#1 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -

So hopefully this question hasn't been covered before.
 
I use Google Chrome just about all the time, because it just runs so much faster and is mostly comparable to Firefox. However, it has some trouble with Giant Bomb. I can play the videos, but once they start, I can't access the little bar at the bottom with the time bar, full screen toggle and volume switch. It shows up when I hover my mouse, but I can't click on anything. However, sometimes it randomly works. Not sure why it does this, so I'm using Firefox with this site.
 
Any suggestions, or has anyone else discovered this? I have a feeling Adobe isn't fully supported on Chrome, but other sites work fine, and like I said, it sometimes (but rarely) works.

#2 Posted by brodywb (190 posts) -

I use Chrome, and it seems to work fine for watching video. I sometimes use it on my television and will zoom in on pages to read the text. If the page is zoomed in, I have the problems that you are talking about. If I zoom back out it works as normal again. I don't know if this is your issue, but maybe it will help

#3 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@brodywb: 
 Huh, seems like the text was zoomed OUT a bit too much, and making the text one size bigger seemed to have done it. Odd and simple solution, I never would have connected the two. Thanks!
#4 Posted by Atomasist (2818 posts) -

My suggestion is to switch back to Firefox which is a much better web browser.

#5 Posted by Matthew (1912 posts) -
@Ashby: I'm running chrome beta, and it's fine on the XP system.  Try switching which version you're running.  If you're using beta, back off to normal, and vice versa.
#6 Posted by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -
@Atomasist said:
" My suggestion is to switch back to Firefox which is a much better web browser. "
I'm using Firefox all the time and I do agree with you but Google Chrome is the fastest browser right now.
#7 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

I'm using chrome and don't have any problems.... sucks for you.

#8 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

Google Chrome straight up stopped working on my computer. I consider it a good thing, because I think Safari is way better.

#9 Edited by Shadowsquire (362 posts) -

Since nobody said anything about it, if you have this problem then you've probably zoomed in on the giantbomb website somewhere. Press Ctrl+0 and it will reset the zoom lvl.

#10 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@Shadowsquire:  
Yep, that actually seemed to be the problem. I never would have thought it was something like that, and I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the tip!
#11 Posted by apoptosis61 (600 posts) -

firefox crushes all the fucking time -.-

#12 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@apoptosis61 said:
" firefox crushes all the fucking time -.- "
What does it crush? :P
#13 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -
@Ashby: just double click the vid to make it full screen. as far as volume goes, your speakers should be the one adjusting that. 
#14 Posted by one_2nd (2359 posts) -

I use Chrome and it works fine. 

#15 Posted by apoptosis61 (600 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" @apoptosis61 said:
" firefox crushes all the fucking time -.- "
What does it crush? :P "
everything -.-  that made me move to chrome and so far chrome works perfectly
#16 Posted by mau64 (539 posts) -

I haven't had that problem, but I do know when I get messages, even after checking them it still says I have messages for quite a while. It randomly goes away but I'm always clicking up there checking if I actually have a message or not.

#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

@mau: That problem occurs every now and then, no matter what browser you use.

#18 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -

For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.
 
 
So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks.

#19 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
In what situation would you have 130 tabs open and how do you navigate them >.> 
 
Also I have zero glitches or problems with Chrome, much more stable and faster than FF on my PC. 
#20 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10895 posts) -
@Atomasist said:
" My suggestion is to switch back to Firefox which is a much better web browser. "
That's an opinion, bucko, and my opinion is that I like Chrome better. 
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#21 Posted by Ashby (145 posts) -
@StaticFalconar:  
When I had the problem, double clicking just paused and unpaused. The default half volume was driving me crazy because it was quiet compared to the rest of the sound I was playing. : ) 
 
@MooseyMcMan
said:
" @Atomasist said:
" My suggestion is to switch back to Firefox which is a much better web browser. "
That's an opinion, bucko, and my opinion is that I like Chrome better.  "
I like em both, but I switched to Chrome simply because Firefox started to run realllllly slow on my computer. Like, would take minutes to start up, and minutes most times to load web pages. I have the quicker Chrome on my notebook because it doesn't have much ram, and putting it on this computer fixed the problem, even running faster now than Firefox was right at the beginning.
#22 Posted by CaptainObvious (2996 posts) -

GB runs great in Chrome. Atleast for me.

#23 Posted by Osaladin (2515 posts) -

I use Chrome and I don't have this problem, are you sure it's not one of your addons or something?

#24 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@Geno said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
In what situation would you have 130 tabs open and how do you navigate them >.>  Also I have zero glitches or problems with Chrome, much more stable and faster than FF on my PC.  "
I almost never left click a link, always middle click. If I find a link that I want to read but just don't have the time right now, I leave a tab open for it and move on (so I have like 20-30 Wikipedia tabs open). Same thing for links I know I'll need later but just have never gotten around to yet (like, I still have tabs open for HD mods of old games, or how to install free DLC for certain Steam games where Steam doesn't offer the DLC).
#25 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
" @Geno said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
In what situation would you have 130 tabs open and how do you navigate them >.>  Also I have zero glitches or problems with Chrome, much more stable and faster than FF on my PC.  "
I almost never left click a link, always middle click. If I find a link that I want to read but just don't have the time right now, I leave a tab open for it and move on (so I have like 20-30 Wikipedia tabs open). Same thing for links I know I'll need later but just have never gotten around to yet (like, I still have tabs open for HD mods of old games, or how to install free DLC for certain Steam games where Steam doesn't offer the DLC). "
But how do you see the tabs? Opening more than 30 leads to them having only their first letter showing up, I can only imagine 130 would be that much worse. Or do you have some sort of tab manager? And do you actually get around to viewing all 130 tabs? I thought I was a multitasker with my ~12 or so tabs lol. 
#26 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@Geno said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" @Geno said:
" @ajamafalous said:
" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
In what situation would you have 130 tabs open and how do you navigate them >.>  Also I have zero glitches or problems with Chrome, much more stable and faster than FF on my PC.  "
I almost never left click a link, always middle click. If I find a link that I want to read but just don't have the time right now, I leave a tab open for it and move on (so I have like 20-30 Wikipedia tabs open). Same thing for links I know I'll need later but just have never gotten around to yet (like, I still have tabs open for HD mods of old games, or how to install free DLC for certain Steam games where Steam doesn't offer the DLC). "
But how do you see the tabs? Opening more than 30 leads to them having only their first letter showing up, I can only imagine 130 would be that much worse. Or do you have some sort of tab manager? And do you actually get around to viewing all 130 tabs? I thought I was a multitasker with my ~12 or so tabs lol.  "

Here's what my screen looks like currently (Click here for full-size version). No tab manager as far as I know, just default Firefox tab options (except that opening a new tab puts the new tab all the way to the right, not immediately after the current tab, which is something they changed recently). I usually don't get around to viewing them all and have to clean them out every couple months or so. Last time I went on a mass tab purge was in, like, May, I think, and I was able to get it down to about 40 tabs or so.
#27 Posted by glasswall52 (64 posts) -
@ajamafalous:  If you're able to keep 130 tabs open and still be able to keep track of everything, maintain system stability, and talk like a sane person, more power to you. BUT, I do know that there are much easier and much more sensible ways to go about the issue. Cue Evernote, a free service which will let you 'clip' web pages and keep their titles and screenshots in a list so that you can look at them later. I use it and it works great. There's even a Chrome extension so that you can access everything without needing to go to the evernote site. There may be a firefox add-on as well, but I would still suggest trying Chrome, I am a firefox convert myself.
#28 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

I use Chrome and I don't have any problems with the site whatosever.  
 
@ajamafalous said:

" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
You don't know how to use a computer. Shut it off now. 
 
And Firefox is an unrealiable piece of shit.
#29 Posted by ajamafalous (11959 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" I use Chrome and I don't have any problems with the site whatosever.  
 
@ajamafalous said:
" For me, videos are super stuttery on Chrome with only a single tab open, but when I open Firefox (130 tabs open right now, usually at least over 100), videos are smooth.   So yeah, basically I think Chrome sucks. "
You don't know how to use a computer. Shut it off now.  And Firefox is an unrealiable piece of shit. "
I've had Firefox crash on me maybe twice in the past month and a half.
#30 Posted by Dain22 (314 posts) -

GB Videos have stopped playing for me entirely in Chrome. I can click the big red play button, but the video won't load/stream from there. I've had to switch to Safari.

Every browser has pros and cons. I've stuck with Chrome because it synced a lot of my info automatically when I changed computers. I've started using Safri a little more since I'm now on Mac and it syncs a little more seemlessly with my iPhone.

#31 Edited by DeiNile (44 posts) -

I use Opera and experience no problems what so ever.

#32 Posted by Sgtpierceface (618 posts) -

Is this the oldest thread that managed to get bumped? 3 years has got to be a record.

#33 Posted by Baillie (4080 posts) -

@dain22: Just get Chrome for your iPhone too, it's still pretty awesome. Videos work fine for me, btw.