64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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Axillia
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64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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Hello,
i just found about Advanced Chrome Today.

I am so thankful someone keeps the old Trapezoid Tabs alive.
I have been using Chrome 70 Builds (last official Version where they can be enabled via flag) and manually deleted Google's Auto-Updater to be able to keep them around, even had to use a User Agent Switcher, since Google logs me out of YouTube and GMail automatically if i don't.

The only thing that is missing in my opinion is the lack of 64-bit support.

I am a HEAVY mutlitasker with often over 100 tabs open, and 64-bit support would be the only thing preventing me from making this my main browser.

admin
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Re: 64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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Hello welcome to the forum, in my tests 64 bits version used more memory and performance was the same, I don't know what other advantages it may have but even chrome 32 bits is a memory hog.

Did you try Advanced Chrome already? I also do heavy multitasking and never had problems, it crashes on your box?

slydog3333
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Re: 64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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Mine crashes every few days, sometimes multiple times in a day if I'm surfing a lot.

This started with the latest version 84.0.4115.0

I can't say if it's 32/64bit related but I am hoping a new version is coming soon :)

I've also started to notice a few websites where I have to switch to the latest version of Firefox since this version is getting old.

Thank you for the work you put in on this project.

larryu
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Re: 64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

Post by larryu »

Thanks for the new v89. This being your first posted x64 version if I'm not mistaken, I hope you'll still compile and post a 32-bit version as well? I share your view that it's less memory hungry, plus I still use Win 7 x86 systems and would hate to be stuck at v74.
Much obliged for your continuing Adv. Chrome custom builds.
L

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Re: 64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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Yes posted only x64 versions for now because it takes less time to build/compile, currently trying to build x86 but this monster takes almost 3 hours even with 3.8ghz & 16 cores running at 100%, so to release a new version first I need to work on the code and sometimes they do crazy stuff on the code so when that happens it gets harder and takes a few days of coding, then build takes 3 hours per version so we are talking about 6 hours to release Linux and Windows versions plus another 6 hours for x86 x64 variants.

v89 seems running good (I try to test the version myself a few days) so will try to post x32 version soon, will have to add a new section on the main page for additional downloads.

Thanks for your comments and for now will keep updating Advanced Chrome until Google kill this project somehow, Google is "mad" because chromium browsers are using sync feature "for free" using Google infrastructure so they are going to stop all of this around march.

If Google blocks chromium from their APIs then we won't be able to sync between devices, the only way to at least copy your profile without any problem will be using portable.txt trick.

For those reading this post, I do recommend to add portable.txt mode to your Advanced Chrome so your passwords are saved unencrypted (locally) so you will be able to copy your entire profile to a different PC with working passwords (perfect copy), this will become handy if at some point Advanced Chrome is unable to sync with google servers.

How encryption works? its tied to your specific hardware configuration so if you copy your chrome profile to a different computer then all passwords will be lost, saved passwords can't be decrypted in a different hardware signature, to be able to copy your profile including all passwords you can add portable.txt, the full process to convert to unencrypted mode is as follows:

1.- Be sure sync is ON and working with full sync, then close Advanced Chrome
2.- Delete your local profile, mine is located at C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Chromium
3.- Create a TXT file called portable.txt at Advanced Chrome folder, the same directory where chrome.exe is located.
4.- Start the browser with clean profile
5.- Login with google and enable browser sync, this will configure your entire browser as it was previously.
6.- Your passwords now are saved locally and unencrypted

The process without google sync:

1.- Export your passwords to plain text, first you must enable a flag for this feature, for more info about password export you can search on google.
2.- Close Advanced Chrome and delete a single file C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Login Data
3.- Create a TXT file called portable.txt at Advanced Chrome folder, the same directory where chrome.exe is located.
4.- Start the browser
5.- Import passwords from your plain text file
6.- Your passwords now are saved locally and unencrypted

I personally use portable.txt mode to be able to clone my full profile to other computers, saving unencrypted passwords is not safe but if you get hacked then you are wasted even with password encryption on, use full disk encryption, BIOS password and other security measures on TOP.

Will try to post this info on the main page in case google gets crazy with sync feature.

I won't be able to develop and host a sync feature by myself, this might be the end for several small projects like this one, thanks to Google!

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Re: 64-bit Version of Advanced Chrome?

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larryu wrote:
> Thanks for the new v89. This being your first posted x64 version if I'm not
> mistaken, I hope you'll still compile and post a 32-bit version as well? I
> share your view that it's less memory hungry, plus I still use Win 7 x86
> systems and would hate to be stuck at v74.
> Much obliged for your continuing Adv. Chrome custom builds.
> L

Posted both versions, x64(64-BIT) and x86(32-BIT) on the main page, sadly didn't find a way to build for linux x86

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