A Google engineer has bunged an "offline mode" into the advertising giant's cloud-backed Chrome web browser. It allows users to access previously visited pages if there's suddenly no working internet connection. Chocolate Factory programmer Randy Smith said he's added an initial implementation of the disconnected mode to the …
Chrome has nearly caught up to Internet Explorer 4!
(Chrome is a massive improvement in almost every other area compared to IE4, for anyone who missed the joke)
Re: Catching up
"Almost every other way"?
Your curious use of the word "almost" here raises more questions than your disclaimer answers...
Am I missing something here?
It only allows me to find stuff I've already found before?? Now I know my memory isn't that great, but most of my web surfing is to find things I _haven't_ found before
Re: Am I missing something here?
You visited a page earlier but didn't read it all, now you want to finish it but the interwebs is down ...
good news when it hits android chrome
not being able to save a page for off line viewing in it is a pain.
Re: not being able to save a page for off line viewing in it is a pain
What;'s wrong with File -> Save Page As ?
caching is a waste of time.
Wish to explain why?
like Firefox's offline mode, where you can view cached pages but, unlike Chrome, throws up a warning bar letting you know that you're viewing from cache?
Re: You mean
No. It becomes innovative whenever it becomes supported by safari.
ok, so ...
how do the rest of us enable / use this feature ? (yes, I did check the referenced page, yes, my chrome is uptodate) -- any / all answers welcome, (except for "use Firefox")
Re: ok, so ...
I hope any browser that will browse cached web pages will at least display a warning showing the internet connection is lost! Not knowing the connection is down can cause some frustration when the user has to access it.
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