Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dev Update: UI Tweaks and crash fixes

Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel.  

It includes a number of fixes and a couple UI tweaks.  For example, if you have searched from in the past, start typing in the omnibox, press the Tab key then a search term and suggestions and past searches will appear for Wikipedia.  Other fixes include:

  • [r14196] Scrollbars, Home/End work again in Gmail (Issue: 10009)
  • [r14377] Flash (and other plugins) can be installed without restarting the browser. (Issue: 10574)
  • [r14137] Fix hang seen in plugin process, including the new O3D plugin. (Issue: 10711)
  • [r13934On some sites text disappears or is never drawn. For example, on Google Calendar, the titles for all day events do not display. (Issue: 9904)
Detailed release notes are available.  You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here:

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at

--Jonathan Conradt
Google Chrome Program Manager



Anonymous Anonymous said...

This version is working perfectly and faster!

The best Chrome´s version!

12:38 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger netquik said...

What about 2.0.176 never release but previously shown in release notes? Any problems that need time to fix?

12:59 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger David P said...

Kind of a pain to have to type in ' - TAB'
can it be setup to just type 'wiki - TAB'?

that's what I end up going anyways in the omnibox to search for wikipedia entries via google search (e.g. 'wiki lost season 6')

2:46 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

@David P: Try just wiki[TAB]. The Tab to search should kick in whenever is the autocomplete match.

You can also go to Edit search engines (right-click the address bar or Options > Default search > Manage). Change the 'keyword' from to anything you like (w, for example).

3:14 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

in windows seven the thumbnails for facebook in the new page seems to be broken... it shows a blank page.

Thank you google... very nice work! The best browser ever!!

4:55 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

I just noticed something unusual after downloading and closing the download toolbar at the bottom of Chrome: everything within the browser's viewing space flickers (for lack of a better word). Thus far, this has occurred when I have downloaded attachments from Gmail. Anyone else have similar issues?

5:38 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Locke said...

Yeah, there is a noticeable flicker after closing the download bar. Almost looks like your monitor might be going out.

Other then that I like the update

6:24 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Brian said...

Whenever I go to check for updates, within Chrome, it says "Update server not available (error: 3)".

I updated to by doing a Google Search. Looks like I'll have to update to the same way :(

7:00 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Is there any idea when Google Bookmarks will be accessible in Chrome? I can't believe after all these months you are frustrating all the people who rely on multiple PC's and GB is the best solution out there.

This is a great browser except for this issue.

8:17 PM, April 30, 2009  
Blogger hitesh said...

there is an option Google Toolbar in Import bookmark and settings dialog to fetch bookmarks

2:01 AM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Guest said...

Does anyone know how to:
1) Display message in status-bubble?
2) Start in single-process mode?
3) Specify a .PAC file different from IE's.

4:10 AM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Ben said...

when will chorme support all forms of grease monkey scripts and not have limitations that it has today? it has stoped me from using it....and I love it

4:12 AM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Dan Atkinson said...

I just thought I'd mention that 'Inspect an element' no longer works.

4:29 AM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Amit said...

I wanted to add - that screen flicker problem also occurs when you close the "save password" bar, that pops up after you enter a password on a site. i clicked on 'save password' and the screen flickered..

9:18 AM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger David said...

Is Chrome supposed to log me out o websites on its own on a daily basis? Is that a setting or anything?

11:26 PM, May 01, 2009  
Blogger Blackmann MakaLox said...

i guess it not for mac as yet . let me know

11:55 AM, May 03, 2009  
Blogger Lukáš Zapletal said...

PLEASE when dou you release 2.0 to the public? I cant wait (and I do not want to beta test a browser - the most important app on my desktop).

12:26 AM, May 04, 2009  
Blogger Norbert said...

is the searc+tab functionality only included for ?
if not, how can i find similar sites ?

6:16 AM, May 04, 2009  
Blogger Blackmann MakaLox said...

I can`t wait to have it

3:12 AM, May 05, 2009  
Blogger Arkadiusz said...

I think that you have a lot of work to do to make Google Chrome 2 Beta stable as Google Chrome 1.

6:19 AM, May 05, 2009  
Blogger hitesh said...

if you'r downloading something and close chrome it will now alert with a warning to cancel all downloads or to continue using browser and downloads.
very good feature, waitin for this. thanks google.

12:16 AM, May 06, 2009  
Blogger Guto Bernardo said...

for me, this is the best fix:
i was desperate for it!

11:45 AM, May 06, 2009  
Blogger Blackmann MakaLox said...

why did you say this

12:59 PM, May 06, 2009  

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