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Google Chrome Now Runs 30% Faster

Google Chrome Now Runs 30% Faster

Posted May 21, 2009 at 4:53pm by iClarified · 5268 views
Google has announced a new version of Google Chrome that is faster and adds some useful features.

The new build loads JavaScript-heavy web pages about 30% faster and adds new features like form autofill, full screen mode, and the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page.

Improved New Tab Page: The most requested feature from users was the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page. Now you can finally hide that embarrassing gossip blog from the Most Visited section.

Full Screen Mode: If you've ever given a presentation or watched a large video using Google Chrome, you might have wished you could use every last pixel on your screen for the content. Now you can hide the title bar and the rest of the browser window by hitting F11 or selecting the option in the Tools menu.

Form Autofill: Filling out your information in forms over and over again can be tedious. Form autofill helps by showing information you've previously entered into the same form fields automatically. If at any point you want to clear out your information, that's easy to do from the Tools menu.

Increased Stability: Google Chrome is more stable than ever--we have fixed over 300 bugs that caused crashes since launch.

Increased Speed: Making the web faster continues to be our main area of focus. Thanks to a new version of WebKit and an update to our JavaScript engine, V8, interactive web pages will run even faster. We've also made sure that JavaScript keeps running fast even when you have lots of tabs open. Try opening a bunch of web applications and then running your favorite benchmark. You can read more about V8 in our JavaScript scalability post on the Chromium blog.


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Fred
Fred - May 21, 2009 at 5:30pm
There is something ironic about a mac based blog reporting on a popular piece of software that is infamously not available on OS X.
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