The Google chrome development team has released Chrome Stable 10.0.648.127 for the supported operating systems Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple Macintosh.
The new version fixes several, or shall we say many, security issues. The release notes list a total of 25 different security related issues that have been fixed in Google Chrome Stable.
15 of the listed security issues have been rated with a severity rating of high. The security fixes come just one day before the annual Pwn2Own competition where security experts from all over the world try to compromise web browsers, software and devices.
The release is not only security related though. Google has packed many new features in the stable version of the web browser that have previously been only available in beta, dev and canary releases of the web browser.
The Chrome developers have improved other areas of the web browser as well. Password Sync has for instance been enabled by default as part of Chrome Sync. Users find the option by clicking on Tools > Options and selecting Personal Stuff > Sync from the options menu. They can alternatively enter sync in the search box on the left to find the synchronization settings this way.
This leads directly to the next change; The chrome settings have been moved to the tabs. It is basically a new settings interface that opens in a tab instead of a window. Google has created and published a video back in February that introduces the change.
A tabbed settings page has the added advantage that users can bookmark pages to access them even faster.
On top of all that, GPU Accelerated Video has been made available in the web browser. Users can configure the setting by typing about:flags in the Chrome address bar, hitting enter and enabling or disabling GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D on the options page.
Most Chrome users make use of the automatic update feature of the web browser. Those who do not can download the latest stable release from Google.Advertisement
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