Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dev Update: Bug Fixes

Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated to 2.0.164.0. This is a bug fix release. Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

You might notice 8 Indic languages are now available for the Google Chrome user interface: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya*, Tamil, and Telugu. (*Note: Oriya does not work in Windows XP.) This is just the initial integration of support for these languages. The translations are not complete and haven't been finalized. Please don't file bugs for these languages, yet.

Changes
  • Fixed the problems with Facebook's sidebar layout.
  • Fixed last week's 'crash on some Hebrew and Arabic sites' known issue.
  • Fixed several problems with making Google Chrome the default browser on Windows Vista.
  • The complete list of changes is available in the release notes.
Known Issues
Just so you know (and don't have to spend your time filing a bug when you run into these):
  • After scrolling, input method editor (IME) windows appear far from the current text area. (Issue 7651)
  • The Web Inspector (right click > Inspect Element) does not work. (Issue 7800)
  • Issues with commands on pop-up windows: the context menu has most commands disabled, reload and view source do not work. (Issues 7615, 7635, 7804)
  • Saving web pages does not work. Save as.. (Ctrl+S) appears to save to your Downloads folder, but it creates a file in the Application\2.0.164.0 directory. (Issue 7616)
  • Some pop-ups and tabs load pages, but the title remains 'Untitled' and the address bar shows 'about:blank' as the URL. (Issue 7625)
Let us know about any issues you find by filing a bug.
--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager

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59 Comments:

Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

FYI, I just updated Chrome, and it now shows that it has been updated to version 2.0.163.0.

I closed then re-opened Chrome, and when I clicked on "About Google Chrome," it showed that yet another new version of Chrome is available. When I tried to update Chrome again, it attempts to install the update but then says "Update server not available (error: 7)."

10:25 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Eduard said...

exactly the same problem as Chris L.

10:27 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Lotheric said...

ditto

10:28 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Kaushal said...

This update process iteslf seems to be broken. Tried updating from 2.0.162.0, it updated successfully but to version 2.0.163.0, and the about box now has the blue Chromium logo instead of the regular red,green,blue chrome logo, and it also says a newer update is available, but when I click the Update Now button, it shows the installing new version message but after some time gives an error saying "Update server not available (Error: 7)". Tried uninstalling, re-installing Chrome, changing to dev channel and updating again without any luck.

10:30 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Kaushal said...

Sorry, didn't see the above posts before commenting... Anyway it seems that everybody on dev channel is affected.

10:32 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Eduard said...

after it updates from 162 to 163, it still shows new update available. so i clicked update and i have managed to catch the downloaded update before error 7 appears. the downloaded content is identical to 163.

10:34 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

Does everyone have a red square displayed next to the minimize button???

10:36 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Eduard said...

i saw it too but it disapeared when i maximized.

10:37 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

Mine also updates to 163 instead of 164... the about box says an update is available, but I also get error 7 and it fails to install... and I also have a reddish square box in the title bar where "Google" would normally appear... looks like there's a major issue with the dev channel.

10:38 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Kaushal said...

Yes, I also can see a red square on the title bar next to the minimize button all chrome windows that are not maximized

11:01 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

The same thing happens to me re the red square. It's gone when maximized.

It does show up on each new window that I open and also disappears when the new window(s) is/are maximized.

11:07 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

163 is functional, but has the wrong resources (so you see the Chromium logo and the red square). My attempt to replace 163 with 164 on the download server failed, so that's why you're getting 163.

We should have the update problem fixed in the next 30 minutes.

11:09 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

The update problem should be fixed now.

Thanks for letting us know about it.

11:39 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Migman said...

2.0.163.0 downloaded...Not 2.0.164.0. Problem...

11:43 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

Worked for me, now. Thanks!

11:45 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Vellknown said...

I tried to upgrade and then restarted Chrome. when I click on "About Google Chrome" its poping up with a message "Please close all Chrome windows and restart Chrome for this change to take effect". I tried couple of times but still I get the same pop-up. Anybody else facing the same problem?

11:50 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

Everything is fine on my end. You should try closing Chrome... then opening Task Manager and nuking any potential remaining instances of chrome.exe. Pause for a bit, take a breather, then try running Chrome again and see if this works better.

11:53 PM, February 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its working fine now. Thanks!

11:54 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Migman said...

http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/164.0/chrome_installer.exe

but downloaded 2.0.163.0 !

11:55 PM, February 18, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

@migman: that link is bad. Despite the 164 in the URI, it downloads 163.

Try using autoupdate (eg, Options > About Google Chrome).

12:08 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Migman said...

autoupdate dont work... error 3

12:13 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger AL said...

Hi,

Since version 2.0.160.0, it seems that I can't get any newer version.

Chrome says to me "up to date" with version 2.0.160.0 (for your information, Chrome is configured in french).

I tried to do the changing channel process to be sure, but I'm already on the dev branch.

Did I miss something to get the autoupdates?

Thanks.

12:16 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Kaushal said...

Update is working now. Thanks.

12:19 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Lajos said...

@AL

Do you have the 2.0 Channel application? Cause the old dev channel is now the Beta channel so in theory if you use the 1.0 version and switching with that do Dev will get you in the Beta branch.

If thats not case, I'll pass on this one.

12:30 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger AL said...

Great it works fine now !

Thanks to you Lajos ^^

In fact I downloaded the 2.0 Channel appli few days ago, but when I opened it, it said I was already on dev channel so I did not click on update :D

After your remark, I just clicked on the update button of the Channel application, and after that Chrome did update correctly.

Maybe it can help some other people.

Again, thanks a lot Lajos :)

12:43 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger SkaJess said...

Does anyone know red square utility ?

1:47 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

Hi! The trick to download 164.0 instead of 163.0 is actually to try to be one step ahead and download Chrome 2.0.164.1. ;-)

It also has "Google" instead of the red box in the upper right corner. Enjoy.

2:19 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Operator said...

Finally, I can make Chrome my default browser on Vista, thank you :).

2:46 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger beaver said...

Excellent, update is working fine, layout problems are gone.

Fix the known issues, and chill out with some beer or whatever do you googler's :) like.
(and move the project to the next level:)))

3:56 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

I can print again....2.0.164.0 Is letting me print! Thank You for this update!

4:38 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Kr said...

This version finally fixed my Chrome crashes on start up. Keep up the good work.

5:22 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger TheBashar99 said...

:( Click on a link in a GMail message and the link opens two tabs. One is blank, the other is the linked site.

5:44 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Kwok said...

Update works fine and the textbox focus issue is fixed as well.

6:38 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

http://dl.google.com/chrome/install/164.0/chrome_installer.exe downloads 2.0.163.0. It has Google Chrome text resources and Chromium image resources.

Also updating is completely broken in both old and new build for me that's why I had to download manually).

Someone uploaded the wrong build, methinks.

7:52 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Aha, download url for 164.1 downloads 164.0... that... ALMOST makes sense. Thanks. :)

8:04 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger TheBashar99 said...

164 has a tab process crash on Google Docs manage sharing page.

8:41 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

That's odd... I don't have a problem with the sharing function in Google Docs.

8:47 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger TheBashar99 said...

@Bob - Thanks for the feedback. I had been testing user scripts a few days ago and my shortcut still had them enabled. I retested without them and the crash went away. So did the double tab opening that I mentioned earlier.

9:07 AM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger rixite said...

i think this version is displaying CSS properly, isnt it?

9:46 AM, February 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallelujah, you fixed the Aero border padding! :-DDDD

1:32 PM, February 19, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

So, this version works fine on my laptop at home. However, it seems to prevent Gmail from loading (the standard version) on my PC at work. Not really sure what the difference is. In Gmail, the loading bar gets to roughly the 98% mark and then stops. Nothing more happens, until it eventually pops up with a message telling me the painfully obvious... that it's taking too long.

1:39 PM, February 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This version doesn't see my "align" tag. Please, destroy this bug.

11:59 AM, February 20, 2009  
Blogger Mag1c said...

That thi is too much!!!!
I just look at my chrome directory size, and it have 650mb...????

6:47 AM, February 21, 2009  
Blogger San said...

You have offline email enabled. Mine is 1.3GB that's because there's user data in it.

12:59 PM, February 21, 2009  
Blogger Daniel said...

when the window is not maximized, in windows 7, with aero, the lower right scroll down button is a bit difficult to use.. anyone agree?

(haven't bothered checking if it's already reported, sorry)

12:37 PM, February 23, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

If you're referring to the fact that the arrow button and the resize rectangle are overlapping and conflicting with each other, this happens in Windows XP as well.

12:49 PM, February 23, 2009  
Blogger Makoto said...

My Chrome doesn't update. I'm still in 2.0.162.0 version and Chrome says that this is the actually version.

7:26 AM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

If you want the beta versions, or the unstable development versions, you need to download the Google Chrome Channel Changer from http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel ... Running this, you will be able to choose your channel. By selecting the developer channel, you can get the latest (and least stable) version if you choose to do so.

7:29 AM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Tom said...

Googlers: Please add an option to show more than a certain number of tabs, maybe 8, in a drop-down menu like Firefox and also in the newly released Safari 4 Beta. It makes absolutely no sense to have tiny little tab 'humps' when you have 10+ tabs open. Thank you.

4:58 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

Creating a drop-down list of overflow tabs would be inconsistent with Chrome's design.

5:01 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Makoto said...

I already in Dev. version (see, v2.0.162). My updates always work rigth, only this time the update doesn't work.

5:11 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Bob said...

If I were you, I'd uninstall... then re-install. Also, make sure you aren't using some sort of web accelerator or proxy which might be caching things.

5:37 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger San said...

Problem!

When i am opening google.com/Calendar

I type G in the address bar it brings Google.com then i hit Right Arrow.
and then i type C and it brings calendar

But only if i am using lowercase.

If i have CAPS LOCK on then
Following sequence
G
Right Arrow
C

takes me to
http://google.com/C

INSTEAD OF
http://www.google.com/calendar/render

Thanks

6:53 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger AL said...

@Makoto
It seems that you have exactly the same problem I had (have a look to previews comments).

Try to download the last 2.0 channel application and subscribe to dev channel again.

It worked for me :)

11:24 PM, February 24, 2009  
Blogger Makoto said...

@AL
OK. This works for me too.
Thanks!

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