The Dev channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.10 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms
This build fixes several known crashes as well as:
- Win8: Fixed Pre-edit character appears when bringing up the Touch keyboard (Issue: 151587)
- Mac: Flash timezone issue is fixed (Issue: 149006)
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revisions.
You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.
The Chrome team is happy to announce the availability of Chrome for Android on Intel x86 devices, which means that if you have an Android device based on x86, you’ll now be able to experience the speed, security, and simplicity of Chrome.
RoboHornet Alpha 1. Just yesterday, Google has launched an open source benchmark tool called RoboHornet, which according to the search giant itself, “encompasses all aspects of browser performance and everything that matters to web developers, like performance of layout and localStorage”. Now, before you get all cranky and claim that it’s just another useless test [...]
The Dev channel has been updated to 23.0.1271.6 for (All|Windows|Mac|Linux|ChromeFrame) platforms
- Updated V8 - 220.127.116.11
- Several fixes to forced compositing mode (Issues: 150881, 157920)
- Fixed known crashers (Issue: 146689, and several audio ones.)
- Fixed path lengths for storage partitions (Issue: 151450)
- Fixed CJK input for Metro mode (Issue: 149136)
- Fixed WebRTC audio (Issue: 150570)
- Additional Windows 8 enhancements
- Continued polish for users of HiDPI/Retina screens
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Before I start looking at recent advances that Google implemented into the Windows 8 version of its Chrome web browser, I’d like to take a moment to point out that I’m still not entirely sure how apps that run on the startpage but not installed from the Windows Store are called. Do I simply refer to them as apps? Or are they called Windows Store apps regardless of the fact that they have no connection with the built-in store?
Anyway, Google like Mozilla, is working on an app version of its Chrome browser that works directly as an application on Windows 8′s startpage. Before you can use the app version you need to make Chrome the default web browser on the system.To make Chrome the default browser load the settings using this url chrome://chrome/settings/ and locate the default browser option there to do just that. Once you have done that, you can use Chrome both on the startpage directly as a fullscreen application and on the classic desktop.
First thing that you may notice in the most recent dev version of the browser is an option to switch to the “other” version of the browser. You can switch from the desktop version of Chrome to the app version (Google calls it Windows 8 Mode) and vice versa taking all open tabs with you in the process.
Please note that you can only run one Chrome version at the time. If you have configured Chrome to launch in Windows 8 mode, the browser will launch in that mode even if you launch it from the desktop.
The two Chrome versions on Windows 8 previously were using different user profiles which Google in a recent version changed. Google Chrome on Windows 8 is now sharing the user profile, so that extensions, the browsing history and other data are available in both versions of the browser. This puts Google one step ahead of Mozilla who recently announced that add-ons synchronization between both browser versions is not included in the initial release.
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- Fixed Crash when closing maximized window via Ctrl+W (147635)
- Fixed Instant search (148578)
- UI improvements
- 34334 - External display gets cropped after resume from sleep
- 147666 - File Manager downloads "open" button missing. Workaround: Right click to open
- Updated WebKit - 537.11
- Fixed simultaneous audio playback is broken (Issue: 150003)
- Fixed bug with Web Intents and non-sticky defaults (Issue: 148740)
- Audio may drop out under certain play / pause cycles. (Issue: 150702)