Update Available on the Dev Channel: Chrome
Article by George Norman
On 07 Jul 2009
At the start of the week an update for the Google developed web browser, Google Chrome, has been released on the dev channel. The update comes with the official string of Chrome, is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux-powered machines, and comes with several bug fixes (no version changes).

Engineering Program Manager with Google Chrome, Jonathan Conradt, comments: “Google Chrome has been released to the Dev channel for Windows, Linux and Mac. You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug [here].”


Google Chrome highlights:
- Command line switch “new-new-tab-page” for the New Tab Page.
- IME for non-roman script languages added to Linux version.
- Fixed printing issues for Windows version.
- Added “Save As” dialog for the Mac OS X version.
- Fixed some proxy servers that were not working properly.
- Fixed problems with animated GIFs, meaning that animated GIFs now move.
- Extensions changes.
A complete list of changes in Google Chrome is available here (release notes).

The following problems have not been addressed, but Google is aware of them (known issues):
- Command + S shortcut to save documents in Google Docs, on Mac-powered machines, has not been implemented.
- When you first open the bookmark manager in the Linux version of Chrome, the bookmarks bar context menu is disabled.
- You cannot access bookmarks that do not fit on the bookmarks bar, in the Linux version of Chrome.
- There is no spacing between thumbnails on New Tab Page.

Moving on, if you want to know what Google has been up to recently, you can check out this article where we cover all the things that have been keeping the Mountain View search engine giant busy recently – things like Google Update no longer updates by default, you can change your Google Voice number with a one-time fee, Google Image search has a more handy and convenient content filtering feature, Google Blog Search has been updated, there’s a new Google Toolbar with an advanced translation feature and more.

Tags: Google, Chrome, Dev Channel, Update
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