very accurately especially if the creator has stuck to technical standards which most people are doing now. In the case of Chrome this will not happen only the tab on which the offending site will close gracefully. However on a few occassions this has not happened as expected.

              In the event the webpage crashes the browser because of bad plugins or something then in most other browser the whole application would crash. In the case of Chrome

              The main two features marketed with the browser is the speed of execution of Javascript code. This is the code which is run on your computer to add extra functionality to the webpage. The code comes with the page from the server but the browser is responsible for allowing it to execute and doing the actual execution. This is a security risk if the user is not clued up on the issue. However, a good browser like chrome can also warn the user if the script is trying to do something which would be a security risk to the user concerned.

              The second main feature is the cut down complexity of the user interface. The focus is on maximising the area of viewing a page and removing as much of the toolbars and menus as possible. In this respect I really like the interface and how clean it is. The address bar is also used to do quick searches in.

              Generally I like the browser and in the future I will be using it as my main browser because of how quickly the JavaScript runs compared to my old favourite Firefox which has become bloated and slow in its old age.

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              17.05.2010 16:03
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              Ignore the negative comments, this is the real deal.

              Following on the Google empire and paving the way for innovative technology is that of Google Chrome. Compared with most other programmes that I have used for accessing the internet, I found Google Chrome to be lightweight and easy to use.

              As someone who likes to be extremely organised in every aspect of my life Google Chrome was literally perfect for me and it was as though it had been created just for myself. You have the ability to set different webpages as your favourites as you would with any other internet homepage provider but with the added bonus of being able to store them along a bar just below your URL section. This proves extremely helpful when you are trying to get to a webpage in a hurry as you simply click and are transported immediately there without having to start typing in the address, which can prove tedious.

              Another ingenious part of Google Chrome is that you never really need to type a complete web address out in the URL bar as it uses memory technology that brings up the most relevant webpages that you have searched for in a drop down menu under your initial typing. It usually highlights the correct website so all you are required to do is hit enter or click and you are again taken to that site without having done much typing. As I am on the internet so much I usually only have to type one letter and it will come up with the correct webpage...though it does beg the question as to whether I am a bit predictable with my internet patterns!

              I personally love that you need not visit the Google homepage in order to search the expansive internet for your relevant websites and information, simply type your search preference into the URL section of the page and you are immediately taken through the billions of websites that normal Google checks. It saves time and effort in changing websites just to search and makes it much quicker to get the results your desire.

              Again Google have given the personal touch to their product and you are able to choose from a number of different backgrounds, including some designer created ones, which you can apply to the bar at the top of the page. It is easy to do and means that your Google Chrome feels like your own and brings a bit of colour to the proceedings, meaning that it is not something alien every time you use it, which is what I feel whenever I use any other internet access homepage.

              Without Google Chrome I would honestly be lost (which I know is quite sad) but it makes going online that little bit easier and means that I can surf the internet in half the time as all of my favourite pages are laid out in front of me as I start. In my New Tabs page it shows my most visited pages, which are often the ones I want to visit again, overlaid on top of my background that I have personally chosen, which makes it far too easy to visit Facebook and Dooyoo that's for sure!

              The only downside I used to find was that it used to glitch out and completely wipe everything I had saved, such as my favourites across the bookmarks bar and the background I had chosen, which was annoying as it then meant I had to remember all of the information I need in order to re-add it all. This hasn't happened in a very long time so I am hoping that the new versions of this product have been developed fully so this won't happen in the future...though it didn't put me off using Google Chrome.

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              04.05.2010 19:49
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              Lightning fast browser.

              This is definitely the fastest browser available, and earlier versions of it (which are, in my opinion, not even noticeably inferior to the later editions) are available completely free online from Google.

              It's fast, reliable, very user friendly and organized and comes with all the latest flash and java plug ins so you don't have to risk messing up your computer by downloading all kinds of media clients that you don't really understand or trust. It's much more customizable, and looks an awful lot swankier and futuristic than Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari all put together.

              Video streaming appears faster, and response times just generally feel cleaner. The DPI ratio and resolution is pleasant and you never run into difficulties when it comes to refresh rates and scrolling like you can with Internet Explorer. All of the toolbars work really well as does the site search function and you can run multiple tabs simultaneously without any slowdown whatsoever.

              Google Chrome is very up to date, trustworthy and simplistic. It hasn't got a lot of bells and whistles attached but you really can customize it an awful lot, both aesthetically and functionally. My favourite thing about Google Chrome is the fact that the toolbars don't take up much of the screen, so your actually field of view when it comes to exploring pages is greatly enhanced, and any graphical presets are fully accommodated by Google Chrome. This is the best search engine available. Get it now.

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                25.03.2010 17:53
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                A great speedy browser but not fully supported by all websites

                I am a relatively new convert to Google Chrome. I was slow on the uptake as I was happy using Firefox. I didn't see much need to try Google Chrome when I had a browser that I liked, thought was good and seldom had issues with.

                Am I glad that I tried Google Chrome? Yes
                Will it be my main browser? Possibly not.

                POSITIVES
                - Faster rendering than IE and Firefox - the app opens faster and the pages load quicker than the rival browsers
                - Lightweight, simple and very efficient browsing experience
                - Automatically synced my favourites and retained my favicon bar
                - Address bar doubles up as a search box so efficient use of space
                - Tabbed browsing which work independently so a crash need not result in a browser close but just the tab
                - Wide range of extensions (similar to Firefox) available

                NEGATIVES
                - Not supported by all sites (I have come across some) although extensions such as IE Tab usually resolve such issues
                - If you click the close (x), it will close rather than ask if you want to save your tabs or whether you really want to close. Not a big issue but if you accidentally hit upon it on your trackpad then it's goodbye

                VERDICT
                An excellent browser which renders pages faster than other browsers. If you have used IE8 or Firefox before, you'll appreciate the benefits that Chrome offers. It's simplicity and efficiency is something that google is (becoming) synonymous with.

                My main issue with this browser is that it is not supported by all. While those that don't support the browser may be few and far between, it does not seem to work on some important sites (at the present time atleast). I was requested to take a psychometric test by an employer and it did not work.

                It's probably my preferred browser now but will not be replacing firefox or IE8 for me. Although, future Chrome updates and extensions may mean that firefox and IE8 get very little use

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                  11.03.2010 13:54
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                  You'd be mad not to use it!

                  Google Chrome is a browser like Internet Explorer (IE) or Mozilla Firefox. I was getting frustrated with IE and Firefox so I downloaded Chrome when it came along. It took a few seconds to download on my standard broadband. I chose to set it as my default browser and import bookmarks and passwords from IE. (As far as I can tell, you can't import from Firefox - annoying). I have found no compatibility problems with Chrome, which was one of my big frustrations with IE and Firefox.

                  Positives:
                  Fuss-free: IE has SO MUCH stuff at the top of a page. Chrome has just one line with all the necessary buttons. The address bar doubles up as a search so that saves a lot of space.
                  Bookmarks: Really easy - just click the star when you're on the page you want to bookmark. If you have a googlemail account (get one! See my review), then if you're on a different computer, but signed into your mail, it will save your bookmarks and sync them later. Wow!
                  Tabs: Open new pages as tabs, not new windows. Then you can drag tabs in or out - you have to try it to understand! Each tab is actually another program running, so if one crashes, it's only that tab that crashes, not the others. This is REVOLUTIONARY!
                  Googlemail: It works really nicely alongside gmail - you can add a button for emails on the top bar, and you can set gmail as your default for when you click on email addresses.
                  Labs: People develop different ideas for Chrome and you can add them to your version if you like them.
                  Themes: Lots of pretty designs to use if you want
                  Languages: It offers to translate a page you go to if it notices it's not in English
                  Many many more .... !

                  Negatives:
                  Bookmarks: You can have your favourite bookmarks along the top of your page, but there's not as much room as if you had them at the side. But perhaps you can do that and I haven't noticed!
                  Nothing else!

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