Friday, August 13, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.490.1 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame platforms

  • Late binding enabled for SSL sockets: High priority SSL requests are now always sent to the server first.
  • Fixed focus problems with restoring from minimize (Issue 48917)
  • Fixed Cannot add an address properly in the "AutoFill options" dialog box (Issue 50047)
  • Several fixes and checks relating to syncing extensions (Issue 46516, Issue 49346, Issue 46516, Issue 49346, Issue 50567)
  • Click-to-play is now behind the --enable-click-to-play command line switch.
  • Fixed several issues with click-to-play (Issue 49686, Issue 49836)
  • Various tweaks and fixes to the Wrench menu (Issue 49356, Issue 49996, Issue 49716, Issue 49448)
  • Fix a bug with the Custom Homepages preference (Issue 49320)
  • Fixed broken thumbnail images in new tab window (Issue 48066)
Known Issues
  • Incognito downloads are not showing up in the incognito downloads page: Issue 51955
More details about additional changes are available in the 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...

Very nice update! :)

7:59 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Daniel said...

2 things:

1. What is click-to-play? What does it do? Does it enable plugins on demand or something in order to increase startup?

2. The numbers on the badges in the extensions area are much too small.

8:49 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

I agree that the numbers on the extension badges are too tiny! Otherwise good so far. ;-)

8:51 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Jason said...

YES! The PDF viewer plugin is back on Linux, with some pop-up view control menu options!

Graphical glitches on the few recent Linux versions also fixed.

Thanks for getting the PDF plugin working!

8:57 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Script said...

Please go back large numbers at the extensions!
I don't see number

Chrome 6.0.490.1 DEV

9:28 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Emiya Shirou said...

Agree with the others, Numbers on Extensions Icons are to tiny to read…

9:29 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Rust said...

When did the Bookmark star move to the left side of the bar? Why?
I have a much larger bookmark area but the bookmarks don't start up as well they did on the smaller area, is this a problem for others or just me?

9:32 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger tty56 said...

I love the vertical tabs with Google Chrome on windows. Are there any plans to bring this to MacOS, too?
Yea, the --enable-vertical-tabs parameter works on MacOS, but the tabs shape do not change, hence it looks horrible...

9:52 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Neo said...

These bugs are still present:

There is still a bug when viewing a folder of bookmarks in the bookmarks bar in full screen. Open a folder of bookmarks, hover over any bookmark in the folder, then from there move the mouse cursor over any other folder in the bookmarks bar. The list does not appear under its folder as it should but instead opens from the very top of the screen. Confirm this on the Mac version

Visit a bookmark currently with a blank favicon. As the site is loading click a bookmarks folder on the bookmarks bar and keep the drop-down list open. The moment the actual favicon for the site loads and appears in its tab the drop-down list of bookmark folder just closes instantly. This bug has been present in Chrome as long I could remember when first I began using it back in 5.x, all channels of both Windows and Mac.

Bookmarks show blank favicons the first time a bookmark folder in the bookmarks bar is open when Chrome is launched. Favicons are displayed correctly when the folder is opened a second time. Occurs on Mac.

On the Mac, when closing the download bar a white trail is left behind as the download bar is sliding down.

10:21 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger David Knowles said...

The add ons numbers are far to small, they were fine as they were, whiles the change.

10:27 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger David Knowles said...

On the other hand the independent extension loads up it list of news items much faster now than it did on the previous version.
Shame that I cannot actually see if there are new stories through.

10:29 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger David Knowles said...

Also the zoom button does not work in the PDF reader.

10:31 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger David said...

The issue regarding the badge font for extensions is addressed in issue 50129. The link to this is:

Apparently one of the developers will be making the change to correct this as of yesterday (21 hours ago).

10:34 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger war59312 said...

This build also updates flash to

11:28 AM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Khalid said...

Numbers on the extension 'badges' are too small.

1:16 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Seyss said...

Move the "Extensions" link on wrench menu -> Tools to the main popup above "Bookmark Manager"

4:38 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Arvind Chari said...

Give us no-script already! Its about time.

Only thing stopping me from using chrome.

5:08 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Alexandre said...

Windows 7/Server 2008R2: There are no jump list items or even tasks for Google Chrome 5x/6x if "Store and display recently opened items in the Start Menu and the taskbar” start menu option is not enabled.
It should at least show tasks, but the jump list is empty. In order to make it work again, I have to clear Jump list settings (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations) and then turn it on, after that I can turn it off gain and Chrome tasks will be available.
In addition, there is a missing translation for “Recent” in Bookmark manager in all stable version of Brazilian Portuguese Chrome.

10:06 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Kratos said...

Windows 7 - Today I noticed that when I went to a webpage which downloaded a file instantly, the download progress on the Chrome icon began, although I didn't click save yet.

Another thing, can anyone explain what Click-to-play is?

11:56 PM, August 13, 2010  
Blogger Kratos said...

Ammm... Just found another bug it was noticeable when you go to Microsoft's live website. When the page was scrolled down, the scrollbar on the right just freaked out and got shorter. Try it.

12:03 AM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger Kratos said...

About my previous comment, I found out that it is caused by the SmoothScroll extension.

12:06 AM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger JP Chowdary said...

crashes offenly,
picasa web albums dont working

1:34 AM, August 14, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

issues with corrupted downloads still not solved

1:42 AM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger امیرحسین اعتمادی said...

The numbers on the extensions area are much too tiny. fix it plz

3:35 AM, August 14, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Jason Thank you for your comment on the PDF plugin. That's how I got to know it was finally time for me to upgrade.

4:10 AM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger waydam said...

Google Mail Checker seems to be broken with this release. It no longer displays the number of unread emails.

4:57 AM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger joven said...

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1:25 PM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger PROGAME said...

click to play: if you have plugin blocked in the content settings (either site specific or otherwise) you can enable the plugin while viewing the page by clicking on its placeholder.

3:02 PM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger Cristian said...

Can someone say me why I have a high PING with Chrome? this page: speedtest

With other browsers is ok.... :-(

10:11 PM, August 14, 2010  
Blogger vectors said...

sample 7 in Noobslide has stopped working because of this dev release.

It works fine in every other browser and even normal Chrome

Other javascripty stuff may also be affected

3:51 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Jesse Zhang said...

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9:34 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Jesse Zhang said...

It seems "position: fixed" elements are not drawing correctly when scrolling up a page. They work fine when scrolling down and work fine after mouseover.


9:36 AM, August 15, 2010  
Blogger Lohmar ASHAR said...

WebApps buttons on the "new tab" page doesn't show icons anymore, even for the "demo" gmail_app which comes with the distribution, only WebApps Store shows the icon.

acid3 still has problems rendering the squares when you load it directly or after refresh.

WebApps just became pinned tabs, i mean they look and act just like the pinned tabs

hope you'll fix them
(Win 7 x86)

6:23 AM, August 16, 2010  
Blogger Jim said...

Is this icon text thing some sort of cruel joke? The numbers keep getting smaller, I swear!

11:48 AM, August 16, 2010  
Blogger s said...

if chrome would have natural smoothscroll support it would be very good.Because scroll extensions use cpu very much.

9:30 AM, August 17, 2010  
Blogger uzair khan said...


cure of black magic

5:48 AM, August 18, 2010  
Blogger Julien said...

Hi, i just ran the acid 3 test and i didn't know where i was meant to post this but, during the test i saw some flashing red text for a moment so, using my awesome and 1337 reflexes i took a screenshot at the 69th % displaying in the upper left corner "You should not see this at all"

which leaves me to think it shouldn't be there at all even if it's for a fraction of a second.

Here's a link to the screenshot i took

3:18 PM, August 29, 2010  

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