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Google, chrome and purgatory

Feb 13, 2014, 01:21
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Google, chrome and purgatory
This is probably not the best place to post this, but I'm desperate.

I use Chrome as my browser and Google as my default search engine on a Windows 7 laptop. Chrome recently updated and now I'm having problems with it. Whenever I try to search for answers the majority of the results are Google product forums which are virtually useless, infested with the google fanboy bacterium chromia pestis.

The most frequent suggestion is to "empty the cache". No matter what the problem, that's the answer. You dropped your computer in the toilet and now it won't turn on: "Empty the cache". The cat peed on your laptop and the keys are all sticky and smell bad: "Empty the cache". My wife found gay porn sites on my computer and is making me wear a Little Bo Peep outfit to church: "Empty the cache".

Can anyone suggest other forums or resources to look for answers. Other than Yahoo or About.com or similar trash.
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Feb 13, 2014, 09:50
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RE: Google, chrome and purgatory
(Feb 13, 2014 01:21)btraven Wrote:  ...I use Chrome as my browser and Google as my default search engine on a Windows 7 laptop. Chrome recently updated and now I'm having problems with it...

You could try Iron, same as chrome but without the phone-home bit.
http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

Quote:...The most frequent suggestion is to "empty the cache". No matter what the problem, that's the answer.

Does not matter which browser you use, That is one setting 'empty cache on exit' to use, Also 'accept cookies only from site' together with 'delete cookies on exit'. If other people use the computer (should have their own account but that is another story) maybe set 'delete browsing history on exit'.

Quote:..Can anyone suggest other forums or resources to look for answers. Other than Yahoo or About.com or similar trash.

I agree about Yahoo / About / Bing etc. and google getting biased. Maybe try duckduckgo https://duckduckgo.com/

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Feb 13, 2014, 12:16 (This post was last modified: Feb 13, 2014 12:17 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Google, chrome and purgatory
Lol, I agree with above all except about ggroups being "useless" using chrome's default search engine, what you expect? hahahahaha

btraven Wrote:...product forums which are virtually useless, infested with the g**le fanboy bacterium chromia pestis.
hey...Don't be too quick to knock Ggroups, it is actually intuitive system since its community based(mostly, there are a couple staff that will chime in with enough replies) so if you use the right keywords, you can actually pull up good fixes in the group pages.

I've both been helped & helped a few others & it wasn't the "empty the catch"
Example: I had a video audio/stutter problem with html5 video, found a thread that instructed how to change the buffer flag & BOOM, problem solved Smile

*What exactly was your chrome problem? Maybe I can help you fix it
Another common troubleshoot is what extensions you have since some can make chrome function abnormally.


=Alternate search engines=
An alternate search engine that I use to use, dogpile is search engine aggregates, you'll get more bang for your buck since its using more than one search engine.

Ask (dot) com is very decent too!

info (dot) com is another aggregator that looks promising Smile
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