Category: Google Chrome
Months after development, Google has finally released the very first builds of Chrome for both, Linux and Mac OS X. As it’s available in dev channel, product managers have warned users not to download any of those builds, unless you are a developer or just like to use incomplete and crashing software.
To make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.
To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.
Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.
Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.
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Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%
Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading
Understanding the importance of extensions/add-ons, Google Chrome team did their job and finally released first developer builds, which adds an early alpha feature to support them. Geek Technica reports 4 Chrome extensions:
1. Cleeki: IE8 Accelerators for Google Chrome. “Cleeki can capture keyword(s) anywhere on a screen with as simple as one click, search it on the Internet, and preview the results immediately.”
It looks like Google Chrome team isn’t going to stop any time soon. Yesterday they have announced a very first 3.0.x branch release: 18.104.22.168.
The following version introduces a support of video tag, auto spell correct (which will fix common typos, such as: teh – the, etc.) as well as UI tweaks and crash fixes.
The font in the browser’s user interface is very small in most non-English languages.
Thanks to djix for sending this.
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Also, the following version now supports autofill, full screen mode (F11) and an useful feature to remove thumbnails from the new tab page. In addition, since the Chrome launch, they have fixed over 300 bugs which were causing crashes. Continue Reading