Friday, February 5, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.317.2 for Windows

  • [r37939] (Windows/Linux) Do not select a word by right-click on an editable field in a web page (Issue: 8841)
  • [r37411] (Extensions) Adds a new experimental processes module to the extensions API. (Issue: 32303)

  • Integrated page level language translation.
  • Added new privacy management tools, under "Options->Under the Hood->Content settings..." which all for better management of images, JavaScript, plugins, and popups.

Known Issues
  • Automatic translation does not work for Chinese language sites (Issue: 43803)
  • Uninstall problem on Google Chrome and Chromium (Issue: 34652)
  • Crashes following the installing of a current Beta/Stable release after an uninstall (Issues 34794, 34688).
  • Multiple exceptions can occur, related to the Content Settings UI. (Issue: 34692)
  • When "Ask me ..." is set, cookies are still set without asking. (Issue: 34693)
  • Pop-up settings changed in bubble are not saved. (Issue: 34781)

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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome



Blogger yurkennis said...

Thanks for so frequent releases, it's not easy!

Which of the Cromium nightly builds ( is identical (or most close) to this release of Chrome?

4:04 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Trey @ Work said...

That should be 5.0.317.0, not 4.x....

4:28 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Arek said...


4:29 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger jfe said...

... or 5.0.317.2 I think

4:31 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

On Start Up: Reopen pages that were last open - DOES NOT WORK - with this latest update.

4:55 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

Mine is 5.0.317.2, now the extension's menu shows when I shrink the toolbar area:) Nice job!

6:10 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

Oh, and now the extensions can be re-organized:D

6:11 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

I personally don't need to rearrange my extension icons, but I absolutely think it is a necessary feature, so thank you for that. Although I hope they switch to an invisible slider, where the cursor changes to signify the function. Much like in firefox between the location bar and the search bar. I think it would provide a cleaner look to the interface.

6:37 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Mark Lee Chu Yong said...

pin tab feature has been disabled/not working?

6:57 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

My pin tab doesn't show either. Was it an intentional change?

7:12 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

Am I the only one experiencing broken extensions in this build and the previous build? They were all working fine, but now none of their icons show and background.html can't be found for any of them.

7:19 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Brendy said...

My pin tab is missing too. I hope it comes back :( I like the inclusion of google translate. Is it now officially part of chrome and no longer an extension? It doesn't show up in the extensions page.

7:24 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger gsctt said...

Do you want a keyboard shortcut for the extensions page?
So, please star there:

Anyway, thanks!

7:35 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Ricardo A. said...

Some bank sites are no longer working. This happened in the past and it was solved with a webkit update. Not sure is the same problems resurfacing.

8:53 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Pras said...

translation is not required on each page. it is annoying after page load. it should be optional with button!

9:08 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Pras said...

Yes! Bank sites are not working.

9:11 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger johnny said...

Thanks for the new content management, I was expecting this kind of feature.. Good work.
What about the proxy settings!! why to share the setting with Internet explorer. Firefox has its own proxy settings, so, chrome definitely should have one too.

9:11 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Nolan said...

Ditto on the pin tab missing in this update. I'm sure it'll be back in the next iteration, and this update is one of the best so far since it finally allows us to reorder the extension icons! Woo hoo!

Great work, Chrome team.

9:19 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger johnny said...

Why there has to be atleast 9 separate processes when there is actually one chrome instance(single tab) running?
This is not the way to go, its not logical, besides all that, each chrome.exe *32 uses aproximately 5-6MB of RAM. This definitely is a serious issue.

BTW, to those whose Pin Tab are missing, for me it is not missing.!!

9:26 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger saiftheboss7 said...

How I can Download This Version's Offline Installer? Anyone Can Get The Link?

10:29 PM, February 05, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

This 5.0.317.2 is excellent, one of the greatest advances for quite some time.

Just to be sure, the extensions can be dragged by the left mouse button. The hidden extensions under the "arrow" can be opened in a list.

Google Translate Extensions is becoming largely redundant because the browser has a hidden Google Translate in it.

In options, one can turn off JavaScript etc. For example, this makes my page, The Reference Frame, 10 times faster. Kind of amazing how it's there immediately. ;-) Otherwise it takes 1-3 seconds.

Good job. Lumo

12:19 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger mukizu said...

Is there a way to permanently turn off page level translation tool?

1:35 AM, February 06, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pin Tabs is now missing with this release?

2:30 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger korof said...

translation is not required on each page. it is annoying after page load. Don't make a kombain as a Opera...if I want translate page, i will install a extension.

3:09 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Pedro Lopes said...

Hi guys,

You need to include an option to turn off permanently the page level translation ASAP, it appears in every single page, extremely annoying, is driving me crazy.


3:53 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Magi said...

Please make an options to turn off extremely annoying page translations pop up (or slide down).

4:09 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

I hope that they won't disable the built-in Google Translate. It's great. The users above: can' you just click at "options" whenever the "annoying" slide down message appears, and turn off the translation for the given language and/or server? It will never appear again. I don't believe this may be too much hassle for anyone.

On the contrary, there should be a button to "restore" the translation after we turn it off - for a server or a language. So far, it seems permanently lost.

4:33 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Pele said...

i dont understand how 70% users have issues = messed up OS maybe ? or to much tampering ard with chrome etc.

This version is more solid and faster yet.

5:10 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

@Lumo, no way! There *must* be a method/OPTION to disable the built-in translator. In fact, that is

That bug takes care of:
1. If user want to disable/re-enable the native translator feature, how could he achieve that?
2. If user want to bring some language/website back from translate exception list, how could he achieve that?

5:22 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Michael Gray said...

+1 for brining back the pin tab
+1 for banking sites like tdbank not working
+1 for turning off the auto translate pop up

6:10 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Duncan Idaho said...

Cool feature, reorganizing extensions, thanx !!

But I can't pin my tab anymore :(

6:17 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Migman said...

Translation is absolutely not necessary! We have translation extension and Do not create a second Opera!

The developers have promised ascetic Chrome... Isnt it?

6:20 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger KWMCB said...

Dev 317.2 will not restart properly,
browser task goes into a loop displaying pages. Going back to beta till its fixed.

6:24 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Pedro Lopes said...

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7:58 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Pedro Lopes said...


You are right, i don´t know why, but i didn´t saw the option to turn off a especific language, now it´s working properly, you only get the translations in the languages you need.



7:58 AM, February 06, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exrensions are all messed up. Google Voice extension and LastPass are logged in but don't show it in the icon LP stays gray and GV has the blue and moving dots under it constantly. Adblock doesn't work etc etc. Its the same in Chromium so I moved back to beta awaiting less buggy future rollouts.

8:08 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Senthil Kumar said...

Getting a lot of 'undefined' in the Page Header displayed in the tab.. Not Critical Though :)

8:10 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Dogan said...

dammit! translation popup is so annoying. please put an option to disable it.

8:59 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Bert said...

Integrated page level language translation is highly irritating.
Add a button or so to choose.

11:01 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Gabriel said...

@Dogan the option to disable it IS there. What there is NOT is the option to bring it back once disabled.
I personally like having this feature built-in. The extensions where slow, took up too much RAM and half the times didn't work. If you don't like it, you can just disable it.

11:09 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Senthil Kumar said...

Anyone else have this 'undefined' Tab label problem ? Or is it just me ? I am on Windows XP..

11:17 AM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

Oh yeah!!! Right-click context menu finally has "Reload frame".

It's about time!!! Excellent work, Chrome devs!

12:27 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

For Google Translate, can I designate the translator bar to appear even in English sites? It would be nice to be able to translate from English to French.

2:22 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger AshMan said...

Pinning tabs doesn't work any more. :-(

2:24 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger vhanla said...

Once disabled transtalation bar, I cannot make it appear again. BTW:This should be an extension, why to include in CHrome itself? Very redundant and annoying.

3:45 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger gsctt said...

According the StatCounter, today, Chrome reached a market share of 6.66%.


Don't be devil!

4:06 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

Please keep the translation bar because it works on sites where you need to log in. None of the translation extensions are able to do this

4:59 PM, February 06, 2010  
Blogger Thomas said...

Please don't show the Translate option for pages which language is enlisted in Options > Under The Hood > Change font and language settings. I can read both German and English, so this translate option is very annoying.

12:04 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Vitaly K said...

Pls, make translation optional. It's drive me crazy, pop-up on every page.

2:41 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Matias said...

Translation is fcking annoying, please let me take it off!!!!!

5:48 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Murat said...

my banking site like is not working again..

8:42 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

When using google maps, I was prompted by the translation bar to translate from spanish to english. My settings have never been changed from default english, so I was puzzled and just clicked 'nope'. But then the page was in spanish! Restarting the browser put it back to english.

11:28 AM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Matias said...

Turn off auto-traslation please!!!

1:06 PM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger Dogan said...

please integrate firstly RSS Subscription Extension instead of translate. it's more primary feature of a browser than translate

7:26 PM, February 07, 2010  
Blogger yuku said...

How does the translation language detection works? It even works in a logged-in page. Does the text get sent to Google?

12:04 AM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger blindowl79 said...

Bookmark Sync does not work for me? Is there anyone having the same problem?

1:49 AM, February 08, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chrome Mac Dev-channel...
My YouTube channel will play but the 'standard' display - either option - will not.

Works with both options in Safari.

4:04 AM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Metin said...

I cant get to my gmail inbox.
I just see "Loading…" and stays like that. Disabling labs let me go through.

6:46 AM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Dogan said...

@Metin clear cache and cookies

7:22 AM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger PLUMO said...

Please! The automatic page translation shoud be in option, if we could choose to use it with a click somewhere, it would be fantastic!!!!!
Thanks for the good job!

6:23 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Tonny said...

Automatic translation is SO annoying! And you can't disable it anywhere. PLZ, make it customizable!

10:10 PM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger Eivind Greve said...

automatic translation is the most annoying feature I've seen since pop-ups!

I want to disable it completely, but I can't....

1:22 AM, February 10, 2010  
Blogger christina said...

I'm concerned about the Translation toolbar feature.

Every time we load a page will Chrome send that URL to "google-servers"... read its content... detect the language and return some data back to Chrome to open up the Translation toolbar ?? I thought Chrome would just check for the html 'language' metatags but I don't think so..( I was using english Facebook and many people wrote some stuff on my wall in German.. then all the sudden The translation toolbar pops up!)

8:06 AM, February 10, 2010  
Blogger christina said...

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12:44 PM, February 10, 2010  
Blogger Frodo said...

Get me out of the endless Translation bar, please~

9:39 PM, February 10, 2010  
Blogger todofmm said...

Please make language translation optional, since I browse pages both in english and russian I have to see translation dialog at half of pages.
And please return that superuseful "pin tab" feature.

12:59 AM, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Manu said...

Please optionize language translation bar. Thanks !!

6:10 AM, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

With this latest version, in my Gmail, the check boxes do not load. What is going on with this issue. Looks like this has been a problem since 2008 according to this post here

Any details?

8:34 AM, February 12, 2010  
Blogger Tonny said...

Translation bar is a real LOL! If you read news-page and keep using BACK-button then after a while you can have several translation bars! Just look on this:

it's just 7 of them, but you can have MUCH more :)

GJ, Google!

6:35 AM, February 18, 2010  

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