Category: Google Chrome

CSS Checkbox Styling Nightmare (Pic)

By | February 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

It looks like a simple checkbox is one of the hardest things to style (unless you use JS).
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Fix Different Color in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome Issue

By | February 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

Fix Different Color in Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome IssueIf you see a color difference in Internet Explorer (when compared to other browsers, such as: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.), then here your reason:

In case those are PNG images, Adobe Photoshop stores gamma data inside them which is causing image colors to differ in IE7.

How to solve it?

Download PngCrush, PNGOut or similar tools and optimize images.

Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google Instant

By | February 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome: How to Enable/Disable Google InstantHere is a quick and painless to turn on Google Instant in your Chrome web browser.

Click on the Preferences (wrench) icon.
Go to Options > Basics
In the “Search” section, check “Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing” checkbox and hit “Close”.

All set.

Google Chrome Stable Receives WebGL, Google Instant

By | February 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Good news,

Google has just announced the availability of stable Google Chrome 9.0.597.84 build that includes a couple of great features:

WebGL: hardware accelerated 3D graphics in your web browser.

Google Instant (disabled by default): web pages that you frequently visit will start loading instantly after you begin typing in the url. If enabled, search results will also be displayed as you type.

The following release also introduces the Chrome Web Store to all United States users.

Download.

Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000

By | February 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000The 5th Pwn2Own contest is here and there are some special treats for all you exploiters.

In addition to already offered prizes by Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) (a total is $105,000), Google Inc. will also be giving away a CR-48 laptop running Google Chrome OS and $20,000 to one lucky hacker who will exploit a security hole in Google Chrome web browser.

Contestants are welcomed to hack the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

All of them will be running on a 64-bit, Windows 7 or OS X machines.

As for Opera inclusion, it’s still the same “low market share” argument.

January, 2011 – Google Chrome Breaks Above 10% Market Share Barrier

By | February 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

January, 2011 - Google Chrome Breaks Above 10% Market Share Barrier

With a great year for web browsers that 2010 was, it’s time to dive in directly into 2011 and check the very first month market share stats.

Internet Explorer continues the downtrend with a 1.08 point drop, from 57.08% to 56.00%.

With the upcoming Firefox 4 release, Mozilla’s web browser is still struggling to gain any significant market share, this time it lost a 0.06 point, down from 22.81% to 22.75%.
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Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for Chrome

By | February 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

Microsoft Releases H.264 plug-in for ChromeBack in January, Google has announced its plans to remove H.264 codec from the Chrome web browser.

Well, Microsoft has decided to spice some things up and announced the availability of “Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome” (Windows 7 only).

In addition, Dean Hachamovitch the Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer has posted a a lengthy, explaining the current industry situation and expressing his concerns about WebM (just like Google did with H.264).

To sum it up: Microsoft is fully behind H.264 and sees no reason to drop it.

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 17th

By | January 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 17th

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Google Chrome Release Cycle
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Google Chrome Release Cycle

By | January 14, 2011 | 7 Comments

Google has recently published an interesting release cycle slideshow for Google Chrome web browser that reveals some interesting points.

Here are some points that can be drawn from the presentation:

Google Chrome is treated as an online service rather than actual software, explaining the reason for such release cycles.

Instead of wasting time on feature branches (that can take weeks of debugging), Google Chrome team works on a centralized trunk, allowing to release more frequent updates.

The current release pattern is based on a six week release cycle.

Features are designed in a way to be disabled with a single patch (if required).

For the full list, see the slideshow above. Doesn’t work? Try direct link.

WebM Ready for Hardware Acceleration

By | January 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

WebM Ready for Hardware Acceleration

It looks like Google’s WebM VP8 hardware decoder IP is now available for the chip makers. According to the recent announcement, they can now start working on a WebM playback support for their chipsets.

Same report also states that Oulu team is set to release a VP8 video encoder in the first quarter of 2011 as it’s currently ran in an FPGA (Field-programmable gate array) environment.