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Windows 7: Chrome version 6 annoyances

17 Sep 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Chrome version 6 annoyances

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Firefox is my favorite web browser, but ever since I read about Chrome doing a better job of internally sandboxing websites, I use it more and more.

There are multiple benefits to the internal isolation Chrome provides. For one thing, it makes it harder for malicious code in one page/tab to gain access to other pages in other tabs. Also, a looping script in one tab, does not lock out the entire browser. And, crashes in plug-ins are dealt with cleanly and don't crash the entire browser, something Firefox just started to implement.

As with all Windows software, my preference is for the portable edition, available at portableapps.com, because, as a rule, I much prefer portable software.

However, Chrome is the worst behaved portable application I've ever used. The biggest issue is that it doesn't self-update, a problem that is not new with version 6 (two other problems, confined to the portable edition, are described below).
Update: According to the reader comment below from John T. Haller of PortapleApps.com, "Chrome's updater is not a part of Chrome itself, but rather an OS-level piece (unlike Firefox's) and it's closed source..."
The failure to self-update prompted a recent posting on this blog when a portable edition of Chrome continued to use an older version of Flash after a new version was installed.
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17 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I run a portable Chrome from here: Cashi's Blog. It's a german version (but if you delete all language.dlls except for the english one, it falls back to english). It comes with its own updater (which essentially is a compiled AutoIT script) and lets you update from
Release Channel, Beta Channel, Dev Channel or from Chromium. Since it updates from the official sources, I trust that it"s identical to the Install version of chrome (at least in terms of plugins)
I used this one since version 4.xx because the data mining issues had been removed.
I'm not 100% sure if I installed that manually or if it came with this Flash version...about: plugins tells me

Flash (2 files) - Version: 10.1.82.76
Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82

which is supposedly the newest version.

If anyone would like to give it a try and has any problem downloading it, just drop me a line and I'll upload it to any OCH (One Click Hoster

-DG
Edit: I'm an idiot of course you can change the language under option/Under the hood/web content.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The silent update in Chrome is great until something breaks. But that doesn't seem to be often. Worst problem so far has been bookmark related. Favicon loss and/or bookmark dupes. Other than that the dev channel seems to honk.
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