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"A particular setting change reverts w/ each session."
In the past I have found that Chrome has always been reliable at opening web pages or videos that would not open in another browser. It also seems fairly fast.
I do not want either Chrome or its background apps to run in the background upon closing Chrome. So I went into settings and unchecked the 'Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed' and while both Chrome and the background apps do then close after closing chrome after the setting had been changed, as soon as I reopen Chrome and go back into settings the check mark has mysteriously returned along with the Chrome icon on the Windows XP toolbar. Then if I don't uncheck it again before closing Chrome, after I do close, there in Task Manager I see several chrome.exe processes running using up nearly a half a gig of memory in total. Also I've noticed after closing Chrome that it uses up a lot of CPU power for ~45 seconds after closing before it settles down -- I'm thinking how difficult can it be for an application to just close and quickly free up resources for other programs.
Until Google can fix the above problems I'm going to just reserve Chrome as a backup browser and Firefox as my primary.