Things I like:
- In general, it does seem a bit snappier than Firefox.
- I have not had it end up using half of my machines CPU like I was observing on occasion with Firefox.
- I like the "minimalist" decorations/toolbars around the page giving more real estate to the page than I had with Firefox.
- Single box for URLs and searching. It isn't a big deal but just typing in one place rather than having a separate search box is a little easier.
- Independent processes for each tab. Should some page become a runaway, I can kill just it rather than having to hunt to find out which one and/or restart the whole browser.
- Bookmarks toolbar that can be turned off by default but appears when you open a new tab. Another way to increase real estate for displaying web pages.
Things I don't like or are different:
- When using page-up/down the overlap from the previous page seems to be about 10% which is more than I'm used to and I think I'd prefer the roughly 5% that Firefox has. For example, with normal sized text, paging down results in the last 5-6 lines from the previous page being shown at the top of the new page and this feels like too much. I haven't seen an easy way to configure this but imagine there is something somewhere.
- I like the "Quick Find" feature of Firefox where you can quickly search in a page by typing "/" followed by the text. It isn't that much more work to just use Ctrl/Cmd-F so it is more just relearning to not use "/".
- If you accidently close a tab, it does appear in the History menu, but selecting it goes to that URL in the current tab, it doesn't open a new tab. This is kind of annoying as getting back to where you were requires opening a new tab then selecting the recently closed tab URL.
- Microsoft Silverlight doesn't seem to work in Chrome. It appears there may be a beta that adds support.
- Without a separate search box, you can't have plugins to use other search engines/sites.
I'm sure there is much more, and any hints or tips are welcome. For now, I'm sticking with Chrome at least a little longer as it is working for me. How about you?