Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Beta channel has been updated to 8.0.552.28 for all platforms. 

This release contains a number of bug fixes, as well as features like our new bundled PDF viewer, more sync services, and improved plug-in handling. This release also contains a new version of Flash.

Full details about the changes are available in the SVN revision log. If you find new issues, please let us know by filing a bug. Want to change to another Chrome release channel? Find out how.


Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

25 comments:

jasonvaritekfan said...

The Tabbed Settings flag is now on the beta channel, I was looking forward to that.

(I've also enabled GPU acceleration, we'll see how that works.)

qwe123123 said...

I liked the dark background of the older pdf viewer.

qwe123123 said...

And there's click-to-play! Good stuff!

Gonçalo said...

The PDF viewer should have at least an option for navigate to a specific page

netol said...

It's a pitty that we have to wait for v9 to get password sync.

BTW Good work!

Lanel said...

I'd like a nicer Windows 7 default theme. :[

bt said...

Click to Play is really nice.

Now I don't have to use the Flashblock extension anymore. -_-

jasonvaritekfan said...

I don't like the integrated PDF viewer. Where's Save (I know I can right-click, but I don't want that), E-mail, Print?

pkasting said...

Save and print are where they always are: In the tools menu, or available via keyboard shortcuts.

Venkat Jasti said...

Why the new page displays my gmail id and there are no webpage icons visible.

Kenny said...

I've noticed in the last couple of revisions that when visiting a high content site (i.e. egmcartech.com) the browser becomes unresponsive. I can't scroll down the page while it's still loading the site and plenty has been loaded already. I've noticed same behavior on other heavy websites as well like engadget.

Kenny said...

Is the pdf viewer the same one as the google docs one? That's the one that pops up for me.

macbeach said...

PDF Viewer causes flaky behavior.

I've been using the plug-in that allows PDF files to be viewed using Google Docs. Fortunately that still works as this new thing doesn't supply that (desired) functionality.

BUT...

Without the plug-in there really is no consistent behavior for "download". Right clicking a file with the intention of downloading (not displaying) the PDF file no longer works. Best I can do is "File/Save as" which saves a PDF file that doesn't open locally at all.

"download" from within Google Docs now, instead, opens the new viewer.

Sometimes you just want to save a file.

Edward said...

Nice, don't need to run Canary to Instant now.

qwe123123 said...

@macbeach wrote:
Best I can do is "File/Save as" which saves a PDF file that doesn't open locally at all.

But Save link as... (on Win XP3) gives a file that can be opened locally.

Jesse Ball said...

I don't know if anyone else has this same issue, but when I select to stretch the PDF wide; my PDF starts to shake in and out real fast.

scott7876 said...

Anyone else having trouble with the sync feature on this release? My laptop doesn't want to sync for some reason?

Adrián J. said...

Since version 7 and after every YouTube video in Full Screen lags and stutters like every 15 seconds. It's really annoying, it only happens with Chrome.

Omicron said...

Why the home page has to show my google account is this version. That is not necessary. It's no useful.

snozwoz said...

Still no print preview. I have been waiting for over a year now and had my hopes pinned on version 8. i cant even see anything to suggest it might be in 9, or ever.
Please give me hope, when will my wait be over?

Fannyfu said...

Hope this new version improves the flash aplications and Kill less pages.

Fabio_Rulez said...

nice to see built in PDF.. but no rotation is allowed! please take a look here:
http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=48290

Jhon said...

I am gona code Google chrome extension, which will be on top rated in one day. I am serious about it

tania said...

@ Jhon, that is nice, but it is not that much easy to make chrome extension.

- Tanya
Web Design Firm

ken said...

like what you wrote, I believe you also like what I would recommend.someday,i find my favoraite shop,in this shop, you can find huge selection of