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Re: Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

My bloviated meandering follows what Michael Gordon graced us with on 1/6/2018 5:44 PM:
On 1/6/2018 3:14 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Michael Gordon graced us with on 1/6/2018 2:22 PM:
On 1/6/2018 2:02 PM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Michael Gordon graced us with on 1/6/2018 1:55 PM:
On 1/6/2018 12:48 PM, Sailfish wrote:
REF: https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216/google-chrome-only-sites-internet-explorer-6-web-standards

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*Works best (or only) with Chrome*

Whether you blame Google or the often slow moving World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the results have been particularly evident throughout 2017. Google has been at the center of a lot of “works best with Chrome” messages we’re starting to see appear on the web. Google Meet, Allo, YouTube TV, Google Earth, and YouTube Studio Beta all block Windows 10’s default browser, Microsoft Edge, from accessing them and they all point users to download Chrome instead. Google Meet, Google Earth, and YouTube TV are also not supported on Firefox with messages to download Chrome. Google has publicly promised to support Earth on Edge and Firefox, and the company is “working to bring YouTube TV to more browsers in the future.”
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Just another in a long string of reasons that I'll not make Chrome a default browser.


Agreed with not making Chrome a default browser.

I thin there is a major defect in the FF browser where we select Real U A; in that selecting Chrome does not allow access to tv.youtube.

I've not tried tv.youtube nor Real UA but I suspect that Google may use other intrinsic means rather than UA string to detect that Chrome is not running. After all, if they've implemented Google-specific elements, how hard would it be for them to simply test to see if a Google-specific element exists?

Well, the only reason for installing Chrome was to reduce the monthly cost of cable TV, hard wired with HDMI cable to the big screen TV saves me US$70.00 per month.

The primary use for me is for PDF files and printing support in that Fx is seriously lacking in both of those.


Have you considered FoxIt PDF reader.  It is free to download and use.
When installed it becomes the default PDF reader and allows you to fill in PDF forms.
It works nicely with Mozilla products and IE.
It also installs as a printer so you can take a non Word document and print it to a file as a PDF, then attach it to e-mail. I use it this was to send customers proof sheets in e-mail. FoxIt Free PDF Reader https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

Thanks. However, since I need Chrome for printing some web pages that Fx sucks on and since Chrome displays and handles forms fine and since I hardly need to use it, I prefer to use Chrome for that purpose.

Rare Mozilla Stuff: http://tinyurl.com/z86x3sg
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