Friday, October 2, 2009

Dev Channel Updated with Fixes


This week's dev channel update includes a number of fixes.  It introduces the Native Client as a built-in feature for the first time on Windows.  Some additional Extensions APIs also make their first appearance.

All Platforms
  • [r27300] Remove "Remove Item" from download item context menu. (Issue: 23078)
  • [r26976] Omnibox now understands Zeroconf .local hosts. (Issue: 19957)
  • [r27445] Native Client is now built into the renderer but disabled by default.  For info on how to enable please see this page.
  • [r27015] cmd-f, cmd-g, cmd-e now use the system-wide find pasteboard. (Issue: 14562)
  • [r27464] cmd-up/cmd-down now work correctly. (Issue: 22585)
  • [r27378] Sheets should be positioned between the content and everything above it, no matter if they are window- or tab-modal. (Issue: 17615)
  • [r27185] Download item name no longer displayed in white in Incognito window. (Issue: 22664)
  • [r27405] about:ipc page enabled. (Issue: 22664)
  • [r27064] Omnibox now draws red bar over "https" for bad site certificates. (Issue: 22558)
  • [r27127] Typing option-return in the Omnibox now opens a new foreground tab. (Issue 22822)
  • [r27368] Extension shelf now obeys GTK theme. (Issue 23031)
  • [r27041] "Other bookmarks" link no longer chopped off non-English locales. (Issue 22788)
  • [r27194], [r27422] App shortcuts now work and use proper icon. (Issue 2258922528)
  • [r27599] Extensions menu item now in 'wrench' menu. (Issue 22883)
  • [r27319] Introduce Browser Actions. (Issue 22099 and others) (still a work in progress)
  • [r27163] Implemented extension packing on Linux.
  • [r27290] Toolstrip dragging now restricted to extension shelf.
  • [r27262] Themes and extensions now install if you have "ask for destination" option set in download options.
  • [r27376] Content scripts can now see their own functions in setTimeout.
  • [r27440] Fix crash when using non-extension iframe.
  • [r27393] Some initial i18n API (still a work in progress). (Issue: 12131)

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 Swordrune10 said...

gtk+ theme turned purple on me, using human theme on ubuntu 9.04..

everything else seems shiny to me

1:17 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Manish said...

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1:56 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Manish said...

Good to see the addition of Native client in Windows. Hope we will have RSS support and a better download shelf soon!

1:57 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Debsuvra said...

When are you guys going to release native 64bit version of Google Chrome for Windows? Been waiting for that for a long time.

2:43 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Taleb said...

reply messages in facebook is not working

2:50 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Emperor said...

I want more thumbnails!!! When will you add that option???
I've got a big screen, I need more thumbnails per screen.

2:58 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Wael Kdouh said...

Show tabs in fullscreen mode.

3:01 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Red said...

Jon, one comment on the removal of the "Remove Item" from the download shelf (issue 23078). This used to be a workaround to clear off the download shelf in incognito mode (please see issue 16072), and now we can't even do this anymore! Don't tell me the next change is to remove the "Show all downloads" link in incognito mode!

3:31 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Ricardo A. said...

On a good note, it seems to me this version is a bit faster however my internet banking just stopped working (I have already filed a bug for this)

3:35 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Chris L. Carnakis, Esq. said...

I am still hoping for the return of the "Clear browsing data" option on the Tools menu in Google Chrome. I really, really miss the convenience of simply hitting the wrench and scrolling down to that option!

Also, I am still hoping and waiting for Google Chrome to get the option to open/run downloads on the fly rather than only being able to download and save them. A revamped download manager akin to Firefox's would be great! I know that I've beaten this request to death, but I feel that it's necessary.

Finally, I would greatly appreciate it if Google Chrome gets a "super drag and drop" feature akin to Firefox 3.5.

Wishful thinking? I hope not. :)

4:38 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Tom said...

Hi I have a suggestion about themes. Right now, even when a theme is being used, none of the pop-up windows or dialog boxes within chrome are themed. Will you be enabling 'complete' theming in the future? Thanks.

5:36 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Артемий said...

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7:03 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Артемий said...

This version better then previous, but some crashes still going sometimes.
And...add "Sidewiki" please:)

7:08 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

@ Tom, your suggestion refers to the Issue 16477 (

Please, star there and/or comment something. =P

7:49 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger gsctt said...

Strangely, there is a issue just fixed in Beta and Stable versions.

"The About box truncation in some locales when a new version is available". o.O

8:14 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Mohamed Mansour said...

We can't post replies on GMail now :)

8:30 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Mohamed Mansour said...

Hmm, it must be my PC then. I can't do that with IE or Chrome/Chromium. I will investigate.

9:04 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger I like 2 bee Anonymous said...

Slightly better Google bookmark sync would be nice.

I mean like a button on top which open slike a side bar on left or right or shortcut to open the sidebar.

9:10 PM, October 02, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand the Native Client function :-(

11:34 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger Kratos said...

I like Chrome from all other browsers. The only thing I suggest is that on Windows Vista and 7 there should be some feature of Aero. I like the fact for example to make like IE did, to display the download progress in the thumbnail from the taskbar or from the tabs on the chrom window. That would be nice!

11:36 PM, October 02, 2009  
Blogger gucci said...

Same as previous release: Cannot sync my bookmarks.
Tried also to un-install, clean-up and re-install.... still doesn't work.
Getting stuck on "Setting up..."

12:48 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Mario said...

Is there still a bug with limited download size like in previous dev versions. (where downloads break on ~40 MB)

2:34 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Meok said...

@ Tom. I've already suggested specifying a solid color in the Theme Manifest for the other windows, because the images make it difficult to read the titles.

5:06 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Alistair said...

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5:54 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Luis Alejandro said...

"Native Client, or NaCl for short, is"... let call it "Salt." (If I do remember correctly from my Chemistry classes!)

7:50 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Murat said...


Now internet banking of Garanti Bank ( is not working at all... the internet banking site is

before i was not able to click any menu.. now its a blank screen...

Chrome is getting worse....!!!!!

8:11 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Nathan Brauer said...

I'm confused. This is saying "Toolstrip dragging now restricted to extension shelf." we should be able to drag (and reorder) toolstrip items right?

I'm not able to drag anything at all.

What am I missing??

8:39 AM, October 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

windows media player plugin is not working

anyone else?

8:54 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Ted said...

Not seeing the Extensions menu on the Mac build. Is the Mac build running that far behind in development?

9:33 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Puuma said...

Suggestion for next version: Would it be possible, when you for example highlight the plain text, which is actually internet address, that when you click right mouse button over the highlighted text to open option box where there is now just options "copy", "search with 'highlighted term'" and "show the element", there would be also option to open new page or tab with that highlighted text as net address.

Now I have only two quick options to this case. I can copy my highlighted text, open tab and paste selected text to omni box or I drag selected text to there where the tabs are. I think that this kind of option would speed a lot internet using. Today many people are to lazy or stupid to make actual link of their posted internet address.

11:26 AM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Ashish said...

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3:32 PM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger Chicken said...

On facebook, whenever you click a chat window, a download called pop.mp3 downloads. It only happens on chrome dev and not any other browsers or chrome stable or beta. PLEASE FIX THIS.

3:38 PM, October 03, 2009  
Blogger abra- said...

i cannot sync my bookmarks, every time i click sync button,chrome ask me to login google account,but fail in sync, is that my problem or chrome getting wrong?

5:34 AM, October 04, 2009  
Blogger Rodrigo C. said...

Problems in the Acid Test 3, not rendering correctly the page.

3:19 PM, October 04, 2009  
Blogger klu said...

Funny bug:

With the current build it is not possible to write in the "Reply" field in the messages section of Facebook.

Using the Mac version

11:50 PM, October 04, 2009  
Blogger Ernest said...

it didn't save my Google acc info anymore, I mean the bookmark sync function.

2:14 AM, October 05, 2009  
Blogger I like 2 bee Anonymous said...

Themes not working, I am using WinXP SP3, on my hp 6710b.


Not Found

The requested URL /chrome/extensions/at_infectedmushroom.crx was not found on this server.

7:56 AM, October 05, 2009  
Blogger stevebo77 said...

Like Taleb and Klu above, I can't type in the FaceBook compose/reply message boxes anymore (either the popup or the regular on-page textarea).

This is as of the Chome, in Standard, Beta, or Dev channels..

All other browsers I've tried aren't suffering this issue.

10:09 PM, October 05, 2009  
Blogger Nic said...

On this release Facebook Messaging System is kind of broken. I can't type any words when I try to send a message, no matter what I type nothing shows up in the boxes. However, I can comment on stuff and use Facebook Chat just fine.

11:04 PM, October 05, 2009  
Blogger Nic said...

Probably should have mentioned that I am on Win7 Pro 64.

11:06 PM, October 05, 2009  
Blogger DChiuch said...

Confirming the Facebook problem. Please fix this soon.

1:46 AM, October 06, 2009  
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Blogger Jan said...

I found an odd situation... One of my webservers (external) ceased to function in IE AND CHROME, while continuing to work in Flock and Firefox (and some others...) Does this mean CHROME uses a similar or identical core/engine or... as IE??? worrying... Everyone knows that IE is hopeless...

5:33 AM, October 06, 2009  
Blogger houtxone said...

This release seems to be very buggy when it comes to secure sites. Sometime they freeze or just show a blank page. This happened to me on several sites i.e. &

2:02 PM, October 06, 2009  
Blogger Deepak said...

When a page loads, the bookmark bar goes away; maybe this is a new feature but i would like to keep it. Please make this configurable so that people who need this bar always still have it.

8:53 PM, October 07, 2009  
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Anyway we can hide or delete the other bookmarks folder from the bookmark bar. I don't use it and don't want it to show up there.

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