Today, for some reason, I decided to use Chrome. I checked the version, and it was checking for updates. Next, it was installing the updates. I don't like the fact that Chrome does not show any progress, and, after waiting about ten minutes, being unable to do anything, I clicked on ok, in the about:chrome. The popup went away, but I was getting nowhere with website surfing. It seems that surfing, and updating, even checking for updates are not compatible. Finally, after fifteen minutes, I noticed that there were nine chrome.exe items in the Task Manager.
I closed all but the two largest one, but two more opened. Somehow the installation completed, and my choice was to restart Chrome or not. I chose to restart it, but it would not do it in a timely fashion. I was able to open Firefox, and and some minor surfing, till Chrome reappeared, with four chrome.exe items. They total less than a Firefox, and I don't know if it means anything to have so many. One thing is certain. Firefox is slowed down by the Chrome antics.
So, Chrome is at v.17! I have not liked Firefox, very much, since its attempt to keep up with the Chrome v. number. I don't like updates in the background, but it is an unbelievable pain to attempt to use Chrome, and update it .
P.S: I started the updated Chrome, and it has nine chrome.exe items. Beats me why, but my close some of the processes must have slowed down Chrome. The largest one is 41MB, and they total about 150 MB, much more than any Firefox. And, it took me only about twenty minutes to be able to use it.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20110928 Firefox/7.0.1 SeaMonkey/2.4.1