Monday, February 28, 2011

Dev Channel Update

Note: We've updated the Dev channel to 11.0.686.3 for All platforms. This new build fixes the autofill related crash (Issue 74511).

Note: We've updated the Dev channel to 11.0.686.1 for All platforms. This new build fixes the HTML5 issue noted below (Issue 74451).

The Dev channel has been updated to 11.0.686.0 for All platforms
  • Updated V8 -
  • Accelerated compositing turned on by default (use --disable-accelerated-layers to disable).
  • Fixed a bug affecting the bookmark manager and other extensions. (Issue 43448)
  • FTP: fixed a compatibility issue. (Issue 72060)
  • GPU acceleration and WebGL disabled for Windows XP
  • Windows Restart Manager restores Chrome on update-triggered restarts. (Vista/2008+).
  • Fix bugs related to the new infobar UI (Issue 73357) and Issue 73590))
Known Issues
  • HTML5 videos don't play on (Issue 74451)
  • Gmail renders with narrower lines.

More details about additional changes are available in the 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

Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Testing this version...

6:31 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger Hernán said...

This version mess with gmail. All the labels are now on a vertical list inside the emails.

It also changed something on the gmail inbox.

6:51 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger bt said...

Instant doesn't seem to work when enabling "better omnibox history matching".

8:21 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger REO said...

Great Update! Win Vista/32 bit

Noticed a little different Gmail format.

8:48 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger Anton said...

With the new version of Chrome, the e-mail entry lines in your Gmail inbox are now too "thick." The boxes for each entry are much taller than they used to be, resulting in too much space between e-mail subjects.

This is not a change to Gmail as the interface appears normal in Firefox and IE - this is a problem with the new Chrome Dev release.

8:54 PM, February 28, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh look an update.

Chrome still completely butchers youtube though.

9:33 PM, February 28, 2011  
Blogger David said...

On a couple pc's here, after installing the update, chrome doesn't want to open any more.
Click the icon, a window opens, freezes straight away, and gives a non-responding window.
Anyone else with this problem?

12:48 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Duane O'Conner said...

After updating to this version, Chrome crashes on my launch. Uninstalled and reinstalled a few times, however could never get it to launch without crashing. I have had to uninstall and install a beta version.

1:35 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger smileham said...

I'm having problems with this one too, crashes on start up on my Windows XP machine.

1:37 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Jorge García Rodríguez said...

Why is WebGL and GPU disabled for XP?

1:37 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Peter said...

David: I got that problem. Had to downrank to beta channel.

2:00 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger David said...

Found the solution, in your profile folder, delete the files:
web data
web data-journal

and it starts working again.

2:06 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger David said...

after update this crashes on restarting chrome - windows xp. can't fix it.

2:47 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Team Dave said...

@David - Thanks your solution worked for the crashing bug.

Found the solution, in your profile folder, delete the files:
web data
web data-journal

and it starts working again.

3:22 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Graycrow said...

V8 is still broken. For example, bug 73940 is not fixed.

3:23 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Blaster219 said...

NO changes to googlemail's GUI on my machine.

3:32 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger H. Ramos said...

The browser is hanging for a short time (~30 sec) when a button is clicked.

4:07 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Adam Edwards said...

damn gmail got all fat (win7)

4:52 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger brianzion said...

chrome dev 11.0.686.0 windows 7 x 64 BIT home premium will not open this version crashes with no error log or explanation just a windows box stating windows has to close browser.

4:56 AM, March 01, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all my config are dissable i cant mangae nothing

4:57 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Mark said...

Crashes on startup (on XP) giving "chrome has crashed" popup box - have had to delete default profile and downgrade to beta.

6:08 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Per128 said...

Drag-dropping website icons/urls/bookmarklets to the bookmark bar hasn't worked since before 11.0.672.2
win7 64

7:31 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Renaud Bédard said...

Same "fat gmail rows" problem here.

7:39 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Cakalaky said...

If you are experiencing Gmail issues with the rows being bigger than normal star this issue -

7:52 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Martin said...

Thanks Dave for your advice.

Just to clarify, if Google Chrome is crashing when you launch it, go to C:\Users\USERNAME\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default and delete the two files (not folders) "Web Data" and "Web Data-journal".

8:29 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Martin said...

Warning: The above step will delete saved bookmarks, etc; if you try to update them by syncing, then it will re-instate the crash-on-startup error.

11:13 AM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger JuL said...

Youtube HTML5 doesn't work anymore...

12:00 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Kiyanouche said...

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1:07 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger محمد جمال محمد احمد said...

1:13 PM, March 01, 2011  
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3:19 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Ivano said...


4:01 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Tony said...

Has anyone else noticed how the menu shadows have vanished in Gmail?

8:50 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger HR said...

Please revert Gmail.

The spacing is off.

9:14 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Noah Vendrick said...

chrome os is broken in newest update.files won't open in content browser.can't scroll or move the pointer because the trackpad is all messed up.and it's just slow.bad update.10 not good

10:55 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Rahuloof said...

gmail is messed up

11:00 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Renta said...

Troubles with playing flash-video - speed of the play is too high. And in sound of video there are some dips. Its on Ubuntu Linux 10.10, Shockwave Flash 10.2 r154

11:02 PM, March 01, 2011  
Blogger Jonas N said...

As for Gmail: Give it a few days. Gmail is bugged with the latest build of Chrome on Dev Channel, but the problem is not with Chrome, but Gmail. It'll be updated soon.

12:14 AM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger Ivano said...

The "minimum font size" new setting affect also my personal pages where I cannot set a font less than 9pt!

12:58 AM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger rza49311 said...


Please revert Gmail.

The spacing is off.

6:45 AM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger Shai Bergman said...

There is a problem when submitting info to wordpress (e.g new post)

7:31 AM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger CWobbles said...

Crashes on update for windows 7 64bit ultimate as per posts above, crashes on open. Works fine when downgrade to earlier version. Also works fine on win 7 professional.

Interestingly I can only view this blog now using the IE extension for chrome and not directly in chrome! Keeps telling me to login or enable javascript/cookies in my browser when using chrome. My login id is displayed top left when it tells me this :P

11:07 AM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger Pyrodogg said...

Running 11.0.686.1 dev

Still getting weird Gmail formatting, vertical labels list on emails. See for an example.

3:36 PM, March 02, 2011  
Blogger Alvaro said...

Again, why is WebGL disabled for XP?

It was working fine. We need it.

1:34 AM, March 03, 2011  
Blogger krtulmay said...

GPU and WebGL have currently been disabled on XP because GPU crashes are much more frequent and catastrophic (sometimes causing system hangs) on XP.

It is blacklisted on XP for now for all GPU features and vendors. Will be revisited once there is better overall stability.

For details see:

4:21 AM, March 03, 2011  
Blogger resident said...

problem :/

4:37 PM, March 03, 2011  
Blogger taltamir said...

clicking on the link for bug 74451 opens
which says:


Your client does not have permission to get URL /p/chromium/issues/detail?id=70589 from this server.

6:03 PM, March 03, 2011  
Blogger Elver said...

chrome don't register my login in every site. I have always to rewrite nickname and passoword!!!

4:31 AM, March 04, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The site doesn't load on this version of Google Chrome. But loads normally on Firefox.

7:27 PM, March 04, 2011  
Blogger Sumon said...

@ Elver
Same to me.i thought this problem is happening to me only

11:12 PM, March 04, 2011  
Blogger Avinash Agrawal said...

Chrome Version : 11.x.x.x
1. Goto
2. Enter stock symbols like "Goog", "adbe", "msft", etc
3. Page loads VERY SLOWLY

What is the expected result?
Page should load VERY FAST, as in IE

What happens instead?
Page loads VERY SLOWLY

9:46 AM, March 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

XSS auditor was removed from "about:flags". Does that mean that it's now built in or not? thanks

2:02 PM, March 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay just found: "XSS Auditor re-designed and enabled by default." ... since the release of dev 11.0

2:22 PM, March 05, 2011  
Blogger Craig said...

Weird gmail label formatting here too. Also missing fonts in google docs. Both work fine in Safari.

6:49 AM, March 06, 2011  
Blogger Sam said...

Chrome 11.0.686.3 crashes when editing articles in yoomla

8:35 AM, March 06, 2011  
Blogger Ivano said...

The "View" command for attahced files (pdf or docs), doesn't work anymore...

"Temporary Error (404) - We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes"

1:09 AM, March 07, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11.0.686.1 crashes when autofill sync enabled, fine with everything but autofill set to sync.

3:08 AM, March 07, 2011  
Blogger Gesl said...

So lemme get this straight. Dev is well known to be the most unstable version. Yet on the worlds most widely used os, it is MISSING FEATURES that are in stable? How does that work? Give us our latest technology, and we'll live with the crashes.

11:25 AM, March 07, 2011  
Blogger Hernán Heyman said...

I have 2 gmail accounts.

One of them always rendered OK with this new version of Chrome Dev, but the other gmail account renders with all the described problems (rows too thick, no shadows under menues, vertical display of labels, etc).

5:02 PM, March 07, 2011  
Blogger Hernán Heyman said...

Well... forget my message above. After restarting Windows my both gmail accounts have render problems.

3:48 PM, March 08, 2011  

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