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Netvibes Goes Chrome


Netvibes on Google Chrome

Google recently introduced its new web browser, Google Chrome. We know many of you have already tried it it out, so we’re happy to announce that Netvibes is now 100% Chrome compatible.

An added bonus in Google Chrome enables you to easily create a Netvibes Application shortcut:

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  • Go on netvibes
  • Click on the Page menu logo near the address bar
  • Click on: “Create application shortcuts…”

The web application opens in a special streamlined window giving you direct access to your favorite website – ie. netvibes shortcuts on both your desktop and Start menu.

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20 Responses to “Netvibes Goes Chrome”

  1. #1 | Kay | September 17th, 2008 at 16:58

    netvibes and its speed. wowsers!

  2. #2 | Jerry Chappell | September 17th, 2008 at 17:50

    Sorry to say, no it’s not 100% compatible. I reported last week the problems that I see with Chrome/Netvibes, and they’re still there.

    (1) Middle-clicking a story still opens the internal reader, instead of opening a new tab.
    (2) Middle-clicking a link within the WebNote module does open another tab, but it incorrectly puts the WebNote module into Edit mode.

    Sorry to rain on your parade.
    -Jerry-

  3. #3 | Philippe Prosper | September 17th, 2008 at 17:57

    My main is that all sites visited from Netvibes links are regarded as shared web applications for Chrome. So the new tab is still in the same process as Netvibes page (see code.google.com/p/chromiu… ). Without the multi process feature, I prefer to stay on FF and its addons…

  4. #4 | Jerry Chappell | September 17th, 2008 at 18:02

    OMG, thanks Philippe, I hadn’t noticed that! Yikes, that’s terrible, and I’ll be watching closely for a solution before continuing to use Chrome/Netvibes together.

  5. #5 | Richie | September 17th, 2008 at 18:47

    i’d expected something like I had in Firefox when I read this post. A button to add the page into my feeds. To create a shortcut icon, that doesn’t mean much to me…

    but I still love netvibes! hahahaaha (lol)

  6. #6 | Russell Heimlich | September 17th, 2008 at 21:04

    This is one of the first things I did after installing GMail as a standalone application. Makes sense since Netvibes is always an open tab. Now it’s a quick shortcut from my app launch slickRun.

  7. #7 | K.V.C | September 18th, 2008 at 02:25

    Everything seems to work for me, but the bottom menu is blurry. The about, tour blog etc. is unreadable, yet the powered by netvibes is clear.

  8. #8 | Dll | September 18th, 2008 at 13:35

    very good news !

    Netvibes is loading faster on Chrome and there’s no more bug on this browser.

  9. #9 | Offer Kaye | September 18th, 2008 at 15:01

    I see the same problems as Jerry Chappell, the commented above me does. A bit annoying actually :(

    I’ll add one more point:
    (3)Chrome slows down significantly when browsing my netvibes page, especially if it has been open for a while. This is currently the only page (that I use regularly) where this happens. Furthermore, when looking at the Chrome Task Manager, the netvibes page takes between 5-10 times the memory of any other page (!) and significant amounts of ram. FF3 shares this problem but to a lesser degree (and anyway I usually close FF much more often during the day due to its lousy memory leakage problems).

  10. #10 | Paul | September 18th, 2008 at 15:15

    The main problem with Chrome is that it is a Google product:-( . Google already knows what I am searching, what I email, what maps I need, the videos I watch. With Chrome it will know almost everything about me… for free !

  11. #11 | mitko | September 18th, 2008 at 20:41

    if you can make a netvibes google chrome theme that will be more then cool!!!

  12. #12 | Alex | September 19th, 2008 at 08:49

    I agree 100% with Richie.

  13. #13 | Private Krankenversicherung | September 19th, 2008 at 09:37

    Everything seems to work for me, but the bottom menu is blurry. The about, tour blog etc. is unreadable, yet the powered by netvibes is clear.

  14. #14 | Webkatalog | September 19th, 2008 at 09:38

    The main problem with Chrome is that it is a Google product:-( . Google already knows what I am searching, what I email, what maps I need, the videos I watch. With Chrome it will know almost everything about me… for free !

  15. #15 | aslabiq | September 19th, 2008 at 12:24

    yes am two

  16. #16 | Olga Kurylenko | September 19th, 2008 at 21:54

    When looking at the Chrome Task Manager, the netvibes page takes between 5-10 times the memory of any other page and significant amounts of ram.

  17. #17 | Mike P. | September 20th, 2008 at 10:33

    I have to admit, the more I use netvibes with the new big green button… the more I love it!
    Makes me add more widgets

  18. #18 | tv izle | September 21st, 2008 at 20:35

    if you can make a netvibes google chrome theme that will be more then cool.
    Best Regards.

  19. #19 | Diablo | September 22nd, 2008 at 13:19

    I won´t use chrome in the early versions, but thank you for this feature anyway. More browsers mean better quality in the web.

  20. #20 | Iphone | September 24th, 2008 at 21:47

    This is one of the first things I did after installing GMail as a standalone application. Makes sense since Netvibes is always an open tab.