Thursday, October 7, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 7.0.517.36 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

The majority of fixes in this release were related to stability and polish.  Of particular note, we also landed fixes for NTLM authentication and restored the ability to hide the most visited sites on the new tab page.  We've disabled plugin click to play for 7.0 (it will return in 8.0 once we've worked out some minor issues).

You can find more details about additional changes in this release in the SVN revision log.

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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say, when are we going to get that orange dot next to the Wrench icon to signal there's an update? I like knowing when Chrome is updated so that I can check the blog to see what's new.

(Right now I'm using RSS Live Links to notify me of new beta releases.)

I like the new popup menu when the NTP Most visited sites is closed.

6:45 PM, October 07, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS How about when the Most visited pane is closed, the Recently closed pane shows thumbnails? I use the latter pane more than the former and think it would be a nice addition to add thumbnails to it for quicker visual ID of closed tabs.

6:50 PM, October 07, 2010  
Blogger QQ510371827 said...

After updating to 7.0.517.36 beta, Click-to-play feature was gone,why?

9:33 PM, October 07, 2010  
Blogger ncspz said...

can't wait the 7.0 stable, i want 1000 fish on my screen

9:40 PM, October 07, 2010  
Blogger Todd Vierling said...

FYI users, "Session Only" cookie mode is fixed in this release. (Issue 57677)

9:48 PM, October 07, 2010  
Blogger MK said...

@QQ510371827: Yeah, click-to-play placeholders seem to be ignoring hover and clicks now. I've reported it as Issue 58425.

10:13 PM, October 07, 2010  
Blogger r721 said...

Is fixed yet?

4:14 AM, October 08, 2010  
Blogger Kay S.T. said...

When I try to download the beta for linux 32 bit .deb it downloads the stable version!!!!

5:46 AM, October 08, 2010  
Blogger L. F. O. Martins said...

Please, also restore links to History and Dowloads pages to "New Tab Page". Thank you. =)

8:30 AM, October 08, 2010  
Blogger laforge@chromium said...

Just updated the blog post, We've disabled plugin click to play for 7.0 (it will return in 8.0 once we've worked out some issues).

8:47 AM, October 08, 2010  
Blogger Tirminyl said...

My browser at work must not have updated to the latest Beta release as I am very happy to see that some NTLM authentication fixes were pushed.

I use Chrome at work and it was beginning to pull my hair out at the constant authentication pop-up and failures. I was decided to switch back to Firefox until the issue was resolved. I will definitely check it out Monday. Thanks!

9:00 PM, October 08, 2010  
Blogger Epic fail said...

@QQ510371827 read the discription next time

1:44 PM, October 09, 2010  
Blogger MK said...

@Epic fail: That info was only added to the description later, as laforge mentioned.

1:16 AM, October 10, 2010  
Blogger PEDRO said...

Does this Beta version have Hardware Acceleration enabled by default?

If not is it possible to enable it?

8:25 AM, October 10, 2010  
Blogger Jor said...

I'm wondering if anyone is aware of this (probably are), but I'll mention it anyway:

The Task Manager does not show network usage at all in Ubuntu (and probably other distros, too), but it does in Windows. I think this has been happening since the first M6 beta.

1:24 PM, October 11, 2010  

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