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Windows 7: Chrome Canary builds provide bleeding-edge updates alongside stable

26 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Chrome Canary builds provide bleeding-edge updates alongside stable

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Windows only: If you're a Chrome fan and want to see the very latest in features and fixes, even if potentially unstable, you've now got a Canary Build. It's an auto-updating, near-nightly build that runs separately from your standard Chrome installation.
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This is a pretty awesome idea for those that want to check out nightly builds, but still want to keep their stable version of Chrome.

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26 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

I concur. It is very handy for me.
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26 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Brian. I've installed this and it seems fine. I'm already running the dev build so I wonder if I'll see much difference.
Can't see a way to import bookmarks from the dev build or Opera.
Cheers, John
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26 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Thanks Brian. I've installed this and it seems fine. I'm already running the dev build so I wonder if I'll see much difference.
Can't see a way to import bookmarks from the dev build or Opera.
Cheers, John
Yeah, I think it's a great idea, especially for people who run the stable or beta builds of Chrome. I run nightlies, so doesn't effect me much, but I hope it helps out others.
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29 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm running the canary build, which is now at 6.0.478.0, and it's displaying this forum erratically. Some of the site is half page.
Is anyone else getting this? Also there doesn't seem to be any bug reporting facility that I can find.

Cheers all, John
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29 Jul 2010   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Working on my end...
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29 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hmmn. If it's only happening to me that's a bit worrying. This is what I mean:


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29 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is an even better example. Quite stylish really


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29 Jul 2010   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried using a different SF skin???
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29 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

We had discussion in VIP about this. The newest version of Canary has problems displaying some websites correctly, including this one. Remember Canary is by design, less stable than the regular Chrome and is going to have bugs from time to time.
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