Autocomplete is a function in most modern browsers (IE 7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera) that remembers commonly named entries in previous forms and enters it on new forms.
This can be a handy tool for users so they don’t have to keep entering common information. However, for a developer, it can be an extremely annoying and potentially dangerous feature.
Most people are creatures of habit. Just look at almost any Analytics report now days and you’ll still see that around 20% of most “average” web visitors still use Internet Explorer 6… a browser that was released in 2001 and is EXTREMELY out of date.
So, in an effort to change some of my own habits and try something new, I decided to try setting my default browser from Internet Explorer 8 to Google Chrome.
The following paragraphs are a few of my observations on the browser and how well it performs in everyday environments.