Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dev Channel Update

The Dev channel has been updated to 7.0.503.0 for Windows, Mac and Chrome Frame; 7.0.503.1 for Linux.  Some of the updates:

  • [r56615] IP addresses typed into the omnibox now work when offline. (Issue: 39830)
  • More tweaks and polish to the Wrench menu (Issues 48679, 51643)
Chrome Frame
  • Many stability fixes
More details about additional changes are available in the svn revision log.  If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug.   Find out more about changing your Chrome channel.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome



Blogger mtygringo said...

Yea, lastpass is fixed! Thanks guys.

5:30 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger Gonzalo Viñas said...

Gmail extension display unread mail count in smaller font size than beta and stable latest versions.

5:37 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

chrome 7, cool. congratulations!

5:40 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger Charlie Anzman said...

Likin' it a lot

7:25 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

Wow, the NTP app section is messed up now haha.

7:41 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger Gonzalo Viñas said...

In fact twitter extension and gmail extension both display unread items in smaller font size...

8:14 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger Catastrophic said...

Thanks for fixing the bug related to LastPass!

I also agree with Gonzalo. The "Forecastfox Weather" extension also has tiny, barely readable text.

8:23 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Looking good

Thanks Google Dev Team!

- Win Vista/32bit

8:33 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Oops, forgot to add...

This release no longer recognized for Netflix Watch Instantly Movie streaming - browser not recognized.

-Win Vista/32bit

8:35 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger HurpDurp said...

I think I found a possible bug.

When an extension is disabled, you cannot uninstall said disabled extension.

10:07 PM, August 25, 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.

11:26 PM, August 25, 2010  
Blogger sonicc said...

Some web pages keep loading forever.

11:40 PM, August 25, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see that the "lastpass" bug is fixed in webkit in this version, but it'd have been nice if this had been announced in the release notes (or even acknowledged to have existed at all, since there was nothing at all about it in the prior release notes either).

12:58 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger JP Chowdary said...

windows live spaces web pages dont open properly in any chrome series ...
better to fix this issue ..

bookmark manager should be improved ..

3:55 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger firebolt said...

God :(my omnibox is not working. I cannot use the search integration feature in the address bar :(. When I type in something I want to search for and hit 'enter', Chrome instead open the first page in my browsing history having the keywords

5:07 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Jeff said...

i'll 2nd the omnibox. i cant search at all. not search engines are listed in the options.

5:23 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

@REO That sounds like a website problem. They shouldn't care what version browser you use. Website should check for browser features that they need, not check for known browsers and use browser features based on that.

@Neo if you search for the bugs you're experiencing on the chromium project page, you can get updates for them in your e-mail. If you can't find them you can post them yourself.

For me, for the last few releases the captcha in this blog doesn't show up right. Happens at home and at work.

Also the apps pane messed up thing above I mentioned only seems to happen at home; at work my app buttons look fine. So it may be a specific app that is confusing it; I will have to test at home and file a bug report.

5:46 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Ron said...

On the Mac, the wrench menu cleanup is a big improvement. Question, though: why is the background of the wrench menu one shade of light grey and the menus on the bookmarks bar a slightly darker shade of grey? From a UI consistency perspective, it seems like they should be the same color... and since the wrench menu and ctrl-click menu are the same background color as the OS menus, it seems like the menus on the bookmark bars are the ones that are inconsistent.

Feature request: Please consider adding keywords to bookmarks.

Feature request: On Linux, please consider using native scrollbar/slider controls from the GTK theme.

6:02 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Trigun said...

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6:31 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Trigun said...

Mazzter, you have no idea what you're talking about - get informed before giving opinions.

The version of V8 included with the last chrome release had bugs which caused problems with All websites that utilized certain JS features, specifically those related to math - necessary for things such as hashing.

Had LastPass not taken the initiative, corruption of data could have occurred.

6:33 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

I didn't say anything about lastpass... REO said a website rejected him based on his browser version, and Neo was talking about bookmark bugs. I'm not sure what part of my post you're trying to attack there.

7:22 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Jason Berberich said...

I'm also seeing the omnibox search issue. It appears to search through my browsing history fine, but it doesn't bring back results from Google.

Running 7.0.503.0 dev on Windows 7.

7:39 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Diego said...

it requires authentication in every site that contains images.. and when i cancel its requirement, it requires again and again...after, just does not load any image...

i wrote this with ie tab extension...

7:47 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Matias said...

who is GPU Porocess in task manager?

8:19 AM, August 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The page menu, where you report a broken website, is still missing in the windows version.

8:35 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Someone said...

Please bring back the Go button!!

10:46 AM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Script said...

Please bring back the Go button!!
зае*али уже эксперементировать, то мелкий шрифт цифр в иконках расширений, то теперь еще и кнопку подтверждения перехода удалили! Что за дела?! Нефиг трогать что и так отлично работает... agrrrrrrrr!

11:56 AM, August 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GPU Process seems to be hardware accelaration for graphics.

See for a quick benchmark.

12:48 PM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger KoL said...

On Mac OS X. I'm getting "Update server not available (error: 12)"
I updated manually and I still see that there is an update available in About Google Chrome window. If I press Update Now I get "Update server not available (error: 12)"

2:07 PM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Cute Farmer said...

"Report bug or broken website..." command is restored on the latest Canary Build.

3:52 PM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Piotr said...

For those whom really disturbs the "search in omnibox" issue:

Temporary you can configure the search engine by hand:

Options -> In the default search engine tab: Manage -> Add ->

- In the name field: whatever you want
- In the key word: the adress of the search engine, e.g.
- URL:


Then you should set this search engine as the default and voila!

4:00 PM, August 26, 2010  
Blogger Zane Chua said...

Uh just found this out, trying to download DevChannel Chrome from on a mac does not work. I have to go to

2:04 AM, August 27, 2010  
Blogger Truelove said...

Where is 2D Canvas acceleration??

10:05 AM, August 27, 2010  
Blogger brianzion said...

lastpass credit to the lastpass team for there support in the bug

12:43 PM, August 27, 2010  
Blogger John said...

How the heck do we make application shortcuts in these more recent versions. ever since dev 6 I haven't been able to.

3:49 PM, August 27, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The omnibox search engines is a major issue! I'm not sure how many I had, never kept track, but it was definitely over 30 (some true search engines, some keyword bookmarks). Now all that info is lost. Adding them back is lost again when chrome is restarted.
The latest canary is fine, so I switch over for its stability.

6:43 PM, August 27, 2010  
Blogger CyberMew said...

Refresh button is disabled when you:
1. refresh the page and icon turns to a X (cross).
2. your mouse is still hovered over the now-disabled X icon before the page is fully loaded.

to fix this, move your cursor away from the disabled X icon and it will change back to an enabled Refresh icon

10:58 PM, August 27, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know I'm late to the party on this complaint, but I have not been able to get over losing my bookmarks button. Yes, there are tons of alternatives, but why not have such a small, simple option available to users?

9:25 PM, August 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, internet cache limit, please!

11:43 PM, August 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chrome 7 no longer works behind a corporate proxy :-(

It keeps popping up with authentication request for each element on the page. Chrome 6 worked fine.

1:42 AM, August 29, 2010  
Blogger Lanel said...

When the Google Chrome PDF viewer plug-in is enabled, the text and images for many PDFs I tried were missing.

11:42 PM, August 29, 2010  
Blogger S3than said...

Omnibox search broken, default search in Options is blank :(

Windows 7 dev 7.0.503.0

2:32 AM, August 30, 2010  
Blogger Kubala said...

Issue with chrome start page. It's no longer collecting most recently visited pages. Deleting one of them turns it in to blank spot.

Win 7 32bit

12:44 AM, August 31, 2010  
Blogger molumen said... and any other product page at makes chrome crash.

1:28 AM, August 31, 2010  
Blogger klu said...

I have continuous crashes of iGoogle. If I'm on another website, that might crash as well (ie If that other website crashes, the open iGoogle tab crashes as well.

Have never observed such behavior in previous builds.

Please fix. Quite uguly. Happens every 20-30 minutes or so.

3:33 AM, August 31, 2010  
Blogger Idren said...

when the masterpassword will appear?? please make it.

4:25 AM, August 31, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Any idea why new Chrome dev is no longer able to handle Netflix Watch Instantly?

Win Vista/32bit

10:50 AM, September 01, 2010  
Blogger Miranda said...

First off, apologies to anyone who is having issues with their search engines in the omnibox -- the issue is known and a fix is in, and should be out in the next dev release. Next, please be aware that your search engine data is all still there and intact -- the bug is just that it's not being "read" correctly. It should all come back unharmed shortly...

9:35 AM, September 02, 2010  
Blogger Lumo said...

Wow, I am running 7.0.514.0 and the acceleration really works!

Check this page before you update.

Then update to 7.0.514.0. Add the


option to your Chrome.exe shortcut.

Then try the test page above again.

10:35 AM, September 04, 2010  
Blogger sonicc said...

7.0.514 loses 300 points at peacemaker browser test.And hardware acceleration does not work with other graphic applications like ie fishie tank vs.

6:02 AM, September 05, 2010  
Blogger The Big Div said...

Chrome longer works behind a corporate proxy. Continually prompted for authentication requests multiple times per page. No option to save username and password on the prompt. It prompts so much that the browser is now virtually unusable. Worked fine on previous version.

7:02 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Seyss said...


I've changed the wrench menu into something that makes more sense.. please consider.

Thank you.

6:44 PM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Sze Wai said...

I found that flash player cannot work properly. Can't watch the youtube video...

7:11 PM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger Vic. said...

Mine just keeps crashing continously, about five seconds after I launch chrome.

After countless number of tries I still haven't been able to access a single website (and I've not just been trying google, which someone else listed was a problem).

8:07 AM, September 08, 2010  

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