Update Available on the Dev Channel: Chrome
Article by George Norman
On 23 Jul 2009
Developers and hardcore testers will be glad to know that Google has rolled out yet another update for its version on how a browser should look and perform. The update I am talking about is Chrome, which follows in the footsteps of Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac and Linux .

The one to announce the release is Engineering Program Manager with Google, Jonathan Conradt: “This week's [Chrome] update includes changes for Windows, Mac and Linux. More details about [significant] changes 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 Windows highlights
- As the list of suggestions gets shorter, form suggestions shrink properly.
- Auto-update added to extensions.
- Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Thai default minimum font size set to 10.
- Chinese default minimum font size set to 12.

Chrome for Mac highlights
- Added drag and drop support for URLs, plain txt, and HTML.
- Clearing all downloads caused a self crash problem; this issue has been resolved.
- Infobars are now up and running. These is the first cut and consequently Infobars are just functional, not good-looking.
- Added new JavaScript menu item. To access it click View -> Developer Menu.

Chrome for Linux highlights
- You can now drag a link from the web contents to the bookmark bar and get a named bookmark.
- More hotkeys that we previously missing have been added: Ctrl +Enter, Shift + F5, Shift + Scroll Wheel
- Dockable developer tools.
- Added support for pasting text from a clipboard with no published targets.
- Implemented encoding menus.
- Resolved issue when the browser would occasionally crash at startup in gtk_chrome_button_expose.

UPDATE: Here's the reason why Google enabled auto-update for extensions.

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