Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dev update: Larger fonts

Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel.

The people have spoken. The small font issue affecting most non-English languages has been fixed (issue 12309).

Mark Larson
Google Chrome Program Manager  



Blogger Patrick said...

i love how the dev version is being catered to like an official version :)

6:10 PM, May 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you!

Now my Chrome is perfect!

6:20 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger thunderw said...

excellent work!

6:45 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Tommy said...

Google is off da shizzle fo nizzle bizzle.

Firefox beware with fast updates like these.

6:45 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger David Knowles said...

Glad google listens to the people.

6:45 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Ricardo A. said...

Thank you for such a fest response

7:01 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

I don't remember seeing anything in the release notes but has the algorithm for the New Tab Page changed? I seem to notice a change in the promotion of pages on the New Tab Page. Pages are promoted a lot faster than before, which is great. Am I imagining this or has there been a change?

7:38 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Andrés Parada said...

Gracias! Now it works perfectly. Glad to see fast updates. Thanks.

7:57 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Quang Huy said...

I still can not access Yahoo! Mail :(
Though I use gmail for my primary email but I use Yahoo!Messenger to chat with my friends, so sometimes I have to receive email in Yahoo!Mail too.

Would you fix this soon?^^

8:19 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

The people often have silly opinions but let's admit that when it comes to Google Chrome and I am one of the people, it was a damn good idea. ;-)

9:12 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger unzim said...

Yahoo mail stop wark after v3 relise. and stil didn't wark.

9:43 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

My 182.3 has a very bizarre bug. The bare txt files such as these temperature anomalies are shown as an empty media player of some kind that doesn't play.

View source shows you what's actually inside.

10:47 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger jdl888 said...

Thanks google for fixing font problem but still waiting for RSS Feeds!!!

10:47 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

@Lumo: It's not just your 182.3. See the "media controls where plain text should be" bug is driving me crazy, too.

11:13 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger austin_web_developer said...

Is it just me or can you no longer view css & js files in chrome.

I loved being able to view source and click the links to view the files directly in the browser.

Now it prompts me for a download :\

11:14 PM, May 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, and it effected English (UK) too - now hurry and get the Mac version up to speed - please!

11:52 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger pioc_92 said...

update non avalaible (error 7)!

I love your browser, i have just installed gmail's extension!!

good work!

12:45 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

Dear Mark (Larson), when even you are too small a landlord to fix it quickly, it's a good idea to leave the problems to the heavens.

Reading the (duplicate or multiplicate) Chromium bugs pages made it clear that the video player is shown even for SVG and SWF files (!), it started with the 3.0 versions, and it almost certainly started because of the [video] tag.

Well, there's no [video] in the TXT, SVG, SWF files, is there? I guess that it must be easy to figure out that it's no video. ;-)

The advantage of having a damaged browsing of SWF, TXT, SVG etc. files is that I can now view a useless page of Jacques Distler with the video tag that so far only worked in Firefox 3.5 beta (and that could be written in many other ways). Neat. :-)

12:55 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger IAP said...

Yep, I get error 7 update not available too. Well done for the quick fix.

1:22 AM, May 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ymail doesn't work wit the latest iteration.

One more bug occurs when I try to insert a link in Gmail.
The text box won't let me write the address.


1:29 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Dargari said...

Many thanks. I have this small-font issue to and this saves me time before reinstalling.

1:36 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger houtxone said...

Please fix Yahoo email

3:42 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger madindehead said...

Thanks guys =D

I love the speedy updates over all the channels

3:51 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger SHJordan said...

That's perfectly, i was thinking the problem was on my PC. Now i see it was a error on the dev branch!

4:23 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger SHJordan said...

Well... i tried to update, and i got error 3. well... i downloaded it from here:

any problem making this?

4:29 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger RAS said...

many thanks!

4:52 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...

Thx for such a fast action and update.. now everything works well..

7:07 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Skiv said...

yes im getting the same error as Lumo, and also for megaupload when i want to watch a video.

7:08 AM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

The Edit Link on Gmail compose will still not let you enter a valid web address link.

3:08 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Riley said...

I figured this would be fixed this update, but when I try to log into my youtube account it asks to save the password and redirects me to the home screen and no log in. When I try to log in using my gmail account though, it works perfectly fine.

Fix please =0

4:08 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Riley said...

Might I also add that every other browser lets me log in with my plain old youtube account as well as my gmail account.

4:09 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger andre said...

Chrome hangs up all the time and then has to kill the flash plugin if I do the following.

Can anybody try to reproduce this:
Press CTRL + Left mouse click on a stock link on google finance.

4:12 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

The inappropriate bug of a video player for TXT, SWF, SVG, and other was fixed 10 minutes ago, issue 12777. Good. We'll see soon.

9:55 PM, May 29, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

Downgraded to to be able to view my yahoo mail. (only fault I could see), with any version of Chrome, I have no option to "Print Selection" with my Epson printer.

7:23 AM, May 30, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it only me who can't here any sound while watching videos on youtube, or any other sites?

11:34 AM, May 30, 2009  
Blogger Alain said...

Yahoo Mail does'nt work anymore with Google Chrome

11:49 AM, May 30, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

I do know that Yahoo Mail is working with Chromium (17289). I believe that the Yahoo Mail Classic will work on this Chrome release

12:52 PM, May 30, 2009  
Blogger EBK, Ruler of the Earth said...

Disappointing to see that the higher version number leads to a lower Acid3 score. But at least fonts look nice, right?

4:05 PM, May 30, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

Chromium (17294)does score 100/100 on the Acid3 test with LINKTEST still failing.

5:01 PM, May 30, 2009  
Blogger sozh97 said...

Great job with the updates, Google!
However, in this version, when I type in a search query in the address bar (e.g. games) and press "Enter" for the browser to automatically search my entry using my default search engine, the address bar has 2 "http", resulting in me unable to search using the address bar. Is it just me, or is it a bug?

1:45 AM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger Arek said...

I have problem with flash and google chrome on stable, beta and dev version. Sometimes when I try reload page flash is not loading. Example I have this problem on -page relaoding but gadgets don't show anymore.

4:48 AM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger Shadow said...

version 2.172.30

I see menu at top in and it never vanishes. (16colors)

7:30 AM, May 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the latest stable and beta are awful!!! the dev is more stable, even with its yahoo problem. chrome i love you, but whats going on :(

8:13 AM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

Heads up. The themes on don't work in this version of Chrome.

12:21 PM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger RJ MacReady said...

When browsing Facebook using Chrome, clicking the Back button takes me to the previous site. For example:

I go to my profile in Facebook, then click on a friends name, then her photos. If I click back it takes me back to a website I was looking at before I browsed to Facebook.

This stuff is very annoying. Do you actually test things before releasing them?

3:17 PM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger BucketHead said...

yahoo mail still not working

6:02 PM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger brian567 said...

What a great browser BUT it's a pity that it STILL doesn't have a bookmark browser like IE or Firefox.

Looks like I have to continue to use Firefox as my primary browser.

7:47 PM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger MumJas said...

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

10:34 PM, May 31, 2009  
Blogger eda said...


11:15 AM, June 01, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acid3 shows now 94/100 and linktest still failing.

Also, it looks like the video tag causes trouble with a lot of file types. When downloading am exe, zip, rar or trying to open an svg, chrome shows an empty video player.

5:57 PM, June 01, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

I don't know if the problem occurred last night or earlier but in this newest Dev version, I can't change the size of the fixed-font (Courier New, in my case) font in the Options. It stays at 13, I want 16...

1:45 AM, June 02, 2009  
Blogger D said...

From what I can see, starting in version, there is something wrong with the browser's javascript XML processing. The XML parser in GWT doesn't work anymore and some ajax features in java frameworks like Wicket (which require client-side XML processing) keep failing. Maybe it has something to do with the new V8 version included in
This might also be the cause behind problems with yahoo mail as it's being reported by several users.

11:21 AM, June 02, 2009  
Blogger C said...

Having 2 types of crashes:
1. When I try to use any kind of "back" funktion to go back to a previous page with a certain sorted-function (for example I sort view of a list to show a certain order, click on something in the list that takes me somewhere else, when I try to get back to the list, I get error message saying something about lost of data, leaving me to square one later and I have to redo the whole sorting list process).

Issue 2: At time to time, a bit too often, while browsing places where I need to fill forms och click on suchs, Chrome tends to freeze and I cant click anywhere in the page, or at least I cant click on any link from that specifik page, not untill I re-enter the page after cleansed cookies.. most cases I just choose another browser and it goes faster and I dont need to junk cookies unecesserelly.

So even if most stuff works, bad when that (above) doesnt work...

10:59 PM, June 02, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

I ran into a pop-up that has Flash with sound. Even though the pop-up was blocked, but the sound still played. Shouldn't the contents of the pop-up be blocked too?

11:13 PM, June 02, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

Another problem with this release, I couldn't submit my comment - keeps crashing on me with error code bX-46eyv2 on URL / I had to use IE!

11:19 PM, June 02, 2009  
Blogger Mike said...

Seems to be an issue with gCal in clicking to view the details of an event just gives the "loading" in the top right and blank screen. Also tabbing between drop down boxes I have a snap in error occurring? Anyone else seeing these?

4:57 AM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

The Dev version can be downloaded now. However, it doesn't quite seem to fix the "open other file types as a video player" bug.

9:14 PM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger Lumo said...

Sorry, I take it back: I shouldn't have believed a comment in the Chromium bug discussions.

The 183.0 version actually does fix the "open as video player" bug, at least for TXT, SWF, and SVG files.

9:21 PM, June 03, 2009  
Blogger Prashant said...

Small font issue is not completely resolved i use Marathi local and small fonts are still displayed on message bar(a bar sometimes appears on top of page in yellow color) and my Free Download Manager Plug-In now not working with this version it shows a movie control in center of the page and download does't starts. other works fine and Chrome always Rocksss....... Cheers to all creators of Great Google Chrome..

5:22 AM, June 04, 2009  
Blogger hossam said...

No comment now comment .. Thank you for only the great effort

12:33 PM, June 05, 2009  
Blogger ManueL93 said...

Soooooo much good!

6:10 AM, June 24, 2009  

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