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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!

So, +Google+ Developers , all kidding aside... I'm guessing there's a plan for the whitespace. Right?

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.

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.

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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