Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dev Channel Update:

Yesterday's Dev Channel update ( for Windows had a critical bug which crashes the browser when you use the wrench or page menus.  This release fixes that issue.

If you already have you cannot get to About Google Chrome to force an update.  You have a couple of choices to get the update.

  1. Wait.  If you wait about 5 hours Google Chrome will check for an update and install it for you.
  2. Uninstall Google Chrome and reinstall from
The Mac and Linux builds were not affected by this bug so they are not being updated.

We apologize for the problem and we are making changes to our process to try and avoid issues like this in the future.  The dev channel is always going to be a little risky but we agree that major features like this should not go out broken.

Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager


Blogger Paul said...

working fine now thanks

3:49 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Stanley_Krute said...

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3:53 PM, June 11, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quick response.

3:56 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger San said...

working !

Please create some Google Public calendar so that we get automatic notifications when new release is available.


3:56 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger krtulmay said...

You should note in the blog posting and release notes that the menu crashing bug is

3:58 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger krtulmay said...

You can get automatic notifications to the blog from the RSS feed.

4:02 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Kristian said...

@Stanley_Krute: Welcome to the Dev channel where you ARE the someone clicking on things before each [stable] release.

Seriously, why do people sign up for the dev channel when it's known to be buggy. I don't think people some understand what "dev" means.

5:02 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Tomo said...

Hehe, that was quick fix :)...

For safe reasons I did update, and i did it as usual :/ ... Here is the screenshot to confirm :)

5:09 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Kristian said...

I'm still experiencing frequent crashes unrelated to the menus. It's been happening for the past two releases and is usually triggered when interacting with web sites or managing tabs.

5:14 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

Thanks guys for the quick turnaround on a Dev release!

5:23 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Ariel Méndez said...

yeah! fast and quick response... good job... one thing! the download speed don´t appear! it must be visible!

6:09 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Ajax Blogger said...

Chrome still crashes intermitently every 5 minutes or so, am using 187.1 now and the crashes are pretty frequent.

Have been using dev channel from the time since you released it however the 187 versions are really very buggy and crashes happen without reasons.


6:45 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger San said...

Crashes are gone, Please fix

6:57 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger SHAWN said...

Crashing issues resolved here allowing the browser to auto-update to from 187.0

Nice speed and all options functioning perfectly -- thanks Jonathan & team Chrome!!

6:59 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

So what's idea behind the change of the "download bar?" In an incognito window, the downloads don't show up in the Downloads tab. When you click on "Show all downloads" in the "download bar" at the bottom, a blank Downloads tab opens. Once you close the "download bar," you can't get it back. Once you're in the situation, you can't tell what's going on with the downloads.

7:07 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Chris said...

@Kristian: HUGE difference between "buggy" and "totally crashes no matter what you click".

7:13 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger LC said...

The browser crashes every other time I access the Task Manager! Check to see if you have the same issues. This is on Windows 7 RC.

7:26 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Direct link to silent installer:

7:53 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Geordon said...

I'm running Chrome on Windows, and I wasn't experiencing any crashes when trying to access the wrench icon, or anything.

Strange, must have only been happening on some people's systems; not all of them.

8:18 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Miranda Brennan said...

What I don't understand is why I never experienced this problem with the crashing even when using, what exactly was causing this?

8:35 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger iDash said...

Hi, I am currently making a theme for Google Chrome.

Themes are very important to the Community.

With Google Chrome,
it should allow us to change the Bookmark Bar too!

Google has this file hidden from us built straight into the code.

"I'm sorry, but the bookmark color is not based on any image, it has been coded to be so by Chrome authors." vHanla

Please make it so that it is possible to Customizable too!

9:17 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger iDash said...

Continue Above^^^^^^^

Tab's text color-
allow us to change it too!

"Another issue is the Tab's text color, only black. So keep that in mind in order to make your theme."vHanla


9:20 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

@iDash, work is ongoing with regards to themes. A lot of things are being put in place to make theming easy. I've already raised this issue, as have others and I'm sure Google will let us now when the new API's are ready.

9:30 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger iDash said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

9:30 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger iDash said...

comments from
Chromium Theme Creator v2

Google should really update
and keep a program like this update it regularly along side of Google Chrome or build it into it!

vHanla website

9:46 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Móricz Csaba said...

Működik :-) Köszönöm thanks working !

10:54 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger iDash said...

Continue Above^^^^^^^

In Google Chrome the highlights of the Tools and Menu Buttons on the right are unchangeable/Coded in!

Please allow these to be Customized.

11:17 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger neologix said...

hi there. i updated to and while the showstopping menu item bug seems to be fixed, i tried watching a youtube video and, a couple minutes after clicking a spot in the middle of the video to seek to, chrome crashes. don't know if this is a problem w/chrome's implementation of flash or something else, tho.

11:59 PM, June 11, 2009  
Blogger mukizu said...

Does anybody else got problems with sound in flash players for the lastt 2-3 biulds??

12:09 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger dmt said...

My Chrome have been updated automaticly and no more crashes.

2:20 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Alex von Fersen said...

Great! Thanks for the quick response and fix.. love it!

2:54 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

@Geordon and Miranda Brennan: I'm not 100% sure, but it seems the problem only affected 32-bit operating systems (XP, Vista, 7). Are you using a 64-bit OS?

4:17 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

Do I got to wait 5 hours without touching anything?

4:45 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

Emperor: no, you still use the browser. To check what version you have you can simply type "about:version" in a new tab. As soon as you read, you're patched. In the meanwhile, consider that only the menu is broken, but the browser works: if you click on wrench -> Bookmarks it crashes, but if you press CTRL+B it works. So you can still do most of the things you normally do, including Incognito, bookmarks, history, downloads.

7:40 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

Fabio Turati: Thank you, I will wait 2 more hours, I hope I have automatic updates turned on. I can't remember.

7:55 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Kalpesh Bhandari said...

It is still crashing if we have more than 4 tabs open try to click any menu item.

8:20 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Fabio Turati said...

Emperor: I'm not sure, but I think the only way to have automatic updates disabled is to install Chrome in a particular way (from the build bot), so it should be ok.
Kalpesh: I can't reproduce it. If you can, please report it at

8:31 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Venkat Jasti said...

The crash issue from still has some tentacles left in the Today (June 12, Fine Friday) It crashed for 5 times randomly but I couldn't see any specific root cause. Just like that it crashed and asked for the restart.
(Issue 13970 )

9:16 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

I have been waiting 5 hours and still didn't update, when I write: about:version it say:

10:46 AM, June 12, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i click on create applicaton s. nothing happens!!!

11:05 AM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Carnage said...

May Google please put the top toolbar during full-screen mode? Thanks

2:52 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger jdl888 said...

Everything has gone downhill since version

3:20 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger joesixgig said...

I skipped, but unfortunately often crashes when I open multiple bookmarks in tabs. Out of all folders some open in tabs just fine, and others consistently crash. One of these contains only five sites: Gizmodo, Engadget, Lifehacker, GigaOM, and Download Squad. Can anyone reproduce this? -Joe
Lenovo X61t, Vista x64 SP2, 4Gb

5:18 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

I reinstalled chrome manually, I find two problems now. First, spelling corrector is very slow until it start working. Second, when I go to Incognito mode, It used to open maximized, but now it doesn't.

6:11 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Влад said...

I can't move any tabs into any existing Chrome window. Anyone else has this problem?

7:34 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger Tommy said...

I heart google. May you take over the internet your dearest friend.


11:38 PM, June 12, 2009  
Blogger aran384 said...

I am having problems with Wikipedia pages, they sometimes don't show anything, but when I check the source code, the page has loaded...

4:07 AM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Revanth said...

User scripts do not work when Chrome is not already running and is launched through a hyperlink from any another Windows application.

9:01 AM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger joesixgig said...

Question: I uninstalled 187.1 keeping settings and installed the beta version. Chrome automatically imported IE8's settings, meaning that now many (all?) of my bookmarks are double. I resolved this (deleted all and used transmute to copy IE favs to chrome), but I wonder how I can prevent this problem next time. -Joe

9:57 AM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

What happend to the popup blocker? Certain sites I need to allow a popup, also I can not send what I type in this window with the latest version..using IE now :(.

Otherwise this build seem sound and FAST! Good work.

PS Looking forward when Print Selection is working..thanks for working on it!

11:33 AM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger houtxone said... still crashes several times a day for no real reason. Still, a big improvement over 187.0, though.

12:45 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger darrenew said...

Hello, i am having a problem. Whenever i goto or try to download a file off of it, chrome crashes. I cleared my browsing data(cookies,cache, etc)but that had no effect on it. A few versions of chrome ago it had no trouble with this website...

2:50 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger wenżowy said...

checkboxs are not visible on sites. fix this plz

3:23 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Harleen said...

I prefer keeping the download bar per tab.

4:04 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger vhanla said...

Google Chrome Installer fails from
It says (spanish installer):
"Se ha producido un error al descargar el programa de instalacion. Codigo de error = 0x80072ee2"

5:22 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Nolan said...

Nice job with the download bar. I prefer it to be visible in every tab. However, I also have experienced seemingly random crashes in this build.

6:51 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger rjgodoy said...

I'm very amazed with the new features in the Inspect Element panel. Cleary the bug in version .183 was worth the trouble :-)

10:16 PM, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Ian T said...

How do I switch off auto updates in Chrome. Google becomes more like Microsoft every day. Releasing critical bugs as updates is bad business and damn inconvenient. Apology not accepted. Get better at your jobs Google. Anyway how do I stop these updates, I'll stick with what works.

5:07 AM, June 14, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-> Ian T - "Releasing critical bugs as updates is bad business and damn inconvenient. Apology not accepted"

Do you know that 3.0.187.X is a DEVELOPER version, don't you? :P

They don't even need to say sorry for bug's inside DEVELOPER's Channel, it's just expected to have a lot of them ;)

5:24 AM, June 14, 2009  
Blogger San said...

Switch to stable release!

2:03 PM, June 14, 2009  
Blogger Destinations said...

when i open chrome and surf web,then i open task manager of windows, then i press Shift+Esc key, chrome crash.

1:13 AM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Antonio said...

With this build I can't use my stored passwords! Chrome doesn't read it!

1:46 AM, June 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The browser crashes on pop up blocker appears and pop up blocker message doesn't appear in this version.

4:24 AM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Lajos said...

Hmm... some of my bookmarks favicons look pretty bad with this release.

8:30 AM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Влад said...

Doesn't ESC-key suppose to stop loading page?

8:45 AM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger San said...

Chrome stors credit card number, so that if i go to the same website to purchase something else. The moment i enter the first digit it already has the full credit card number

10:51 AM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Andrés Parada said...

It's constantly crashing. I am waiting to jump to the beta release asap.

1:27 PM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Andrés Parada said...

You are doing a great job regarding speed and functionality like "duplicate tab" thanks ;)

2:00 PM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Blewby said...

I also noticed that the page icons in my bookmarks are messed up..or seem to have an odd ouline that makes them look messed up.

6:57 PM, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Semyer said...

download shelf per-window is great

5:44 AM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Semyer said...

@Blewby : Me Too

6:40 AM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Lajos said...

@Blewby & Semyer

Think it's somesort of alfachannel issue with the favicons.

8:01 AM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Sri Ramanujam said...

Still crashes a hell of a lot for me anyway.

5:02 PM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Revanth said...

Shockwave crashes one in a while but randomly on various websites including gmail, youtube, among others

5:20 PM, June 16, 2009  
Blogger Locke said...

@Rev, do you have the latest version?

12:16 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger A. said...

very good going, keep it up...

9:48 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger A. said...

like very much, the simple interface & speed


9:50 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger Kristian said...

Is anyone else eagerly awaiting the next dev release in hopes that all the crashing will be resolved? I had to stop using the last two releases because of it. I'm not complaining; unlike some, I understand what "Dev" means. I just miss using Chrome. Firefox 3 just doesn't compare, not even 3.5 beta.

10:25 AM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger rjgodoy said...


No. I found is much more stable than 3.0.182 (I discontinued using Chrome between 183 and 187.0 because of its critical bugs, now I feel confortable with it)

3:00 PM, June 17, 2009  
Blogger Steven said...

My CPU problem (Chrome uses nearly 100%) which startet with version 2.0 still exists. So using FireFox again...

6:01 AM, June 25, 2009  

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