Google Chrome Wish List

has been releasing some excellent updates and already has support for Extensions, however the browser is not yet perfect in fact it lacks some basic features and also has some annoying ones.


Here are few things that we would like the developers to work on before they keep adding newer and newer features.

Basic XML Parsing

Being a developer I deal with a lot of XML content in the browser, however Chrome does not even have the capability to parse XML files, in fact it does not even render XML content properly. You can use a extension to render XML properly in Chrome, but is it that hard to add some basic XML support?

RSS Parsing & Discovery

An annoyance that stems from the above problem of non-availability of XML support, however besides that Chrome does not have the capability to also auto-detect RSS feeds.

Whenever I want to subscribe to a site, I need to keep searching for the RSS buttons, even though the site itself has auto-discovery options.

Loading Source From Cache

A big pain with Chrome is that whenever you try to view source of a webpage it reloads the entire page from the server instead of serving it from the cache.

This is a big annoyance and makes Chrome a big no-no for debugging, the problem is not so much with Get requests, however when you are debugging post requests and want to view source code it simply fails because it tries to reload the source and without the post parameters all you see is errors.

Lesser Freezing & Better Flash Handling

Using a beta or development version has its own perils, however it would be good if there would be lesser crashes in the browser, however considering that it is a beta I have not seen much crashes with the browser.

However Google Chrome has a problem with handling flash and many a times the browser freezes when using or other flash intensive websites, I definitely like to see them improve upon this.

Chrome Forgets Settings

Every once in a while Chrome decides to forget the settings I have setup and resets it to default, though this happens very rarely this is really very annoying, I hope that in future version they do not forget my settings.

Ask When Closing Multiple Windows

Though there have been a lot of discussion about this on chrome forums, they decided not to add this feature. I don’t understand why they have to rob users of something so useful, because more often than not I close multiple windows by mistake and it gets very annoying to restore all of them.

If they have a certain philosophy so be it, however at least provide users with an option to choose whether or not they want it.

What’s In Your Mind?

What other features would you like to see in Google Chrome? The comment form is all open so don’t forget to tell me your Chrome wish list.

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