Friday, April 12, 2013

Beta Channel Update for Chrome OS


The Beta channel has been updated to 27.0.1453.46 (Platform version: 3912.23.0) for all Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements.
Machines will be receiving updates over the next several days.


Some highlights of these changes are:

  • Pepper Flash updated to 11.7.700.169
  • New Launcher positioning mode
  • Horizontal three finger scrubb moves between tabs
  • New folder hierarchy on file manager
  • Memory management optimization
  • Enhanced support for common wireless touchpads/mice
  • Updated Chrome Office Viewer extension

Known issues:
  • On Samsung Chromebooks, HTML5 video playback is not always smooth. (225563)

If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our help site or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Josafat Garcia
Google Chrome

14 comments:

Danny V said...

Repeat feature for the music player. Please, Google. <3

Bob Jones said...

Thanks for the update :) the three finger scrubb between tabs is great, but can you also make a scrubb to go back and forth in the same tab ?

Joe Louis said...

+Bob Jones, have you tried the "overscroll history navigation" flag? It's a two finger forward/back gesture navigation. Still only works on some webpages though.

Joe Louis said...

And FYI that flag I mentioned above seems to be removed from the dev channel, grumble grumble

Lucas Keller said...

this 3 finger scrubb is not working for the samsung series 5 (c21), or am i too stupid to use it?

Alex Smith said...

What is the new launcher positioning mode?

賢進学 said...

I can't get the 3-finger scrub to work on my CR-48. Is this a hardware limitation.(I plan on getting a Chromebook Pixel, but I'm about a year away from doing so.)

David Ganey said...

Alex, it looks like open windows are positioned better on the taskbar. One open Chrome window highlights the Chrome icon on the far left, instead of creating a new icon on the right. Opened apps from the launcher appear to the left of the launcher, whereas before I think they showed up on the right.

David Ganey said...

Update: Actually, all Chrome windows are grouped into the Chrome icon on the far left, and a popup tab allows for switching between them.

Lucas Keller said...

yeah, i liked it better the old way. now you always need one click more to switch between windows :(

James said...

This is the worst update yet for my older Acer.

VERY slow booting, lag like crazy. Typing anything is like walking in wet concrete.

Windows are goofy. Open small then slowly full-screen. Tearing in the preview pane. G+ is very slow and laggy with moving gifs causing the whole stream to lock up near them.

The machine is running hot as heck and the fan is screaming.

Yikes. Hopefully I'm only one of a few people having issues. Up until now the only problems I ever have with this in the last couple of years has been the junky touchpad.

jorduno19 said...

On my Acer c7 I don't have the option to move the taskbar. It is accessed by right clicking on it correct?

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