Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dev Channel Updated with Bug Fixes

Google Chrome has been updated to on the dev channel.

Version Changes:


Visible changes:
  • [r14827] Support PgUp/PgDn in Omnibox for "first entry/last entry." (Issue: 6857)
  • [r15115] Tell the user if Chrome is not the default browser. (Issue: 9049)
  • [r15702] You can choose to allow pop-ups from a site. (Issue: 11440)
Other changes of note:
  • [r14891] Fix for crashing when zoomed into street level on maps.yahoo.com (Issue: 2044)
  • [r14731] Patch from Mohamed Mansour for systems without an installed printer. (Issue: 6835)
  • [r15020] Stop the location bar from flashing white when navigating from one HTTPS site to another. (Issue: 11157)
  • [r15214] Fix for common issues around opening a new window. (Issues: 63776192835)
  • Lots of work around Extensions.  (See r15417, r15271, r15310)
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: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

--Jonathan Conradt
Google Chrome Program Manager



Blogger Jonathan said...

I decided to install the beta and am having issues with images not loading, etc. and would like to move back down to the previous version. Is my only choice to uninstall and in doing so, will I lose my preferences?

Any help is welcome...

5:21 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

Seems to be solid, still no Print Selection option, but still sails along!

I do however see a white shadow under the words in my bookmarks bar...like a shadow or 3-D look?

5:34 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Arkadiusz said...

When I maximize window tabs background is black, and it looks strange on windows xp. :/

5:46 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Revanth said...

Thank you finally fixing the flash leak. Let's hope you guys won't break it again in the next release.

6:24 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger joegrind said...

Wondering if I'll ever get to see my bank account info using the dev or beta versions....standard version is fine. Getting really tired of installing/uninstalling at every release just to find out. Dev version works perfect on every other site though.

6:31 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger SHAWN said...

Print selection is there - right click on any page and there's the option to print.

Also, nice work with the black bar up top and the lightning fast page rendering.

Another solid release.

6:46 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

This release crashed on me just 5 min in. I think I was checking out the new pop-ups notification when it crashed. BTW, what happens to the option of not getting notify when blocking pop-ups? Now I'm getting notified all the time.

7:01 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger pkasting said...

Arkadiusz: That bug has been fixed on our trunk, so it'll be coming soon.

Red: The option to hide all popup-blocking UI was removed.

7:03 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger joegrind said...

I just checked....and I actually can see my bank info!! sweet. now a permanent dev. user.

7:10 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Dennis Wu said...

Another solid update! However, I'm not a big fan of the black tabs background when maximized (on XP). Could this be a sign of adding skinning abilities to Chrome?

7:15 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Guilherme Neto said...

My adress bar is black, I don't know why. What happened?? A few minutes ago was normal. Then I reset the PC and opened it again, asking me to set it as my browser default again. And this black thing...

7:17 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger San said...

Don't Like the black tabs background

7:34 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

@ Shawn....

Yes I can print a page...but I want the ability to print a selection that I highlight...when I hit Ctrl-P or R click choose print..OR when I go to the control page icon.....Selection is gray'd out...no way I can tic it.

7:35 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

Or at least not with my Epson printer...hmmmmm

7:42 PM, May 12, 2009  
Blogger Asszem said...

Black tabs backround when chrome window is maximized

12:13 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger sozh97 said...

there's black background when maximised... what's up? looks freaky with XP...

12:16 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger astrovangreen said...

The black Tab bar is so distracting, and that fade from light to darker blue ruins the looks of the browser. Also, please!!! make Chrome able to read rss feeds, so annoying having to open another browser to see them. Everything else is great!!

12:21 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Operator said...

So no "exciting new features" with this Release. But hopefully in the next one ;).

By the way: Could you please add an RSS feature soon? It's uncomfortable not to know if a page has a feed or not. Thank you.

12:49 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger whatever said...

I went from "stable" to "dev" for about 36h ago. no problems at all whatsoever. I dont get any black tabs when browsern is maximized.
nice job!
sys.-Vista 32

3:19 AM, May 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of the new black color scheme when my window is maximized.

3:37 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Bushed said...

Chrome died under XP after, aprox 10 mins after update, when I was closing it before reboot. Some strange error message appeared, but unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough to read it.. :(
The problem is that now it is not even start-ups. I execute chrome.exe however nothing happens. Is there any way to take logs why it is crashing?

3:42 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Arkadiusz said...

http://service.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action When I run benchmark browser on this page, Chrome stops on second test and nothing happened.

4:02 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Ben said...

nice release, but when is full grasemonkey coming? what it supports now is not goood enough and I still cant use chrome until it does. (since the work scrips at the office make my life so much easier)

4:05 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

Everything looks good except LogMeIn.com still does not work when trying to connect to remote PC.

5:29 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger beaver said...

Great release! Only "Home button" isn't "polished"!

In addition, i suggest to XP users who have capabilities to switch to updated and officially supported version of Windows.

5:59 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Aleš said...

I have problem with LogMeIn from previous release too.

6:24 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger RezinoFarias said...


Can't create account on this forum, some error while trying to validate the confirmation code.

I tested it on firefox and it worked.
Maybe imcompability with some technology.

Black background really isn't good, it removed the good sensation of the visual.

7:18 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger RezinoFarias said...

O really, other thing.

A thing that's really boring, really very very boring.

While on orkut.com, chrome don't allow u to create pages from links (ctrl+click).

This is a thing that really make the biggest part of Brazilian chrome user, stop using it. Like u know, Orkut in Brazil is like a personal document, is very hard u find some one that don't have it.
We use it all the time, and this feature from chrome, make people go back to other browsers.

People like to read some one profile, while the pictures from the profile are opening or open the profile o a friend's friend with out get out from the actual profile. And this feature, really turn the navigation on orkut very boring and annoying.

7:28 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger sryo said...

I like the new black background on the titlebar when the window is maximized, like in Vista. Hope it's not considered a bug, since I find it's much less distracting now.

8:30 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Ahynes said...

I actually like the new black background (I don't know if it's a bug or not...). Next thing I want to see is the option to "Set as background" when right clicking on an image. Much needed feature I'd say.

8:56 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger whatever said...

Please get rid of the time glass mice cursor which is runing every time waiting for a site for completly loading.This get the impresion that the browser is slow.

No problem at all running all six benchmark components on:


9:05 AM, May 13, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My Chrome is working perfectly and faster!

The best Chrome´s version!

Please, Chrome and Google Bookmarks Synchronization!

11:17 AM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

This is the first dev version that fixes the expanding mini-previews in blogger.com, issue 8536, mine, so thank you for that - and all users who use Chrome and had to run Firefox just to moderate new comments etc. ;-)

12:21 PM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Majki said...

Black XP title bar sucks ! Everything else works fine.

1:01 PM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger San said...

I would like to see even more room.

Can you guys make Address bar inside the Tab

Or just hide it after we hit enter and then if you want to change you have to double click the tab itself.

7:21 PM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Jeff said...

On the other hand, I believe one of the nicer features of Chrome is the slightly larger Address Bar and larger font size,making it easier to read.

8:39 PM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger Debsuvra said...

Ctrl+Tab to cycle through Tabs is not working unless one clicks on the browser window. It was working on the previous builds.

11:40 PM, May 13, 2009  
Blogger cynosure said...

my tab bar becomes black...the tab color is fine..the blue..but the remaining tab bar becomes black..

2:24 AM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger houtxone said...

I am not a big fan of the black background either on the full screen tabs. The powder blue was just fine and much less distracting.

3:29 AM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger Sound Judgment said...

Still waiting for the day when I stop getting page responses such as, "Sorry, you must be using a recognized Web Browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla's Firefox or Safari to use this feature." Come on, Web-dev people. Chrome is here to stay!

6:06 AM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger Gab H. said...

Really not a big fan of this black color when Chrome is maximized... At least, could it be an option ? Also, why is it black only when it's maximized ?

8:19 AM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger Gab H. said...

It was a bug and has been corrected since : http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/browser/views/frame/opaque_browser_frame_view.cc?r1=15714&r2=15820

8:35 AM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

The black frame hasn't been fixed totally yet. In the latest trunk build you still get the black frame when you maximize the Bookmark and Task Managers.

As for this release though, I'm excited by the fact that you can install and use extensions without restarting Chrome. That's awesome.

12:35 PM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger joegrind said...

anyone getting a 400 Bad request error in gmail? FF and IE are good...chrome failing

2:19 PM, May 14, 2009  
Blogger The Different Drummer said...

I'm running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 and Even though I've set my channel to Dev, I seem stuck with, from the Beta download I picked. Is anyone else having this problem?

12:14 AM, May 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep fantastic! Best build yet and sails along quite nicely on a very low spec Win XP home.

Like some others the tab bar is black unless the window is minimized? I don't know if it is meant to be like that but I like it!

5:44 AM, May 15, 2009  
Blogger Gentry said...

Like Different Drummer, I am also unable to move to Switcher says I'm on DEV channel, but it reports '..up to date ('. I am just running it on plain XP SP3... frustrated

8:56 PM, May 15, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

If you're having trouble getting the Dev channel update, it might be a bug in the channel changer.

Try installing from

(Shameless plug: please check the 'Help make Google Chrome better...' box. The data and crash reports we get from the Dev channel are extremely useful.)

9:55 PM, May 15, 2009  
Blogger Mehdy said...

I think I found a bug (if it was not found yet). When I install any new version of Chrome (dev or beta), I need to uninstall google talk plugin (plugin to video-chat in gmail) and reinstall it. It is not work on newer version until this done.

2:35 PM, May 16, 2009  

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