Thursday, April 16, 2015

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 42.0.2311.87 (platform version: 6812.75.2). Systems will be automatically updated over the next few weeks. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates, and feature enhancements.

Some highlights of these changes are as follows:
  • Files app has been refreshed to follow the suit with Material Design
  • New Chrome OS Launcher including better search experience, voice search, and Google Now integration
  • Updated calculator app
  • Support for password-protected zip files
  • Default typeface on all Chromebooks has been updated to Roboto for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts, to be more consistent with Material Design

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (under the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

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Blogger Ambient Monkey said...

It a POS, I've loads of tabs and I disable internet and open chrome so that I could only load tabs I want, now once I enable internet connection it fucking loads all tabs by itself, this fucking POS....

2:52 AM, April 17, 2015  
Blogger Rafael Hilário said...

Excellent update left the Chrome OS much better but still have to improve a lot. I missed only the new form of favoritar the sites that was introduced in the final version 42 of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux in more is very good.

6:35 AM, April 17, 2015  
Blogger NeoWolf said...

Does anything need to be done to get Google Now Cards to show up in the launcher? I still get them in the notification area.

4:37 PM, April 17, 2015  
Blogger Joshua Brown said...

I don't get cards in my notifications or in the launcher...

8:47 PM, April 17, 2015  
Blogger Benjamin Stocker said...

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2:08 AM, April 18, 2015  
Blogger Vhuang said...

With the latest update it keep asking me to install unity when I already game it...?

3:36 AM, April 18, 2015  
Blogger Benjamin Stocker said...

No Google Now Cards in the App-Launcher. Is there e flag needed to enable it?

6:13 AM, April 18, 2015  
Blogger Charles said...

inputcontrol --mouse_australian_scrolling 1

This now does not work.

1:17 PM, April 18, 2015  
Blogger Tarun Tej said...

I really dislike the new font. Also, I'd love an option to keep the file tree from cluttering the left pane in the files app.

12:35 AM, April 19, 2015  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur with other posters who complain they can't find Google Now. I still get cards in Notifications and have no access to Google Now from the launcher.

6:42 AM, April 19, 2015  
Blogger Andrew Emerson said...

There is no google now cards in the new launcher.

10:20 AM, April 19, 2015  
Blogger J said...

I don't understand. My web browser doesn't have a calculator app.

4:40 PM, April 19, 2015  
Blogger Mohmd Sa'dawi said...

poor update, I don't understand why Multimedia app (music & video player still so primitive
I know that everything work with the internet but sometime, you have no connection
plz fix it soon

7:48 PM, April 19, 2015  
Blogger Andrew Albano said...

You fools! What have you done? Remove it now

4:14 AM, April 20, 2015  
Blogger Martin Cohen said...

I installed 42 and not crouton fails:

chronos@localhost / $ Welcome to crosh, the Chrome OS developer shell.
bash: Welcome: command not found
chronos@localhost / $
chronos@localhost / $ If you got here by mistake, don't panic! Just close this tab and carry on.
> Type 'help' for a list of commands.
> crosh> shell
> chronos@localhost / $ sudo startxfce4
> Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/trusty...
> /usr/bin/startxfce4: Starting X server
> X.Org X Server 1.15.1
> Release Date: 2014-04-13
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
> Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-76-generic x86_64 Ubuntu
> Current Operating System: Linux localhost 3.8.11 #1 SMP Tue Apr 14 18:57:27 PDT 2015 x86_64
> Kernel command line: cros_secure console= loglevel=7 init=/sbin/init cros_secure oops=panic panic=-1 root=/dev/dm-0 rootwait ro dm_verity.error_behavior=3 dm_verity.max_bios=-1 dm_verity.dev_wait=1 dm="1 vroot none ro 1,0 2506752 verity payload=PARTUUID=fff9b606-ca81-ca4b-a904-f0a8689d0bac/PARTNROFF=1 hashtree=PARTUUID=fff9b606-ca81-ca4b-a904-f0a8689d0bac/PARTNROFF=1 hashstart=2506752 alg=sha1 root_hexdigest=a066bff2dc004585fe2b5c44be0c33ce6314a3a4 salt=d9d62c9699d89416b72843e002fe7a0e273b0d9678a826be2a1517e0e06658ae" noinitrd vt.global_cursor_default=0 kern_guid=fff9b606-ca81-ca4b-a904-f0a8689d0bac add_efi_memmap boot=local noresume noswap i915.modeset=1 tpm_tis.force=1 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 nmi_watchdog=panic,lapic iTCO_vendor_support.vendorsupport=3
> Build Date: 12 February 2015 02:49:29PM
> xorg-server 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.7 (For technical support please see
> Current version of pixman: 0.30.2
> Before reporting problems, check
> to make sure that you have the latest version.
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
> (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.1.log", Time: Mon Apr 20 08:15:42 2015
> (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
> (EE)
> (EE) Backtrace:
> (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x48) [0x7f76fb9b4848]
> (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x7f76fb80b000+0x1ad539) [0x7f76fb9b8539]
> (EE) 2: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x7f76fa907000+0x10340) [0x7f76fa917340]
> (EE) 3: /usr/bin/X (0x7f76fb80b000+0xb57a6) [0x7f76fb8c07a6]
> (EE) 4: /usr/bin/X (xf86BusProbe+0x9) [0x7f76fb894099]
> (EE) 5: /usr/bin/X (InitOutput+0x74d) [0x7f76fb8a26fd]
> (EE) 6: /usr/bin/X (0x7f76fb80b000+0x59bab) [0x7f76fb864bab]
> (EE) 7: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x7f76f9347ec5]
> (EE) 8: /usr/bin/X (0x7f76fb80b000+0x451ee) [0x7f76fb8501ee]
> (EE)
> (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x0
> (EE)
> Fatal server error:
> (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
> (EE)
> (EE)
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
> at
> for help.
> (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.1.log" for additional information.
> (EE)
> (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
> /usr/bin/xinit: giving up
> /usr/bin/xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
> /usr/bin/xinit: server error
> Not unmounting /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/trusty as another instance is using it.
> chronos@localhost / $


8:20 AM, April 20, 2015  
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3:06 PM, April 20, 2015  
Blogger TonyCl said...

Well everything looks great with this latest update. Fingers crossed, flash crashes appear to have stopped-incredible.
All 4 (UK TV channel) is now playable wihout gliches.
2nd search ne layout looks nice.

2:02 AM, April 21, 2015  
Blogger Terry Cameron said...

I was hoping the google now cards would show up on the desktop (which serves no purpose at this time).

I prefered hitting the search button and getting a list of apps, but the voice search is nice.

10:36 AM, April 21, 2015  
Blogger Adink De Menace said...

The new launcher makes us do a little effort just to open apps. You need to tap on launcher then move the fingers on trackpad to All Apps then tap it. Not effective. And just anybody else, no Google Now on new launcher.

12:45 PM, April 21, 2015  
Blogger Jen Y said...

Horrible. I go to update and come back, takes 2-3 minutes to open my file folders now and rarely displays those mini icons of my saved pics. I use my chromebook for photography/store's probably close to 10 times slower now.

8:37 PM, April 21, 2015  
Blogger john inalegwu said...

ever since i updated my chrome to this version..when i logon to my chromebook, i get a black screen that stays for like 15mins before i can have access to my start menu..please how do i fix this...

9:54 PM, April 21, 2015  
Blogger Kory Hoffman said...

So...why was the fact that NPAPI plugins were disabled, not mentioned in the highlights? That's a fairly brazen change if you ask me. For anyone that doesn't know, if you're having issues with missing plugins, navigate to chrome://flags and re-enable npapi plugins.

5:56 AM, April 22, 2015  
Blogger Kory Hoffman said...

I believe I miss spoke, I thought this was a post about the chrome web browser because it was also recently updated to version 42.

6:05 AM, April 22, 2015  
Blogger john inalegwu said...

pls guys i need help on ma issue..please ne one out dr..please profer a solution pleaseeeeeeeeee

2:04 PM, April 22, 2015  
Blogger Chris Legarth said...

Same issue as others with no Google Now cards on the new launcher not that I really use them any way. But, is there a way to manage the apps that appear to the left of the "All Apps" icon? I think they are supposed to be recently used apps but the first three for me never change.

8:00 AM, April 25, 2015  
Blogger ACEinAUS said...

Also hiding my bookmark star and extension icons is bad.

1:08 AM, April 27, 2015  
Blogger Mark Permann said...

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5:18 PM, April 27, 2015  
Blogger Mark Permann said...

Font kerning looks bad at 1536x864 ressolution on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. Uneven, distracting spacing between letters on web pages and in apps. System elements e.g. tabs, omnibox look ok.

5:21 PM, April 27, 2015  
Blogger Brett Hill said...

The font - holy cow. There are so many condensed fonts. Is anyone else typing with Times New Roman Condensed for Google Docs? Any way to fix this so that the fonts look normal in Google Drive?

7:54 PM, April 27, 2015  
Blogger Chris Webb said...

Really dislike the new launcher. I guess it would be OK if you were mostly using it to search; oddly, I'm mostly trying to use it to launch stuff. That's now a more cumbersome process. Why? (Fortunately I found the flag to turn it off, at least for now - please, if you must keep this launcher, do also keep the option to remove it...)

1:46 AM, April 28, 2015  
Blogger Chris Webb said...

Also turned off the Roboto font. Which was very nice and all, I'm sure, until you tried to read anything with it... Seriously, guys, I don't need my Chromebook to look like my Android tablet. It's a different device for a different purpose.

1:51 AM, April 28, 2015  
Blogger Felix Avalance said...

oh you also cut off crouton. NICE JOB

4:49 AM, April 28, 2015  
Blogger Richard Baldwin said...

Hurry up and add this to the Admin Console as the highest restricted update. Those of us in large domains that want to test updates before pushing them out use this option and all of our units are going to stick to v41.* until someone stops falling asleep at the wheel over there.

9:20 AM, April 28, 2015  
Blogger Dave Lowery said...

It seems to have improved the speed on the Toshiba Chromebook 2. I like it.

6:50 PM, April 28, 2015  
Blogger Acyawn said...

with the new files app - i am unable to open/mount any .zip files. tried with .zips created using files app and google drive web download.

1:47 AM, April 30, 2015  
Blogger john inalegwu said...

pls google..we need a sound update.the builtin sound is too low.we also need a bluetooth support update..finally we need a headphone chromebook doesn't play sounds through the headset and the builtin sound is too low

5:33 AM, April 30, 2015  

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