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Google Software

Use Google.com instead of .be in Chrome

Why?

  • Google.be lags on new features
  • no +1 in .be
  • no social integration
  • no instant search
  • probably a million other experiments that run on .com but not on .be
  • The black-bar is entirely different on .be, don’t know why
  • Better G+ integration, not that I would ever use it
  • .be lagged on https as well, and I’m a https fan.

How?

In Chrome: surf to settings > Manage search engines.

Then either delete the default one:

{google:baseURL}search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}
{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}
sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

Or just add a random website from the list below, and rename it to “Google”, “Google.com” and add this in the last column:

https://www.google.com/search?{google:RLZ}{google:acceptedSuggestion}
{google:originalQueryForSuggestion}{google:searchFieldtrialParameter}
{google:instantFieldTrialGroupParameter}sourceid=chrome&ie={inputEncoding}&q=%s

When copy pasting, make sure it becomes one line (e.g. no new lines).

And be sure to make it https and www.google.com (not http://google.com for example), this will increase speed significantly.

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Google Software

Greatly increase Chrome performance

Using experiments.

My Chrome version: 19.0.1084.52 (mac)

Surf to: chrome://flags/

I enabled following flags, and so far it’s still working great:

  • Threaded compositing Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
  • GPU Accelerated SVG and CSS Filters Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
  • HTTP Pipelining Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS
  • Built-in Asynchronous DNS Mac, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS

Pipelining requires a somewhat more decent internet connection (as in, don’t use it while on EDGE on the train).

There are a bunch of other cool experiments to play with, and be sure to check it out after every major Chrome update.

By the way, check out this if you haven’t done so yet: chrome://chrome-urls/

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Google Misc

ChromeOS

I laughed.

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Google Misc

Blog stats

Well, seems like Firefox is the most popular browser visiting this site. And on 2nd place.. Safari?! Who on earth uses Safari? Oh, but I guess mobile device, such as the iPhone & Symbian use webkit/Safari-like browser.

Well, let’s see if Google Chrome gets in that list. If only they’d release it for other OS’es too… 🙁 Seems like good ol’ Windows isn’t that popular anymore.