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“Don’t forget to feed donuts to Chrome” says Google via Orkut !

“Feeding donuts to Chrome” is an indirect way of convincing Chrome users to enable an option of sending user’s usage statistics to Google for their analysis.

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If you’re one of those who’ve dumped your old browser for Chrome and you’re also a member of Orkut,a social networking service by Google, then you can notice an alert on your profile page saying…

orkut profile page

“Awesome, you’re using Google Chrome! Don’t forget to feed it donuts!”

Quote such as “Feeding donuts to Chrome” should have been properly elaborated for the sake of disambiguation but there is no link associated with this message to elaborate the statement..

According to us, this is an indirect way of convincing a Chrome user to enable an option of sending user’s usage statistics to Google for their analysis.

However, Google is projecting this “Stats feedback” as a method of improving Chrome but the story does not end here.

One of the main purposes of Google behind this is to analyse a user’s web surfing trends which has always received a ‘blurred estimation’ by various web analytics and internet companies.

We have earlier reviewed Chrome (by comparing with IE8) & wrote a lot of good things about this Google’s product. But one area, where IE8 scores more than Chrome is definitely Safer browsing.

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43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. mrityunjai singh

    September 29, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    every thing is ok……..but I have got the problem in surfing the account of another user for same website by opening another new tab……..suppose we are accessing my account and my friend want to access his account through another tab then both the tab will get same account automatically……….this is the problem……….

    than-x!

  2. abhishek

    October 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

    if i close the main window then all tab’s close,it do not ask to close all tabs this is the problum

    thanks

  3. sudhanshu

    October 2, 2008 at 6:21 am

    if i close the main window then all tab’s close,it do not ask to close all tabs this is the problum .this needs to be changed…and other thing is that chrome sometimes gets crash on its on…first it gets slows down..and then it crashes…it happend twice with me.

  4. namit

    October 2, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    in the options, there’s a place, where all my saved passwords are stored and can be viewed, as long as it comes up automatically with the asterisk mark its ok, but its not a wise thing to display it in the options. Though I’m using a personal laptop, however, if someone wants to use my system, he can view my passwords too easily.

    • Shyam

      February 18, 2009 at 7:03 am

      hi….hmm in the options tiself just enable the radio button which says"never save passwords!!"…but u hav to personally remember them the ; 2 sides of the coin mate…u can't get evrythin u want!!…
      ignore me if this is a v.late reply!!!

  5. Rajiv

    October 4, 2008 at 8:39 am

    rhis is not a problem rather its a feature which all browser’s of today implement…
    what it does once u login in ur account,ur login imfo is sabved in a cookie for that session…and from then onwards…when u open as new tab or even a new instance of the browser, it reads the info from that cookie.

  6. Donny

    October 7, 2008 at 7:53 am

    I think you are being paranoid 😉
    My guess is ‘donuts’ is a reference to the “Bad server, no donut for you” error message that orkut is famous for.

  7. Prashant Sharma

    October 7, 2008 at 10:52 am

    @Donny
    This is the message that Google is flashing on Orkut
    “Don’t forget to feed it donuts” (‘it’ means Chrome)
    By your ‘so called’ guess,”donuts” refers to “bad server”…

    So,acc. to you,they mean
    “Don’t forget to feed Chrome bad server”

    This reply was to elaborate who’s is ‘paranoid’ here !

  8. Subodh

    October 8, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Please, anybody can tell me the reason when i am usuing google crome from my laptop i cant scroll upside of the page, when i scroll down.

  9. Raj

    October 8, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    None of us can scroll in both the directions simultaneously. I am also using a laptop and I am not facing any problem if I scroll alternatively.

    Stop scrolling simultaneously and if its still not functioning get the scroll buttons checked. You may also try reinstalling chrome.

  10. Angel

    October 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    HY!!! well i also recently switched to chrome and i also had similar experiences. i cant use my upside scroll no matter what .. i can use my downside scroll though.. tht is funny .. and yup in a short time i have encountered many crashing’s of chrome.. which is disappointing but when i open it again.. it asks me if i wanna restore my earlier pages so makes it a little better and then i love the in built dictionary it has but again the dictionary is not that good .. sometimes it cant give simple suggestions also .. huh!!… well i guess as the saying goes ..all good things come in a package of bad things .. tht is chrome…

  11. Sahaj

    October 11, 2008 at 4:42 am

    if i close the main window then all tab’s close,it do not ask to close all tabs this is the problum .this needs to be changed…and other thing is that chrome sometimes gets crash on its on…first it gets slows down..and then it crashes…it happend twice with me.

  12. Nilesh Salunke

    October 12, 2008 at 9:00 am

    i guess donoughts is googles way to refer “cookies”
    and probably “to feed donuts means” to keep the cookies enabled for better experience..

  13. Techmaster

    October 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    The problem in scrolling upwards is incompatibility with SYNAPTICS touch pad. Hope Google fixes this issue in their stable release of chrome.

  14. Vahur

    October 22, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Bad server, no donut for you

  15. chris

    October 29, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    In many computers that i use there is no permission to install shockwave player and other addons by the admin and he wouldn’t do it either.
    Is it possible for the team to find out a way to install necessary addons like shockwave or flash player on such systems?

  16. Stefan

    November 19, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    LOL, I found this page form a google search for donuts, looking for recipes for different stuff for my donut maker. Nothing here it seems!

  17. mukul

    February 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    in chrome we can't delete whole browsing history only by one click…we have to delete each and every day's history separately . this is the problem which should be removed .

  18. Naveen

    February 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    the problem i have is that it doesnt save the password , it offers to save the password n saves it if u accept the offer but problem arises when somebody else opens his or her account on the same site for which u hav saved ur password on it then it deletes the previously saved password n doesnt remember ur password anylonger

  19. cris

    February 21, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    come on people. is it so hard to figure it out??
    Bad bad server no donut (website) for you.
    Dont forget to feed donuts (websites)

    in other words, dont forget to surf the web!!!

  20. hey

    March 1, 2009 at 4:00 am

    chrome is shit…

  21. binit

    March 2, 2009 at 5:51 am

    when i download things using chrome, what happens is it starts downloading with it’s own speed . but the speed with DAP premium is much better… so i think google chrome should enable the download with DAP option like firefox has …. and that is pretty much all of it . cheers……

  22. Sameer

    March 11, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Chrome offers a better experience than IE & is quite similar to Firefox…
    Chrome is offering a better & enhanced interface rather than IE & firefox. It mey have some -ve’s but its + points prove Chrome a good browser from google house

  23. Mukesh

    March 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

    The Most Visited option which comes when i open a new tab is not comfortable….

  24. Ashutosh

    March 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I am using Chrome since past 2 months now, and I am already addicted to it.
    Earlier My Favourite Web Browser was Firefox, and It still is. Major reason for Switching to Chrome is I have a Low config PC. P3 500 MHz, 384 MB SDR and Firefox was Very Slow to start.

    Chrome loads LOT faster than either of the firefox and IE7.

    my experience wth IE8 was Horrible, as IE8 More frequently Creshes than it works. So switched back to IE7 which works Fine for me.

    Yes, With Chrome, No warning for Multiple Tabs closure is a minor problem, which can some times be a bit annoying.

    Another problem with Chrome is Not able to associate with Download managers, And Inbuilt Download manager is Horrible. I prefer Firefox Downloads, mainly because PAUSE options which is very useful, EVEN IF U are NOt using any separte download managers like Flashget/ Free DL Manager, etc.

    1 More thing I have noticed is Chrome Automatically opening Tabs in New Window, Which Happens when Chrome Doesn’t quickly Respond by switching to desired tab.

    • Prashant Sharma

      March 14, 2009 at 3:55 am

      @Ashutosh Good observational analysis between the browsers….

  25. Dipin

    March 14, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I can’t write in Malayalam(regional )languge in orkut scrap. when i use the chrome there is no option to write in mal;ayalam….burt at athe same time mozilla n explorer provide this facility….

  26. arindam

    March 18, 2009 at 7:12 am

    i cnt scrap to any of my friend in orkut…n cnt snd any frnd request…so plz cn u help me out…

  27. pankaj

    April 2, 2009 at 8:37 am

    hey chrome also dnt show the download speed during download…..it is nt gud cause u not know that if u gettting ur maximum download speed or not

  28. vikas

    April 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    though every thing is k but the govt. of india sites r not opening ,…big reason for worry

  29. vikas

    April 8, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    actually when u check out the current download option it does shows u the download speed,,,

  30. karan sagar from mumbai kandivali

    April 17, 2009 at 8:08 am

    arrreeeeeeeeee it is fantastic man i really love google crome i will give 4.5 stars from 5

  31. Bijomon Varghese

    April 20, 2009 at 4:16 am

    it could just be a funny comment without any secret meaning, because till now not a single google guy has answered for this question all over the internet.

  32. pranav

    April 21, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Chrome is fine but it has problem in opening the pdf files
    it gets damn slow while browsing the pdf pages
    that has to be rectified
    otherwise chrome is 4on5

  33. Raman

    April 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Although its a great browser (better than IE), it does has some flaws, Many third party support features don’t work like automatic download options for DAP,website filtering by AVG, QuickHeal,Nortan…etc.,also multiple tab closure is a problem, these small probles must be removed….

  34. Saurabh

    April 24, 2009 at 1:08 am

    The problem with chrome is to use Offline pages,
    No option available in Chrome to use Offline pages

  35. Specinneff

    April 29, 2009 at 1:29 am

    very nice browser …
    i need my donuts nao.

  36. Daljeet

    April 30, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    the main problem is-if an a/c is already in use, another person cant access his account, it automatically opens the 1st a/c….
    the another 1 is – it automatically crushes…it happens with twice..

    Thanks

  37. shariq

    May 12, 2009 at 3:00 am

    it is very good and very fast
    i dont have any problems

  38. sajimon

    February 8, 2010 at 11:14 am

    iam interested for this service

  39. Gilles

    June 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Don’t forget to feed donuts to chrome (that is websites)

  40. harsha

    July 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    bad server,no donut for u..is displaying when using orkut nly..

    what does donut mean..
    what does cookies actually mean..
    hoe to get rid of my prob

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