Friday, January 29, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.307.1 for Windows & Mac

  • [r37023] Use default downloads directory on Vista and Windows 7 (except where it is the desktop) (Issue: 13610)
  • [r36938 and others] Start work on Content Settings window and sub-dialogs (Issue: 32719)

  • Improved plugin stability.
  • [r37204][r37210] Cocoa NPAPI plugins will now get NPCocoaEventMouseDragged and NPCocoaEventFlagsChanged events (Issues: 32996, 31846)
  • [r37010] Fix crash that sometimes happened when dragging tabs (Issue: 29906)
  • [r37004] Fix %cpu in task manager. (Issue: 32464)
  • [r37139] Give the cookies manager a search field. (Issue: 32328)
  • [r37247] Make copying of big images more robust (Issue: 26822)
  • [r37114] Improve task manager resizing behavior (Issues: 33134, 33133)

Known Issues
  • [Mac] Crash when deleting cookies (Issue: 33533).

More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision.

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

Orit Mazor
Google Chrome



Blogger REO said...

What change takes this to version 5?

3:47 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Evan said...

@REO: r37004

3:51 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Brian said...

The pin tab option is missing from mine, 5.0.309.0 (37488) Ubuntu running Karmic.

Pin tab please come back!!

4:27 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

Dev releases are now at version 5 because Chrome 4 has been released.

4:43 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger gerickson said...

Anyone else seeing two wrench menus?

5:29 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Phil said...

What on earth have you done to the original chrome theme????

It looks like a darkroom accident now!

6:00 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

Love the extension slide bar. Very nice.

6:24 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Matthew Tsang said...

quick questions

when i press Ctrl+N to create a new windows and then trying to maximize the windows, it doesn't really maximize like normally does...

anybody have the same issue?

6:24 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Jason said...

It lost my original theme and is showing a weird black/dark theme now until I changed it back...

8:26 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger GJ.Oomens said...

New content settings are missing a cache size option.

And still no option to change the installation path of Chrome.

I guess version 5 should have those standard options.

(Windows 7)


8:54 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Mike said...

Why have the memory/high CPU usage problems not been addressed? Am i the only one with outrageous amounts of memory being used with 5 tabs open?

Windows 7
Dev 5.0.307.1

9:00 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

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9:41 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger AlexEs said...

Content Settings doesn't work( Win 7). When I select option they don't apply. And arrow in the extensions sidebar doesn't work

10:47 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

REO: it's obviously version 5 because the official version 4 stable has been released a few days ago, so new features are always starting the new stable version 5 that will be released in the future.

That doesn't mean that the changes are (or can be) abrupt. But there's always only one major stable version with each first number being worked upon and 4 is already out. All others, later stable versions are just security/urgent improvements of it.

11:00 PM, January 29, 2010  
Blogger addi said...

It looks like a darkroom accident now.Legitimate Work From Home

1:05 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Peter Stoinov said...

I really hate how the forms now don't autoselect and insert the best match now and you have to select it. Please put it back!
I hope its a content development issue

1:37 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

TwitterBar has broke with this release for me on Mac. :-( Looking for another simple Twitter extension now.. :S

2:42 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

Ugh, noo... :( ChromeMilk also broke. Did this build cause a regression with toolbar-based extensions on Mac?

2:43 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

Many Thanks for the Contents Settings window. However I have lost all my extensions settings because no distinction is being made between web sites cookies and local settings of extensions. The option to clear cookies when leaving the browser is welcome but this should not be combined with clearing local site data such as extensions data.

Also please refine the javascript settings. For privacy, security and browser performance we want 3 options: block all javascript, allow all (these options are present) but also allow only javascript of the domain&top-level domain and not 3rd party javascript (just like the noscript extension of Firefox is capable of doing)

2:50 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

Sorry for the comment spam, but now after switching to Beta channel for Mac with that build, and then back again and reinstalling this dev build, my ChromeMilk now work again. *shrug*

Earlier it was like clicking on the extensions' toolbar icons didn't do anything. Oh well. :)

2:52 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Nathan Brauer said...

Seems that after updating, the theme is changed to something other than the default. Everything is fixed if you just go to the options and restore the default, but the theme shouldn't be changing upon update.

3:44 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger XploDe said...

Using peacekeeper online benchmark, Chrome Version 4 performs better in the rendering part. Other than that, version 5 is better, strictly speaking from the benchmark point of view.

4:07 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Pele said...

hmm no probs here.. all seems good, in fact version 5 seems somewhat faster..

noticed a speed increase in launch time and page loading and browsing speed

5:34 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger yira said...

there is one null cokies on top of cookies viewer

5:52 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

Additionally to my previous feedback above, on this dev Chrome-version, about Javascript: it would even be better if the user has also the option to execute per website those javascripts he wants (i.e. select them from a list associated with the web site) and block those he wants with as default the domain scripts (just as noscript of Firefox). This is important for privacy, security and performance ....

On the theme-issue with this version: I could easily solve it by just reinstalling my theme (no point at all).

6:35 AM, January 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that the download folder will change in new beta too!

6:48 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Jared said...

The link in this line doesn't show you any changes. I think it's because the null source changeset.

>>"More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision."

9:18 AM, January 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

None of the content settings are saving for me. Anyone else running into this?

11:05 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Truelove said...

chrome_installer.exe shows up "File version:" :D

11:58 AM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger yitzy said...

+1 on two wrench menus...

12:55 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger atari52oo said...

My vista box has the double wrenches and my Win7 box does not. Also noticed that next to the version number on the Vista box is has "unknown" and on my Win7 box shows "dev"

1:16 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

To solve the double wrench issue, I reverted to original (default) chrome theme, and then installed the one I had previously again...

For the extension slide bar, the arrows don't show my other extensions though, so I can't make it smaller. Anyone else have this issue?

5:10 PM, January 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does the search bar at (top of the page) will be fix? It superpose on top of the Search button.

5:10 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Richard said...

I tried writing a simple letter such as "E" and a pop saying "101" and "99" comes out =/

6:24 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

My gmail checker extension works again...

6:54 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger Aviramof said...

i don't think you should call it version five two changes for windows doesn't qualified it for this status think of this.

9:31 PM, January 30, 2010  
Blogger JuL said...

Still show the Deezer bug : unable to play any sound !

5:49 AM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger Zach said...

Ahhh!! Where did pin tab go? I hope that wasn't an intentional removal.

12:30 PM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

@Zach: What do you mean the pin tab is gone? I still have it.

1:30 PM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

Aviramof: These dev builds are incremental. Version 5 is starting to be worked on now, since version 4 was released to the stable channel. I'm sure the stable version 5 later this year will warrant the version number. ;)

1:56 PM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger Arvind Chari said...

Thank you for content settings!! :) First steps to no-script on chrome?

7:00 PM, January 31, 2010  
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10:04 PM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger Jeremie said...

I like the new features though when I hide extensions, the drop down menu does not work for me. It would also be interesting if we could reorder extensions.

I also like the fact that we can now close a pin tab but it remains there disabled.

10:36 PM, January 31, 2010  
Blogger Sam said...

some https sites are not working. Where as Gmail works, my banking sites are not working. IE8 displays them correctly. Is there known issue with this?

5:21 AM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

I agree, the extensions should be rearrangeable.

5:32 AM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger Chris Jones said...

It would be great if some of the basic features that were missing in the initial release would finally be added. For example, we're now pushing into v5 and still no print preview. Lack of a print preview is really surprising after 4 full releases. Bookmarks are still rudimentary, and support for bookmark tagging as featured in Firefox since 2.0 would be fantastic.

On the upside, the content settings is really promising. This (as it matures) along with a few site-level adjustment buttons on the interface (perhaps via an extension) could fill in some of the NoScript and CSLite functionality that's currently unavailable.

6:33 AM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger atari52oo said...

I'm a user of webtrends ( and the latest dev build no longer allows me to login. Looks like during a redirection on their page the browser just does nothing. Works fine in IE.

6:47 AM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger pokata said...

dont say lie... what is new for v5? crash fixes. hahaha...

9:42 AM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

I appreciate the idea of hiding the extension buttons, but the slider disrupts the sleek interface. Put my vote towards rearranging as well. I agree that the bookmarks manager is a bit lacking, RSS should have native support, and there should be better script level management. Download management also needs to be improved.

I found the google chrome support page, but its very hard to navigate, I can't even search for a particular issue before posting one myself.

Also, the extensions page has been broken for quite some time, the list of 'popular extensions' has been completely random. Will this be fixed any time soon?

12:50 PM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger AssassinX189 said...

I'm using Win7. Since Chrome updated to this version, I cannot close pinned tabs (have to unpin to close).

11:22 PM, February 01, 2010  
Blogger Pele said...

hmm noticed that when you open more tabs it does not show the tabbed pages via the windows task bar/jumplist.

Only shows the current page in displayed.

5:46 AM, February 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extensions (including Google Voice, for example) are adding HTML to saved pages. Really bad.

Saved pages have their HTML tags all capitalized. Really bad.

As of version 5.0.307.1 dev, Extensions website renders error 500. It renders fine with Firefox.

6:54 AM, February 02, 2010  
Blogger MarvinK said...

I can't believe they *still* don't have NTLM or proxy authentication. It is getting a little ridiculous.

I like Chrome a lot other than the gaps in features.

7:22 PM, February 02, 2010  
Blogger Elektra said...

Gmail file attach don't working on this build.

11:09 PM, February 02, 2010  
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2:16 AM, February 03, 2010  
Blogger christian said...

My Internet Radostations has stopped working after the update. Still working in IE8. Example:

3:15 AM, February 03, 2010  
Blogger Michael said...

I'm lovin' it.......

11:08 AM, February 03, 2010  
Blogger GJ.Oomens said...

Uninstall of Chrome still breaks hyperlinks in other programs (such as Outlook/Windows Live Mail etc.) for Internet Explorer. (Application not found)That's why a lot of people don't install Chrome anymore.

3:15 AM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Nolan said...

It seems as though we will be getting drag-and-drop extension icon reordering in the next dev update. Please say it's true!

Also, I hope that the chevron (dropdown) menu for hidden extension icons works in the next update.

12:56 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger j0z said...


The pin option is gone!Please bring this feature back, I loved that!

8:26 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Agito said...

Pin tab is missing
and like extension bar slider

wants pin tab option baaack ^__^

11:42 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger SpxnezzaR said...

Please, back pin tab feature =(

12:19 AM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger skatterbrainz said...

Yeah, why did you remove the --pinned-tab-count option? Is there another way to launch Chrome with tabs already pinned? Can you add it as an option on the right-click popup for each tab?

4:17 PM, February 28, 2010  

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