Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the release of Chrome 17 to the Beta Channel.  17.0.963.26 contains a number of new features including:
  • New Extensions APIs
  • Updated Omnibox Prerendering
  • Download Scanning Protection
  • Many other small changes
More detailed updates are available on the Chrome Blog.  Full details about what changes are in this release are available in the SVN revision log.  Interested in chilling on the beta channel?  Find out how.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.


Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

18 comments:

Sterling said...

Was the + icon to create a new tab removed?

I was looking forward to v17 because it was going to bring some features and changes I was looking forward to, but now those features and changes were pushed to v18 (and hopefully those features and changes won't be pushed back, again, to v19).

Sterling said...

PS Though v17 did also bring some nice new features that I was looking forward to.

Vladan Vukmanov said...

New Settings UI is great.

HelioLukos said...

Is the plus sign inside the new tab button supposed to be missing?

What a strange change.

onivs said...

18 Dev tomorrow :)

John said...

Is anyone else seeing much higher memory usage with Chrome 17 than Chrome 16? I'm seeing an increase of about 300 MB with 7 tabs open.

John

mywit said...

please fix open popup full screen.

snozwoz said...

love the new print preview features, like margin settings.
what about printing background images though? you have issue 2294 open for this since 2008 with 330 starred followers. you have the function in webkit just no switch in GUI.

petersaints said...

@John
I'm also experiencing high memory usage. But I don't have a term of comparison since I've been mainly using Firefox in the last few months-

HelioLukos said...

Crash on exit every time. Uninstalled and reinstalled. Worked for a while, and start crashing on exit again.

Went back to stable. Please fix.

Aaricevans said...

Also I am waiting for open popup full screen.
Data Migration

database error... said...

wow this new release (came from last beta 16) is feasting on my ram resources. i am using the same tabs and configuration as with previous beta16 and my machine is being slowed down very badly.

als i figured that in anonymous mode/windows when entering letters and characters in submit forms, everything is hellishly slow. typing one key on your keyboard sometimes takes many seconds until it appears in the anon-windows form field area (text box input for example).

what is wrong here? somethings very wrong.
:(

h+ said...

same as what others have said, my memory usage on the Chromebook has spiked way up.

r721 said...

I will wait for Google to repair RAM usage issue then. By the way, maybe someone will test - does switching off "omnibox rendering" in chrome://flags/ fix that?

WikiFor You said...

Yeah, Chrome is really great. Now it becomes World's Second Browser.
Google Chrome Overtakes Mozilla Firefox

WikiFor You said...

I love Google Chrome for its simplicity. Read it, You'll Get Idea:
Google Chrome is Now World's Second Web-Browser After IE. And we wants it to become No. 1.

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