Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 11:37 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Google "Google has issued a new stable release of the Chrome Web browser and is rolling it out to users. The new version introduces some noteworthy JavaScript performance enhancements, new plug-in security features, improved support for synchronization, and a new user interface for managing the browser's settings."
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Liquidator
Member since:
2007-03-04

I have always wondered if installation in user land is secure on Windows. After all, in this read/write space, any malicious application can alter the Chrome binary or libraries and grab some sensitive information. This would be impossible under C:\Program Files\
What do you think?

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Frequent Crashes
by panzi on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:52 UTC
panzi
Member since:
2006-01-22

Is it that new flash sandboxing that is causing all those graphics errors and frequent crashes I experience with chrome lately? YouTube become a real PITA. I have to restart Chrome for almost each video. Well, it seems to have something to do with switching through the tabs and un-blocking other flash embeds during playing a flash video. How is a crash more secure than it was before?

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RE: Frequent Crashes
by ichi on Thu 10th Mar 2011 16:34 UTC in reply to "Frequent Crashes"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Flash is crashing here too, although I'm using chromium 11.
It sometimes works, but the plugin crashes like 99 times out of 100.

Now I'm just using minitube to watch youtube videos, and not really missing flash for anything else *shrugs*

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RE[2]: Frequent Crashes
by mrhasbean on Fri 11th Mar 2011 11:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Frequent Crashes"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Now I'm just using minitube to watch youtube videos, and not really missing flash for anything else *shrugs*


Who'da thought not having Flash wouldn't be the end of civilisation...

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RE[3]: Frequent Crashes
by ichi on Mon 14th Mar 2011 14:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Frequent Crashes"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Who'da thought not having Flash wouldn't be the end of civilisation...


Let's assume the timing of the earthquake was a coincidence.

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UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

...not installing Flash by default to begin with. Make it optional, as it used to be, and as it should be. Instant security boost, above what even a sandbox will likely provide... and if the user chooses to install Flash, well, the sandbox will protect them as much as it can (never mind vulnerabilities in the sandbox and stuff...).

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I hadn't even noticed.
by Drumhellar on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:53 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

I hadn't even noticed a new Chrome.
While I'm a big fan of auto-updating, I at least wish they'd tell me when a new version was installed.

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Font sizes
by liamdawe on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:55 UTC
liamdawe
Member since:
2006-07-04

The main thing keeping me from using Chrome is font sizes, in firefox i can set a minimum size font so stupid emails, websites, forum posts etc that people feel they need to use size 5 font i can read without having to zoom....why can't chrome do this simple needed feature?

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RE: Font sizes
by phoenix on Fri 11th Mar 2011 02:11 UTC in reply to "Font sizes"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Don't know about Chrome 10, but that's (font size selection) available in Chrome 11 dev.

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RE[2]: Font sizes
by liamdawe on Fri 11th Mar 2011 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Font sizes"
liamdawe Member since:
2006-07-04

I actually just updated to Chromium 10 and it is in, woohoo!

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