Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dev Update: Mac Bookmarks and Autofill fixes

Google Chrome 5.0.342.5 has been released to the Dev channel on all platforms. This release has
  • A lot of improvements to the bookmark bar on the Mac.

    Note that there’s still an issue with folders with a lot of bookmarks. When you open the folder on the bookmarks bar, the list may extend below the bottom of the screen and you won’t be able to access the bookmarks at the bottom. A fix is coming soon. A workaround is to use the bookmark menu in the menu bar.

  • A lot of improvements to the quality of form Autofill.
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: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Team



Blogger lmjabreu said...

SVN log returns blank (still using svn, curious)

Is the popup bug solved?

5:21 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger Ron said...

OK, so the bookmarks bar entries, etc., are no longer centered on the Mac -- thank you for that fix, Chrome Chrew -- but the vertical spacing is still WAY too loose. Gobs o' wasted space... please tighten them up.

5:59 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Latest update working good on Windows Vista 32.

6:03 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger RHPT said...

Is there a way to stop Chrome from trying to autocomplete forms?

7:56 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger Dogan said...

Options->Personal Stuff->Disable AutoFill

10:02 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger Matthew Tsang said...

Disable Autofill is already on, but autocomplete is still enabled....

11:03 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger ElasticThreads said...

bring back pinned tabs please.
otherwise, the mac dev channel version seems snappier (in UI, if not in rendering) than the beta.

I don't see it on the roadmap anywhere, but please add support for OS X services in the contextual menu

12:59 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger rnh16 said...

i want the pinned tabs back!!!

2:50 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger night_stalker_z said...

Auto complete is still enabled when set to off


3:06 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger Ian said...

I'm not seeing anything different on the Bookmark Bar?

4:24 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

With this latest version using XP Pro SP3, I lost the check boxes in GMail again. Basically check boxes on any website.

5:29 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger Cameron said...

Bookmarks are structured differently from Firefox and Safari. There is no Bookmarks Menu per se. So if I import my bookmarks everything gets put in the Other Bookmarks folder rather than being in the actual menu itself. This makes it impossible to sync bookmarks across browsers and retain the folder structure. Chrome should let ME organize my bookmarks.

7:39 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger Andrew said...

Adding support for bookmark tags, like in Firefox 3+, would be a fantastic feature.

7:46 AM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger JuL said...

Under Ubuntu, why do I have to manually install each new dev release ? Synaptics allways shows the previous one as the latest...

2:59 PM, March 17, 2010  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

Win XP Pro SP3 - Scored 95/100 @ http://acid3.acidtests.org/

6:54 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger Craig said...

How about adding an update feature into the browser? What a nuisance to have to go and search and download the latest version. Why not make it possible to download and install new updates from the browsers pulldown?
Also, there are a shitload of extension bugs that make Chrome sloppy as hell. No copy and paste in the extensions? Come on man.
And the "More Info" link under YouTubes videos isn't always clickable, NetFlix "Play Now" movies can't play in Chrome and the list goes on.
Chrome is a sloppy thing. A real mess. Apple would never let something like this out.

9:39 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger Craig said...

And also, the theme changes by itself and then will not change back to Google default without a new install of the browser.
In the About Chrome option it checks for an update and says the browser is up to date when it's not.
More than 9 extensions creates a mess in the address bar, Speed dial crashes and loses your saved sites over and over again, the Twitter extension crashes and forgets all your settings and the list goes on. The extension fails happen in so many extensions which indicates it's because of the Chrome build.
How can Google really be a good product without customer support?

9:49 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger Craig said...

And finally, I just Googled the new Chrome release, the one you're blogging about here? The Google provided download link doesn't even come up on the first page. I don't want to go to Softpedia to download it. Why make your product such a mess?
Ok so you're blogging about it here. Why not put the link up in your blog post? Google, Google, Google. Your business plan stinks.
I know you'll probably delete my posts because you don't like customers true feedback.
This is the reason I'll never spend a dime on your products. I will never buy your phones of anything you release. I predicted know about how you pissed off your Nexus One customers because of no customer support. It's frustrating because you make some pretty cool shit but without a line of contact you're worse than doing business with eBay.

9:56 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger Benjamin said...

With this version of Chrome, every time I ask YouTube (or Hulu) to switch to full screen, the Flash plugin crashes.

(WinXP, Flash v.10)

11:18 AM, March 18, 2010  
Blogger ElasticThreads said...

@Craig: Chrome has auto-update built in. It happens in the background and you might not even be aware that its happening, but Chrome updates itself.

The issue is that there are two or three channels (depending on your OS) of Chrome each of which auto-update within their channel. The channel's have to do with release quality: the dev channel is the alpha or nightly build channel, which is what we're talking about here. Once you've downloaded and are using the dev channel version, Chrome still auto-updates, but only within the dev channel. It will never update to a stable or even beta version (you have to download the stable channel for that).

So all that said, since here we are on the dev channel, it makes a little bit of sense why the download link isn't advertised on the web. Google wants most users on the stable channel.

Bugs also make a bit of sense here, don't you think? We're testing their development versions. OF COURSE IT WILL BE BUGGY. REPORT THEM DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THEM.

If you want a stable version of chrome, and you google "Google Chrome", and you click the first link, there's a big fat download button: click that.

1:21 PM, March 18, 2010  

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