I like many things about Google Chrome, such as its speed, tab handling and unified search box. But one very annoying feature is the lack of control over the content cache. Yes, you can clear it out using the Options, but there's no obvious way to set the size or disable it.
Why turn off the cache? Well, my Windows 7 PC has been suffering from occasional freezes and stutters for a while, always accompanied by a solidly-lit hard disk light. Chrome always seemed to be involved, and looking at Windows 7's Resource Monitor it was clear that my current anti-virus program (MS Security Essentials) was busy thrashing its way through scanning the cache every time Chrome launched or added files to it. Using the info in a thread on Google's support forums, I found the cache to be almost 1GB in size. (It's located in