Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dev Channel Update:

Google Chrome has been updated to on the dev channel.  This release contains many localization, crash, and ui behavior fixes.

Version Changes:
  • WebKit - 530.11
  • V8 -
  • Gears -
  • Fixed a common crash when using a French spell-check dictionary. (Issue: 8551)
  • Fixed a regression where maximizing Chrome turned the tab-background black. (Issue: 11695)
  • Improved remote desktop (RDP) performance by using the standard dotted rectangle when moving a tab out. (Issue: 805)
  • The command line debugger has been replaced by a graphical debugger using the WebKit inspector scripts tab to debug JavaScript running in V8.
  • It is now possible to set proxy setting from the command-line.  See the issue for more information. (Issue: 266)
The release notes are available as well as a detailed list of all revisions.

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
Engineering Program Manager



Blogger Wael Kdouh said...

Thanks for your hard work.
Is there any ongoing work 3D browsing? Google earth experience for text and images within the browser. How about that for a revolution :)

3:14 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

Running rock solid as usual. Well Done!
But 1 concern...
Is there something with Epson printers and Google Chrome with the Print Selection section gray'd out?

4:09 PM, May 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Chrome is working perfectly and faster!

Chrome must confirm exit when two or more tabs are open!

4:33 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

Probably the wrong place to ask, but is it possible to get email notification when a new version is released, or when anything is published in this blog?
Should I use RSS feeds? (I've never really used them...)

5:07 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger pkasting said...

@Marcelo: Instead of interrupting exit, we've tried to make it easy to restore pages lost on shutdown. Take a look at the bottom right corner of the New Tab page when you start up the browser after closing it with lots of tabs open.

@Fabio Turati: RSS feeds are what you're looking for.

5:25 PM, May 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for answer!

It resolves too!

6:35 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger seiichiro said...

Welcome back, Chrome blue!
Thanks for your hard work.

7:11 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger SHAWN said...

Excellent update -- but I miss the black bar background across the top... Easier to see the tabs :)

9:00 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger Dying said...

Noe that the release notes location for this release at is inconsistent with past release notes. It is not under Dev Channel\Release notes but under dev\2-0-181-1. People looking at the release notes page for new notes will not get see them.

Thank you for the hard work! :)


9:12 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger alexandrojv said...

Yeah is the link provided going to be the new release notes page? because it does not appear on

10:17 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger Wael Kdouh said...

Still throws random exception errors every time I close the browser.

10:23 PM, May 20, 2009  
Blogger Vic. said...

Great work. I'm happy to see the blue navigation bar again.

Unfortunately one thing is not working as it used to. I have the Gmail Checker extension installed, but now Chrome crashes every time I press the toolstrip to open Gmail.

12:25 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Akshay said...

but how to download version?????

12:31 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Dying said...

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12:36 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Dying said...

@Akshay As it says on the post -
You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here:

You have to switch channels (by default, you are either on the Stable channel (Chrome 1.X) or on the Beta channel (Chrome 2.0.172.X currently)). Read the aforementioned link to find out how.

12:38 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Akshay said...

thnx@dying for helping me
this version works better.
i m eagerly waiting for extensions and plugins:)

12:56 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger MumJas said...

Can you guys fix the java crash for ?????????

1:20 AM, May 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes fix java crash plz

suffers bad :(

5:31 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger cmherbert said...

Has anyone noticed THEMES under OPTIONS, MINOR TWEAKS. Has this always been there?

5:35 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

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5:38 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

For those who miss the black title bar (as inconceivable as that seems to me) you should check out the themes for Chrome that are currently available online. Just search for Chrome themes and you'll find a whole selection of them. Many people have made Chrome themes with Black title bars.

6:00 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Boncoh said...

Wow, Chrome is really coming along. What I would really like to see in the next release is integration with Google Bookmarks, as well as a Windows Mobile Version (compatible with Windows Mobile 5.0 for SmartPhones, that would be awesome!)

7:13 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

And yes, I also noticed the Themes section in the option box. There's an option to restore the default theme. It suspect it works (The only case of an inactive feature showing up in a dev release was the "exit Full Screen" link. The problem is, to my knowledge, there is no documentation of how to package a theme for the new extension framework. Using the current method of theming (replacing the Default theme file altogether) the option in the options box doesn't work, because Chrome now sees your new theme as the default.

7:18 AM, May 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i updated my chrome to ver 181.1 but my title bar is still black and i like it and i don't have themes option,

9:59 AM, May 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way I'm on Vista SP1

10:27 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger krtulmay said...

@Vic, the GMail Checker extension crash seems to be fixed in a current development Trunk version.

Re: Themes, I *don't* recommend searching various Chrome discussion forums or themes sites for alternate default.dll themes, because that method is unsupported. Rather, the current work for Chrome themes looks like will be done for ver 2.1 ( and then theme designers can create proper themes for Chrome.

11:18 AM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger boots said...

@Vic: We've posted an updated version of the extension that doesn't crash.

12:30 PM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

Does anyone else have a YouTube search box on their most visited page?

I don't know where it came from.

7:33 PM, May 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi boots,

Thanks for the updated Gmail extension; I'm having the same issue with the Google Reader subscribe extension, would it be possible to update that one as well?

9:02 PM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger uclabruinn said...

This update is not showing up for me. "About google chrome" under the wrench shows and says chrome is up to date. Any ideas what's going on? I'm running windows xp. I've done the whole channel changer switch a number of times and still have the same problem

9:54 PM, May 21, 2009  
Blogger Eliane said...


My Chrome has a bug when i drag a tab to reorder it!

The dragged tab disappears!

Vista 32 SP1

6:48 PM, May 22, 2009  
Blogger Bill said...

With versions & 2.0181.1 I cannot use the "edit link" function in Gmail. Specifically, I cannot set the cursor in the edit web address field. Works with IE8. Anyone else have this issue? Chrome is by far the best browser I've ever used...thanks Google!!!

8:53 AM, May 23, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

I also cannot use the "edit link" function in Gmail. Specifically, I cannot set the cursor in the edit web address field. Works with IE8.

12:38 PM, May 23, 2009  
Blogger Elias said...

which snapshot (build) is the matching equivalent to this Dev version?

can you tell me, where to find a list of all applicable build numbers?

For example I'd like to test also the Stable Update

thanks :)

12:41 PM, May 23, 2009  
Blogger Elias said...

where can I download the snapshot for this release?

2:52 PM, May 23, 2009  
Blogger ilker tezcan said...

Thank you. A request:

Which is command-line parameters of Chrome.exe? Could you report as offically in main site or inside package as commandline.txt file?

Unfortunately, only there is exist:

11:37 PM, May 23, 2009  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

Concerning my previous question about getting email notifications when a new version is released... Has the Chromium-announce mailing list ( been abandoned? The last post there dates back to December 17, more than 5 months ago!

5:04 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger alexandrojv said...

@Fabio Turati: the only way I have found to follow up on the updates, is by adding it to a feed reader, like Google Reader well if you want to do that, just add to your reader.

8:43 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger eda said...


11:16 AM, June 01, 2009  
Blogger alexandrojv said...

same message as the one I posted on the version:

If any one got an email update, or sees the message before mine made by eda DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS it is spam, ad there is no way to delete it, but it may send you to a link with malware, consider yourself warned, this person keeps posting dumb things, creating different accounts, this time it was about fireworks, but seriously, they are so annoying!

11:54 AM, June 01, 2009  

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