Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beta Channel Update

Google Chrome 6.0.472.33 has been released to the Beta Channel for all platforms.
Updates from the previous beta include:
  • Updated UI
  • Form Autofill
  • Syncing of extensions and Autofill data
  • Increased speed and stability
These changes and more in Chrome 6 Beta are explained in more detail on the Google Chrome Blog.

To switch to the Beta channel, you can download Google Chrome
If you find issues, please let us know: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

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61 Comments:

Blogger Radek said...

Awesome! Going to test, thanks Google :D

11:39 AM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Giri said...

Thanks Google!

11:41 AM, August 11, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! I was very much looking forward to this release.

Love the new toolbar!

BTW, I think you need to update the shortcut listing, as CTRL+B doesn't do anything. CTRL+SHIFT+B now brings up the bookmarks bar.

11:57 AM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Marcelo da Cruz Pinto said...

Thanks for the update! Just one comment: after updating from 5 to 6 on the beta channel, I cannot drag and drop by tabs, once they are torn apart from the main windows, they cannot be attached to any other windows anymore.

Thoughts? I know this was an issue in the past, so I don't want to open another bug if it's just my environment.

12:30 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

Good work! I'm on the dev channel, but I'm happy for all beta users who now get to share some Chrome 6 goodness!

1:22 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Superlink X said...

My tabs are jumping between windows just fine. Might want to try a reinstall or turn off some extensions. Doesn't seem to be a build issue.

1:47 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Killachaos said...

Was surprised by the new UI, looks great.

3:06 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger MK said...

Hooray, Stop button on the left at last! :D Now let's see how well the anti-accidental-reload mechanism works in practice...

3:47 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger jzero15 said...

Looks really clean :)

4:01 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger FusionZ06 said...

Did you fix the PDF issue?

4:40 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Dragontatt said...

This new version is great. Fast as hell, the full URL shows in the status bubble, the cruise controls on my mouse finally work again, the autofill is normal, and for whatever else I may have not noticed yet.

Thanks guys....

5:17 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger MrEgg said...

I am using MAC OS Snow Leopard and using Google Chrome Beta 6.0.472.33 and I can not use keyboard to open new tab, new window, copy, paste or any tasks. Please check it out this issue. Thanks.

7:30 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Red said...

What? Beta is newer than Dev? Booo! ;)

7:40 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Marasmo said...

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7:40 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Marasmo said...

And dev channel? Will be updated?

7:40 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger [grilix] said...

buhh.. on close a pinned tab it disappears :( can I configure it behavior ?.. anyway, I like that new version..

7:52 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger OraTek said...

Wow, the Beta Channel is a head of the Dev channel! May be I should switch to Beta?

8:24 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Justin said...

has anyone else noticed since the last 3 weeks or so youtube videos load incredibly slow! (sometimes they dont at all). its not my internet, I have tried playing the same videos with internet explorer with no problem.

10:03 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Justin said...

also, it seems like videos with the old player struggle the most

10:04 PM, August 11, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

OraTek: Dev channel will most likely be ahead again already next week, or maybe even in the end of this week.

11:27 PM, August 11, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

人生是一連串的課程,必須活過才能明白。......................................................

11:32 PM, August 11, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Offer option to move window control buttons back to the right in Lucid 10.04? :)

12:13 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Halfdan Reschat said...

I kinda hate that ctrl + b doesn't work anymore. It is a feature that I used to use all the time. So is there any way of getting the feature back?

about:plugins doesn't allow you to deactivate the integrated Flash anymore. Split the two Flash versions so people who don't use the integrated version can use whatever version they like. I, for one, use my own modified version with no "Press Esc to exit full screen" and dual monitor full screen support.

Other than these two VERY BIG issues (mostly the Flash thing - can't live without it), the new version is great.

1:32 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Halfdan Reschat said...

Got Chrome to stop using the integrated Flash version by renaming gcswf32.dll.

But still can't seem to find a way to make ctrl + b bring out the bookmark bar. Any suggestions?

2:05 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger JP Chowdary said...

after installing it, it crashes ....

3:25 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Tekjock said...

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4:10 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Tekjock said...

Why were User Profiles removed .. I am hitting CTRL+M to change Profiles and nothing is happening.

4:11 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Yves Goergen said...

Leaving away the "http://" is interesting, probably easier for less experienced users. But then again showing "https://" is inconsistent. There's a green lock already that is better to understand for most people than some cryptic htpp-what letters.

PS: Can I have a greenish URL bar for https pages with no warnings, please? Why is it only green for expensive certificates. They're all equally good in encrypting!

5:04 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Tewan DraYk said...

@Yves Goergen
It's inconsistent, but many sites (last.fm for example) show a warning that says something like "Check your address bar to verify that you are visiting https://this.site.me/you"
Perhaps they thought of this?

As for extensions, I hope they finally fixed the "Unable to create directory for unzippping." error... going to give it a shot here after I shower.

5:25 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

I'm experiencing constant crashes on this version (ever 15-20 seconds)... All other versions were fine.. How do I roll back?

Thanks,
-Ryan

5:41 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Tewan DraYk said...

Still getting "Unable to create directory for unzipping."
It is trying to unzip in %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Temp\scoped*

Changing directory permissions to everyone having full control doesn't do anything, as well as running Chrome as administrator.

PLEEEEEASE fix this, it's been doing it for as long as I remember. There are so many extensions out there like Google Mail Checker that make life so much easier.

6:12 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger just.rivers said...

How do I switch my homepage to display links only and not the huge modal images of Most visited pages. It distracts me to the point of not wanting to use Chrome anymore.

6:22 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Michal Černohous said...

Neverending cycle of crashes on Windows 7 32bit - disable of all extensions -> no change.

6:45 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Chuck said...

My Chrome was in English and was updated in French... what's up with that?

6:55 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger William said...

The new-tab button has changed functionality for the worse. Now it's impossible to click the button and then click a bookmark, because the bookmark bar is covered up by a modal window (faux tab).

8:57 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

I'm also experiencing constant crashes after the upgrade.

9:16 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Ming Lee said...

for those who need ctrl+b. try "auto hotkey", and map ctrl+shift+b to ctrl+b

11:29 AM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Justin Hickman said...

I hate the change of behavior of opening a new tab. When I hit CTRL-T, or click on the (+) button, I expect it to actually open a tab instead of a strange overlay. This overlay doesn't allow clicking on bookmarks. At least give an option to turn this behavior off.

2:49 PM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Alex Hirsch said...

I'm having the same problem as [grilix] -- my pinned tabs don't stay pinned and inactive when I close them; they just go away. Is there any way to get this back? Also, no Ctrl-B functionality is annoying.

4:15 PM, August 12, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

As for some comments...

Ctrl+B was changed to Ctrl+Shift+B, so it's not a big deal in my opinion. You can even press both Ctrl and Shift with the same single finger. :D

I don't understand the two comments about the new tab feature though. I can't tell a difference here, unless this Beta build is different in this regard than 6.0.472.25 dev.

12:37 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

And no, I don't think you can get the old behavior of pinned tabs back. Google abandoned the Phantom Tabs idea for whatever reason. At this point, I think only a new issue filed where this is requested is a way to get it back in some shape, *if* Google get that issue starred enough to move it up as a priority feature.

What I'd like would be to not even have a close tab icon on the pinned tabs, forcing the user to right-click and select close to close it.

12:40 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger chiwou said...

Crashed when I tried to set up the sync

1:53 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Kim said...

Keep getting crashes every 2-5 minutes, independent of which web page I'm at.

3:17 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Thorinair said...

I *really* don't like the new UI and the idea to remove the background of buttons (it ruined all of my themes) and I think that leaving out "http://" is pretty much pointless as well.

5:19 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Edward said...

Stable and seems to work well

5:28 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Garowetz said...

The loss of Phantom Tabs, something which was a part of my daily Chrome use is a big dissapointment.

Also the changing of Short cuts from a simple Ctrl-B to Ctrl-Shift-B is not cool, again something that I use all the time. I only want to see the bookmarks when I need them, bring back a Two key show/hide.

11:03 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Knolle said...

Bringing my wife Ubuntu 9.10 PC in suspend mode via dbus command, chrashed google-chrome-beta at wakeup with a segfault.

any ideas

11:17 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger coolfire said...

Recommendation. Please allow saving of zoom setting. New release has smaller default type. for me necessary to use zoom every time. Overall, great release.

3:20 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Kay S.T. said...

I cannot access outlook.com!

6:03 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Rohan R.R. Mayers said...

FYI, Yahoo Mail Beta is not working well with Google Chrome 6 Beta. This started yesterday when I got the update. When I am trying to delete an email, it gives the "aw, snap" message and I am require to reload the page. It works fine in Yahoo Mail Classical. Ironically, this issue is only happening on my Windows 7 Professional PC and not on my Mac OS 10.6 MacBook. Thanks.

7:32 PM, August 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the problem with Yahoo Webmail... since the update, any time I try to use Yahoo webmail, the Chrome tab it's in crashes. I'm running Win7 Home Premium. I hate having to revert back to IE just to check my email! :(

9:10 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger J Richmond said...

I love Chrome, but removing the go button is just a bad UI decision. If my hand is on the mouse (which it is 75% of the time when I'm browsing), I shouldn't have to move my hand to the keyboard to hit enter.

10:00 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Anisha said...

Bring back the phantom tabs for pinned tabs! I loved that function.

3:38 PM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger Eddy said...

After the update Chrome crashes every 5 till 30 minutes, independent of which web page I'm at. This is the first update that this happen for me.

6:33 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger J and J said...

Seems to run very well on everything I do, except for trying to manage my Netflix queue. I notice that the cursor stays at a hand image and jumps around sporadically when I try to move it. Have to run IE in order to manage the queue. Did not have this issue on the last Chrome version. Am running Win 7 64 bit Home Premium.

8:41 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Dani said...

As many of the others I would like to have the Go button back at the omnibox.

11:03 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Marten Deinum said...

Received the update yesterday at home and no problems there. Today I arrived at worked, plugged in my laptop and all the google services stopped working (reader, calendar). It works in firefox and ie. It probably has to do with the fact that we are behind a (NTLM) proxy.

Reverting back to chrome 5 (stable version) resolves this issue. So it really seems like a chrome 6 bug/issue.

Any pointers?

11:58 PM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Una Vailable said...

Yahoo mail beta (the web 2.0 version) is constantly crashing: Aw Snap!

The workaround is to use Yahoo Mail Classic. But please fix this!

4:14 AM, August 16, 2010  
Blogger Ahmed K said...

Version 6.0.472.33 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard crashes every time the my MacBook Pro wakes from sleep

11:36 AM, August 16, 2010  
Blogger Missy said...

Yahoo mail hasn't worked at all for me for at least 2 weeks, I was hoping this update fixed it. Nope. I can't do anything, Yahoo Mail loads, but can't open the Inbox or any folder or create a new mail.

I'm not going back to Classic mode just to keep using Chrome as a work around. I'll have to go to some other less than desirable browser.

8:10 PM, September 05, 2010  
Blogger David said...

Please bring back ctrl+b functionality. I used this feature regularly and the extra stretch is something I would rather not get used to.

9:03 AM, September 13, 2010  

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