The self sustenance comes from 'channels' ; Once you install the Chrome browser, Google will automatically roll out updates silently in the background and keep your software updated with the latest versions.
Chrome's overall UI has remained stable since version 1.0: a minimal two row window with tabs resting above the address bar (Omnibox), 3 browser controls (Back, Forward, Stop/Reload), a star-shaped toggle for bookmarking, and settings icon. Users coming from older browsers might have to get used to not having a dedicated File menu layout but we found ourselves getting quickly adjusted.
As you install extensions, active icons will appear to the right of the address bar, but beyond that Google maintains strict restrictions on adding visible add-ons. That means no toolbars or any undesired overlays, which at one point was a widespread standard practice. Despite the limited customiseable options, Chrome is minimalist for a reason, and that results in a clean browsing experience with maximum use of screen estate for websites.
Features and Support
In addition to tabbed browsing, Chrome can be used as simply or as complex as you want, thanks to an impressive number of built-in tools, modes, hotkey functions, and more.
One popular feature is, of course, Incognito mode: Chrome's response to Mozilla's Private Browsing feature. Incognito opens a new window that disables history recording, tracking cookies, and reduces the amount of traceable breadcrumbs from your usage. Contrary to popular belief, it does not mean you can freely browse the web for illegal use as your ISP can still see your traffic activity... so stay out of trouble.
Pressing F12 will open a dev console that allows you to view web code and quickly identify elements simply by highlighting the mouse over each line. You can also add your own HTML and CSS codes to render a page with custom styling.
Chrome also allows Google users to sync their accounts, which comes with added benefits like restoring saved bookmarks and extensions in the cloud no matter what device you're on.
Google has relentlessly set the standard for speed, stability and security and Chrome's numerous version updates, as many as there are, have continued to complement its minimalist friendly design. It's no surprise that its market share continues to rise, especially when combined with its mobile cousin on Android. Regardless of who's faster, whether its user adoption or Chrome's own development team, Google's internet browser is one for the masses: casual user and developer alike.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything--type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop.
I LOVE(D) this browser and have everything I need tied into it from every app and software I have on my device and PC.
Something happened today and I started getting refresh requests in Facebook but after the task was done, no results were evident and I was now stuck in an endless loop. I uninstalled the software but now I can no long get back to a working link on their site to redownload it so I guess I am stuck without chrome for awhile until it's is fixed. So fair warning if anyone else is trying to do this very thing, I'd wait!
December 27, 2016
Version: Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87
It is fast smooth and glitchless, I like it, also it have many plugins like adblock, youtube downloader, etc, Only Mozilla is comparable with efficiency
One of big advatage is to have autofill, browser can remember anything!
I am satisied and wish Good Luck to developers of chrome!!
September 20, 2016
Version: Google Chrome 53.0.2785.116
Chrome has a ton of usefull features and ad-ons which will make your life easy but if you are concerned about your privacy you really need to use other browsers ( TOR being the best IMHO). So the browser itself get 5 stars but it looses points on the privacy front
June 03, 2016
Version: Google Chrome 51.0.2704.79
Free, works most of the time
NO SUPPORT! Alphabet make billions off Chrome and have no dedicated support. They do not respond to obvious problems and in many cases if it doesn't effect Android it isn't a problem. Since before 2011 they have had problem and even given it a designation BUG V.32 or BUG V.33 in Chromium and Chrome otherwise known as the "Kill Page Error". The volunteers try to fault your computer when they know it is an internal problem. Occasionally you will get a real tech respond but it is just an empty promise to fix it soon.
2 STARs for lack of SUPPORT. If you like fixing their mistakes its a wonderful browser I personally have better things to do!