You probably have it already, as it was released yesterday. That’s the nice thing about Chrome, no more old browser versions.
Changes seem minimal:
- Pre-fetching and rendering of URLs as you type them
- Safer browser downloading (downloaded files are not only checked against bad files, but against a white list, with a likely warning)
- Minor UI tweaks (the plus icon is missing from the new tab window
Otherwise … it’s just a minor release in my opinion.
A few days ago Google released Chrome 12. If you use Chrome, odds are you have it by now.
If you don’t have chrome, download it, it’s the best browser out there.
To take a peek at some of the new functionality in place, check out Shaun the Sheep.
In the new browser we have:
- Safe Browsing enhancements (protecting you from malware and phishing sites, supposedly this is done without Google knowing the URLs you visit)
- Ability to delete Flash LSO (Local Shared Objects) — essentially Flash cookies which, until now, have only been managed from Adobe’s online settings application
- Hardware Accelerated 3D CSS (technically it was available before, but disabled by default)
My computer just had a disk problem, I know this because I had to run chkdsk, and there were many errors (time for a new hard drive). Google Chrome had crashed on me while using it to fill out airline information.
After rebooting whenever Google Chrome started up, it would say:
Your profile could not be opened correctly.
Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.
The fix (that worked for me) is easy.
I forgot to post this a few days ago, but I wanted everyone to know — Chrome 5 is here!
- Full Screen Mode
- Bookmark Syncing
- Automated site translation
- More HTML5 support (Geolocation, App Cache, Web sockets, etc)
- Drag and Drop file upload support
Today Google officially announced the release of Chrome 4.0. The update features two major pieces of functionality, Extensions and Bookmark Syncing. If you already have Google Chrome, just click on the “tool” -> About Google Chrome, and click on “Update” in the lower right corner next to the OK window. Otherwise, download it from Google. › Continue reading