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  • #16
    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    Nope, it looks nothing like kerning on windows (which works fine). This looks like a typical rounding bug (accumulating error causing off-by-1 artifacts).



    The slowness is present on both nvidia and fglrx, Linux *and* Windows. My guess is that this is a webkit issue, since it's been present since Chrome 1.0.

    Go to a heavy website (e.g. http://www.gamedev.net/), zoom in by two clicks and try scrolling around to see what I mean.

    Oh ya, I see what you mean about the scrolling. Interesting. But, I don't think I see what you mean about the kerning? ''''''''''' looks evenly spaced and fine to me.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by blindfrog View Post
      Indeed the fonts are still soft and fuzzy lacking any kind of sub-pixel hinting. Menus and url bar are like they should be, but web sites fonts just hurts/strains eyes.
      Which OS and DE? Subpixel antialiasing seems to be working on my system (Karmic/Gnome/light hinting/RGB antialiasing), but I'm seeing kerning issues. I recall older versions of Chromium having no subpixel AA on Linux, but this was fixed several months ago (around June, IIRC).

      Seems there's a lot of work left to do for correct font rendering on Chrome/Linux...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by garytr24 View Post
        Oh ya, I see what you mean about the scrolling. Interesting. But, I don't think I see what you mean about the kerning? ''''''''''' looks evenly spaced and fine to me.
        This is what I mean (Chromium on the left, Opera on the right, OS is Ubuntu/Karmic):

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        • #19
          Wait, is this the OS? Where are the damn download links? Why is this so complicated .

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          • #20
            Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
            Go to a heavy website (e.g. http://www.gamedev.net/), zoom in by two clicks and try scrolling around to see what I mean.
            Looks like a bug with zoom. It's quite speedy without zoom, and when zoomed in, it's not just slow -- the scroll bar tends to jump back a bit, too. Probably having serious trouble calculating relative positions when zoom is in effect due to a bug.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by hax0r View Post
              Wait, is this the OS? Where are the damn download links? Why is this so complicated .
              Why would you think this is the OS? It doesn't say it's the OS. It even says it's the browser in the article. The download link for which is the same as its always been, and the same as 2 seconds (less than it took you to ask your question) searching for "google chrome" would have found you:

              http://www.google.com/chrome

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              • #22
                Google Chrome really advanced from the early dev form to an usable brower but it has got some issues:

                a) It could default to stealth mode with an option (or a Iron mode like mode) as i do not like to send a unique id to google.
                b) rss bookmarks are not supported, that's really lame as firefox and even ie can do this.
                c) Compared to the former development versions there is no sources.list.d file created, so automated updates are not done. No idea what will happen when there are (security) updates available.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                  This is what I mean (Chromium on the left, Opera on the right, OS is Ubuntu/Karmic):

                  Chromium renders fonts identical to any other GTK+ app for me.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Kano View Post
                    Google Chrome really advanced from the early dev form to an usable brower but it has got some issues:

                    a) It could default to stealth mode with an option (or a Iron mode like mode) as i do not like to send a unique id to google.
                    On first run, Chrome asks the user if he/she wants to send that info to Google. I suppose that "feature" can be safely removed in a custom Chromium build.

                    Originally posted by Kano View Post
                    b) rss bookmarks are not supported, that's really lame as firefox and even ie can do this.
                    Do you mean RSS subscription? There's already an extension for that: https://chrome.google.com/extensions...bbbdekmmmcbfjd

                    Or you can use Google Reader

                    Originally posted by Kano View Post
                    c) Compared to the former development versions there is no sources.list.d file created, so automated updates are not done. No idea what will happen when there are (security) updates available.
                    I just installed the 64-bit .deb and it created the sources.list.d file without problems. Previously I purged the google-chrome-unstable package that I had installed.

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                    • #25
                      I mean rss BOOKMARKS. Also i am sure you did not delete the sources.list.d list file. It was not packaged directly it was created by a pre or postinst file.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        I mean rss BOOKMARKS. Also i am sure you did not delete the sources.list.d list file. It was not packaged directly it was created by a pre or postinst file.
                        I didn't know about the RSS bookmark feature in other browsers.

                        I'm sure I deteled the sources.list.d file, but just to be sure I purged Chrome (it deleted the sources.list.d file on purge) and reinstalled again:

                        Code:
                        ricardo@mahoro:~$ sudo dpkg -P google-chrome-beta
                        [sudo] password for ricardo: 
                        (Reading database ... 190576 files and directories currently installed.)
                        Removing google-chrome-beta ...
                        Purging configuration files for google-chrome-beta ...
                        Processing triggers for menu ...
                        Processing triggers for man-db ...
                        ricardo@mahoro:~$ ls -l /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
                        total 48
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 142 2009-11-21 23:27 kde3.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 142 2009-11-21 23:27 kde3.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   0 2009-11-21 23:26 kernel-ppa-ppa-karmic.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  63 2009-11-25 00:27 kernel-ppa-ppa-karmic.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 2009-11-21 23:27 medibuntu.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 2009-11-21 23:27 medibuntu.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 190 2009-11-21 23:27 sdlmame4ubuntu.major.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 190 2009-11-21 23:27 sdlmame4ubuntu.major.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 134 2009-10-13 21:25 vdpau.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  71 2009-11-21 23:27 xfce461.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  71 2009-11-21 23:27 xfce461.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  64 2009-11-25 00:38 xorg-edgers-ppa-karmic.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  64 2009-11-21 23:27 xorg-edgers-ppa-karmic.list.save
                        ricardo@mahoro:~$ sudo dpkg -i Downloads/google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb 
                        Selecting previously deselected package google-chrome-beta.
                        (Reading database ... 190349 files and directories currently installed.)
                        Unpacking google-chrome-beta (from .../google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb) ...
                        Setting up google-chrome-beta (4.0.249.30-r33928) ...
                        
                        Processing triggers for menu ...
                        Processing triggers for man-db ...
                        ricardo@mahoro:~$ ls -l /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
                        total 52
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  48 2009-12-09 00:21 google-chrome.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 142 2009-11-21 23:27 kde3.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 142 2009-11-21 23:27 kde3.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   0 2009-11-21 23:26 kernel-ppa-ppa-karmic.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  63 2009-11-25 00:27 kernel-ppa-ppa-karmic.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 2009-11-21 23:27 medibuntu.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 273 2009-11-21 23:27 medibuntu.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 190 2009-11-21 23:27 sdlmame4ubuntu.major.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 190 2009-11-21 23:27 sdlmame4ubuntu.major.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 134 2009-10-13 21:25 vdpau.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  71 2009-11-21 23:27 xfce461.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  71 2009-11-21 23:27 xfce461.list.save
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  64 2009-11-25 00:38 xorg-edgers-ppa-karmic.list
                        -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  64 2009-11-21 23:27 xorg-edgers-ppa-karmic.list.save
                        ricardo@mahoro:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
                        deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable main
                        I checked the google-chrome-beta.postinst and google-chrome-beta.postrm scripts in /var/lib/dpkg/info and there are a couple functions for handling the sources.list.d file and the repository key. Maybe those scripts didn't work as intended in your installation. I'm using Xubuntu 9.10 BTW.

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                        • #27
                          It does not happen on Debian lenny.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by elanthis View Post
                            Why would you think this is the OS? It doesn't say it's the OS. It even says it's the browser in the article. The download link for which is the same as its always been, and the same as 2 seconds (less than it took you to ask your question) searching for "google chrome" would have found you:

                            http://www.google.com/chrome
                            Thanks, heh it was a bad joke. But really, I thought this was the OS.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Ant P. View Post
                              Chromium renders fonts identical to any other GTK+ app for me.
                              Which distro and what font settings are you using?

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                              • #30
                                Lets just say that every other app and browser renders fonts identically under Fedora 12 with KDE 4.3 here even firefox and gimp (gtk apps), but Chrome does something weird that the menus are like on other apps but web sites are blurry as hell.

                                I think I know the reason now: http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/w00t.html
                                Check out the fourth box. I had a massive facepalm after seeing that.

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