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Chrome 42 brings Push Notifications

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by tafreehm, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. tafreehm

    tafreehm Well-Known Member

  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Does it fix the font rendering issue? I've been thinking of switching to it again just for something different, but I haven't because of the font rendering issue.
  3. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member


    Might wanna try it again given it was fixed back in 2014 :)

    Guessing it was a Windows only issue though? Never had any font rendering issues with it on OS X. Windows always seems to have some funky font problems for me regardless of browser :/
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  4. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

  5. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I thought adsense was all ok with https these days? They serve ads from it without issue now AFAIK.
  6. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    Yes, they serve ads from it, but only ads that are https are available for bidding for the ad slot. So, fewer bidders = lower CPMs.
  7. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Ah I see, that's pretty crappy, especially how pushy Google are (and rightly so) about everyone switching to HTTPS only on their sites.
  8. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    I converted to https only at the end of January (it had been soft https force for several months beforehand) and have seen no drop in Adsense revenue, in fact the opposite
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  9. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

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  11. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    Great to hear. The other anecdotal stories on XF have been negative, so I'm happy to hear it's working out for you.
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Had some time today to sit down and start working on it...

    Been running into random issues with Chrome related to it. I guess that's why it's a beta thing. :)

    Cross-origin URLs don't work ... not a big deal for most, but an issue for me since I run my site on multiple sub-domains. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=457187 Tagged as already fixed in Chrome 43 though.

    Also requires some ugly workarounds to make clicking on a notification actually take you to a specific URL. According to the notification spec, you should be able to pass any arbitrary data payload with your notification (like destination URL), but Chrome doesn't currently support it. But at least it looks like they are working on it (already patched for code review)... https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=442129 https://codereview.chromium.org/993893002

    That last one is kind of a big issue. Like if you get an push notification for someone replying to a thread, you would want to be able to send the user to the thread, rather than drop them on the root of the domain, which is all you can do currently.

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  13. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Compare the screenshots below. It's especially noticeable with the Os. I also don't like how the font is more bold on Chrome.

    Font Firefox.png

    Font Chrome.png
  14. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Hmm, it's got to be something Windows specific, using the latest Firefox and Chrome on my mac I don't get anything like that, the fonts are identical for me.

    It's not the built in Windows font smoothing system kicking in in one browser but not the other is it?
  15. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to ClearType? That's enabled.
  16. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 20.22.38.png

    .... https enforced at the end of January.
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