Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 7.0.517.24 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome



Blogger Kurtextrem said...

Cool, nothing new? o.o

10:02 AM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Rose said...

It's the same Dev version, so read the previous notes.

10:14 AM, September 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bummer. I was hoping for Options in Tab to be in About:Labs in this version.

When do you think that'll make it onto the beta channel? I enabled it in Canary Build and rather like it!

10:34 AM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

If I were to guess, I think the "Options in tab" feature will only end up in Google Chrome 8 when it comes to beta and stable builds.

10:38 AM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Blaz Pristy said...

Beta already are you sure? IE9 has drop 3D support not rush then i guess.

11:30 AM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger laforge@chromium said...

A lot of the work that's being done in 7.0 is largely not user facing and in some cases is a legitimate work in progress. With our new release cycle and about:labs, I'd suggest you stay tuned, things are going to start moving quite fast.

12:11 PM, September 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on google. Those release notes are getting thinner and thinner.

12:20 PM, September 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, how about a summary of major changes between 6.0.472.63 and 7.0.517.24? Your last changelogs make me really sad.

12:23 PM, September 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

based on the 6 week schedule, the chrome 7 stable should be coming in around a week. the major change would probably be the hardware acceleration.

1:04 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Kenneth said...

What happened to the capability to hide the "Most Visited" and "Recently Closed" sites in the NEW TAB page ?

In my case, it is just so that family members sitting next to me do not get spoiled about presents I am buying them. But I am sure many Chrome users want to keep the Boss from seeing those sites when looking over their shoulder as they pass by.

And, in general, why is Google constantly removing features from their products ? This is far from the first time...

1:33 PM, September 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Jonas N: I hope so. I thought Options in Tab was nice.

Speaking of about:labs, how about adding a link to it in the Extensions tab. That way those that aren't aware of it can find it. (Kind of like the --bookmarks-menu target flag that was removed because people didn't use it because people didn't know about it.)

2:19 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger sutrostyle said...

It's an interesting decision to push it with

Youtube full screen button does not work for instance for all users that got auto-updated...

4:44 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Kenneth said...

Just to make it clearer:

When a friend and I are sitting down in front of my laptop, and I click on "New Tab", I do not want it displaying every site that I have visited recently.

If you polled Chrome users, I would bet my car that a majority would agree.

That does NOT mean that any large number will bother to complain about it. Some might just go back to Firefox - that would be the normal human response.

PS The Youtube full screen bug sounds like even more of a deal-killer, not to mention highly ironic since Google owns Youtube...

6:18 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Kenny said...

any way to turn of the plug-in "placeholders" like flash for those of us that want to see through/behind the flash window to the html site?

6:29 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Shadow said...

PROFILE MANAGER, please. Like old Netscape. Every user had his own account with data, history, passwds, syncronized google account, etc.

6:37 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Cristian said...

Thank you so much!

8:34 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Pete said...

I agree. We must be able to turn off Most Visited and Recently Closed on New Tabs.

9:44 PM, September 30, 2010  
Blogger Once Upon A Time said...

The design of the "New Tab" page becomes ugly. I don't want explicit lines of "Most visited" and "recently closed". What's the reason for changing to this? Please fix this. While your are making browser faster, please make sure the quality of the design.

Also I am still missing dynamic movement of tabs:drag-to-pin, and drag-to-unpin features. This makes Chrome unique and outstanding among all other browsers. But as "someone" didn't like it, then you turn off the whole features without considering the rest.

5:00 AM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Diego said...

and now, like de dev, this channel doesn't work in my job... it requires authentication in all sites ...again and again...will i have to leave google chrome and use it only in my home??

5:18 AM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Carole said...

I live in Greece but would like to have Google Chrome set to English not Greek. Also would like to set the search enging to not

8:44 AM, October 01, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if this was like this in version 6 but I get about 10-12 processes with 2 tabs open of chrome with version 7. Damn that's a lot.

11:32 AM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger pepe2004 said...

I'm still stuck on IE on my 1080p lcd because I cant change the default zoom for every page so the test isn't so small. On IE you can change the default zoom to 125% and it is very good to read with that. But on firefox and chrome there isnt a way to do that.

11:35 AM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger vanillatruffle said...

Please add back ASAP the capability to hide the "Most Visited" and "Recently Closed" sites in the NEW TAB page!!!

12:02 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger bt said...

For those that have their panties in a bunch about the "most visited" and "recently closed" option, you can still use the Speed Dial extension where it will give you that option and also allow you to have more 8 pinned tabs on the New Tab page as well.

12:25 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Sheri said...

Thanks for this,and looking foward to understanding this more.

12:46 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Marco Tulio said...

Why chrome 7 is tryng to accept incoming connections from internet.
McFee internet security is alerting me about that.
I'have been using chrome for a while and didn't receive such an alert
till the upgrade to chrome 7 beta.

1:23 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger richard said...

can you PLEASE stop the pinned tabs from disappearing

1:58 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Guillaume said...

Windows Media Player and Flash Player integrated music modules are completely broken on ALL versions of Chromium and Google Chrome 7 (but work perfectly fine on Chrome 6, Firefox 4 or even IE8...). I hope these very annoying bugs will not reach the stable channel ! :(

3:16 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Glenn Jordan said...

Side tabs: You cannot drag and drop any link.

3:54 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Glenn Jordan said...

The side tabs affects the reported window size in websites, etc.

4:21 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger QQ510371827 said...

I don't like Speed Dial extension and the new Tab page is simple and convenient to use. when using Speed Dial,how to display apps in future?
the pinned tabs on the New Tab page is not used to place your favorites websites because you could use bookmarks toobar(or button) instead. We don't need repeat functions. What we need is a better and more powerful new Tab page but not instead it with other pages.
The "recently closed" option is important to me.however,when using extensions to implement "recently closed" functionality,None of extensions could show each web page's favicon correctly because of limitation. Unless google provide a "recently closed" button on toobar , I 'm reluctant to cancel the "recently closed" option on new Tab page.
For those that hate the "recently closed" and "Most visited" options,you can edit custom.css file to hide them.

7:51 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Once Upon A Time said...

To QQ510371827:
The problem is there is no more "options" for controlling "Most visited" and "Recently closed".

Those two are just stuck on the New tab page.

9:34 PM, October 01, 2010  
Blogger Vicky Rusu said...

I use Joomla for one of my sites and all of my plugins/modules works fine in Chrome 6. Since this update, my yooslider doesn't work. Any help?

5:21 AM, October 02, 2010  
Blogger Kenneth said...

Amazingly, this has been tracked as a software issue for 3 weeks, and still was released to Beta anyway. You can check it out at:

1:55 PM, October 02, 2010  
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1:57 PM, October 02, 2010  
Blogger Warren said...

I am unable to resolve the website for my online banking. Is there a known issue with https sites. I am able to log in but the site only comes up blank a blank gray screen. No error messages. Worked okay in 6.0.472.63.

8:15 PM, October 02, 2010  
Blogger Kay S.T. said...

we need multiple search engines for more productivity.


7:29 AM, October 03, 2010  
Blogger zixblog said...

Phantom tabs need to come back! Still not comment from you guys on this issue, asked for by a load of people.

3:18 AM, October 05, 2010  
Blogger Kay S.T. said...

11:23 AM, October 05, 2010  

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