Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dev Channel Update:

This release contains crash and stability fixes as well as patches for:
  • Our brand new tab page
  • Themes
  • The video tag
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log 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.

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Program Manager



Blogger TJ Brown said...

Is the New New Tab Page the default yet?

6:59 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger p said...


7:32 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger fbeaupre said...

when will they add an option to the ''open on a new tab and bring you directly to this new tab instead of leaving you on the current page'' problem

7:57 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Revanth said...

Nice update. I see the new tab is slightly refined with broader blue outlining and its easier to move around the thumbnails.

@fbeaupre: They already have that option. You just have to right-click the link you want to open and then there will be several options for opening in new tab or new window.

8:05 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Vitali said...

My theme is gone again with this update, replaced with new polished default one.
And there is new button in settings "Get themes" forwarding to "https://tools.google.com/chrome/intl/en/themes/" but it is giving error 404. I hope to see some brand new themes there soon, Chrome needs them...

8:31 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Sangee said...

The linux dev channel lags behind this announcement again, still downloads

9:14 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger JJ Mac said...

@Revanth, what @fbeaupre is talking about is different. Before Version when you would right click a link and "open in a new tab" it would open the new tab in the background and keep you on that original tab. Now it opens the new tab and switches the focus to that tab. I second @fbeaupre that it needs fixed. Maybe at least an option to choose which way that new tabs open.

9:15 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Alvaro said...

I get the same error message
Error 404 for the themes

9:15 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger RHPT said...

@JJMac, @Revanth, @fbeaupre, this is the issue that's being discussed (and its solution/explanation)

9:23 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger JJ Mac said...

Thanks @RHPT, good to know it's an experiment.

9:28 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger Tyler said...

I'm running Chrome on OSX and when I go to About Chrome it says there is no update available. Does the update take a while to make it to some people, or is it only for certain operating systems?

10:19 PM, July 28, 2009  
Blogger sozh97 said...

i don't like the way the new tab page has been updated.
firstly, where has the tips and suggestions gone? I loved them!

2nd-ly, i hate it when you don't want a certain "Most-Visited" site to appear on the New Tab page, but apparently, that's permanent! There should be an option to forget these preferences.

also, the "Themes" link, apparently it isn't working.

and glad to note that Google is accepted in the spell-check! (:

12:35 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Archie said...

@sozh97, if you hover the mouse over the offending "most-visited" site. A blue outline should appear - at the top there is a pin and a cross, clicking the cross will remove the offending item.

12:52 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...

Videos in facebook not playing...

1:20 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...

oops... now they are...


1:23 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Peter said...

- I loved and used the "Tips and Suggestions". They distinguish Chrome from other browsers. Please, bring it back.
- My installed Theme is not visible any more.
- I removed too hastily a thumbnail of a web page and I want to bring it back. Is there a way of doing so ? A way to implement this would be to give to the user the capability to introduce the exact URL for a given thumbnail.

1:43 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Влад said...

When you hover over the 3 buttons on the "new tab" page i get the hover text with some square-characters at the front and at the end. Anyone confirm?

2:05 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger night_stalker_z said...



2:13 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you have your bookmarks under the adress field, and you have some folders there, its really a pain.

if you open a folder and choose to go to the next, you have to double klick the next folder

pls change this

2:37 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Alex said...

I experience the same problem as Alvaro does: Themes page not found

Alvaro said...
I get the same error message
Error 404 for the themes

4:05 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Alex said...

can confirm this:

Влад said...
When you hover over the 3 buttons on the "new tab" page i get the hover text with some square-characters at the front and at the end. Anyone confirm?

4:13 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger dbone said...

man this whole open tab with focus thing is really freaking annoying. i was hoping it would be fixed in this release, wtf

5:24 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't new tabs load in the background if you middle click on a link instead? It's quicker than right clicking and selecting new tab anyway, so I'm happy with the way new tabs are handled at the moment.

7:57 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger divilex said...

Note: The themes page isn't up yet, work is actively being done on it.

8:46 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger divilex said...

Another Note: Quote from a developer - "the tips and suggestions are going to be reworked for the next version."
Also, star (which means vote for) Issue 5285 and add a comment if you want.
URL - http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?can=1&q=5285&colspec=ID%20Stars%20Pri%20Area%20Type%20Status%20Summary%20Modified%20Owner&sort=-modified&id=5285

9:03 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger divilex said...

Issue 5285 is for the ability to remove/add thumbnails and edit their URl's.

9:06 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Boncoh said...

Wow, chrome is getting better and better, I do miss the suggested sites thing on the new tab page though. I hope they bring it back, but who knows maybe they will come up with something even better. I hope they get the themes page working soon, even if it only has a couple dummy themes like making chrome red or green or something just so, we can get an idea of how the themes will work. Great job Google, chrome is and always will be the best browser around. Also, I cannot wait to see Google Chrome OS, please post some screenshots on the blog!

9:23 AM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In "even more" i suggest Google Alerts, news,and feeds.

9:35 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Champion* said...

i can't get into www.the-kk.com via new version of chrome!!

it turns out to be search this words
i did try IE and that's not the problem of the site, how can i fix it?


10:00 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

Get Themes

Not Found

Error 404


11:12 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger sak said...

right-click -> new tab should NOT change the focus
is fine if I left-click, a new tab opens and the focus change
but NOT if I right-click to open a new tab
PLEASE revert !!

11:23 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger SHJordan said...

Yep... this not good... i'm getting error 404 upon the theme page... anyone knows how it can be fixed?

11:30 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Hola D said...

'Get Themes' button (invalid link ) Not Found Error 404... Filed a bug..

11:36 AM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Jonathan Scott said...

I appreciate the quick fix for the problem with title attributes failing to show up as tooltips in

12:11 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Matias said...

I also prefer the new tab not to get focus. I use it mainly to click several links, and the tabs load in the background while I finish reading the main page.
For example: I am in a forum index and I want to read posts 1, 4, 7 and 10. I CTRL+click their links to load in new tabs while I finish to read the forum index. Got it?

12:54 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger SHJordan said...

That's true... focus need to stay on the tab we're currently seeing!

1:03 PM, July 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Matias, if you click CTRL+Link it loads still in the background

3:25 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...

everyone who doesn't like the focusing new tab... ctrl+click loads new tab in the backround..

I didn't know that.. :)

Thank you Philipp...!!!

So no need to change the new new tab focusing opening tab.. just ctrl+lclick..

3:55 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger SHJordan said...

Any news about the theme page?

4:49 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger TJ Brown said...


On the issue someone opened about the theme page, prog...@chromium.org said: "don't worry, this is intentional/known."

4:56 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Shippuuden said...

when i open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately. why? is so annoying, FIX IT please, the system of 2.x version is better!!!

5:10 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Stuee said...

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5:40 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Stuee said...

Anyone who likes to open new tabs in the background can still do so.
Both CTRL + CLICK and MIDDLE CLICK open links as new tabs in the background.

Now I know about the MIDDLE CLICK thing I'm not at all bothered about the new behaviour.
Sometimes I do wish to be taken straight to the newly opened tab, and now there is that option.

Maybe Google should email us with changes, fixes on each dev update so we know this stuff?

Just an idea :-)

5:44 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger sak said...

I (and most people) don't have middle click...
and ctrl-click requires two hands...

also, what is the point ?
if you are not interested in keep reading your actual page just left-click (and then you can press back)

but if you *are* interested in keep reading the actual page, before the opening tabs, the focus change is a PITA.

6:21 PM, July 29, 2009  
Blogger Wizek said...

The new tab page is good, but I'd like my search options back on my main page (at least optionally, and maybe editably).

Thanks, and keep up the awesome work on Chrome!

7:53 AM, July 30, 2009  
Blogger gtdj said...

Why 8 thumbnails? I heard that people find the way how to increase it from 9 to something like 12!

3:13 PM, August 02, 2009  
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