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    Google Chrome

    I Currently have Safari. What is Google Chrome and if I were to switch to Chrome what will happen to the icon links I currently have on my desktop? Will they go away?

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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    I Currently have Safari. What is Google Chrome
    Chrome is simply a portal to the internet, just like Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It's a web browser.
    if I were to switch to Chrome what will happen to the icon links I currently have on my desktop? Will they go away?
    You mean to websites that you've bookmarked to your desktop?

    No, they will remain as links on your computer as shortcuts to websites. When you install Chrome select the option to "make Chrome the default browser" during the install wizard steps, and then those links will be handed off to Chrome. If you don't and the computer uses Safari as the default browser, you'll simply be taken to those website via Safari, and you can always change it later.

    Make Chrome your default browser.
    Make Chrome your default browser - Computer - Google Chrome Help

    To change it back to Safari.
    Change the default browser or email client on your Mac - Apple Support

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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    ~ if I were to switch to Chrome ~
    I also suggest you do some background research on whether Chrome / Firefox or Safari are better for your needs. Chrome is convenient but not best in everyone's interests.
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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    I Currently have Safari. What is Google Chrome and if I were to switch to Chrome what will happen to the icon links I currently have on my desktop? Will they go away?
    Currently have Safari on what? An Apple computer I assume? Or iPhone?

    Why would you want/need to possibly switch to Chrome?

    Also, you do know you can have both if you wish don't you?

    It's not an either/or situation.
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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    I Currently have Safari. What is Google Chrome and if I were to switch to Chrome what will happen to the icon links I currently have on my desktop? Will they go away?
    Additionally, Chrome is a RAM hog. Caching data in RAM even after quitting. It helps to use one of the memory clearing apps from the app store. Limited versions are free.

    When you click on any desktop file, right click for a contextual menu or go to the file menu in the finder and choose "Open With" to select the browser you want to use for the moment. This also works for most text files in any finder window. Or compatible image, spreadsheet, video and audio files when there is need or desire to use non-default apps.
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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    I Currently have Safari. What is Google Chrome and if I were to switch to Chrome what will happen to the icon links I currently have on my desktop? Will they go away?
    Chrome is a browser from Google, just as Safari is one from Apple.

    If you are totally in the Mac/Apple universe then stick with Safari. You will hopefully get all the security bugs in Safari fixed... Apple usually takes only 2 to 4 years to fix stuff, if they can be bothered.

    If you are on Mac/Apple AND Windows/Android, then I would recommend Chrome or Firefox or Opera. Reason is that they work on all systems and hence your bookmarks and passwords will sync across platforms. Safari ONLY works on Apple stuff, which makes it annoying as hell.

    Chrome, Firefox and Opera are the most popular, but each has its quirks. Chrome is fastest but eats memory for breakfast. Firefox uses less memory but is also slightly slower and has its quirks. Opera is quite good, but might be too big a change from Safari.
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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Chrome is a browser from Google, just as Safari is one from Apple.

    If you are totally in the Mac/Apple universe then stick with Safari. You will hopefully get all the security bugs in Safari fixed... Apple usually takes only 2 to 4 years to fix stuff, if they can be bothered.

    If you are on Mac/Apple AND Windows/Android, then I would recommend Chrome or Firefox or Opera. Reason is that they work on all systems and hence your bookmarks and passwords will sync across platforms. Safari ONLY works on Apple stuff, which makes it annoying as hell.

    Chrome, Firefox and Opera are the most popular, but each has its quirks. Chrome is fastest but eats memory for breakfast. Firefox uses less memory but is also slightly slower and has its quirks. Opera is quite good, but might be too big a change from Safari.
    I'm an Apple guy....switched over about 5-6 years ago and have no regrets. Love the seemlessness of it, phone to tablet, to Mac....awesome. Love that I get to spend my time on my computer doing what I want and not having to spend time servicing my computer. Not worrying about antivirus is nice as well.

    That being said I've found the strange phenomenon that while I use Safari on my Mac, I tend to just go through the Google app on my phone or tablet as opposed to the Safari link.

    Runs much better in my opinion.

    Never used Opera, Firefox went cuckoo their for a moment in time so I stopped them, which is who I used when I was on PC's...

    To answer the OP's question, you can right click and remove them from the dock if you don't want them shown. You can then access them any time through Launchpad or Finder.
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    Re: Google Chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Chrome is a browser from Google, just as Safari is one from Apple.

    If you are totally in the Mac/Apple universe then stick with Safari. You will hopefully get all the security bugs in Safari fixed... Apple usually takes only 2 to 4 years to fix stuff, if they can be bothered.

    If you are on Mac/Apple AND Windows/Android, then I would recommend Chrome or Firefox or Opera. Reason is that they work on all systems and hence your bookmarks and passwords will sync across platforms. Safari ONLY works on Apple stuff, which makes it annoying as hell.

    Chrome, Firefox and Opera are the most popular, but each has its quirks. Chrome is fastest but eats memory for breakfast. Firefox uses less memory but is also slightly slower and has its quirks. Opera is quite good, but might be too big a change from Safari.
    Of course you neglect to mention you hate Apple, because it is Apple. And that you never use their products.

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