Given that Chromium/Chrome is used more and more (as became apparent
with the discussion of including it in Debian's squeeze
), I decided to
give it some tries, mainly Giuseppe Iuculano's version
. I occasionally
install Chromium from Fabien Tassin's daily builds
And, to be honest, I have also contributed a good amount (about 400) of
to the Brazilian Portuguese part of Chromium. As a
matter of fact, I have even done some "activism" and incentivated
to create their accounts on Launchpad and help with
But I always come back to Iceweasel/Firefox, especially with Mike Hommey's
frequently updated repository
What are my reasons for staying with Iceweasel, and not with Chromium?
- I can disable full zoom in Iceweasel (i.e., I only want to zoom the text,
not the images). According to Chromium's project BTS, it seems that this
will be a
WONTFIX bug, despite many people asking for it (and it having
a lot of duplicates).
- I can, in Iceweasel, set my preferred fonts without resorting to hacks on
the system level, like say, having to lie with fontconfig or other stuff.
And I really want Deja Vu Sans, not a serifed font.
- In Iceweasel, a middle mouse click on "an inactive portion" of the page
makes me go to the URL that is the system clipboard, just like pasting
stuff in X, in general, works. I guess that there may be some way to
enable this in Chromium, but, so far, I have not found it.
- In Iceweasel, I have a way (without resorting to many extensions or
hackish solutions) to use the equivalent of Firefox's "View > Page Style >
No Style" (i.e., to ignore any CSS sheet that the document author may have
specified on the page).
- In Iceweasel, my personal data is encrypted before being synced.
- In Iceweasel, I can press
Ctrl+Q and make the damn browser quit, instead
of me having to use the mouse/trackpad/pointing device. This is probably a
lack of my understanding on how to associate key bindings to Chromium, but
the problem still stands.
- Similarly, when there is only one tab open, pressing
Ctrl+W in Chromium
does not close the tab (say, presenting me a blank tab or the list of most
visited sites), nor it closes the application.
I would be satisfied if any of the above were fixed or better documented,
but it seems that some of those are, at best, going to wait a long time.