Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dev Channel Update

Update: We are pushing 6.0.437.3 for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Note: We've temporarily stopped the Dev channel push while we investigate some crashes.

The Dev channel has been updated to 6.0.437.1 for Windows and Linux, and Mac has been updated to 6.0.437.2.

All
  • [r49492] Detach Reload from omnibox, combine with Stop, and eliminate Go. (Issue: 45745).
  • [r49712] Implemented initial version of extension syncing. (Issue (with instructions on how to enable): 32413, but see 46742).
  • The onChanged event is now working in the extensions experimental cookies API.
Windows
  • See All
Mac
  • [r49442] Faster scrolling on 10.6 (Issue: 45553).
  • [r49536] Fix a bug where menu items would be disabled if no windows were open. (Issue: 46355)
Linux
  • [r49458] Undo experiment where we used the tab theme image as the frame in popup windows. We now always use the default blue frame, matching Windows instead of matching Mac. (Issue: 43938)
  • [r49467] Side tabs for content settings window (Issue: 45546)
  • [r49451] Fix restore button doing nothing in certain circumstances (Issue: 46232)
Known Issues
  • Some images for the main toolbar are wrong (the Stop button is incorrectly squared off on Windows and Linux, and the omnibox edges are wrong on Mac).
More details about additional changes are available in the svn log of all revision.

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

Anthony Laforge
Google Chrome

125 comments:

Kurtextrem said...

at the moment, i cant download this version from anywhere o_O

Justin said...

finally, been waiting for the reload button to be detached and combined with stop! to be honest the go button was simply useless. looks much more neat now. now just im just waiting for aero peek to come back :)

idea - you guys should make a theme editor within chrome itself. not so much to change the window. but just rather the color of the ui.

Kyle said...

The options window is using the windows color scheme, which is incorrect. The "control the current" page menu is schemed in the aero theme, which is correct.

Also the theme is still gray, please make the original blue available somewhere.

Justin said...

check plugins theres a chrome pdf viewer... interesting. its disabled at the moment, but it works somewhat

The MAZZTer said...

Kyle the original blue theme has been made available by third parties. Search the extensions gallery.

REO said...

Great Update.

Epic fail said...

her is a list of what i want in UI
1.getting rid of the go buttton is good but the refresh button on the right attached to the omnibox

2.move the star back to the left attached to th omnibox

3.change color to blue

Sai said...

Opening engadget.com crashes this version of Chrome on Windows XP.

Sai said...

Buggiest version of Chrome dev. I've never had problems with the dev version of Chrome, but this one crashes on a lot of websites.
engadget, techmeme, will update as I find out.

JPhenow said...

When you hit refresh the shape of the button changes when the button switches to stop functionality. left side corners aren't rounded. I'm using XP version.

houtxone said...

Yes, crashes constantly. Add google news and yahoo sports to the growing list.

Cute Farmer said...

It's finally here! Let's celebrate for 15 minutes before we start to see that it's still work in progress. ^_^

Avinash Agrawal said...

All my extensions crashed today morning around 10:30am PST or so, maybe when this extension sync got added. Also what are the instructions on how to enable extension syncing ?

Jonas N said...

Nice update! Even cleaner Ominbar than before, and Mac is *finally* pretty much as fast as Firefox and Safari on scrolling with the trackpad in Snow Leopard after all these months! Better late than never. ;)

Dogan said...

It crashes constantly.
Please look this bug report and star:

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=46827

albertovil90 said...

Seriously considering moving to the beta channel. Most crashy update ever.

Cute Farmer said...

@Avinash Agrawal: just add this switch to your Chrome shortcut: -enable-sync-extensions -sync-url=https://clients4.google.com/chrome-sync/dev

Cougar Abogado said...

I LOVE the newest UI, it looks great and makes sense - less buttons and knobs is better and the star on the left probably throws most FF users for a while (I use the keyboard shortcut anyway). I'm also with Justin on the "go" button - useless - glad to see it go.

I'm also (thanks Justin) pretty stoked about the Chrome pdf viewer. I might just have to ditch my current Win 7 entertainment machine for a Chrome OS portal, when it arrives . . .

Royi Avital said...

What about the a stable version of Chrome 5 with the final Flash 10.1 built in and working?

Thanks,

jasonvaritekfan said...

Does this release mean the beta users will have an update soon? I'm actually looking forward to the new non-blue default theme.

B. Travis said...

Wow, nice work guys! I am especially appreciative of the HTML icon fix for Windows 7 x64 users.

Ivan said...

In this version i see that transalte bar doesn´t works fine !!! :(

Nolan said...

Auto-update won't give me the new version, and re-downloading Dev Chrome gives me the version before this update as well.

Windows 7 x64

Charly NET said...

Crashing too much!!!

Oblid said...

Crash, crash and more crash

dbone said...

i get crashes every 20 minutes or so, without any rhyme or reason...just the popup saying it crashed, but the app never closes...

Fran said...

Very buggy dev release!

Locke said...

I get a crash report every 15 minutes or so without it actually crashing. The error says it's in chrome.dll, but doesn't go into more detail.

It doesn't seem to be related to the automatic Sync's and it happens if I'm using it or if its just open the background.

Jason said...

crashing constantly...I'm usually pretty excited about new google products but this bug is seriously annoying

Locke said...

AppName: chrome.exe
AppVer: 0.0.0.0
ModName: chrome.dll
ModVer: 6.0.437.1
Offset: 0000b1ef

tseether said...

crashing for me as well... please give us a fix.

Bob said...

I noticed it would crash on Google Calendar (not the Google Apps one... and with a bunch of labs configured).

However, if I opened Google Calendar in Incognito Mode, it was fine.

So, I'm thinking extensions are conflicting with some websites and causing everything to crash.

yira said...

why I can't update my dev chrome?

SlavaKM said...

Sorry. The Reload button was better when it was flush with the omnibar.
Very ugly the way it is now.
Infact, i would like to see all buttons to be flush with the omnibar.
One, smooth bar would be sweet.
Or atleast don't make them buttons, but icons without borders.

Thanks.

Mario said...

Auto-update not work !!!
i have chome 6.0.427 dev e seven x64
Need re-downloading Dev Chrome ?

Fazuul said...

For those wondering why you can't update, this is posted at the top.

Note: We've temporarily stopped the Dev channel push while we investigate some crashes.

Kratos said...

It's not crashing on my Windows 7 x64.

Lumo said...

The translate bar incorrectly identifies a language. A French or German page is identified as "Icelandic" or "Indonesian", and when I press it, it translates it assuming that it is in "Japanese", and it translates it into Finnish even though I manually chose "Czech". ;-) It's just making a complete fun out of us! :-)

Lumo said...

The bug above exists as issue 46850.

gotrunks said...
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jonathanljs said...

Crashes on all sites - inc http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/ ! No unusual extensions. No sync set. Recently updated to Flash 10.1, but have flashblock installed.

Never had such an unstable release!

Davey said...

I'm currently using build 6.0.441.0 (50216). When I go to enable the PDF plugin, it is NOT listed and cannot be found anywhere.

Do I need to download the plugin separately?

Raymund - رايموند said...

crash crash and crash!!!!!!!!!
please get a new release! :)

Erzeal said...

Random crashes here too. Hopefully they'll get the fix up soon.

Mario said...

Google chrome crash version
All my extensions crashed every 5 min.

Very bad dev. version

MhdHejazi said...

crash > restart > crash > restart > crash >... until all open tabs went, and I can't restore them! :(
almost unusable release!

MhdHejazi said...

For the time being, I restored the last version 6.0.427.
Here's what I did:
- Exit Chrome
- Open Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Update\Clients\{8A69D345-D564-463c-AFF1-A69D9E530F96}
- Set 'pv' to '6.0.427.0'
- Start Chrome

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chtim17 said...

Hello,

Thank you for your work !

Chrome is the nicest internet browser for me.


But I was prefering when the "go" icon was here like in the previous version.

Do you think is it possible to add the "go" icon in options for next version ?

Thank you for your work, again.

ile said...

Tabs seem to open into the end of the tab row, and not next to the tab they were opened from? What's up with that?

Nick said...

New Tabs now open on the right at the end of the row, rather than on the right relative to the currently open Tab. I preferred the old behaviour.

Just one crash so far

Tornadoes28 said...

Yes, there are definitely some crashes. I have been having several already.

labnjab said...

Been having random crashes most of the day. Do we know when this is going to be taken care of? Im hoping sooner rather than later. I love google chrome tho I dont use anything else.

houtxone said...

I am hoping the crash issues are fixed soon. Current dev release is almost not usable. Please don't make us wait until next week for a fix.

The MAZZTer said...

Weird, no crashes here. I get a child process crash every once in a while when I have Chrome in the background but I can't figure out what is crashing (no infobar) and it doesn't seem to affect browsing.

Running on Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit machines.

Mark said...

No crashes for me, very pleased to see PDF support, and the toolbar changes are a step forwards. Nice work Chrome team!

Tim said...

Starting this morning, whenever I go to my.yahoo.com (news aggregation), Chrome crashes almost immediately. Some sites work ok -- others also crash. WinXP

ile said...

Tab opening was one of the main reasons I started using Chrome. Hope this isn't permanent or it's Firefox again.

ile said...

I've been using Chrome since day one, so this is pretty important for me...

REO said...

Hopefully 6.0.437.3 update will fix numerous child crashes.

Win Vista/32bit

Nolan said...

The Windows 7 version is fine, but the XP version that I use at work uses the old stop button graphic. By that I mean that refresh looks normal, but the stop button has a flat left side instead of rounded.

Sai said...

437.3 is looking good without any crashes so far on Windows XP. Great job, Chrome team!

Sai said...

http://blog.chromium.org/2009/01/tabbed-browsing-in-google-chrome.html

As per this blog entry, Google Chrome designed links in background to be opened adjacent to the opener tab.

Is there a reason to go against this paradigm in 437.3?

Guillaume said...

It seems better, but the translation bar is still very defective... :(

agustin said...

i'm using windows xp, i have the passport's ask to save on,

but never ask me if i want to save any passport

Hunter said...

I keep getting crashes. I even got one when I hadn't used chrome for a good 2min. it was sitting in the background. I was browsing some files on my computer.

Avinash Agrawal said...

I am able to sync extensions on home and work computers (after enabling sync). Thats a success.

Avinash Agrawal said...

I am able to sync extensions on home and work computers (after enabling sync). Thats a success. But since now I got lot more extensions on both computers, had to clean up some extensions to make room. Can we combine the last two chromebar buttons to make space for extensions ? "control current page" and "control google chrome" buttons ?

Gregory said...

I like tabs opening next to the current tab. If this won't be restored as default will it be included as an option? Or must we add a tab management extension?

nhnl said...

Tab grouping issue (always opened at right end) will be fixed next week's release.
http://crbug.com/46917

dbone said...

man this crashing is getting annoying

Scotty said...

Chrome has been crashing randomly on me all day. Very frustrating.

Sync login issue still not addressed.

Austin said...

I loved the Go button.

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ichigo said...

This version always detect languages wrong when translate.

Asad Ali said...

the issue of getting a white screen when watching videos in full screen still remains untouched, i really miss playing farmville in full screen and watching my favourite show on youtube in full screen

undu said...

huh, the profile-enabler switch "--enable-udd-profiles" doesn't work anymore, is this intended or is it a regression?

nhnl said...

@undu: That's an intentional change.
http://crbug.com/27177

Akashtaker said...

Can I switch back to the old layout of stop button I am more used to that & its very irritating & I dont wanna downgrade to beta or Stable channel.

BostonPeng said...

I have to agree with Austin. The Go button may be hated by a lot of users but it is also very desired by a lot of users. I'm always seeing traffic on my blog post about regaining the Go button in Firefox and now I'm off to look for an extension to regain it for Chrome.

I understand the rationale for combing the stop and reload buttons but the usability for me has taken a direct hit since it's to the left of the Omnibar. Is it possible to write a theme that locates the combined button to the right?

Justin said...

anyone else been having problems with the tab page? for some reason only 7 links have been showing and now none are for me except random google searches...

also can you switch the home and reload button around? like in chrome 5

houtxone said...

auto translate in 6.0.437.3 works on some pages and not on others:

www.elnorte.com NO
www.milenio.com YES

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Dogan said...

Chrome blocks YouTube:

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=43547

Cougar Abogado said...

Did anyone else see an orange/yellow ball on the wrench for the 6.0.437.3 update?

Mine opened up a dialog box talking about how not having crashes and bugs is old-school, so there should be an update, and other randomness.

Is this a new way to alleviate consistent, random update check anxiety for ADHD users such as Yours Truly?

Marcus said...

I need a reload button on the right. I keep going to press the go button (I used to use that as reload) but there's nothing there!

The new flock beta has a small safari-like reload button in the omni bar which I quite like...

grahamperrin said...

Kurtextrem said...

> cant download this version from anywhere

I had the same problem, long ago. See comments at http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fdev.chromium.org%2Fgetting-involved%2Fdev-channel?tab=comment&gname=viewtabs

ds.master said...

Перевод работает некорректно, языки неверные.

Cute Farmer said...

@Cougar Abogado, I did. Such a nice surprise.

Andy Postnikov said...

Input file "Upload" element does not work at all!!!

Dogan said...

6.0.437.3 has a annoying issue:

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=46993

ElasticThreads said...

The reload button changes, good or bad, make it painfully obvious to me that the toolbar should be user customizable. (As is standard with both Firefox and Safari). By this I mean it should be straightforward to move, shift, add, remove buttons from the toolbar.

Personally, I miss the go/arrow button on the right of the omnibox. I also love the Safari 3.0 style stop/reload button. While it might seem redundant to some to have both a stop/reload button and a go/stop button, I find its useful to have both depending on where my mouse is.

A go button also seems necessary for users who would like to be able to type a URL or search term and then click a button to "go". The reload button does not do this....

master said...

you should have the option to keep the go button and i like the idea for a theme editor

yira said...

try to not maximize windows (restore), and look at the toolbar color. bad color isn't it?. star this one http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=44157

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Dogan said...

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=47054

Fabio_Rulez said...

they are finally removing useless phantom tabs!
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=46852

so we can finally close pinned tabs without having to unpin then before :)

johnlon said...

Why break something that isnt broken, I find it very frustrating not having a go button. That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, taking away the Go button. Please either bring it back, or somebody please make an app for it. I want my Go button back.

Avinash Agrawal said...

Finally, home and work computer extensions are sync as of today Monday morning with new 6.0.437.3
But the order of extensions in tab, is not the same in both computers. Would be good to have them in same order ,for familiar look and feel

Greg A. said...

I'm with Nick on his complaint.

The old way new tabs opened relative to the originating tab was like a breath of fresh air -- a true "why didn't anyone think of that before" revelation!

Sadly with this version it's reverted to the old and very stupid way of always just opening on the far right. Sigh.

(lots of sad tabs too -- and still a huge memory pig)

jasonvaritekfan said...

@Greg A - If I'm not mistaken, the IE team had some of those "why didn't anyone think of that before" moments. I mean, I'm just saying -- no need to start a war. Just giving credit where credit is due.

BTW, I'm typing this on Chrome [beta].

Still, I hope the new way of opening new tabs -- at the far end of the strip is fixed pronto.

Giovanni Franzese said...

Just tried the pdf plug-in!!!
Cool, it works.

Using the mac version, i still have "problem" with bookmark icons. When i drill down bookmark folders from bookmark bar for the first time, per bookmark item i don't see the relative icon. When i open from the second time forward, icons appear correctly.

Thx guy to fix it!

Scotty said...

Seems to me that with each release there are MORE bugs instead of less.

I'm seriously considering giving up on Chrome.

Mark said...

The tab opening is a bug and will be fixed in Dev channel soon.

Scotty, the bugs are part of the fun on Dev channel! If you can't cope with them, go Stable.

Matias said...

Here's an idea: when the bookmark toolbar is disabled, it should be hidden under the omnibox until the mouse pointer is passed over. Then the floating bookmark toolbar opens (very much like hiding the start menu toolbar). As soon as the pointer moves away, the bookmark toolbar hides away.

Very simple, very intuitive, no more CTRL+SHIFT+B shortcuts.

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Tyrell said...

Absolutely hate how the tabs now open at the far right, rather than to the right of the current tab.

PLEASE bring back the old behavior.

Mr Kaylian said...

Oh please, will you all stop whining about colours, where bits go, etc. And as for you imbecile spammers, words fail me.
Anyway, you can get previous Dev versions at FileHippo.com (though they call them Beta for some unknown reason). I've stuck with 6.0.422.0 on Vista, and it never crashes.

Juan Carlos said...

Hey, when will be back the ctrl + b shortcut?...
I think that all the people hate to use ctrl + shift + b... too long

L. F. O. Martins said...

YouTube videos using Flash now use almost 200% CPU of a Core 2 Mac. I thought it'd improve with the latest Flash version… Other than that, it's stable here.
Cheers

Navjot said...

Not crashing for me(win7 x32)

Simon H. said...

Bookmark synchronization not working properly for me.

Sometimes it synchronizes, sometimes not. I've double checked that bookmark sync is enabled in all browsers, and that they all use the same sync account.

biffen said...

It worked at first, then it crashed. Now it crashes as soon as I launch it and I can't even use it. Bugs is one thing, but not being able to use the browser at all is really irritating.

And yes, I know that its a developer version so I can't complain to much =)

Diego said...

não sei se alguém percebeu, mas no Win XP as os links que direcionam ao Explorer não estão funcionando. Sendo mais claro: ao clicar em anexar arquivo no gmail, a tela do explorer para selecionar arquivo não abre... isso ocorre também com outros sites..

Ian said...

Ugh. I also hope they restore the "open tab in adjacent tab" behavior. The way it was before was perfect. There's a reason why other browsers are moving to this method as well (FF 3.6, for example).

raducu83 said...

Hi , I have a problem too with chrome dev . I run this version on 2 computers at work and home . I was able to update one computer to the latest release but the other one is giving me an error like can not connect to update server, and take allot of time to search for updates.The other problem that I have is with the synchronization of the bookmarks . One one computer I delete bookmarks when I get home I get the same bookmarks again but in other folders . Do other have the same problems with bookmarks or is it just me ?

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Please put the go button back, or add an option similar to the way there is for the "Home" button to add it back.

extremophile said...

I liked the "go" button. Does the browser gains too much in performance if it lacks it, or if it lacks the usual customization options of most browsers? I understand that there's a minimalist concept they're aiming to, but I think that the possibility of adding or removing some stuff accordingly with one's own preference would only benefit the browser. I'd be surprised if it only comes at cost of performance.

Other thing I miss, by the way, is the middle click anywhere as a paste-clipboard-on-the-address-bar-and-go button, as it's the default on linux for most browsers.

Nicholas said...

Please guys, bring back the 'Go' button, or at least give the option to have it back in the UI (a checkbox to activate it in the Options window won't hurt anyone ;) ).

Nicholas said...

Please guys, bring back the 'Go' button, or at least give the option to have it back in the UI (a checkbox to activate it in the Options window won't hurt anyone ;) ).

jeremy said...

please bring back the go button. i cut and paste many urls and hit go, all done with the mouse. now i find myselg going to the keyboard. bummed. just downgraded to 5.

jeremy said...

bring back the go button.