Google's Chrome browser loads Web pages faster
Chrome sports a minimalist design, like the Google home page. The idea: Take away some of the fat and offer less clutter to make Web pages zip open. Since its debut, Chrome has evolved into a customizable entity, much like Google's Gmail. New "skins," for instance, let you personalize the look. Ref. Source 6
This browser button makes me have reoccurring nightmares of the simon game that would flash a sequence that I could never get over 25 rounds. IT IS SCAREY!
I have Chrome installed and I am not at all impressed with it. It IS a very minimalist design, I'll give it that, but it's hardly customizable at all, you can't drag and drop sections around to get them the way you like them, or configure things to any useful extent.
I'm looking at it right now, and while the above-page real estate is pleasantly and unusually minimal, the pull down menu items are split to different sides of the URL bar and there is no option anywhere to allow you to move things around or configure the layout. The skins only change the color and maybe texture or background, that's it. Worst, there is no option anywhere for a popup blocked, which is one of the best features of Firefox. You have to find the Adsweep extension and install it, but all the comments on this are "blanks the whole page" or "loads ads on the page THEN hides them" and "awful compared to Adblock for Firefox", etc. Chrome has a LONG, long way to go before I consider switching, much like Firefox did when I was using IE - took me years before I tried it after my first time, because it was so flat and unfriendly.
The main idea of Chrome is speed. Besides plugins and enhancements slow down and corrupt good browsers. If you want to go through pages quickly then this is one of the best. If you want enhancements you will need to try either Mozilla or Opera.
If you are using Chrome as your browser then you may want to seriously update your browser to cover major problems they have just found that including two critical vulnerabilities and nine flaws.