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Google releases Chrome 75 Stable for desktop and mobile

Google released a new stable version of the company's Google Chrome web browser on June 5, 2019. Google Chrome 75 is available for all supported desktop operating systems and for Android.

Desktop users may run a manual check for updates to install the update right away while Android users will have to wait for the new version to be pushed out to their devices.

If you want to update Chrome on the desktop right away, load chrome://settings/help to run a check for updates and start the update or select Menu > Help > About Google Chrome to open the page from the menu.

A restart of the browser completes the process. Chrome should display version 75.0.3770.80 after the update to the new version on the About Chrome page.

google chrome 75

Chrome 75: What is new

The official announcement of the new version on the Chrome Releases blog reveals little about the new version. Chrome 75 fixes 42 security issues according to Google; two, CVE-2019-5828 and CVE-2019-5829 received a severity rating of high, the second-highest rating available.

Interested Chrome users and admins may browse the -- very, very long -- changelog of the new release on the Chromium website.

Bleeping Computer reports that Chrome 75 adds lazy image and frames loading as experimental features to Chrome but these were included in Chrome 74 already released in April 2019.

Google removed the flag chrome://flags/#enable-signed-http-exchange from Chrome 75 as the feature is enabled by default in the browser.

chrome reader mode

Another new flag, chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode, adds Reader Mode to Google Chrome. The feature is disabled by default and needs to be enabled by loading the address and setting the feature to Enabled. Note that it is necessary to restart Chrome before the feature becomes available.

You may enable the mode on any web page by selecting Menu > Distill page from the Chrome menu.

chrome distill page

The feature does not work on Ghacks pages currently. It loads an optimized version of the article on the active web page when it works similarly to reader modes of browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Another new flag, chrome://flags/#isolate-origins integrates the command line switch --isolate-origins directly in Chrome.

Developers get their share of changes and features as well. Google published an update on the Developers blog that highlights these changes.

Notable changes include a new option to reduce the latency of canvas elements, the sharing of files using the Web Share API, or allowing underscores in numeric literals.

Issues?

Google has not confirmed any issues with the release but early feedback suggests that Chrome 75 may cause font rendering issues on some machines (Windows 7 mentioned specifically).

Now You: What is your take on this new release and Google's not revealing all that much about it?

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  1. steve#99 said on June 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    “… and Google’s not revealing all that much about it?” Not being forthcoming seems to be a pattern with google imo. For instance, in ref to chrome’s manifest v3 to cripple content blockers, many rational people belive google is outright lying. I ran across this excellent article today that provides facts to suspicions. Personally, I have zero trust in anything google touches.

    https://secarch.dev/posts/plausible-deniability-and-gaslighting-in-fighting-ad-blockers

    1. chesscanoe said on June 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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      The process may not be broken for the consumer. I have been a long time Google Chrome x64 beta user, and consider it the best browser compromise to date. However when the new Edge comes out of preview and works full function with uBlock Origin, Edge may be my new browser of choice.

      1. fhgfx said on June 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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        surely whatever changes they make to nerf blockers will be made to chromium and thus would affect the new edge?

    2. Johnny said on June 5, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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      Good info steve#99.
      Thank you for the link.

      If Chrome cripples ad-blockers in the future, I think this will be the best oportunity for firefox to finally gain some decent market share.
      All they have to do is give good use to this oportunity!

      1. Steve#99 said on June 6, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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        You’re welcome @Johnny and I agree with you about Firefox. Though I gave up on Firefox and have been using Iridium (a chrome clone) portable the past few weeks, I will be returning to Firefox soon because in terms of user control, Chrome and its clones offer very little. The simple things Firefox users take for granted, such as having complete control over what happens when a new tab opens, takes an extension in chrome. Also, many settings in Chrome are extremely difficult or impossible to control.

        @chesscanoe & @fhgfx Personally, I have zero trust for corporations like MS and never use internet enabled apps from them. Given MS’ track record, I am certain MS Edge user privacy will not be respected an iota. That said, if MS is smart, they can gain advantage by advertising their clone of chrome is not as crippled as google’s version. Though the general herd is not clever nor aware, MS could take some of google’s market share.

        Personally, I just want a stable browser that doesn’t give me weekly surprises, respects my settings and privacy, one that doesn’t change every few weeks, and especially – a browser that doesn’t continually remove its features.

      2. adw said on June 6, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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        mozilla isn’t a corp?

  2. Jeff said on June 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    They have removed MHTML support flag from Chrome://flags page. The cmd line flag can still be enabled. Bastards. Fucking morons.

    1. ShintoPlasm said on June 5, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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      Seriously? That really sucks :(

  3. 420 said on June 6, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    mhtml is gone probably because of this “In April 2019, a security researcher published details about an XML eXternal Entity (XXE) vulnerability that could be exploited when a user opens an MHT file. Since the Windows operating system is set to automatically open all MHT files, by default, in Internet Explorer, the exploit could be triggered when a user double-clicked on a file that they received via email, instant messaging, or another vector, including a different browser”

  4. Deo et Patriae said on June 6, 2019 at 6:45 am
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    All this will do, 2-3 percent will go back to Firefox and that’s it, unfortunately. And I liked Edge Chromium a lot. Unless the latter doesn’t somehow implement the same core functionality. Wishful thinking.

  5. flux said on June 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm
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    There is an new issue introduced in Chrome version 75 from version 74 when using the Bing search engine for the New Tab page where the setting for “Show homepage image” is enabled that causes any search query made from the New Tab page to always perform a search for the Bing homepage image regardless of the query entered in the search field. When I disable the “Show homepage image” I am able to use Bing search for any query on the New Tab page as normal.

  6. flux said on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    There is an new issue introduced in Chrome version 75 from version 74 when using the Bing search engine for the New Tab page where the setting for “Show homepage image” is enabled that causes any search query made from the New Tab page to always perform a search for the Bing homepage image regardless of the query entered in the search field. When I disable the “Show homepage image” I am able to use Bing search for any query on the New Tab page as normal.

  7. BavarianPH said on June 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Why does no one mention the severe video playback problem and freezes and crashes in Linux (deb) Chrome 75?
    Chrome 75 is so bad, that it is unusable for any video playing.
    I was forced to delete Chrome 75 and install Chrome 71!
    The ability to go back to Linux Chrome 74, 73, 72 is not available!

  8. Mahesh said on June 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    Hi Guys, Thanks a lot to chrome developers.

    I got an issue in chrome version 75,
    Issue: window.open() returning null instead of window
    Can you people please check it once.

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