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Jake Robb
Works at Sircon / Vertafore
Attended Kettering University
Lives in Okemos, MI
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Dear +Google Chrome Developers (for iOS, but probably all mobile versions),

Love your browser. Seriously. But here's an improvement I would really, really appreciate.

After a crash (hey, it happens!), you very helpfully offer to restore my tabs. I pretty much always want that. But sometimes the crash seems to happen when I exit to the home screen, and so I don't know it crashed and am not simply relaunching immediately to continue where I left off.

In these cases, I've opened Chrome to go to a specific website, or to search for something, or whatever. So my eyes go immediately to the top of the view, to the URL box. I tap. Up comes the keyboard, obscuring the little message and button letting me know that Chrome had crashed and offering to restore my tabs. I type in whatever I'm going to type and hit Go, and the keyboard collapses with just enough time for me to see that I've missed my chance to restore my previous tabs.

What would be really great is if I could go to History at any time to restore any previous crashed session (even from one of my other logged-in Chrome-equipped devices?). Barring that, I see two reasonable options: make the offer to restore a modal dialog (ew), or keep the little bottom banner around until it's dismissed explicitly by the user, even if they navigate to another page before doing so.

It might also help to move the banner to the top, just below the URL bar, so that it doesn't get obscured by the keyboard.

Thanks, and keep up the great work!
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+AbdelKarim Mardini might know more.
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Just got #Android Ice Cream Sandwich ( #ICS ) pushed to my #Nexus S 4G last night! Finally! So far, I love pretty much everything they changed. Just a couple minor quibbles: no swipe-to-silence from the lockscreen, and I miss the little buttons in the bottom corners of the home screen that let me tap to go from page to page rather than swiping.
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I'm getting a little more into Google+. Unlike many who have found refuge here, I still like Facebook, and it bothers me that I must now learn and use two social networking communities if I want to stay connected with all of my friends, regardless of their preference (to say nothing of those who remain unplugged, but that's another story). I look forward to a nice app that consolidates the two.

So, friends-o'-mine, who/what are your favorite people/things to follow around here?
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I am obligated to give a shameless plug for my friends at +Sight/Sound, because they're just having too much fun with music and Macs. I also recommend +Geek and Sundry because +Felicia Day is just awesome.
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This looks SO cool. Someday, we can all be Geordi LaForge.
 
We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.

A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass?

+Babak Parviz +Steve Lee +Sebastian Thrun
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So, +Google+ Developers , all kidding aside... I'm guessing there's a plan for the whitespace. Right?
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Or maybe there isn't.
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I'm a recent firefox-to- #chrome convert, and for the most part I'm pretty happy. There is one thing I really miss: would really love it if the #omnibox would automatically search my browser history, like Firefox's Awesome Bar does.
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Cool. I don't recommend Canary for day-to-day use :). Dev is reasonable enough though if you want.
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Software Engineer
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  • Sircon / Vertafore
    Software Engineer, 2005 - present
  • Fleetwood Group
    Contract Software Engineer, 2005 - 2005
  • LeanLogistics
    Contract Software Engineer, 2005 - 2005
  • Egemin Automation
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2005
  • 43rd Parallel Technologies / MockDraftCentral.com
    Software Engineer, 2002 - 2004
  • V-Tec Systems
    Software Engineer, 1999 - 2001
  • Meijer
    Systems Monitor, 1997 - 1999
  • Grand Rapids Press
    Newspaper Carrier, 1992 - 1997
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Okemos, MI
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Grand Rapids, MI - Saranac, MI - Flint, MI - Grandville, MI - Haslett, MI
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I'm a huge nerd. Somehow I managed to convince a beautiful woman to marry me. Life is a mystery.
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  • Kettering University
  • Forest Hills Northern High School
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Jake Robb
A&O redid my chimney last summer. They were timely, professional, and efficient. They charged a fair price and were easy to communicate with. There was one hiccup with materials, but it wasn't their fault. They told me about it immediately, including how long to expect it to take to resolve (a couple days). I'm not sure what more I could have asked for.
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