Friday, March 19, 2010

Dev Update: Fix for tabs hanging after drag

Update: We've released 5.0.356.2 for Linux Dev channel users as well now.

We have released Google Chrome 5.0.356.2 to the Dev channel on Windows and Mac to fix an issue where dragging anything with your mouse would freeze the tab. See issue 38414.

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Team



Blogger Matt said...

Thanks guys! That was fast.

2:11 PM, March 19, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


but that shade line still persist

2:11 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Guillaume said...

Thank you, it works ! You're the best, GC Team ! :)

2:22 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Christophe said...



2:24 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Johnny said...

yes the shade line is still there...damn...

2:29 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

What about Linux?

3:02 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger naturefreak827 said...

I would like to suggest not showing pinned tabs in aero peek.

3:09 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Richard said...

I cant even get Google Chrome to start =/ I have to use 4.1 D8 but im a DEV fan

3:22 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Alistair said...

I agree with naturefreak. The aero peak with multiple instances does not look clean. And you lose the ability to minimize Chrome.

3:28 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Wes said...

Fantastic, that was fast. As reported, the shaded line is still there. An interesting bug, for sure.

3:58 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Philip Kahn said...

Shaded line is there, I can confirm.

Can anyone confirm that sometimes dragging around on causes the tab to crash? It's sporadic, but spending 30 secs or so trying to drag elements around or just generally screwing with the mouse makes the tab set crash.

4:15 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

What about linux guys? The tab becomes completely unresponsive.

P.S. Using 5.0.356.0 dev on Ubuntu 9.10

4:20 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger vhanla said...

When I preview the Desktop with the right-bottom button on Windows7 superbar, and then click to minimize all windows (also Win+D), the Chrome tabs appear as MDI child windows.

5:53 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Aviramof said...

I Have one big problem and that is with the create shortcut for application when i create a shortcut for application in this way the size of browser windows is decresse to the middle of the screen and then i can't get back to surfing i need to close the browser and to enter again to the same site i have been surfing in.

please fix it and thanks in advance.

8:00 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Richard said...

Am I the only one who can start this version, it always crashes =/

8:54 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

5.0.356.2 Linux working fine! Thanks =)

9:16 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

i really don't like the tab pin issue in the taskbar. it's not like ie, at least show the title of tab pages. CHORME just show new tab, nothing more. very user unfriendly. I hope this can be fixed asap.

10:27 PM, March 19, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

tab things drive people crazy. I wish i can post a picture here, which i cannot

1:20 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger FlesYm said...

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1:30 AM, March 20, 2010  
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1:34 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger Renesis said...

Thank you very much, I was just planning to post this bug with dragging and you already fix it. Chrome is the best.

2:23 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger Ashiteka Shogun-San said...

Hi, I' using ver. 4.0249.98 as earlier versions crash on various sites as: Bing, Mediafire, Hotmail, etc. I don't know the reason, maybe because of installed extensions or themes; however ver. 4.0249.98 also crashes on loading mediafire and especially when several tabs does open.
what is the reason?

4:16 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger cosmichobo said...

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4:46 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger cosmichobo said...

Pinned tabs no longer magnify when hovering on them. I liked that feature. Thanks for a GREAT product!

5:17 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger TheBashar99 said...

Aero peek showing windows is nice. Showing tabs is horrible for a many tab user like myself (20 tabs right now).

5:26 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger SH4RK said...

What is it?

System information: 0-day install W7 Hungarian, Chrome 5.0.356.2 dev Hungarian

7:38 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger Tornadoes28 said...

In the Los Angeles Times website, as soon as I click on the comment form at the end of an article, I get the Aw, snap crash. There is something wrong with the new form features in Dev.

9:44 AM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger Gareth said...

this build is still really unstable, I get frequent tab crashes

also who asked for tab previews on the taskbar, I sure didn't

they don't even work most of the time

12:40 PM, March 20, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great... but how about now fixing the bug in the Linux where visiting just about every page results in the 'aw snap' error message that can only be fixed by purging the deb, deleting the Chrome profile, and reinstalling -- only to have the error reappear after you exit and restart the browser. This bug has been filed by several people, and has been present for a long time in all channels; making Chrome virtually unusable for some.

9:13 PM, March 20, 2010  
Blogger shunyuan said...

I get crash 100% when I edit blog at and select characters with mouse.

This release is still unstable.

1:47 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Joshua said...

The aero peek feature on windows 7 is nice for when you only have a few tabs open (< 6), but for avid tab users (I often have 20+), it's horrible to have to look through all the tab names to find the one you want. With the old system, you could easily switch back to the tab you were using last, and being able to do this still would be fantastic. Until then, back to firefox :)

3:16 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Asterix said...

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4:14 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Asterix said...

Release still crashes on when use mouse wheel to open link in new tab or just clicking on links.

4:16 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger saiftheboss7 said...

The New Release Has A Boring Feature ! Every Tabs Need a new Chrome Window (In Taskbar of Windows 7) Also crashing on

9:48 AM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger Per Bylund said...

One minor bug: on mouseover on chrome icon in windows 7 taskbar, recently opened tabs are called "New Tab" rather than the title element of page. You might want to look into this.

10:17 AM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

getting lots more tab crashes with this release. what's the best way to report these, or does chrome report tab crashes automatically?


11:37 PM, March 21, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just switched back to the beta channel (on mac) because i was tired of the crashes, and i noticed that the beta (5.0.307.11) seems much faster than the dev channel. is the slowness of the dev channel version to be expected (e.g. debug build vs release)?

11:59 PM, March 21, 2010  
Blogger tboe said...

crashing all the time. please fix it asap...

3:08 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Pele said...

'aw snap' is becoming more frequent now and I personally categorize this as a a high priority as it affects the ability to browse and discover bugs etc.

Win 7 Pro - 64bit user.

5:45 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Thiago Gutenberg said...

First of All, Congratulations Chrome Team

Ok... Now, please implement smooth scrolling natively in Google Chrome, I think it should not be so hard ... I don't like to have many extensions installed, even more, to meet simple things like this.

About the taskbar support in Windows 7, there are still some problems ...

When you close a tab by thumbnails, all other thumbnails disappear, then you must click on Chrome icon again to display the thumbnails again, to then close another tab.

And it remains to implement the progress of the download on taskbar Chrome icon, as in IE.


6:03 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

open several tabs, then hit ctrl+d in win 7, you will see so many "small square" tab which is just bad. hope the team can fix it in next release

8:04 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Thiago Gutenberg said...

WIN(start)+D = messy thumbnails

10:24 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Drew said...

reported my dev errors (frequent aw snaps) I'm about to go back to stable :(

11:37 AM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Justin said...

could you guys possibly add a download status on the task bar icon? like on lame internet explorer

12:45 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Tom Jacob said...

hanging after drag still there. trying to copy and paste but tab will hang as soon as draging is stopped

4:23 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

I have no problems dragging though, what OS do you have?

6:15 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Guillaume said...

On Google Docs, the cut/copy/paste function does not work for me anymore, even with CTRL-X, CTRL-C and CTRL-V... It is a problem of Google Chrome or Google Docs ? :/

6:50 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Kyle said...

Crashes more than my alcoholic mother please fix

8:24 PM, March 22, 2010  
Blogger Operator said...

Regarding Aero Peek:

It shows me two windows, but only one tab ("New Tab") is open.

2:10 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Pratik Thakkar said...

The Aw, snap page appears as soon as I double click on any text from website pages. Not sure if these page crashes are only for or for a particular action performed by me.

3:24 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

@Thiago: the dowload progress on the taskbar is already on the trunk and will land to dev soon.

another really exiting thing: pinned tab will be persistent between session, so you can choose a gruop of pinned tab to be load every time you open your browser... already on the trunk, soon on the dev.

great Google!

4:17 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger avp said...

Please make the old aero peek function an option. The new way is completely useless and confusing when you have a lot of tabs...

9:09 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Nolan said...

Had to revert to BETA on this one. Crashes whenever I click anywhere on certain sites, and I hate the new Aero Peek functionality.

10:28 AM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

Where are the bookmarks actually stored in linux version?
I have screwed up my linux installation, have to format it now. So, i want to copy the bookmarks.

How do i do that?

12:45 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger molumen said...

looks like some changes to the forms interfere with the CTRL + RIGHT and CTRL + LEFT shortcuts:
normally the cursor jumps from one word to another (adding shift makes it possible to select whole words). Now instead of this behavior chrome just jumps between tabs. Very annoying..

3:52 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

Chrome should have incognito TABS and windows so that users don't have to switch between windows.

6:42 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger Peter said...

Please revert the Aero Peek functionality in Win7 back to how it was. I appreciate the team working to full take advantage of Aero, but an option to disable the new behaviour would be welcome :) Also it'd be nice if the Chrome could use the Aero progress bar functionality to display progress of downloads on the taskbar. I'm sure it's already in the pipeline, but just thought I'd mention.

6:43 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger bellicose100xp said...

crashes a lot on, pretty much every time i hover over the share option below each article.

11:23 PM, March 23, 2010  
Blogger un énervé said...

sorry but on my ubuntu it is very buggy too
always showing the sad computer telling there is a mistake...grrrrrrr
I only have to select some text and text elsewhere in the page

6:44 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Tornadoes28 said...

OK. Get movin here already. This release is really annoyingly unstable. Get a new release already please.

10:25 AM, March 24, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's surprising how much time stays this unstable and buggy release.

11:30 AM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Juri said...

just a simple question, does the 5.0 dev version contains all the features and fixes the stable or beta release of 4.1 ???

4:31 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger joegrind said...

noob here....running W7/64. Is there a way to get flash (or Java...I have no idea)...working with this (or future versions?). Not getting any pictures on the front page of NYT or Huffington. Cleared fine in IE. Help?

4:33 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

@Joegrind: Is your JRE x64 or x86? IE has both x64 and x86 on W7/64, whereas chrome would require x86 JRE.

4:40 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger joegrind said...

@Neo...thanks for the quick response. Not sure which version I have....the websites came up under both 32 and 64 versions of IE. I just downloaded Java Version 6 Update 18...which according to the website is recommended for Chrome. I'm going to install and reboot and see if anything changes.
Back in 5.

4:48 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

@Joegrind: If IE x86 is displaying Java content, then Chrome should also. Otherwise, something else is wrong!

4:55 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger joegrind said...

@Neo: yeah...both IE show Java. Nothing on Chrome after the re-install of Java 6/18 and cache clear/ reboot.
Any suggestions?
Reinstall Chrome?

5:08 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

@Joegrind: I dont think re-installing Chrome would do it, but still give it a try. Try googling it. Never experienced it myself so no idea.

5:10 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger joegrind said...

FYI...did the reinstall and everything is working fine (except for the occasional Adobe 10 pop-ups). Thanks for the help though.

6:01 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger Tornadoes28 said...

It contains more features but it is less stable at times.

6:17 PM, March 24, 2010  
Blogger KyA said...

There is a bug on Google Chrome Dev 5.0.356.2. When I enter this site , and press the link 【墾丁春浪,購票從速!】, then it will show problem message. Just only on this version. (Sorry that chinese word). Please test it, Thanks.

5:23 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

XP Pro SP3, Highlighting words on a page; crashes that tab every time for me.

10:01 AM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Abhay Bhaskar said...

updated to 5.0.356.2 dev. Still crashes! :(

12:35 PM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Brandyn White said...

Arg persistent pinned tabs has been taken away : (
--pinned-tab-count <3 that was my favorite feature. I hope we can get the new pinned tab method soon

9:32 PM, March 25, 2010  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

Also XP Pro SP3, No check boxes again in GMail. :(

5:42 AM, March 26, 2010  

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