Time to kiss Google Chrome Goodbye

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Spartan@HIDevolution, May 30, 2019.

  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    So, will this spill over to edge as well?
     
  2. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    No kidding, I reinstalled Firefox after your post. It feels night and day different, much faster now and no too bad compared to Chromium derivatives for everyday use.
     
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  3. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Cent Browser hasn't been updated since June (with Chromium 74 as its base) and the developers are copping an attitude at people who are rightly criticizing them for the slow update cycle. I'm going to try Kinza next, but if that doesn't work I might just adopt Firefox full time since its performance has improved so much.
     
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    Can I just say that the software reporter tool is incredibly annoying? IIRC Google says they're scanning for software that's "incompatible" with Chrome. I don't buy it - they're doing what Google does best. ;)

    Never liked Chrome and have been a Firefox user for 10+ years. If someone needs extensions that are exclusive to the Chrome web store, consider another Chromium browser like Opera, Brave, or Vivaldi.
     
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  5. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Block the Chrome Software Reporter Tool

    Navigate to: C:\Users\Your Computer Usrername\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data (Make sure you have hidden files to be shown in File Explorer Options)
    Right-click on the folder SwReporter and select Properties from the menu.
    Switch to the Security tab.
    Select Advanced on the page that opens.
    Click on "Disable inheritance" and select "remove all inherited permissions from this object."
    Select apply and in the Windows Security prompt "yes."
    Select Ok
    Select Ok again.
     
  6. TreeTops Ranch

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    Looks like a recent update changed the part after clicking 'SwReporter'. Now I get a folder named 41.203.300.3 with a file inside that says 'software_reporter_tool.exe and many .dll files and other files. (Win 7)
     
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  7. FireLantern

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    Go firefox, support people with a good cause.
     
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