Friday, August 28, 2009

Dev Channel Update: Linux true 64 bit, Crash and Bug Fixes

The dev channels for Windows and Linux have been updated to

  • All Platforms
    • [r23666r23790r23988] Fix some hangs/crashes. (Issue: 165121687118217185211971019860)
    • [r23668] Fix hang with video and audio tags. (Issue: 19276)
    • [r23670] When SafeBrowsing alerts for a page, don't allow that page to redirect until after the user has dealt with the alert. (Issue: 6442)
    • [r23754r23937] Prevent time/slider from jumping around during and after seeking in video and audio tag content. (Issue: 19396)
    • [r23859] Reduce Omnibox flicker. (Issue: 18369)
    • [r23965] Unicode text could sometimes produce garbled Omnibox dropdown entries. (Issue: 5490)
    • [r23967] Fix problems with plugin z-order. (Issue: 15840)
    • [r24033] Fix a crash on Windows and Linux. (Issue: 17569)
    • [r24151] Fix regression (since Chrome where some gzipped files (e.g. script) were not unzipped before evaluation, making them unusable. (Issue: 16430)
    • [r24170] Faster startup with custom themes. (Issue: 18768)
    • [r24179] Graphical errors with some themes. (Issue: 20139)
    • [r24189] Problems with video/audio tag playback and looping at rates other than 1.0. (Issues: 1985619105)
    • [r24192] Properly align cursors used for middle-mouse-autoscroll with the original click location. (Issue: 6173)
  • Windows
    • [r23915] During uninstall, if Chrome was the default browser, prompt user to choose a new default. (Issue: 14023)
    • [r23849] Fix clicking/noise when playing video/audio tag content with 48 or 96 kHz audio. (Issue: 17940)
    • [r24198] Remove "Clear browsing data" and "Import bookmarks & settings" from Tools menu since they are now available in the Options. (Issue: 20137)
  • Linux
  • Extensions
    • [r23675] Fix some issues around re-enabling disabled extensions. (Issue: 12140)
    • [r23676] Async extension callbacks now always fire and set chrome.extension.lastError on error. (Issue: 17381)
    • [r23739] Beginnings of localization support. (Issue: 12131)
    • [r24223] Unconditionally enable HTML5 Database and Local Storage support for chrome-extension:// pages. (Issue: 19511)
    • [r24231] Crash fix. (Issue: 15888)
  • Known Issues
    • WebInspector's Elements Panel is blank for some sites. (Issue: 19850)
    • Control key misbehaves in omnibox on Linux (Issue: 20166)
    • Chrome for Linux not fully themed with GTK+ theming.
    • Moving a tab in Chrome 64 bit for Linux always detaches the tab.  (Issue 20513

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:

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at

Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager



Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

I liked having "Clear browsing data" and "Import bookmarks & settings" on the Tools menu. It was convenient. :(

4:50 PM, August 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Chrome is faster!

Win 32 SP3

5:00 PM, August 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still strange "amp;" strings in Tools menu (spanish version).

2 issues:

Ayamp;uda F1(now)
Ayuda F1(correct)

amp;Pantalla completa F11(now)
Pantalla completa F11(correct)

6:52 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

alehox: Sounds like someone doing the localizations forgot they weren't doing HTML.

I already found a bug. In the glow theme (and probably the rest) inactive title bars are not themes. Popup windows aren't themed either (active or inactive).

7:12 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Revanth said...

Issue 20137, the removal of the "Clear browsing data" and Import bookmarks and settings" was totally unnecessary and cannot believe someone did not have the common sense to think that the average user might have a hard time clearing out their cache because they can't find the option. Moreover, it was there for convenience rather than digging through the options menu everytime. If tools seems too cluttered for some techies out there, then figure out a logical way organize all the tools menu with hierarchies.

7:12 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Oh, and yay for finally fixing the hotspots on the middle click scroll cursors!

7:13 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Oops, hmm it seems if you reinstall the theme, the title bar fixes. But popups are still not themed... but then again I'm not sure if they ever were... >_>

I'm PRETTY sure they were, though.

Anyways, I think perhaps Clear browsing data should stay in the tools menu. Import can go since you're only likely to need that once if at all (the option is presented when you first start Chrome for the first time anyway). However a user may wish to clear browsing data regularly... although they really should be using Incognito mode instead I guess.

7:37 PM, August 28, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting multiple tabs opening from a single click of a link now.

7:46 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Noel said...

Yes, I agree with you guys.

Everyday I use Clear browsing data before shutdown.

Now its an inconvenience for me..

7:50 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Gianni said...

Clear browsing data removal is quite uncomfortable and nonsensical... and not everyone knows of the CTRL+Shift+Canc shortcut!

8:28 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

Everyday I use Clear browsing data before shutdown. [2]
Now its an [BIG] inconvenience for me...

I wanna my buttons easily available!!!

8:40 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Tiby312 said...

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8:45 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Tiby312 said...

I'm having some problems with the bookmarks manager. I can't seem to paste bookmarks and if I try to move many bookmarks it crashes.

8:46 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Bughunt said...

BUG: When Chrome is run without --enable-sync flag, two consecutive separators are displayed in the "wrench menu".

Proposed resolution: Move "Sync my bookmarks" to the Options where it naturally belongs. This is a "set up and forget" feature, so it should not consume precious space in the "tools" section. Furthermore, make the optional flag the default. This way you won't have 2 different "versions" for every build.

As for the removal of "Clear browsing data", perhaps an option to clear it every time would be useful? (Looks like a person either never clears it, or always clears it.)

The "import bookmarks & settings" action also is a "set up & forget", especially now when we got synchronization.

10:18 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Aviramof said...

again with the favorites i don't understand why it's so difficult for you to reorginize by title as a default problem if it's not reorginize by title it's just a gumble of links and folders and it just doesn't look good so think about it please.:)

10:37 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger danne said...

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12:56 AM, August 29, 2009  
Blogger Wizek said...

For all those who cleares their browsing data every day (or every hour O.o ) you should use incognito mode all the time.

2:35 AM, August 29, 2009  
Blogger Michael said...

I'm sure the philosophy behind Chrome is that the UI should be as uncluttered as possible, and that users must increase their efficiency by learning shortcut keys.

I mean, really; pressing a key combo on your keyboard is usually a lot easier than moving a mouse and clicking a couple times.

Is there a handy cheat-sheet with button combos, anywhere? That could be handy.

4:18 AM, August 29, 2009  
Blogger Michael Gray said...

flickr pictures in search screen aren't clickable for me

10:04 AM, August 29, 2009  
Blogger REO said...

I use the (free) Windows Utility - CCleaner to cleanup all the Chrome Cache Folder contents on every re-boot. Cleans up a lot of other stuff as well- totally transparent and fully automatic.


12:55 PM, August 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think "Clear browsing data" and "Import bookmarks & settings" should have been removed!

8:03 PM, August 29, 2009  
Blogger 崇瀚 said...

I liked having "Clear browsing data" on Tool menu too ....

9:55 PM, August 29, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Google Chrome using Webkit was already a mistake as there are a lot of problem regarding to the loading of older webpages. For example, when decided to loading some flash content that require to open a new webpage, Google Chrome need to click on the part that need the flash and press reload one more time before it can successfully load the content in the flash, not like Mozilla Firefox... In fact, the faster speed does not bring any advantage because some of the content on the webpage did not load successfully. Besides that, websites like Facebook chatting area are not loading when the first visited to the homepage and need to press the reload button before it can successfully engaging the loading content on that particular portion...finally, the acid3 test still have a cross on the top right corner as well as tinny red background on the right hand corner...other than that, the safebrowsing bloom as well as bloom 2 save a lot of files that cannot delete...why need to do so? It consume a lot of space and portion of computer space already use in this browser. In contrary, browser like Mozilla Firefox use little space and did not save the files under any safebrowsing folder...that is great and this is what the user anticipated for...Anyway, please fix the above problem as soon as possible to make it perfection...

7:43 AM, August 30, 2009  
Blogger Sim said...

Same bugs in this release:
"Dvelop Tools" is broken
checkbox and arrows on scrollbars often disappear.

6:18 PM, August 30, 2009  
Blogger David said...

Add one more person to the list of those who don't like the removal of "Clear Browsing Data" from the tools menu. I too like to clear my browsing data every day....and it was very convenient to do so the old way.

Onto another matter, why ohhh why do we have to put up with chrome switching to a new tab when you click on a link please go back to the way it was before where it loaded the new tab in the background....i find myself clicking a link...then having to go back to my old tab because chrome has switched focus to the new one....very very annoying to say the least.

1:47 AM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger Giaco said...

Can You add 2 thing?
First - when I select some text and click right mouse button i have option "search this in internet". Good idea is second option: "go to this page" when I select www adres.
Second - when I click email adress Your browser should I move to with this adres. Now Chrome use Outlook but I don't use it and this aplication is from Microsoft. It's not good move.

2:17 AM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger Jext said...

The Developer Tools are broken. And there's a bug that slows some Javascript projects down.

3:35 AM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger fd said...

I agree, I like having the Clear option in the quick tools menu tool. You can leave it in both.

8:38 AM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger David P said...

"Chrome for Linux is now truly 64 bit."

Any chance for a 64 bit Windows build w/ a 64 bit JS engine?

9:30 AM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Jeffery: I have not had the problems you have had with Flash. I did have a similar problem with loading MP3s using the Quicktime plugin... if the plugin loaded by itself in the renderer, if the renderer was NOT the active tab the plugin would not load and the page would need to be refreshed as the active tab to properly load it. However I have not had this problem in recent builds.

You may wish to try updating your Flash if it is not already the latest version of Flash 10, not sure what other advice I can give.

Facebook probably uses flash for the chat portion (it is very difficult to do chat without a plugin of some sort, Java was a favorite but flash is preferred now).

I don't believe any browsers yet have a "perfect" Acid3. Opera might, I have to check. Maybe Safari. At any rate Acid3 is not quite as important as everyone makes it out to be, although it is neat to see a perfect score.

I am amused that you pick out the safe browsing files, since Mozilla Firefox USES THE EXACT SAME RESOURCES in it's phishing filter.

The files only consume 74mb on my machine... and you can delete them very easily, though Chrome redownloads them. They are part of the phishing protection, if you disable the Chrome phishing protection it may not redownload the files.

If you have a space problem, go buy a 1TB drive for $100 or something. Drive space is really cheap and there's no excuse anymore for running out of it.

Plus, I am surprised you're not complaining about thumbnails and history files which can get a lot bigger. All of mine together consume over 850mb.

It appears Firefox it's own filtering data in a couple of SQLite databases, which take up 50mb total.

11/19/2007 11:15 PM 7,504,896 urlclassifier2.sqlite
08/27/2009 09:43 PM 43,982,848 urlclassifier3.sqlite

The 7.5mb file has clearly marked Google phishing protection data. Not sure about the other one (it's marked Mozilla, but so is everything in Firefox...).

1:51 PM, August 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAZZTer, I think you have some inappropriate advice regarding to the plugin problem...right now I'm using the latest Adobe flash plugin 10 and some of the older webpage that not support HTML 5 require to press the reload button for the active page. How come other web browser can instantly open it without attempt to reload it again. Obviously this is the problem with the Webkit. I try Opera, Mozilla Firefox and even IE did not have this problem appear...In contrary, Safari and Google Chrome is the one that having this problem. How are you going to explain? Maybe your computer is superior...then this problem is not happened to about the rest? Have you think of other people perspective? Some countries have slower connection, some have high-speed that so amusing? Last but not least, you said can purchase HDD for 1TB, you think everyone is similar like you, have the purchasing power...think about it. About the acid3 ok for me since Google Chrome is now faster than any browser. The problem now is the facebook chat portion...very annoying and cannot click it instantly...need to refresh the webpage...because of heavily relying on plugin as their core operation, Google Chrome as well as Safari have this problems. In fact, rapid javascript implementing is not a good ideas because some of the webpage cannot load it properly.

5:00 PM, August 31, 2009  
Blogger Overlord said...

Ive got issue with this version. Im running Windows 7 Pro RTM x64 and when I have Chrome opened and I want to start or click on icon at taskbar, it freezes (taskbar) for couple of seconds..

12:20 AM, September 01, 2009  
Blogger Lien Kim said...

Me too :-s
Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...
I liked having "Clear browsing data" and "Import bookmarks & settings" on the Tools menu. It was convenient. :(

4:50 PM, August 28, 2009

9:42 AM, September 01, 2009  
Blogger Lajos said...

Any chance of getting an Image Properties feature for the right-click context menu?

12:35 AM, September 02, 2009  
Blogger Giaco said...

Why you still support Firefox in google update (google box)?

6:52 AM, September 02, 2009  
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