Google Chrome was a no no for me due to it’s lack of Silverlight support, but with the latest builds it seems to be much improved. So much so that I was using it as one of my browsers when demoing colaab lately. There’s a few hoops to jump through to get the latest build:
And download the:
Google Chrome Channel Chooser
Run this and you get the following dialog:
Select the second option and click “Update”.
Next open Chrome, click on the spanner icon:
And select “About Google Chrome” which should bring up the about dialog:
This should check for updates (mine doesn’t seem to ever finish checking now that I’ve actually got the latest build) and prompt you to install.
Install the latest build and voila, much improved Silverlight support in Google Chrome.
One gotcha, if you have Vista UAC disabled, the updates stuff never appears on the about screen, how weird is that. Enable Vista UAC by using MSCONFIG or by running:
C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
Restart Google Chrome (you don’t need a full machine reboot) and the updates option should now appear.
If you’re liking the Google Chrome look and feel but missing FireBug then you could always install Chromifox: