MAKE THE MOST OF THE WORLD'S HOTTEST NEW BROWSER, GOOGLE CHROME!Finally, there's a web browser for today's Internet, and today's user: you!
It's Chrome. (From Google-of course!) Now, there's a book that reveals how you can use all of Google Chrome's built-in power and speed-and extend Chrome to do even more!
Jerri Ledford and Yvette Davis start with a quick, practical tour of Google Chrome's stripped-down, hot-rod interface -including its do-everything, know-everything Omnibox.
You'll be using Chrome like a pro in minutes, but that's just the beginning.
You won't just learn how to customize Chrome: You'll dive under the hood, tweak its code, and transform it into the browser of your dreams.
Bottom line: If Google Chrome can do it, this book will help you do it smarter, faster, better!
Covers all this, and more... * Improving life on the Web: what's new and different about Chrome, and why you care* Getting from Chrome newbie to power user-fast!* Browsing more safely in the Web jungle* Spit-shining Chrome: making a good-looking browser look spectacular* Optimizing your own web site to make the most of Google Chrome* Tweaking tabs, and more: customizing Chrome to your heart's content* Saving time with Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts * Troubleshooting problems with Google Chrome, step-by-step* Learning about Chromium (the foundation on which Google Chrome is built) and its components, WebKit, WebKit Core, WebKit Port, and WebKit Glue. Jerri Ledford has been a freelance business technology writer for more than ten years, publishing more than 1,000 articles, profiles, news stories, and reports.
She develops and teaches technology training courses on topics ranging from security to customer service.
Ledford also helps optimize websites for Google and writes about technology topics ranging from search engine optimization to consumer security and identity theft.
She has written 18 books, four of which are about Google applications: Google Analytics, Google Analytics 2.0, Google Powered: Productivity with Online Tools, and Google AdSense for Dummies. Yvette Davis is Managing Editor for Brighthub.com's Google Channel and Contributing Editor for its Linux Channel.www.WebGeeksGuide.com Table of ContentsIntroduction 1 Part 1: Google Chrome and Browsing the Way It Should Be Chapter 1 Web Interactions Past and Present 9 The Theory of the Web-Based Operating System 10 A Star Trek-esque Society 10 Web-Based OS Is for the Future 10 Mobility Must Come First 11 Openness Is the Key to Mobility Is the Key to... 12 Browsing in an Application-Driven World 13 Chaos, Fallen Orderly 13 Web-Based from the Ground Up 14 Closing the Door 15 Chapter 2 What Google Chrome Brings to the Browser 17 NOT Your Momma's Web Browser 18 Comparing Chrome to Other Browsers 19 Internet Explorer 19 Firefox 22 Opera 24 Speed Depends on How You Handle the Code 26 Share and Share (Resources), Alike 31 Taking Out the Trash Keeps the Browser Moving Cleanly 32 Searching for the Right User Experience 34 Tabbing Through Life 34 Surfing Without Being Seen 36 It's About the Right Amount of Chrome 37 Closing the Door 38 Chapter 3 Getting Started with Google Chrome 39 A Quick and Easy Download 40 Chrome and Your Privacy Concerns 42 Download and Install Chrome 43 Initial Chrome Customization 44 Everybody Has a First Time Once 46 Chrome Grows with You 46 Chrome Page Controls 47 Point and Click, or Type 49 Bookmark Manager 50 Your Browser, Your Way: Basic Customization 52 Closing the Door 55 Chapter 4 It's Everything: The Omnibox (Plus Some) 57 If It Is Everything, You Should Use It for Everything 58 The Usual Address Bar Duties 58 Security Indicators 59 A Few Other Functions 60 And Then There Are Page Controls 61 More Customization and Controls 64 The Basics Tab 65 The Minor Tweaks Tab 67 The Under the Hood Tab 68 Closing the Door 69 Chapter 5 Stability on the Net 71 Consequences of a Crash 72 Crash Management 72 Chrome's Task Manager 73 Stats for Nerds 74 So Why Won't It Crash? 76 Isolated Tabs Equals Increased Security 76 Using Memory More Efficiently Extra Precautions: You Can Never Be Too Safe 78 There's No Little Black Box in the Browser 82 Weaving a Multithreaded Web 84 Closing the Door 86 Chapter 6 Safe Browsing on a Threatening Web 87 It's Not If, It's When You're Attacked 88 Chrome Saves the Day? 90 Secure Sockets Layer 91 Security Certificates 93 What Threat Level? 95 Viruses 96 Spyware 97 Trojans 97 A Phishing Reminder 98 Got Sand?