Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Beta channel has been updated to 8.0.552.28 for all platforms. 

This release contains a number of bug fixes, as well as features like our new bundled PDF viewer, more sync services, and improved plug-in handling. This release also contains a new version of Flash.

Full details about the changes are available in the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.


Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

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25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tabbed Settings flag is now on the beta channel, I was looking forward to that.

(I've also enabled GPU acceleration, we'll see how that works.)

9:48 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger qwe123123 said...

I liked the dark background of the older pdf viewer.

10:23 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger qwe123123 said...

And there's click-to-play! Good stuff!

10:28 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger Gonçalo said...

The PDF viewer should have at least an option for navigate to a specific page

10:52 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger netol said...

It's a pitty that we have to wait for v9 to get password sync.

BTW Good work!

10:57 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger Lanel said...

I'd like a nicer Windows 7 default theme. :[

11:43 AM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger bt said...

Click to Play is really nice.

Now I don't have to use the Flashblock extension anymore. -_-

1:20 PM, November 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like the integrated PDF viewer. Where's Save (I know I can right-click, but I don't want that), E-mail, Print?

4:37 PM, November 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Save and print are where they always are: In the tools menu, or available via keyboard shortcuts.

5:33 PM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger Venkat Jasti said...

Why the new page displays my gmail id and there are no webpage icons visible.

6:09 PM, November 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've noticed in the last couple of revisions that when visiting a high content site (i.e. egmcartech.com) the browser becomes unresponsive. I can't scroll down the page while it's still loading the site and plenty has been loaded already. I've noticed same behavior on other heavy websites as well like engadget.

9:08 PM, November 04, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the pdf viewer the same one as the google docs one? That's the one that pops up for me.

9:09 PM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger macbeach said...

PDF Viewer causes flaky behavior.

I've been using the plug-in that allows PDF files to be viewed using Google Docs. Fortunately that still works as this new thing doesn't supply that (desired) functionality.

BUT...

Without the plug-in there really is no consistent behavior for "download". Right clicking a file with the intention of downloading (not displaying) the PDF file no longer works. Best I can do is "File/Save as" which saves a PDF file that doesn't open locally at all.

"download" from within Google Docs now, instead, opens the new viewer.

Sometimes you just want to save a file.

9:16 PM, November 04, 2010  
Blogger Edward said...

Nice, don't need to run Canary to Instant now.

5:12 AM, November 05, 2010  
Blogger qwe123123 said...

@macbeach wrote:
Best I can do is "File/Save as" which saves a PDF file that doesn't open locally at all.

But Save link as... (on Win XP3) gives a file that can be opened locally.

5:28 AM, November 05, 2010  
Blogger Jesse Ball said...

I don't know if anyone else has this same issue, but when I select to stretch the PDF wide; my PDF starts to shake in and out real fast.

8:45 AM, November 05, 2010  
Blogger scott7876 said...

Anyone else having trouble with the sync feature on this release? My laptop doesn't want to sync for some reason?

5:07 AM, November 06, 2010  
Blogger Adrián J. said...

Since version 7 and after every YouTube video in Full Screen lags and stutters like every 15 seconds. It's really annoying, it only happens with Chrome.

11:35 AM, November 06, 2010  
Blogger Omicron said...

Why the home page has to show my google account is this version. That is not necessary. It's no useful.

6:46 PM, November 06, 2010  
Blogger snozwoz said...

Still no print preview. I have been waiting for over a year now and had my hopes pinned on version 8. i cant even see anything to suggest it might be in 9, or ever.
Please give me hope, when will my wait be over?

5:29 AM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Fannyfu said...

Hope this new version improves the flash aplications and Kill less pages.

8:54 AM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Fabio_Rulez said...

nice to see built in PDF.. but no rotation is allowed! please take a look here:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=48290

3:44 PM, November 08, 2010  
Blogger Jhon said...

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4:53 PM, November 08, 2010  
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- Tanya
Web Design Firm

11:17 AM, November 12, 2010  
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5:47 PM, November 17, 2010  

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