Google will block local extensions in Chrome 33 for Windows, disable existing ones not in the Chrome Web Store. I assume this has to do with the current spam issue of legitimate extensions being bought and then “updated” with spyware, ad injection, and so on.
Google today announced it will block local Chrome extensions on Windows as of version 33. As a result, Windows users will only be able to use extensions for the company’s browser that they install from the Chrome Web Store.
Google’s excellent Chrome browser is 4 years old and to celebrate they have released the Chrome Time Machine, which lets you go through the history of the browser in a cool time-machine like interface.
Google has the code for developers who want to add support for Opening links in Chrome for iOS for developers of iOS apps who want to skirt around the “can’t set a default browser” iOS issue.
As a user as long as you ask me (sometimes I want to use mobile safari, sometimes I want to use mobile Chrome), go for it.
Lately I’ve seen my Chrome memory usage go through the roof while on the Google Reader site. 1.5G of memory is not uncommon. Finally tracked down this bug in the product forums: “Waiting for plusone.google.com” which pointed to the new Plus 1 buttons as the culprit, with the solution being to add this filter to your Adblock+ filter list:
So the latest
furball furor to hit the net is Google ranking "Sponsored Posts" about google chrome. Search engine land has a big article called Google's Jaw-Dropping Sponsored Post Campaign For Chrome and OSNews has a good write up as well. Basically it appears that Google is doing what their anti-spam people specifically prevent people from doing to try to get higher google rankings.
I'm not ready to believe that this is really Google being evil, probably more a marketing plan that mis-fired. They have lots of ads and content out there for Chrome already, from their chrome videos to the "want a better browser" logos that'll pop up when you visit a site on a non-chrome browser. And quite frankly Chrome is good already, they don't need (IMHO anyway) more marketing, especially grey-hat stuff. Just let the better product win, as based on the browser results showing chrome passing firefox and IE steadily losing ground (good!) it already is.
Interesting to see how this pans out.
Yea, I know it's late, but I'm way backlogged in my RSS. Google put out a nice third birthday post for Chrome and has a nice look at the evolution of web browsers.
Can't think of a better way to use my web browser than to Play DOS Games. Falcon 3.0 for the win!
Cool stuff, you can now enable Google Instant from Search bar in your Chrome browser if you're up to date with the latest Dev build (just updated this morning for me). Just head to about:labs and enable "instant" in the settings there, and then hit the restart button.
It works as expected, filling the browser window with the search results from your typing on the address bar, and clearing it and going back to whatever page it was before if you hit ESC to clear it. Looking forward to how it feels and works in practice. Note: Not only mac, works in all (dev) builds of the browser.
The Google Chrome's Developer Tools sound like they got a good presentation at the Google I/O. They are available on the Chrome dev channel.
Google Chrome Set to Gain Integrated Flash Player Plug-In. Not sure if I like this, or if I should attribute this as a poke at apple's lack of flash support on the mobile platform from google.
As a first step, we've begun collaborating with Adobe to improve the Flash Player experience in Google Chrome. Today, we're making available an initial integration of Flash Player with Chrome in the developer channel. We plan to bring this functionality to all Chrome users as quickly as we can.
Ever since I discovered the multi-touch gestures on my Mac I've fallen in love, and it looks like the new update to Google Chrome for Mac gives a bucket full of awesome in terms of multi-touch gestures.
The latest Dev Channel Update for Google Chrome enabled extensions on the OS/X build. Yay!
Very cool Google Chrome extension called the YouTube HTML5-ifer which will replace the standard flash based support with all the funky HTML5 stuff, including automatically loading the best video source and best of all, bypassing flash completely.
Continuing on a Google and Chrome oriented day comes a great article with a lot of screenshots about the close tab behaviour in Google Chromee. Very interesting look at the UI design.
Regardless of if you care about Chrome, you have to admit that this video advertising its features is incredibly creative and cool! Also if you read more meaning into it, showing how the ad was made could represent the open-sourceness of Chrome.
Google Chrome has released an almost-feature-parity version for Mac. There's been a development version available for a while which I've used and has seemed to work mostly fine for what I use. Nice to see it's gotten stable and feature complete enough to attach the "BETA" tag onto it.
The Apple Blog has details on what's there and what's not.
Google Chrome's Beta channel has updated with Bookmark sync and more speed with the latest 4.x release. Good stuff. If you run the Dev channel you'll have this already.
You've been able to use the unofficial chromium builds for a while now, but the official Google Chrome released for Mac word came out today.
Personally I've been using Chrome under windows for my personal browsing at work, and other than missing adblock and a couple of firefox extensions I rely on, I gotta say it's fast and slick, and would love to see some of it's features in Firefox (and some of Firefox's in Chrome).
How exactly did I miss this?! Chrome's Pin Tab Feature Shrinks Tabs to Favicons Only, making my personal browsing a lot nicer to deal with for window real estate.