SharePoint 2010 Compatibility With Google Chrome

Seems that more and more clients are being allowed to have alternative browsers in their companies, and Chrome is a firm favourite.

If you’re using SharePoint 2010, there are a few things that don’t work :

  • Importing a spreadsheet
  • Upload multiple documents
  • Datasheet view
  • Sync to SharePoint Workspace
  • Open with Access
  • And formatting tables in Site Pages is just painful

But apart from that, SharePoint 2010 works like a charm in it.  Just switch back to Internet Explorer to do the rest.


  1. InfoPath doesnt play well with Chrome, the form dies in the browser and doesnt open the application


  2. I had used it more with an old MOSS2007 system. It was interesting to try for a few weeks, but with mixed results. The confusing management of bookmarks and having “nested” windows made it feel like I was looking at the page through a straw. I ended up just flipping back to regular IE and juggling 2 windows.


  3. @SPJeff–IE Tab plugin did not solve the problem with Sharepoint 2010. Did you try it? I was so hoping it would because i much prefer Chrome.


  4. @Rachel Garrett:

    Try un-zooming (Hold CTRL and rotate mouse wheel) until you see the scroll bars. It might be smaller than you would want to, but that’s the option I use. Font size changes don’t really work when you want to make only fonts bigger, but try to play and see if it works for you. Chrome>Settings>Show Advanced Settings and then Web Content font size.


  5. Thanks for another heads up Erik.

    Koen – I just tried to sign in onto my SharePoint sites using Safari – the first time I sign in it lets me, but the second I click any link on the page, it starts prompting me for username and password telling me the one I entered is incorrect. Cannot get past the initial login at all.

    On the plus side, at least Office 365 works on it.


  6. Thanks for the heads up Jeff. My blog is aimed at business end users so I don’t know if most of them would understand most of that. But there’s sure to be a techie or six who will. 🙂


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