Joined: Apr 2009
Google Chrome 11 Beta
Google Chrome 11 is in testing phase and is undergoing some great changes in the matters of Security and usability. Chrome 11 gets a new Icon and even Chromium icon got updated.
Simple double click the file to open with USC and click Install button.
Features and Updates -
- HTML Video Codec Support in Chrome - Chrome developers have improved the support for google chrome with HTML5 making it a better browser for the new generation internet. These changes will occur in the next couple months but we are announcing them now to give content publishers and developers using HTML <video> an opportunity to make any necessary changes to their sites.
- Getting smoother animated web content while reducing CPU usage - The web is becoming more interactive and animated day by day. Many web pages use the Canvas element to draw rich 2D content via the 2D context or modify DOM elements on the fly. These pages generally use the setTimeout or setInterval APIs to receive frequent callbacks, allowing them to redraw their content periodically, or use DHTML to move elements on the page. As 3D content drawn using the WebGL API increases in popularity, it will use similar animation techniques. In the forthcoming Chrome 11 release, developers plan to reduce CPU consumption even for pages that are using setTimeout and setInterval
- GPU Accelaration - Over the last few months, devs made a lot of progress using graphics hardware (commonly referred to as the GPU) to make Chrome faster and more power-efficient. However, as they rolled out features like WebGL and GPU-accelerated HTML5 video, it was noticed a troubling trend: users with old graphics drivers experienced a significant increase in crashes when using these features. So they will be working it to get it right for old hardware users.
- Working with ChromeLite - The extension which brings you the web as it was originally conceived: nothing but pure text, presented in an aesthetically pleasing monochrome palette.
- New experimental APIs for Chrome extensions - The Web Navigation Extension API allows extension developers to observe browser navigation events. These events fire both for top-level navigation and in-page navigation. The API therefore allows an extension to keep track of exactly what page (or section thereof) the tab is showing, and how the user got there. The Proxy Extension API closes one of our most popular feature requests, allowing users to configure Chrome’s proxy settings via extensions. Proxies can be configured for the entire browser or independently for regular and incognito windows. Configuration options range from setting a single proxy server to installing remote or even local PAC scripts. A sample extension demonstrates these capabilities.
- Protecting users from malicious downloads - For the past five years Google has been offering protection to users against websites that attempt to distribute malware via drive-by downloads — that is, infections that harm users’ computers when they simply visit a vulnerable site. The data produced by our systems and published via the Safe Browsing API is used by Google search and browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari to warn users who may attempt to visit these dangerous webpages.
Google is initially making download protection available to Chrome dev channel users, and you'll likely see it in Canary and Chromium snapshot builds as well. After thorough testing, beta and stable users will be next in line.
Ubuntu User # 31222
Linux User # 516252
|06-04-2011 05:33 AM