News – Find extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:39:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chrome 20 released Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:53:13 +0000 If you are just a casual, everyday user of Google Chrome then you probably won’t notice much of a difference in Chrome 20. Other than the somewhat bigger “new tab” button, the updates are more for developers and standards implementations. So what are the latest and greatest behind the scene features of Chrome 20?

HTML5 Datalist Element

Web-based forms for the HTML5 datalist are now available in Chrome 20. With an auto-suggest box, a suggested option appears in a drop-down list when the user begins to type.

Chrome 20 features the Web Inspector; this provides an open design for mobile developers. Developers may identify the screen resolution and font size to mimic different mobile screen sizes. In addition, Web Inspector allows the designer to imitate mobile touch events with the mouse.

Internal Pages

Chrome 20 has several new internal pages:

  • chrome://inspect/ – this page provides a list running extensions and previously opened tabs, along with the links to Web Inspector
  • chrome://omnibox/ – this page shows Omnibox search term results, most beneficial for Chrome 20 developers and SEO experts.
  • chrome://policy/ – this page provides templates for company group policy implementation

64-Bit Pages

Now that Adobe now longer supports flash plug-in for Linux, Chrome is the only Linux system Flash supporter. With that said, the new Chrome 20 now offers 64-bit Flash support on Linux systems.

Bug Fixes

The three most significant security bug fixes in Chrome 20 have been:

  • A use-after-free may occur in counter handling [CVE-2012-2842].
  • A use-after-free may occur in layout height tracking [CVE-2012-2843].
  • An object access error may occur with JavaScript in PDF [CVE-2012-2844].In other words, a remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user system. When loaded by the target user, the code will run privileges of the target user.


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Google Chrome 17 Sun, 01 Apr 2012 18:00:42 +0000 Chrome 17.0 is the latest version of Google’s web browser. Chrome 17.0 was predated by various other versions of the browser, which was originally released by Google On September 2, 2008 as a beta version. Belonging to one of the worldwide leaders of internet technology, Chrome 17.0 provides one of the most efficient internet experiences, both for casual browsers and technology geeks alike.

Chrome 17.0 aims to be the fastest, simplest, most secure, and most stable web browser on the market. It includes one of the most efficient application performances and the fastest JavaScript processing speed. With Chrome 17.0, Google introduced download scanning protection, which was set to help prevent its users from being tricked into downloading malicious malware. In addition, Google introduced to chrome an “incognito mode,” which prevents the browser from storing a history date or cookies from the websites visited while in said mode.

Google allows its Chrome users to create desktop shortcuts which open Chrome applications in the browser. Google ‘s Chrome Web Store is a directory that includes all of its web applications. Chrome 17.0 is home to over 11,500 extensions, ranging from “The Independent” to “FIFA”. In addition to applications and extensions, Chrome users can also install themes that alter the appearance of the browser itself. Google Chrome also includes a built in language translator, which currently consists of 52 languages, with more promised to be included in the future.

Google Chrome 17.0 is offered on all major operating systems. The supported systems include Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS, and Ubuntu. Early in 2012, Google Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox as the second most popular web browser, behind only Microsoft’s omnipresent Internet Explorer. Chrome has received almost entirely positive reviews from its users and hopes to use usage data and user surveys to create an even more user-friendly product in the future. If future versions of Google’s internet browser follow the same path of innovation as Chrome 17.0, users of Chrome can expect an even more pleasant internet browsing experience than they have already grown accustomed to.

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