Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Beta channel has been updated to 7.0.517.41 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

There were only a few minor fixes in this release, specifically around plugin loading and crashes.

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



Blogger Ryan said...

Isn't even any new features in Chrome 7 from what i can see. I thought the point of the 6 week cycle was to get features to people faster. Looking at the number of features that keep getting bumped up repeatedly (side tabs, smooth scrolling, print preview etc.) i wouldn't hold your breath for version 8 to have anything new either.

2:58 PM, October 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am now satisfied with the great amount of new chanhes being coocked in Firefox 4. Google chrome is no more interesting to me. From Chrome 4 to Chrome 8, nothing important was changed.

Most of the websites are hard to acces, very basic front, speed is getting your atention insteaqd of efficiency.

3:10 PM, October 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the new features? Little by little, all new updates just have "minor fixes" and nothing new is released.

Every single possible feature gets pushed back to M8/M9, and that's before it's pushed back again.

I used to look forward to new beta releases, but now this is getting boring.

3:23 PM, October 13, 2010  
Blogger r721 said...


This post has some kind of a summary of new features in Chrome 7:

"So what's new in Google Chrome 7?

1. Web apps are enabled by default, just in time for the Chrome Web Store launch.

2. Web apps are synchronized, like regular extensions and themes.

3. A slightly updated new tab page, with support for web apps.

4. "Click to play" for plug-ins. If you disable plug-ins from Chrome's settings dialog, you'll see a placeholder and a new message every time you visit a page that requires plug-ins: "Click to run this plug-in".

5. about:labs, a new page that includes experimental features. The Windows version includes a single feature: "side tabs", which lets you move the tabs to a sidebar."

3:41 PM, October 13, 2010  
Blogger BXTS said...

Jquery animations run smooth on ie now, as well as on opera and firefox 4, and while Google Chrome was able to handle javascript animations quite well before now it doen it in a very very bad way. Please do something with this.

Thank you

3:47 PM, October 13, 2010  
Blogger MK said...

@r721: Regrettably, click-to-play's been disabled for 7. I enjoyed it for the brief time it was enabled on the Beta branch.

That said, I don't mind 7 being a mostly-bugfix release. Half the point of frequent releases is to shorten the wait for the next release if your favored feature wasn't ready this time.

4:05 PM, October 13, 2010  
Blogger Wes said...

I don't know why Google even allows comments here when so many of you guys simply complain. If it says it's a bug release fix, test the bugs, don't whine about there not being new features. Move to canary or Chromium if you want the bleeding edge.

6:09 PM, October 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@r721: Yep I saw that (Love that blog!), and I'm looking forward to Tabbed Settings in about:labs. Lately lately it's just been bug fix after bug fix, which is good, but some new features would be nice.

7:28 PM, October 13, 2010  
Blogger jbohaj said...

Dear author & all here, please tell, how to "Un-install = Remove", Chrome Plugins, which are installed here (chrome://plugins/).

8:04 PM, October 13, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t know why people are complaining about new features, I love the Chrome improvements, as a developer I am happy that my applications becomes faster with each new Chrome build, and I am happy that I have more API to use with each Chrome build, thank you Google Chrome, you made our life much easier.

3:44 AM, October 14, 2010  
Blogger jason palmer said...

I need to update, to see if a website i developed that looks fine in internet explorer is looking wrong in chrome due to old bugs.

but.... whenever i go to about, it says i have version 6...xxxxx and all is fine, i have no option to 'update to latest'


9:23 AM, October 15, 2010  
Blogger jason palmer said...

panic over... updated to the beta channel

that is far far too techie, look at ms.... they make it easy for people to update, in fact, they make you do it

learn from microsoft

make it easy for people to update

9:49 AM, October 15, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when has a 64bit version

2:59 PM, October 15, 2010  
Blogger Mehdi said...

What does the number after 7.0, 8.0 represent?

1:29 AM, October 16, 2010  
Blogger ncspz said...

long time no update on stable channel, it seems soon.

8:05 AM, October 16, 2010  
Blogger Lanel said...

Can someone tell me which of these command switches still work? They're all to increase speed of browsing.

--enable-accelerated-compositing --enable-gpu-rendering --enable-video-layering --enable-webgl --enable-accelerated-2d-canvas --enable-fastback

Thank you very much if you know and reply. :)

10:35 PM, October 16, 2010  
Blogger joris.vanhecke said...

Need the synchronization of the extensions's local storage.

2:34 AM, October 19, 2010  

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