Update Available on the Dev Channel: Chrome
Article by George Norman
On 09 Jul 2009
Just a couple of days after rolling out Google Chrome on the dev channel, the Mountain View-based company has a fresh offering for the dev community: Chrome The update is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux-powered machines and comes with several bug fixes.

Google Chrome Program Manager, Anthony Laforge, comments: “Google Chrome 3.0.192.x has been released to the Dev channel for Windows, Linux and Mac. More details are available in the release notes and 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 [here].”


Chrome for Mac highlights:
- Added support for the Mac OS X spellchecking service.
- Open the download page via the new keyboard shortcut.
- Pop-up blocking (work on this feature is still at an early stage).

Chrome for Linux highlights:
- Accelerator keys (Ctrl + C for example) are working again.
- Support for complex text (like Arabic) has been added; support for GTK theme added as well (work on these features is still at an early stage).
- IME (input method editor) support.
- The issue where users were getting a resize cursor near the top of the web contents area has been fixed.
- The issue where Chromium would not release exit from draggable mode after a short drag has been fixed.
- Bookmark manager polish.

Chrome for all operating systems highlights:
- Support for importing and exporting bookmarklet bookmarks.
- Fixed Acid3 Test 48: LINKTEST
- Favicons display correctly upon session restore.
- The task manager icon is no longer blank (regression issue).
- Certain page redirections do not remove entries from the browsing history.
- PageActions can now specify multiple icons and switch between them.
- Added support for getFileSize

A complete list of changes in Google Chrome is available here (release notes).

In related news, Google has announced that it plans to enter the OS game with Google Chrome Operating System; expect to see the OS as soon as the second half of 2010 (details here).

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