Thursday, August 11, 2011

Chrome Beta Channel Update

The Chrome Team is happy to announce the release of Chrome 14 to the Beta channel. 14.0.835.35 has been released for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. This update contains a number of new features and functionality, including:
  • Initial release of Native Client
  • Web Audio API
  • Additional Mac OS X Lion feature support
  • Sync Encryption for all data
  • Print Preview on Mac
  • Experimental Web Request extension API
  • Experimental Content Settings extension API
And a huge list of other fixes, changes, and stability improvements.  For more on Chrome 14, please visit the official Chrome blog. The full list of changes in this release are available in the SVN revision logs ( trunk, branch). Interested in switching to the Beta channel? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

20 comments:

jasonvaritekfan said...

Ohh, I see more experiments in about:flags! I especially want to see what the flags related to the OmniBox do.

I really like IE9's OneBox is better than Chrome's OmniBox (I just think the Omnibox can get slow over time) and any new feature/test to improve the latter is welcomed.

BTW, if Lion users can have full screen browsing, can Windows users get that feature, too? ¿Por favor?

Manish said...

Excellent news! Thanks Chrome team for your hard work.

JjS said...

Finally, full screen for Lion. I wonder how many people started using Canary just for the Lion support :)

Now I wonder if it will crash (like Canary does) when some unwanted popup comes through and for some reason gets maximized and stuck...

thr don said...

The Don,Thanks chrome keep up the good work.

Steven Gu said...

The full screen feature is great, but the pinch-zoom function is not that great.

Red Aether said...

If I now have Native Client, why doesn't the "Hello, World!" work? Just how "initial" is this release?

MakHooi said...

How can I configure the user specified DNS server address in about:flags??? I enabled it but nothing happened.

will said...

Very nice!

I'd like to see the scrolling nice and bouncy in lion so that it fits with the OS.

Myst said...

Great!

Can we use the multi-profiles option in this new beta? :-)

genius said...

how to use User Specific DNS option in about:flags. I enabled it, but dont know where to add custom DNS server addresses ? Is it possible to add browser specific DNS server in Windows 7 ?

Erick said...

Wow. Great. Now how about getting rid of the ugly favicons like everyone has been requesting for years. Ya, pretty much since the first release. Chrome with favicons is ugly. At least make it a preference. Please.

kwpolska said...

@jasonvaritekfan
The full-screen mode in Lion is an equivalent of maximizing the window and hiding everything else (the dock and the top panel).

bankecd.com said...

great job,
Thank you for your hard work on the Mac version...
Full screen, gestures, etc are excellent.

love it...


Thank you

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jasonvaritekfan said...

@kwpolska Yes but Lion users also get access to the Omnibox, tabs, and everything Chrome-related (plus the OS X menu bar) by moving the cursor to the top of the screen.

Windows users, and I guess Linux users too, only get a "Exit full screen (F11)".

Vitus Capital said...

stability, cpu, general usability - wise, this seems to be a great release! thnx

jzero15 said...

Great release except that i keep getting a sync error every time i start chrome and it's getting really annoying. never had this problem before,

qfnol31 said...

I'm very happy to get the full screen mode for OS X, but is there a way to make sure that when I quit I can go back to full screen when I restart, like the rest of OS X native apps will (e.g. Safari)?

Also, is there a way to incorporate the new look for two-finger pull back (i.e. the new scrolling/forward/back of OS X)? It feels more comfortable when you can see that the page is being moved back, especially since there is some lag.

Very happy for the Mac support!

FREEWILLY said...

sync error, otherwise great!

JK said...

This version seems to have a memory leak that previous versions did not. Frequent crashes that crash current tab plus entire Chrome session.