Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dev Channel Update

Update: Windows has been updated to 5.0.342.2 to fix the Crash related to offline Gmail (issue: 37035)
      Known issues:  Gears should work on Win7 x64 (Issue: 37545

The Dev channel has been updated to 5.0.342.1 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms and 5.0.342.0 ChromeFrame

All



  • Extension content scripts no longer run multiple times after fragment (ie #hash) navigations (Issue:35924)
  • Early version of Geolocation API now available with following caveats:
    1. To enable, run the browser with --enable-geolocation
    2. Wifi based location is only supported on Windows and Mac (not OSX 10.6 for now)
    3. Permissions are not persisted (will re-prompt every time) and associated UI is incomplete.
Mac



  • Improved plugin stability (Issue:35081,36928)
  • AutoFill Preferences UI Updates
  • Translate infobars are now implemented (Issue:34466)
  • Mac History menu now has favicons andno longer lists duplicates of Recently Closed sites
    (Issues:
    20464 and 21314)
  • Added HTML5 databases to the Mac cookie manager (Issue: 35191)
Chrome Frame
Known Issues
  • Google Chrome Crashes when trying to open Gmail offline (issue: 37035)
  • Linux
    • Chrome crashes when setting prompt for cookies/data (Issue: 37426)
    • The "Show details" link on cookie/data prompt doesn't work (Issue: 37428)
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:http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry



Karen Grunberg
Google Chrome

59 comments:

REO said...

Everything seems to be running fine.

Good job - Google Team! :)

alehox said...

Anybody knows how to re-enable translation for a language?

Jug said...

- The translate bar compresses itself badly if viewed in a window with small width.
- The bookmarks bar (at least on Mac) looks pretty messed up with now incorrect widths, and too large spacing, as well as some strange bookmark text centering going on.

Jug said...

Oops, forgot to mention that the issues above with the bookmarks bar applies to folders with bookmarks in them on the bookmarks bar.

Jug said...

- If closing a tab next to your active tab (I tried closing a tab just before the active tab, but it may not matter) that has the translate bar opened, the translate bar disappears from your active tab.

swefse said...

Google Chrome now crashes whenever I try to launch Gmail.

Brian Bland said...

It also crashes for me whenever I try to open Gmail.

Brian Bland said...

Actually, it appears that google gears crashes this version of chrome, because I can now view gmail and my calendar with it disabled.

krtulmay said...

Brian, what is your version of Gears from about:plugins ?

Could be related to issues:
http://bugs.chromium.org/37035
http://bugs.chromium.org/37281
http://bugs.chromium.org/37432

houtxone said...

Gmail seems to work fine for me.

nyuwec said...

First of all: great release, thanks! Translate bar is welcome!
On Mac, when a folder is put to the bookmark bar and I open it the displayed list is messed-up. (huge paddings, centered labels)

login said...

please add sorting by name at bookmarks -.-
Version 4 and 5 and Chrom is unable for the basics.

Dan Kantor said...

Serious bug -

Inserting multiple rows into the Web Database is broken. This bug was introduced with the last dev build (3.0.335.0) and still persists. I entered the bug here - http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=36862

This is breaking my extension and most likely any web app the is using Web Database.

Yago said...

Problems with folders in bookmarks bar in Mac.

Matthew Tsang said...

thanks for the release,

chrome just crash every time when i go to igoogle with latitude google gear install ....

but i guess it is more like the google gear's problem?

Fabio_Rulez said...

if you want for the native translator to be themed please star issue:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=37300

great release!!

Mr. Moon said...

Gmail crash. I can't see my email =/

What can I do?

Damanios said...

Google Gears crashes always in this release...

Damanios said...

For those where gmail, docs or any gears related web app now crashes:

A quick fix is to remove your offline gears data.

Remove the specific folder as defined here:

http://gears.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=79850

Remember, this will remove your offline data AND disable gears for all web apps. But you will be able to get back into gmail, docs etc.

Pras said...

To Access Gmail
just Go To Settings> Gears then find
for gmail.com, mail.google.com etc and disable it. dont remove it. gmail will work! dont delete folders it will create problems. when gears fixed enable those things again. Thats all!!!

Guillaume said...

The "Pin tabs function" is back, yes, but is not flexible/handy as before, in version 4... This must be reviewed and improved, I think.

Otherwise, thanks to you for this version !

I like 2 bee Anonymous said...

Mine google crashes everytime i open Google.com

Mark Larson (Google) said...

We're working on a fix for the crash with Gears (gadgets that use latitude on iGoogle, offline Docs or Gmail, etc).

If all goes well, we'll release the update tomorrow (Pacific Time, GMT +8).

Thanks for using the Dev channel, and thanks for being patient. We really appreciate the feedback, and we are listening (even if we can't respond to everything immediately).

Guillaume said...

Thank you Mark Larson ! :) I forgot to say that the translate bar is very useful, but a little annoying... It would be better if it would be more customizable (more options to control it), in my advice.

Have a good day ! :)

SkipJack said...

chrome keeps crashing when loading gmail. :(

Konstantin Simonov said...

Still no Pin tab in Linux :(

Graeme Allan said...

Youtube (HTML) doesn't play after this update.

Felix said...

gmail does not operate at all.
i'm so confused.

Royi Avital said...

There's still a RTL bug when deleting letters.

Please, do take care of it.

Moreover, It would be nice to have an option to disable the Translation Bar.

Sara said...

please integrate a way to disable the new translation bar.. thx

Arild said...

Finaly I now can hoover over my folders in the bookmark bar (in OS X) and they automatically opens. Thanks!

nhnl said...

On Windows, you can disable translation feature completely by un-checking
"Offer to translate pages that aren't in a language I read" checkbox.
That's located in [Options] > [Under the Hood] > [Translate].

Fabio_Rulez said...

a lot of common people does not look in the under the hood section, so we need a direct way to disable it, as example in the native translator bar add an option: never translate web pages.

I think that the name 'under the hood' scares a lot of people to look in that options explecially in some languages: in italian is translated to 'roba da smanettoni' that is something like: hacker stuff. i find it really stupid considering the basilar functionality that are inside that group of options...

Sampath Koppole said...

Chrome crashes when you try to upload a file to google documents. This is NOT related to the gears issue many mention above

GornoG said...

Chrome on Gmail crashes too, fixed by deleting gears entries for gmail.com, googlemail, google.com/mail.
So no more offline access to my mails...

Li, Quanjia said...

thumbnail quantity customization feature is needed.

chrome should study some cool features in opera

Peter said...

Congratulations, Chrome/Chromium Team. A lot of very important issues have been done for the Mac this time. The only UI-features still missing are the ordering of browser actions, the dragging and dropping with the mouse of URL's in the omnibar into the folders and subfolders of the bookmarks bar where the user wants them to belong and the dragging and dropping of bookmarks between folders and subfolders of the
bookmarks bar (reordering function). These are features that exist in the Windows-version since a long time.

In any case: many thanks for this version for the Mac: There is finally a good handling of cleaning and of handling of cookies, also I can now "open all bookmarks" from a subfolder (FINALLY!!!!!!).

Love Chrome.

Kirk said...

On my Mac, not able to scroll and see all of my bookmarks in folder on bookmark bar. Otherwise great!!

Vellknown said...

Damn...chrome crashes the moment I launch GMAIL with offline enabled..

Peter said...

You are absolutely right, Kirk, on your comment for the Mac for not able to see all the bookmarks. I have the same problem. I have a lot of bookmarks organized in folders and subfolders in the bookmarks bar. The space(length) for a bookmark-URL in the list is not sufficient and also the spacing between two bookmarks in the bookmarkslist in e.g a subfolder of a folder of the bookmarks bar is too wide. Spacing and length should be like in the Windows version of Chrome and like in the previous Mac version.

Zeirus said...

@Vellknown

Same for me. Crash in Gmail offline with latest update of Chrome. I've switched temporarily to Firefox for reading/writing my e-mail on-line.

Marcin said...

Hi!
Since new version was released I have a little problem with Chrome. I was put AutoFill to disable. Actually it always was like that. Unfortunately chrome remind me previous logins which was use on a websites . I tried to change seetings but nothing changed.

atari52oo said...

Do you guys not read the posting about each release before downloading??

--------------------
Known Issues
Google Chrome Crashes when trying to open Gmail offline (issue: 37035)
--------------------

It's a KNOWN issue!

krtulmay said...

Unfortunately, atari52oo, most of this current "ME" generation, immediate satisfaction young-uns don't bother to read important stuff like titles nor the posting for each release. So sad..... I know......

George said...

I have a issue. Extensions move. Like I have 3 extensions showing (LiveChrome,Chromed Bird and goo.gl url shortner.) and have about 5 in the drop-down-box. But every so often when I use my computer and launch chrome. They move. So the order gets messed p. And I always get a different order showing. Really annoying. This is not present in Chromium or Beta/Stable channels

Jason said...

Autofill seems to be occuring when the option is disabled since this last update....

nhnl said...

AutoFill (AutoComplete) issue: http://crbug.com/36640

Zeirus said...

@Atari52oo

Updates are automatic. The note is read after the update, usually. After the crash I decided to read the comments of other users to find possible solutions before the patch, for not to be forced to use Firefox in alternative. Now the latest patch has solved the problem with Gmail offline (in less than 24 hours!)

In the future I will read the notes before commenting on things already known, but for me it's always good to read and confirm the problem to the developers (many voices are better than one). Imho.

Zeirus said...

@ krtulmay

The evidence of problem was only for feedback and not for "immediate satisfaction of young'uns generation". In the future I will avoid to report my feedback. Thanks.

dariojcs said...

Hello, I am running Google Chrome Dev Channel 5.0.342.2.
Since yesterday I have had the problem of Chrome crashing whenever I try to access Google Calendar (this is my major concern as I use it a lot), secondly, my extensions seem to have disappeared all together.
As recommended I checked my Gears settings, but I don't have permission set for 'calendar.google.com'.

Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Richard said...

My google chrome, when i try updating it or checking for the latest version it LAGS, and slows down magnificently, I it never does update, it take so long for it to check for updates.

Kervin said...

It is very useful, but annoying at times. When you are on a foreign language website, on each page there is the drop down which moves the whole page even if we put translate automatically, a few more options would be nice..

Nolan said...

I am also unable to turn off Form Autofill. Even when disabled, it still saves and suggests form entries.

Fifi said...

I unable to turn off Form Autofill, too. It's annoying

miya said...

I do not disable Autofill option.

Jérôme said...

Is it possible to delete on Mac dev version all the bookmarks (thru bookmarks menu) from bookmarks bar and just make "Other Bookmarks" folder appear like Chrome for Windows?

The bookmarks bar looks pretty messed up too on my Mac..

Keep up the good work!

Bostongypsy said...

vs 5.0.342.1 dev Noted a new behaviour. Links opened in a new tab appear to process but result in a tab with no content. Content appears after "Reload this Page" is selected.

San said...

Chrome- 5.0.342.3 version is being used by me.
Issues are:
1) Under the autofill option I filled in an address which I wish to remove/ edit- how do I do that?
2) Chrome saves all login IDs despite Autofill being turned off. How do I prevent Chrome from doing this?
3) In IE I can very easily locate my favorites- is difficult to do so under Chrome and even if I know where the favorites are stored it is not in readable format.
Can you please help?

Thanks in advance.

Psyllicon said...

Gears?
Why didn't they call it Phlatt Tyre?

This has been the most frustrating and (relatively) useless P.O.S. yet~