Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dev Channel Update

Update: Windows has been updated to 5.0.335.1 to resolve the crash related to dragging.

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.335.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.


  • Support "cache-bypassing reload"; this is hooked to various accelerators on different platforms (e.g. shift-reload, ctrl-reload, etc.) (Issue 1906)
  • [r38877, r39018, r39040, r39133, r39346, r39524] Fix numerous issues relating to new Content Settings functionality (Issues 34633, 34668, 35011, 35775, 36021)
  • [r39285] Fix crash when alert() is called from extension popup (Issue 33698)
  • [r39365] When a single tab is open, "Close other tabs" context menu option should be grayed out (Issue 35576)
  • [r39381] Remove all infobars from a tab when its renderer crashes (Issue 36035)
  • [r39412] Fix crash adding/deleting bookmark/folder when browser sync is on and the network is not available (Issue 36200)
  • [r39670] Do not send extra blur and focus events if popup menu is showing (Issue 23499)
  • [r39682] Fix crash when dragging bookmarks (Issue 36473)


  • [r39328, r39564] Fix issues relating to new Content Settings functionality (Issue 35118, 36079)
  • [r39408] Fix a crash when installing an extension from incognito mode (Issue 36077)
  • [r39461] Fix star button theming (Issue: 35028)
  • [r39676] "Remove" and "remove all" buttons in cookie manager should not be enabled when nothing is selected (Issue 34886)


  • [r39240] Fix Mac startup theme perf regression (Issue 34775)
  • [r39389, r39467, r39485] Add client SSL certificate support for Mac (Issue 16831)
  • Enable Full Screen mode (Issue 31638)
  • [r39231] Adds grippys to the left side of the Browser Actions container to resize the container (they do not work yet) (Issue 26990)
  • [r39158] Show icon in omnibox when popups were blocked (Issue 35594)


  • Fix package dependencies in .deb package (Issue 35639)
  • [r38999] Fix crash with some extensions (Issue 35577)
  • [r39160, r39257] Fix issues relating to new Content Settings functionality (Issues 34941, 35861)
  • [r39250] Fix crash when editing a bookmark in the bookmark manager (Issue 35438)
  • [r39251] Implement the new AutoFill section of the Options dialog (Issue 33025)
  • [r39436] Failing NSS version check should not be a fatal error (Issue 33163)
  • [r39669] Add "deb" and "rpm" to dangerous extension list (Issue 31144)


Known Issues

  • Mac client SSL certificate support limitations: does not yet support server renegotiation attempts (so it doesn't work with all sites) (Issue 36207); client cert generation (the <keygen> tag) is not implemented yet (Issue 34607)
  • Mac: Blocked popups can currently not be opened (Issue 35594)

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

Anthony Laforge

Google Chrome



Blogger Bogdan Suvar said...

....and the feature of pinning tabs is back. Thank you!

11:08 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Nolan said...

Glad to have Pin Tab back. Any word on content blocking API progress?

11:22 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Bogdan Suvar said...

...and back to no pinning for the linux version :((

11:39 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger blindowl79 said...

While trying to sync bookmarks, Chrome chrashes. Any idea?

11:52 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Andy L said...

Pin Tabs on Mac return -- excellent!

12:03 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Andy L said...

Oh, looks like I spoke too soon: still no Pinned Tabs on Mac -- why was this feature removed?

This is sad.

12:11 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Олег said...

On Windows Xp: when i select a text on page and try moved it(click and move) Chrome crashed :(

2:00 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Mark said...

Glad pinning's back, can't drag to pin/unpin any more though, oh well better than nothing!

Strange how the icon goes big on roll over now, wonder what the reason for that is..?

2:13 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

"[r39158] Show icon in omnibox when popups were blocked (Issue 35594)"

And cookies too, which makes this feature kind of unique among browsers. :) I'm blocking third party cookies and saw it right away.

2:17 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

Wow, and SSL *and* full screen mode. What a nice release for Mac!

2:19 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger gsctt said...

In this version, Google Chrome crash (and close) when dragging out any selected text.

Did you already try?

2:34 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Dogan said...

when i'm trying to drag anything chrome crashes

3:27 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Spencer said...

Confirmed gsctt's drag-text bug as well. Very annoying for the click-happy user (like me).

3:53 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Tony said...

What happened to the Pin Tabs feature?

4:05 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Matias said...

cuando seleccionas texto y lo moves se cierra chrome en win xp

4:43 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Longasc said...

I can second gsctt, this version of Chrome crashes when dragging marked/selected text.

4:47 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

WRT Drag-crash, uninstalling "Autocomplete = on" Extension and
some other Extensions/UserScripts may solve the issue temporary.

@Chrome team: Could you please release 335.2 (or later) to fix this?

5:00 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Dill said...

Like that pin tab feature was returned, but the browser keeps crashing when I click and drag a hyper-link (5.0.335.0 dev)on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate

5:28 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

why i can't install this beta version??? it keeps installing the

6:14 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

plsssss help me guyz i want to install the latest beta version, by the way my OS is windows 7 32bit

6:15 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger marcsalvat said...

very unustable build here! it crashes a lot, mainly when i drag something

6:37 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

This is dev channel release, not beta channel release.
Currently both of stable & beta channels are at
You may have to install dev from

6:41 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

guyz plsssss help me my chrome keeps downloading website like yahoo, even the stable release downloads yahoo website, plsssss help me guyz.

6:45 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Pink Freud said...

Was expecting pinning tabs back on this release (Mac). When can we expect that feature's return? It's removal was a BIG issue for me.

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

@Pink Freud,

To Pin or not To Pin, that's the question!

7:22 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

guyz help me plssss...

7:39 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

how can I disable the icon that is displayed when cookies are blocked? its not very necessary and I would little it if it wasn't there.

8:48 PM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Fez said...

I am also experiencing a crash when I drag text.

1:21 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger chris said...

Getting a lot of crashes, 3 times in about 40 mins. Seemingly for random reasons as well.

3:51 AM, February 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird. Its been more than a month since a beta update for windows. Last was on January 21st. O_O

4:28 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger houtxone said...

Same problem here with dragging text. Immediate crash.

5:21 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Matt Rogowski said...

Yes, very crashy update, but good to have pinned tabs back.

5:41 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Zsolt said...

When I edit a form for gSpreadsheet the chrome broke twice and thew form disapeared only the spreadsheet exist :(

6:17 AM, February 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same problem with dragging text / image.
Win 7 32 bit.

6:20 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Chris Jones said...

I do appreciate the blocked cookie indicator, though having the ability to whitelist the blocked site directly from the indicator would be great.

6:38 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

chrome go boom, if you select something and then drag it to other program, at least word 2007.

6:49 AM, February 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here. When I drag something selected, it crashes. Always.

8:26 AM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger laforge@chromium said...

5.0.335.1 is being pushed to the Dev channel which should fix the drag/crash issue.

1:55 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger MhdHejazi said...

I can verify that 5.0.335.1 fixed the drag issue.
Thanks so much!

2:10 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Matt Rogowski said...

Great turn around time!!

2:21 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Yves said...

I am still occasionally experiencing the drag-text crash bug on version 5.0.335.1 dev with most extensions disabled, but it also crashes when dragging images. (With images, if the image is already selected, dragging is fine.) This does not always happen, but seems to happen often enough to bug me.

2:58 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Piston said...

Woo, thanks for the .1 release, I was just about to go back to Firefox :)

4:36 PM, February 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am still experiencing the crash when dragging bug on .1.

4:44 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Gábor said...

Window resizing bug on win7/vista

5:13 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Dwight (Monty) Stegall said...

Great Update! I have never had a single problem with Chrome but 2 days ago it crashed on me 3 times in a hour while dragging links to the tab bar. I'm sure happy that is over.

8:20 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Mehdy said...

Piston, next time if you had problem with dev. version, consider stable version of chrome instead of firefox :)

8:24 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger compagnodimerende said...

I also think the cookie icon should not be there, at least not by default. The Omnibar is a precious place where only useful items such extensions should be visible, also to avoid unnecessary clutter.

9:55 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger dan said...

Resised icon in pinned tab looks terrible (

11:51 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

The 335.1 version says "beta" instead of "dev" in the "About" window.

But I surely think that Issue 35723 slowing down the renderer after you post something, especially with many input fields, is the most serious bug of the existing versions.

Mafia Wars on Facebook is 3 times slower than on Firefox. I actually run Firefox, especially when I fight with many gangsters.

And when I am posting blog articles on or comments on various blogs, I often wait for 1 minut - of 100% CPU consumption. Is it just me? I can't believe it. I think it can't be due to any extension I installed etc. In my opinion, it's related to the serious performance bug above.

1:32 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Matt Rogowski said...

Says dev in the About window for me, and I've never had 100% CPU from Chrome unless I've had a crazy amount of stuff open, certainly not on any blogs.

1:34 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

335.1 is on dev. consumption problem not in me. chrome does eat lots of memory. And not scroll smoothly in flash rich pages.

2:40 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

Hi guys, I don't believe that either of you has the newest 5.0.335.1 version (note the "1" at the end) and it correctly shows you "Dev" in About Google Chrome.

See this screenshot to see that it says "beta". Hard to see why your version of the same file would say something else.

If you don't suffer from the bug above, it's probably because you're not using the browser for anything that is sufficiently creative. If it's the same reason, what I mentioned is a bug acknowledged by the Chromium team saying that XSSAuditor is either "super super super slow" or just "super super slow", but there are at least two super's over there. ;-)


2:55 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Matt Rogowski said...


3:05 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

my problem with chrome still exist with this new dev version, this is the scenario when i visit instead of viewing it chrome download a file the name of the file is "download" its not a HTML file. can someone plssss help me, but if downgrade my version into v3.0 i can access yahoo with no problem.

3:16 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger justineneal_25 said...

it's just a ordinary file.

3:16 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

Chrome do not support realplayer record function anymore. I remembered it supported for a while.

5:43 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger sanjay said...

in this release chrome crashes every time you try to drag a selected portion of text

6:20 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

5.0.335.1 is most definitely a Dev version. See also the title of this article: "Dev Channel Update".

The problems with the incorrect channel info being displayed in the About box is

11:05 AM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Dan Kantor said...

A pretty nasty sqlite bug was introduced with this build. I entered it here -

Basically, the transaction halts once one SQLTransactionErrorCallback occurs. So if I am inserting lots of rows and 1 fails a constraint, the rest don't get inserted.

12:48 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger pc2005 said...

In 335.1, I cannot close pinned tabs. It just switch to the next tab. When the pinned tab gets focus again, it reloads the page.

1:22 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger naturefreak827 said...

I'm getting a ton of crashes when using the omnibar to do Google searches.

2:27 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger naturefreak827 said...

I should have specified that the tab I'm doing the search in goes to the "Aww, Snap!" page. The browser as a whole does not crash.

2:29 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

when you hit a download link, chrome opens a new blank tab wile started download. That just annoying and not make sense.

7:26 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Chris O'Brien said...

constantly freezing up, especially when trying to scroll

8:45 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

what about the jump list feature in windows 7?

6:04 AM, February 27, 2010  
Blogger vhanla said...

After a long time opened Chrome (24hrs+ :P or maybe it's not related to the time), I'm seeing a BLANK popup of every extension I installed.


12:57 PM, February 27, 2010  
Blogger Matias said...

al poner traducir la pagina y pasar a otra pestaña y volver a la que estaba traduciendo se cierra el navegador

to translate the page and move to another tab and again I was translating the browser is closed

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