Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dev Channel Updated: Bug fixes

Version: for Macintosh and for Windows and Linux.

All Platforms
  • [r26815] New-FTP: Requires re-authentication when navigating around. (Issue: 21184)
  • [r26860] [DEPS] Move FTP LIST parsing code to the renderer process, limiting potential damage from security issues.
  • Issues with drop down select boxes fixed.
  • [r26359] BiDi-language filenames now displayed correctly in download shelf. (Issue: 10860)
  • Extension shelf (that weird gray box at the bottom) is only displayed if you have extensions installed.
  • [r26495] Add Command-0..8 shortcuts to "select Nth tab" and Command-9 to "select last tab".
  • [r26694] Basic emacs key bindings in text fields should work. (e.g., ctrl-e, ctrl-a, ctrl-d) (Issue: 12538)
  • [r26603] Paste-and-Go for Mac omnibox, cleaned up omnibox context menu. (Issues: 1302110937)
  • [r26471] Form controls now draw correctly in 10.6. (Issue: 19604)
  • [r26646] Search Engine Manager UI improved.
  • [r26567] Find bar now animates open and close.
  • [r26527] Pressing Up/Down arrows in find bar now scrolls page.
  • [r26853] Empty bookmark bar should show IDS_BOOKMARKS_NO_ITEMS. (Issue: 17360)
  • [r26792] Add favicons to items in folders on the bookmark bar. (Issue: 22601)
  • Issues with drop down select boxes fixed.
  • [r26590] "Create application shortcuts" doing nothing: More reliably find the .desktop file for the browser. (Issue: 21995)
  • [r26647] Implement GetCPUUsage() so the task manager shows CPU. (Issue: 19864)
  • [r26891] Added download in progress dialog. (Issue: 21652)
  • [r26526] Fix crashy toolstrips. (Issues: 2207022135)
  • [r26532] Audio and video tag doesn't work for extension resources. (Issue 22152)
  • [r26685] Fix an issue where we do not initiate the extension install UI with certain combinations of HTTP headers.
  • [r26556Introduce chrome.tabs.executeScriptInTab() and chrome.tabs.insertCSSInTab(). (Issue: 12465)
  • [r26706] Hide the mole handle by default. (Issue: 15494)
  • [r26658] Remove the right-click devtools behavior. (Issue: 20634)
  • [r26654] Add CSS classes to the document when switching between toolstrip and mole mode.
  • --show-extensions-on-top works pretty well now (on windows). Try it out!
  • Sync library now built entirely from trunk.
Known Issues
  • (Issue 22585) - CMD+Down, CMD+Up no longer scrolling to top/bottom of page on Mac.
  • One machine in our QA group is seeing blank pages on Facebook.  (Issue 22978)

More details about additional changes are available in the svn 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

Jonathan Conradt
Engineering Program Manager


erg said...

ei, the speed of downloads is very slow. I download files at 30 kps. That is very bad.

Please fix it.

raulcloud said...

Sync have a problem: I type my login and not work, but, o type the SAME login in Gmail/Google Account and work. D:

tbs7645 said...

where did the theme button (corner flap) go on the bottom right!! i liked it, but it suddenly vanished :(

dbone said...

thank you so much for the update....the last build was almost unusable!

Dennis Wu said...

Extensions (in .crx format) can only be downloaded and not installed. CRX format is not being recognized as a Google Chrome format and have blank icon (as opposed to the Google Chrome icon).

I tried installing extensions by dragging it into the browser window, but still fail.

The MAZZTer said...

[r26556] Introduce chrome.tabs.executeScriptInTab() and chrome.tabs.insertCSSInTab(). (Issue: 12465)

Sweet! Stylish and Greasemonkey for Chrome! (Yes I know Chrome has limited user script support built in.)

Cute Farmer said...

I still cannot post on the Google Chrome Help forum on this version. Too bad

The MAZZTer said...

tbs: I don't like it, it overlaps the bottom right thumbnail so when you click that you get taken to the theme gallery!

raul: try again, when I started the new version it had a sync error but then I logged back on just fine. Maybe you typoed it.

dennis: The extension appears to be incorrectly registered as part of Google Chrome's "default web browser" set of extensions. So if you switch defaults to another browser (especially using "Set Program Access and Defaults") it may unregister it, try switching the default back to Chrome even if only temporarily.

tbs7645 said...

I dont understand where it went though, it was there for a few mins after i downloaded this version and now its gone

Dennis Wu said...

@MAZZT: My default browser has always been Chrome since last year. I uninstalled Chrome and re-installed just the stable version.

I then tried to install a theme from the themes page and lo and behold, it worked. After changing channels to Dev, I couldn't install themes anymore (or any other extension for that matter).

Justin said...
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MWP said...

I still cannot post on the Google Chrome Help forum on this version (2).

Very poor Windows update!

Win Vista 32

Justin said...

The flap goes away after 5 runs. Refer:

Noel said...

The Sync bookmark window is truncated when signing up.

tsangcym said...

Looks pretty good.
Thanks for the update.

ATG said...

When I try to add a file in a email on Gmail, the option line disappear and I can't add anything.

alehox said...

Very fast version, congratulations!

Khalsa said...

Well thanks you so much. The immediate last release crashed and crashed for me continuously and made it totally unusuable. I have been using chrome for the past many months without any major issues (just minor bugs). This new version has solved all the crashing but that problem is not listed in the release notes above and should be for your other users. Many thanks for the swift action. Regards, Pal

Matt Rogowski said...

I must say, I've been using Chrome since it's release and I've never really had any problems with it, even the Dev channel seems pretty stable for me and the only real bug that had a big effect was the drop down box issue, which was fixed quickly. Good job guys.

Tom said...

What the timeline for adding in SideWiki?

Keep up the good work... Chrome has been a great improvement of my day-to-day toolbox.

francois said...

the changes of themes don't achieve themselves; impossible installation

mukizu said...


maybe I'm stupid, but - where does the extensions now?) 100% not "on top"

mukizu said...

nevermind my prev. comment - I got it) Ctrl+B

filipeo2 said...

The corner flap is above the scrollbar in some conditions.

The bug is reported:

Sorry my English. Thanks team!

Glenn said...

I love the show-extensions-on-top! It really saves space on my small-screened netbook.

Also, on the previous version I was having many problems with boot-up of chrome. It would constantly crash and ask to restart. I haven't noticed it recently though.

RFGrid said...

Correeeectttttttt this bug 21203

For a long long time it's there, and it's really boring.

jasper2005 said...

like i siad before report the problems to google chrome bugs report not here!!

this is only a blog

fhucho said...

Please implement autoscrolling for linux.

Pras said...

extensions not installing on it it opens up download dialog when it opens with google chrome. and not even installing while download completes.

Giaco said...

Could you add to downloaded bar option remove file?

Wael Kdouh said...

Google Calendar is not working. I checked and it is working under Explorer.

Vellknown said...

Ah...finally my gmail offline syn completed after installing the new version

marcsalvat said...

something is wrong with saved passwords... it's not working :(

francois said...

a problem of installation of the themes!
while waiting, that it is repaired (or resolute): you can install an extension or a theme in Chrome.
1. to open it and to write in the bar of address, "chrome://extensions/"
2. to download a theme or an extension. To rename the file and to replace its extension by ".zip"
3. to decompress it then. you got a file then.
4. in the window "Chrome", to click on "Load unpacked extension...".
5. to go to look for the file and it is installed

klu said...

The theme pull-down menu disappeared but overall it's a very good release. Way better than the previous one.

Excellent the keyboard shortcuts for choosing tabs.

Now we are only waiting for Gears or some Gmail offline capabilities.

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Meok said...

All of these 4.0 releases are crashing whenever I open History or Downloads, but I don't see anyone else complaining. What's going on?

H said...

Cant install windows media player plugin

Tom said...

Any news yet on when we will be able to specify how many thumbnails we can have on the New Tab page? Eight really is not enough, especially when you have a large monitor. Thanks.

Hanz said...

This release broke the drawing editor in Google Docs... for some reason I can't see my drawings in the editor. Using Windows XP.

Felix said...

I am getting the error code 7 with update server not available.
I unistaled and installed again.
But getting the same error.

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