Friday, July 10, 2009

Dev Channel Update: Usability and stability fixes


Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel to fix a small set crashes related to: V8, autocomplete, tab dragging, and context menus (bugs 16276, 13500, 16280, 14594).

Original post:

Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel for Windows.

Highlights in this release:
  • Fixed issue 15199 where new windows are opened off screen, in certain conditions, for dual monitor users.
  • Fixed issue 16052 where a tab would close if a new url was navigated to too quickly during a page load.
  • Alerts/authentication windows are no longer wrapped by an OS window.
  • Windowed plugins like Flash no longer hang after a print dialog is displayed.
  • Updated V8 to to fix some crashes

More details are available in the release notes and the log 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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome Program Manager



Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

wooo always faster!!

3:39 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

I still waiting for the option to choose how many thumbnails do I want, with 1280x1024 I can handle up to 20.

4:04 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Manish said...

The bugs 10977 & 14070 does not seem to be visible and I see following message -
Your client does not have permission to get URL /p/chromium/issues/detail?id=14070 from this server.

Are these bugs marked as private? and when would these be visible?

4:41 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Rene said...

"The blue Bookmark bar on the top below the address bar can hold links and folder also. With Firefox and Safari once you click on the folder it's expand and show the links inside that folder. if you move cursor to the next folder it's automatically expand without clicking on it again.With Chrome I need to click to close folder and click one more time to expand another folder. It's a lot of clicking with no reason. I mention that couple times before but it's look like nobody think about that like a problem. Personally I have categories on the bookmark bar and that way I can find and browse really quick true my bookmarks."
Still waiting for this.
Also Emperor made god point with custom number of thumbnails.

5:21 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Sim said...

Rene, you're right, I confirm all of your words.

7:11 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Makoto said...

Rene, I never saw this behavior in Chrome. The bookmarks expand automatic if I move the cursor over a folder and hidden after I move out.
I don't need to click in folder to expand it.

7:51 PM, July 10, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a couple of new features need to be integrated:

1. Add one button for self-switching the thumbnails on the speed dial for user preferences. For instance, 3 times 3 square base, 4 times 4 square base and also can close this option features.

2. Fix the Acid3 top right corner cross (X) sign as they are still unstable if this problem not fix it as soon as possible.

3. Download manager should open in a new windows instead of integrated together with the webpage itself.

4. Please add the time duration besides the download data as the public need to estimate the precise timing for completion of the download.

5. Google Chrome does not have a precise notices about which plug-in is already installed in the program and that could mess-up and people do not realize whether they already installed this plug-in or not.

6. Google Chrome still does not tweaking the compatibility problem in the sense that when a user login to different languages, it becomes tremendously slow and crashing as a result.

7. Customization is still unavailable such as skin, extension plug-in support and favorable toolbar is not welcoming.

8. Hang is still exist because of user rapidly switching the tab and make some of the plug-in mess-up.

Overall, Google Team have did some improvement in the process for the user and there are still some bugs need to fix. Go ahead, Google Team.

7:56 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

Confirming Rene's report. Folder do not automatically expand. I don't think it's a requirement for them to expand, but you should at least to able to open the next folder by just clicking on it once. When you have a folder expanded, anything else you click simply closes the one you have currently expanded. Then you have to click again to open the new one.

8:01 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Znuff said...

Build 192 broke userscripts under Windows 7 RC1. Still broken in 193.

Specifically I can't open any page (instant crash) or new tab if I have userscripts enabled.

8:28 PM, July 10, 2009  
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8:58 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger TheBashar99 said...

Is there a way to control how much space Chrome uses for cache and history? I have IE set to 100MB & 20 days. Chrome is taking up 1.87GB of space for my User Data. That's much more than I would prefer.

10:31 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Noel said...

Just a request,
Can you guys enhance the UI/pages for FTP site?its like an IE very old style. Firefox, opera, safari have their own style for FTP site.

11:22 PM, July 10, 2009  
Blogger Tr0n said...

Yeah, as Emperor said. Customizable size of thumbnails would come in handy.

Keep up the good work.

12:28 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger Blaster219 said...

RE: Folder behaviour on bookmark bar.

On my system (XPsp3) to open the "root" folder of a nested set of folders you need to click. But once the menu is open, I only need to hover (not click) over a subfolder for about half a second before it opens. It automatically closes the subfolder if I move the cursor to hover over another (one that's not on the same branch obviously).

This is the same as the behaviour of FF3s bookmarks toolbar.

4:23 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger ghcharters said...

On downloads, "Always open files of this type" is not functioning. I have to click on them to open even though the option is checked.

4:56 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger god said...

When you have 2 or more folders on your bookmarks bar (not a folder with subfolders - two separate folders!), then when you click on one of them and it expands, you have to click another 2 times to expand the second folder, that is also placed on the bookmarks bar.

5:38 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger Blaster219 said...

Re God:

Aaahh, that makes sense now. I get where people are coming from now.

5:40 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger Brendy said...

I agree with 'thebashar99'. Please give us an option to limit the size of the user data. mine is only 500mb but i don't really want it to grow.

5:54 AM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

if you want something to change, for example limit the size of user data, then fill a bug at this site:

they gonna look at this as soon as possible... write it here is useless

12:37 PM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

@Jeffrey, I think your suggestions are very useful and well thought. Try to arrange them and report at . Of course, some of them are already there.

3:20 PM, July 11, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks gsctt's, I had provide this issues to Google Chromium code issue. Hope in this forthcoming Google Chrome did something to improve the overall performance on Google Chrome.

5:33 PM, July 11, 2009  
Blogger dmt said...

Feels slighty slower then last dev when oppening websites.

9:33 AM, July 13, 2009  
Blogger Arkas said...

I can't install it... When I launch the exe nothing happens.

10:03 AM, July 13, 2009  
Blogger The Flavored Coffee Guy said...

If you replace C++ with boolean logic gates, and fortran based scriptlets, you can use logic gate minimization to optimize your code before compiling it. Eliminating the IF statement and replacing it with multiple input AND, OR, NOR, NAND and XOR, nothing like the C convention boolean logic, everything like the electronics engineers convention of logic gates and multiple inputs. You elimate everything but loops and loop triggers and conditions that were once establised by IF statements are reduced in Machine Code Complexity by using gate logic instead. The difference is that greater than, less than and equals only produce a true or false, and when it comes down to gate minimization those are considered as completed decoders, which is really a series of logic gates and it would be assumed that the least number were used. After that it's all fortran. A graphic language of logic gates would be easier to look at and understand. Basic functions can be converted into chips. RPM files would have a list of functions, that converted to a chip when you run a wire too it, sends information from one program to the next in the all familiar chaining/dll/driver/etc method of passing strings and variables from one program to another. Common use sections of code would be given chip/object status. For every function there is a pin just like for a chip in electronics simulation program. The real difference, each pin is a program function labelled by a programmer. You would use drop down scriptlets from icons to write the Fortran code and or program loops, and a loop may contain a series of logic gates that release the loop. Gate minimization for a language that really only contains math functions, loops and logic gates is really simple. AND, OR, NOR, NAND, XOR are all of your commands other than loop. An AND gate could have a machine code macro for only two inputs, or another macro for only three. But, the programmer always thinks of one form of logic and one form of results from the given AND gate. So, the number of inputs masks how many commands you don't need to know or understand. So, electronics engineering style logic gates will and would make a more simplistic and easy to use programming language than C, or any other of the higher level language based languages. This would totally dissolve IF THEN statements.

Faster and better. File headers should be modified to be accessed by programmers and there the labeled list of functions exist in the header of the RPM file. The operating system should ignore the listed, and use the enumerated. Only the programmers need to know the enumeration based upon fucntion, therefore the operating system skips passing long strings in association to threads, function commands and driver instructions. This will speed up how fast a program is executed. Program Chaining is about the only memory manager you really need. So, stand alones produced by the compilers may need be chained based upon how much of the CPU's caches it is using. Every program should start in the caches, and drop the flat memory model unless you are prepared to handle it automatically within the compiler.

If you are using Linux as your base model, modify the operating system to decompile any and every program to insure that you can recognize the compiler from which it came.

6:50 PM, July 13, 2009  
Blogger gNEV said...

There is a permanent sandglass cursor on blank part of page when I open a new tab.

12:30 AM, July 14, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...

new new tab -- the name (description) of the web sites (thumbnails) needs to be above the thumbnails.. would be better...

5:24 AM, July 14, 2009  
Blogger Matt said...

Does anyone else have an issue where javascript that updates the tab top might be slow or not work at all? My squirrelmail no longer updates correctly in the top tab.

6:23 PM, July 14, 2009  
Blogger Sangee said...

Flash works in on Linux!! Big love to you guys!!

P.S. Where's the announcement for

6:18 PM, July 15, 2009  
Blogger Ricardo Z. Vendramini said...

No more news on Linux Weekly Notes?

10:29 PM, July 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Home" button has a different colour to it upon hovering than the other buttons (the "reload" button, the "bookmark" button etc.)

1:44 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger Marcelo said...

Flash enabled in How?

6:47 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

@Epsilon.Sigma, this issue has been fixed in the Chromium building. Probably, be visible on the next release.

9:09 AM, July 16, 2009  
Blogger Satoshi said...

Please add an option for version 3 to open files instead of just saving them because there are multiple times where we only want to open the file instead of downloading it to a permanent location on our computer.

Also, improve printing because such feature results as a zoom-out of the page in the printed paper, at least for me. A print preview option would be very appreciated, too.

9:39 AM, July 17, 2009  
Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

Amen, Satoshi! I have been preaching this for a while! In fact, I have been requesting that Chrome have a download manager akin to Firefox for quite a while. Moreover, it should handle the opening and downloading of files like Firefox and IE8 as well as other browsers.

Unfortunately, I've had to move back to Firefox as my main browser because of Chrome's dismal download manager.

The only other feature I would desperately love to see in Chrome is "super drag and drop" like in Firefox 3.5. It's a pretty amazing feature.

On a side-note, has anyone noticed that Firefox 3.5 actually renders (I don't know if this is the proper term) certain websites faster than Chrome? I noticed one example: Google Maps.

10:11 AM, July 17, 2009  
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