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Windows 7: Faster, Safer Chrome 17 Browser Hits Stable Channel


09 Feb 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Faster, Safer Chrome 17 Browser Hits Stable Channel

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Google promises Web surfers a "faster browser, safer downloading" with Chrome 17, the newest build of its popular browser to land in the stable channel. To back up those claims, Google made it so the omnibox predicts which site it thinks you're trying to visit and will now autocomplete as you start hammering out a Web address. On the security front, Crhome 17 checks executable files against a whitelist to try and find a match. If it doesn't find one, Chrome checks in with the mothership (Google) for more information and to see if the site you're trying to visit is known for distributing malware.
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09 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hmm, as to the first "feature" NO THANKYOU. So tired of google trying to decide where I want to go for me And in most cases if my address is a subset of something else you can't just type it in and hit enter because it'll pick the something else (IE does that with its "omnibox" as well when typing in search terms occasionally. /extremely/ annoying and if anything extremely dangerous)

Edit: A harmless example on IE. Lets say I want to search using the term "microsoft". I type "microsoft" into the box and hit enter. Does it give me a Bing or Google (ehichever search engine is default) search for the term "microsoft"? NO. It auto fills in "microsoft.com" and then takes me to www.microsoft.com the site when I hit enter.

This kind of horrendous UI "innovation" needs to stop right now. Google started it and Opera/IE/FF are all following suit. And though the annoyances are different in each browser, they all suffer for it. WE all suffer for it
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09 Feb 2012   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

fseal,

While I agree with you in general, I have not had any problem with Opera auto-completing my entries. It does have a drop-down on the address bar with a history of similar addresses entered previously, but it doesn't choose for you automatically.
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09 Feb 2012   #4

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

There is an inconsistency

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The biggest single bounty was a $2,000 payout for a vulnerability rated High that deals with a "buffer overflow in locale handling."
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[$2000] [105459] High CVE-2011-3958: Bad casts with column spans. Credit to miaubiz.
[$1000] [106441] High CVE-2011-3959: Buffer overflow in locale handling. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Chrome user since v1.
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09 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hopefully CoolNovo comes out with a release soon.
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10 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

It would be nice if every time I open a new tab, Chrome wouldn't load anoter chrome.exe processes in the task manager. This slows down my computer and it requires more memory than Firefox. Its probably for security reasons though.
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10 Feb 2012   #8

 

I'd REALLY like it if they fixed that behaviour where downloading something will cause the download notification bar to appear at the bottom of ALL tabs. It's frickin' annoying especially since when you can simply hit Ctrl + J to get a dedicated tab showing your downloads.
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10 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
I'd REALLY like it if they fixed that behaviour where downloading something will cause the download notification bar to appear at the bottom of ALL tabs. It's frickin' annoying especially since when you can simply hit Ctrl + J to get a dedicated tab showing your downloads.
I agree to this.
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10 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I would use Chrome if you could add a menu bar....
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