Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dev Channel Update

Update: 7.0.517.5 has been release for all platforms including Mac (new feature for Mac inline in the blog post).

The Dev channel has been updated to 7.0.517.0 for Windows, Linux, and ChromeFrame.

  • about:labs (Issue: 53399)
  • Fewer wstrings in the bookmark code!
  • Problems visiting http://localhost in various network configurations should be resolved (Issues: 42058, 49024, 32522).
  • See All
  • Support for Services (Issue 20868)
  • Support for AppleScript (Issue 27468)
  • Find bar and fullscreen overlay are now drawn correctly on top of plugins that use the CoreAnimation drawing model (Issue 44087)
  • Remove superfluous Console logging (Issue 26621)
  • [r58011] [] [OS-LINUX] Issue 29333 - use_system_xml causes many sites to fail to load
  • Remove libxml hack that is not needed after we rolled in the WebKit fix (Issue: 29333)
  • [r58449] Fix default browser selection on KDE 4 on many RPM-based distributions. (Issue 33842)
Known Issues
  • Certain actions on YouTube fail, such as "Like" (Issue: 54424)
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:

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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome



Blogger XDRAGON360 said...

about:labs is a good addition, look forward to future experiments that will be added.

6:07 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Nice Update!

Win Vista/32 bit

6:15 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Stef Robb said...

What happened to "ask me every time" in the cookies options?

6:48 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger The MAZZTer said...

You forgot to include the "New New New Tab Page" in the changelog. :)

6:49 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger gallois said...

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6:53 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Mary said...

Why did you mess with the toolbar? I HAE the favorite star on the right. Can I get the older version?

I am learning to despise Google

7:15 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Ricardo A. said...

Several extension are crashing now. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?

7:26 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Radek said...

I can't like/dislike or fave a video on Youtube on this build, same on Google Chrome Canary build...

7:35 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Script said...

Good work!

7:42 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Kalpesh Bhandari said...

is search from address bar still not working? Man your need to fix that immediately!!!!

10:31 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger fakebone said...

I don't like the update of "new tab".

10:53 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Влад said...

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11:16 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Влад said...

Is it just me, or the New-Tab-Page-background-image starts not at (0,0)[top left corner] but somewhat at (200,100) ?

11:17 PM, September 08, 2010  
Blogger Влад said...

Skin redownloaded, all fine now.

11:19 PM, September 08, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be any way to bring back normal favicons into address bar? It always shows a globe now instead of normal site icon (and for some reason hides http:// only, which is weird and confusing and it messes up trying to copy the address)

1:31 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

I hope the changed new tab page get the same configurability as the old one soon. :( I personally like to keep that one clean, and now I have to view my recently closed tabs there.

1:31 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger deserted said...

On previous builds you could customize the home screen, now you can't remove the 'Recently Closed' section or whatever it's called in english...

2:32 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger ventura said...

The favicons in Google Reader subscriptions are not showing when I use the latest Chrome dev version.

4:19 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Diego said...

it still requires authentication...again and again..fix this, please....

5:08 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger RC said...

I can't connect to the web using this new version.
I can do it fine using Firefox or IE.

5:15 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Justin said...

Just to remind some people.. this is the dev channel, there is gonna be bugs and odd problems. move to the stable if you dont like the changes and issues. just saying :)

5:36 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Jonas N said...

True that. And the comments field is useful for providing feedback on the dev channel.

5:38 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger RC said...

I just listed my issue, so it can get fixed... It's not listed in the known issues, and in the dev brand, you have to give feedback.

5:39 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Handycam said...

Mac download still says 7.0.503.0, and says no update is required.

6:13 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger JuL said...

I second the Proxy authentication bug.

6:15 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger David Knowles said...

I see you finally fix the small number extension issue.

Not to clean on the new tab page but I am sure the changes are in preparation for new features.

Is it me or does it seem like age since we got the last update.

8:17 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Ian said...

Why did you guys change the bookmark bar toggle from ctrl+B to ctrl+shift+B? Was that really necessary? It's not like ctrl+B is being used for anything new.

8:36 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Tyler Sebastian said...

Ian, that was a long long time ago that they changed that.

9:17 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Joey said...

Radek said...
I can't like/dislike or fave a video on Youtube on this build, same on Google Chrome Canary build...

>> I confirm this. Also, the VIDEOS drop down beside the SUBSCRIBE/EDIT SUBSCRIPTION button doesn't work as well. Even the Save to favorite drop down doesn't work.

Please fix! Thanks!

9:33 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

some dark themes are really bad with new buttons... please see issue:

10:25 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Simon Michael said...

On ubuntu lucid netbook edition F11 maximizes normally but F11 again leaves the window in an unmanageable state, instead of unmaximizing as it used to.

10:43 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Ricardo A. said...

The majority of tests from are no longer working. What gives?

11:05 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger dmt said...

Can't replay on youtube comments. [Works on Opera just fine]
Youtube streaming in Chrome vs Opera:
*download speed LOW
Opera OWNS Chrome when streaming from youtube.

connection 100/100 Mb

6:50 PM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger freezejeans said...

Nice to see larger extension-badge numbers again, but likes & Favs on YouTube are borked.

8:28 PM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Michelle said...

I haven't had too many problems with the latest version--once I found the favorites star, that made me happy. However, all of a sudden my preferences for starting chrome were replaced by a babylon search page listed as the home page, and it won't use the ones I have listed to start up with, even after removing or changing the home page.

10:38 PM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger dbone said...

crashes all the time with no rhyme or reason...

2:21 PM, September 10, 2010  
Blogger - said...

Curious how you can destroy whole YouTube and still release this :(

5:04 AM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Ginger said...

No history no save icon...I am uninstalling. Why did you mess with a totally easy to use browser?

12:06 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Cheryl Aka said...

Bookmark manager is still showing absolutely no bookmarks and it just hit me this week. No upgrade or anything (that I am aware of). From reading the forums this has been going on since May. When will a solution be given? I need my bookmarks back in Bookmark Manager.

12:38 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Cheryl Aka said...

Yes, I would also like the favicons back. As a person who also used Chrome for website development and testing, these latest changes really suck and are illogical. We should have the ability to control the look and function in user tools or options, not have it forced on us.

12:44 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger REO said...

Add Instant Search to Google Chrome.

Enjoy! :)

2:13 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Jayayess1190 said...

Netfix Instant Watch still doesn't work.

7:16 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger bt said...

There should be a keyboard shortcut for DUPLICATE TAB and PIN TAB.

Can you guys please implement this?

7:51 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Michael said...

I do not like the new arrangement of icons. I hope there is a way to change it back. I wish we could change the buttons around ourself if we like. I have been using this browser since it came out and became accustomed to the layout and now find myself making mistakes when in a hurry.

8:25 PM, September 11, 2010  
Blogger Joni said...

where to begin? well, Chrome was working fine until it crashed for no reason and my laptop showed me the blue screen--so I had to reboot. Opened up all the same windows again when it came back and first thing I notice is the tools bar in Chrome isn't blue anymore, it's a gray/silver color. I had thought I somehow opened up the incognito window instead. Then I come here looking for answers. I really wish you guys would TELL US when you're planning on doing updates....Maybe put them in the "New Tab" window or do a pop-up saying something like "we're switching to version xxx on xxx--don't forget!" or something.

Oh yeah, and how the hell are we supposed to view/access our private youtube playlists? You guys totally bungled that up and now I can't click on "playlists" anymore to get to all of my playlists so I can access private. FAIL! You guys are lucky that IE is too slow and pisses me off and FF was giving me grief or I never would've used Chrome

12:06 AM, September 12, 2010  
Blogger Marius said... doesn't load correclty.
"Aw, Snap!" message appears. So far this is the only page for which i'm experiencing this problem. (i'm using the 7.0.517.0 dev version of Google Chrome).

3:20 AM, September 12, 2010  
Blogger Seyss said...

Please stop playing with the UI and add much needed features like:

- Master password
- Better privacy settings (prevent Chrome from collecting history)
- Themes manager

6:43 AM, September 12, 2010  
Blogger Bruce said...

This version's broken. I'm getting dead tabs every time I open links:

[39498.130461] chrome[19591]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bf828d00 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39499.522569] chrome[19595]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bf828d00 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39504.852764] chrome[19600]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bf828d00 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39505.896821] chrome[19604]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bf828d00 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39517.874200] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
[39525.768494] chrome[19848]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39528.114678] chrome[19857]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39528.434762] chrome[19860]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39540.882442] chrome[19900]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39551.926592] chrome[19907]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39583.926796] chrome[19763]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]
[39714.526521] chrome[19952]: segfault at 0 ip 093612ca sp bfacecb0 error 4 in chrome[8048000+2895000]

8:27 AM, September 12, 2010  
Blogger PeRq said...

@RC, @-, @Ginger, @Joni: Please keep in mind that DEV channel is EXPERIMENTAL. So if you don't expect to see crashes or unanticipated features, please don't blame here. Create a new issue or switch to a more stable channel.

11:09 PM, September 12, 2010  
Blogger Jeff said...

more often than not in this build, when i search on it crashes the tab.

5:53 AM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Shawn said...

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12:49 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Shawn said...

Really what is wrong with people? This is a development release. You will see changes often and you should see changes often... that's how it should work.

If you don't want the browser to change so often run the stable version.

12:50 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Brian Dhaithí Sheáin said...

Has some sort of smooth-scrolling been implemented ?

7:11 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger sam said...

The Mac new "most visited" area has a much improved UI.

However, the new grey fattened line on top is pretty ugly.

8:22 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Joey said...

still YouTube buttons (like, unlike, Save to, Share, YouTuber's video drop down list) don't work.

9:02 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger ジョエル ♏ ★ JOeL said...

it really do seems to have been implemented ? the smooth scrolling thing... can i disable it kinda annoying especially on my under powered computer it should have a option or something to turn it off before implement it...

9:23 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger garnitier said...

when i use the page up / page down buttons, scrolling up or down becomes very wonky and basically returns to where i page up / down'd from.

needs fixed!

11:04 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger Bellicose100xp said...

would you fix the YouTube Already!!!, It's Been driving me Nuts!!!

11:13 PM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger rumours said...

constantly collapsing developer tool

cry ;(

12:04 AM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Truelove said...

Speed up Google Chrome/ium in 30x times!

1:03 AM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Handycam said...

I assume the inability to "share" on YouTube falls under the known issues, right?

6:13 AM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Wes said...

Smooth scrolling looks great except it's really broken keyboard navigation. It's hard not to use end/home/page up/page down keys.

10:24 AM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Javiero Esquivel said...

The best function of all is Tab Overview!
You couldn't make it better! :D

12:07 PM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger raahi said...

MASTER password please!

12:57 PM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Handycam said...

YouTube is seriously borked as of today. I am having problems even playing videos now. Same video works perfectly with Safari 5.02.

4:23 PM, September 14, 2010  
Blogger Andrew said...

Just wanted to say that side tabs, as implemented now, are pretty pointless since they don't actually increase the horizontal space in the browser when moving the tabs from the top to the side.

Granted, I'm excited that perhaps one day a browser will be made with wide screens in mind (I look at how much white space the address bar takes up on my 26 inch monitor and cry almost daily), and if side tabs is a step in someone on your dev team even remotely thinking about how to develop a browser for wide screens, then I applaud it. Just, that it doesn't actually do anything as it stands now. :)

12:08 AM, September 15, 2010  
Blogger Marasmo said...

The end/home/page up/page down navigation is broken.

3:21 PM, September 15, 2010  
Blogger argh said...

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8:25 AM, September 16, 2010  
Blogger Fal said...

Second to Wes's coment; using Home and End keys to navigate works, but after pressing one of those, if I press another direction key, the window immediately jumps back to where it was before. I could be at the end of a page, hit Home, press the down arrow key to scroll a little bit down from the top, but it will jump back down to the bottom.
This needs to change.

8:33 AM, September 16, 2010  
Blogger dmt said... do not work

[no "new windows" oppens from]

11:06 AM, September 16, 2010  

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