Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dev Channel Update

Update: Windows has been updated to 5.0.342.2 to fix the Crash related to offline Gmail (issue: 37035)
      Known issues:  Gears should work on Win7 x64 (Issue: 37545

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.342.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms and 5.0.342.0 ChromeFrame


  • Extension content scripts no longer run multiple times after fragment (ie #hash) navigations (Issue:35924)
  • Early version of Geolocation API now available with following caveats:
    1. To enable, run the browser with --enable-geolocation
    2. Wifi based location is only supported on Windows and Mac (not OSX 10.6 for now)
    3. Permissions are not persisted (will re-prompt every time) and associated UI is incomplete.

  • Improved plugin stability (Issue:35081,36928)
  • AutoFill Preferences UI Updates
  • Translate infobars are now implemented (Issue:34466)
  • Mac History menu now has favicons andno longer lists duplicates of Recently Closed sites
    20464 and 21314)
  • Added HTML5 databases to the Mac cookie manager (Issue: 35191)
Chrome Frame
Known Issues
  • Google Chrome Crashes when trying to open Gmail offline (issue: 37035)
  • Linux
    • Chrome crashes when setting prompt for cookies/data (Issue: 37426)
    • The "Show details" link on cookie/data prompt doesn't work (Issue: 37428)
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

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome



Blogger REO said...

Everything seems to be running fine.

Good job - Google Team! :)

12:27 PM, March 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody knows how to re-enable translation for a language?

12:31 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

- The translate bar compresses itself badly if viewed in a window with small width.
- The bookmarks bar (at least on Mac) looks pretty messed up with now incorrect widths, and too large spacing, as well as some strange bookmark text centering going on.

12:40 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

Oops, forgot to mention that the issues above with the bookmarks bar applies to folders with bookmarks in them on the bookmarks bar.

12:41 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Jug said...

- If closing a tab next to your active tab (I tried closing a tab just before the active tab, but it may not matter) that has the translate bar opened, the translate bar disappears from your active tab.

12:44 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger swefse said...

Google Chrome now crashes whenever I try to launch Gmail.

1:00 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Brian Bland said...

It also crashes for me whenever I try to open Gmail.

1:13 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Brian Bland said...

Actually, it appears that google gears crashes this version of chrome, because I can now view gmail and my calendar with it disabled.

1:17 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

Brian, what is your version of Gears from about:plugins ?

Could be related to issues:

1:26 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger houtxone said...

Gmail seems to work fine for me.

1:46 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger nyuwec said...

First of all: great release, thanks! Translate bar is welcome!
On Mac, when a folder is put to the bookmark bar and I open it the displayed list is messed-up. (huge paddings, centered labels)

2:07 PM, March 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please add sorting by name at bookmarks -.-
Version 4 and 5 and Chrom is unable for the basics.

2:20 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Dan Kantor said...

Serious bug -

Inserting multiple rows into the Web Database is broken. This bug was introduced with the last dev build (3.0.335.0) and still persists. I entered the bug here -

This is breaking my extension and most likely any web app the is using Web Database.

3:17 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Yago said...

Problems with folders in bookmarks bar in Mac.

3:38 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Matthew Tsang said...

thanks for the release,

chrome just crash every time when i go to igoogle with latitude google gear install ....

but i guess it is more like the google gear's problem?

3:56 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

if you want for the native translator to be themed please star issue:

great release!!

4:21 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Mr. Moon said...

Gmail crash. I can't see my email =/

What can I do?

4:44 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Damanios said...

Google Gears crashes always in this release...

5:55 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Damanios said...

For those where gmail, docs or any gears related web app now crashes:

A quick fix is to remove your offline gears data.

Remove the specific folder as defined here:

Remember, this will remove your offline data AND disable gears for all web apps. But you will be able to get back into gmail, docs etc.

5:58 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Pras said...

To Access Gmail
just Go To Settings> Gears then find
for, etc and disable it. dont remove it. gmail will work! dont delete folders it will create problems. when gears fixed enable those things again. Thats all!!!

7:01 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Guillaume said...

The "Pin tabs function" is back, yes, but is not flexible/handy as before, in version 4... This must be reviewed and improved, I think.

Otherwise, thanks to you for this version !

7:03 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger I like 2 bee Anonymous said...

Mine google crashes everytime i open

8:06 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Mark Larson (Google) said...

We're working on a fix for the crash with Gears (gadgets that use latitude on iGoogle, offline Docs or Gmail, etc).

If all goes well, we'll release the update tomorrow (Pacific Time, GMT +8).

Thanks for using the Dev channel, and thanks for being patient. We really appreciate the feedback, and we are listening (even if we can't respond to everything immediately).

8:14 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Guillaume said...

Thank you Mark Larson ! :) I forgot to say that the translate bar is very useful, but a little annoying... It would be better if it would be more customizable (more options to control it), in my advice.

Have a good day ! :)

8:52 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger SkipJack said...

chrome keeps crashing when loading gmail. :(

9:55 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Konstantin Simonov said...

Still no Pin tab in Linux :(

10:00 PM, March 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youtube (HTML) doesn't play after this update.

10:14 PM, March 04, 2010  
Blogger Felix said...

gmail does not operate at all.
i'm so confused.

11:27 PM, March 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's still a RTL bug when deleting letters.

Please, do take care of it.

Moreover, It would be nice to have an option to disable the Translation Bar.

12:04 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Sara said...

please integrate a way to disable the new translation bar.. thx

12:10 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Arild said...

Finaly I now can hoover over my folders in the bookmark bar (in OS X) and they automatically opens. Thanks!

12:24 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

On Windows, you can disable translation feature completely by un-checking
"Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language I read" checkbox.
That's located in [Options] > [Under the Hood] > [Translate].

12:45 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

a lot of common people does not look in the under the hood section, so we need a direct way to disable it, as example in the native translator bar add an option: never translate web pages.

I think that the name 'under the hood' scares a lot of people to look in that options explecially in some languages: in italian is translated to 'roba da smanettoni' that is something like: hacker stuff. i find it really stupid considering the basilar functionality that are inside that group of options...

1:08 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Sampath Koppole said...

Chrome crashes when you try to upload a file to google documents. This is NOT related to the gears issue many mention above

1:09 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger GornoG said...

Chrome on Gmail crashes too, fixed by deleting gears entries for, googlemail,
So no more offline access to my mails...

2:05 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

thumbnail quantity customization feature is needed.

chrome should study some cool features in opera

4:14 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

Congratulations, Chrome/Chromium Team. A lot of very important issues have been done for the Mac this time. The only UI-features still missing are the ordering of browser actions, the dragging and dropping with the mouse of URL's in the omnibar into the folders and subfolders of the bookmarks bar where the user wants them to belong and the dragging and dropping of bookmarks between folders and subfolders of the
bookmarks bar (reordering function). These are features that exist in the Windows-version since a long time.

In any case: many thanks for this version for the Mac: There is finally a good handling of cleaning and of handling of cookies, also I can now "open all bookmarks" from a subfolder (FINALLY!!!!!!).

Love Chrome.

6:05 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Kirk said...

On my Mac, not able to scroll and see all of my bookmarks in folder on bookmark bar. Otherwise great!!

6:22 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Vellknown said... crashes the moment I launch GMAIL with offline enabled..

6:30 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

You are absolutely right, Kirk, on your comment for the Mac for not able to see all the bookmarks. I have the same problem. I have a lot of bookmarks organized in folders and subfolders in the bookmarks bar. The space(length) for a bookmark-URL in the list is not sufficient and also the spacing between two bookmarks in the bookmarkslist in e.g a subfolder of a folder of the bookmarks bar is too wide. Spacing and length should be like in the Windows version of Chrome and like in the previous Mac version.

7:36 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Zeirus said...


Same for me. Crash in Gmail offline with latest update of Chrome. I've switched temporarily to Firefox for reading/writing my e-mail on-line.

7:59 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Marcin said...

Since new version was released I have a little problem with Chrome. I was put AutoFill to disable. Actually it always was like that. Unfortunately chrome remind me previous logins which was use on a websites . I tried to change seetings but nothing changed.

10:58 AM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger atari52oo said...

Do you guys not read the posting about each release before downloading??

Known Issues
Google Chrome Crashes when trying to open Gmail offline (issue: 37035)

It's a KNOWN issue!

12:14 PM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger krtulmay said...

Unfortunately, atari52oo, most of this current "ME" generation, immediate satisfaction young-uns don't bother to read important stuff like titles nor the posting for each release. So sad..... I know......

12:18 PM, March 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a issue. Extensions move. Like I have 3 extensions showing (LiveChrome,Chromed Bird and url shortner.) and have about 5 in the drop-down-box. But every so often when I use my computer and launch chrome. They move. So the order gets messed p. And I always get a different order showing. Really annoying. This is not present in Chromium or Beta/Stable channels

12:31 PM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Jason said...

Autofill seems to be occuring when the option is disabled since this last update....

3:07 PM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

AutoFill (AutoComplete) issue:

4:03 PM, March 05, 2010  
Blogger Zeirus said...


Updates are automatic. The note is read after the update, usually. After the crash I decided to read the comments of other users to find possible solutions before the patch, for not to be forced to use Firefox in alternative. Now the latest patch has solved the problem with Gmail offline (in less than 24 hours!)

In the future I will read the notes before commenting on things already known, but for me it's always good to read and confirm the problem to the developers (many voices are better than one). Imho.

12:05 AM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger Zeirus said...

@ krtulmay

The evidence of problem was only for feedback and not for "immediate satisfaction of young'uns generation". In the future I will avoid to report my feedback. Thanks.

12:15 AM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger dariojcs said...

Hello, I am running Google Chrome Dev Channel 5.0.342.2.
Since yesterday I have had the problem of Chrome crashing whenever I try to access Google Calendar (this is my major concern as I use it a lot), secondly, my extensions seem to have disappeared all together.
As recommended I checked my Gears settings, but I don't have permission set for ''.

Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

3:56 AM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger Richard said...

My google chrome, when i try updating it or checking for the latest version it LAGS, and slows down magnificently, I it never does update, it take so long for it to check for updates.

2:36 PM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger Kervin said...

It is very useful, but annoying at times. When you are on a foreign language website, on each page there is the drop down which moves the whole page even if we put translate automatically, a few more options would be nice..

10:38 PM, March 06, 2010  
Blogger Nolan said...

I am also unable to turn off Form Autofill. Even when disabled, it still saves and suggests form entries.

5:09 AM, March 08, 2010  
Blogger Fifi said...

I unable to turn off Form Autofill, too. It's annoying

6:56 PM, March 08, 2010  
Blogger miya said...

I do not disable Autofill option.

9:13 PM, March 08, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to delete on Mac dev version all the bookmarks (thru bookmarks menu) from bookmarks bar and just make "Other Bookmarks" folder appear like Chrome for Windows?

The bookmarks bar looks pretty messed up too on my Mac..

Keep up the good work!

12:37 PM, March 09, 2010  
Blogger Bostongypsy said...

vs 5.0.342.1 dev Noted a new behaviour. Links opened in a new tab appear to process but result in a tab with no content. Content appears after "Reload this Page" is selected.

2:53 PM, March 11, 2010  
Blogger San said...

Chrome- 5.0.342.3 version is being used by me.
Issues are:
1) Under the autofill option I filled in an address which I wish to remove/ edit- how do I do that?
2) Chrome saves all login IDs despite Autofill being turned off. How do I prevent Chrome from doing this?
3) In IE I can very easily locate my favorites- is difficult to do so under Chrome and even if I know where the favorites are stored it is not in readable format.
Can you please help?

Thanks in advance.

10:54 PM, March 14, 2010  
Blogger Psyllicon said...

Why didn't they call it Phlatt Tyre?

This has been the most frustrating and (relatively) useless P.O.S. yet~

8:21 PM, July 16, 2010  

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