Google releases stable version of Chrome 12

By Emil · 18 replies
Jun 7, 2011
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  1. Google has released version 12 of its browser. The update brings hundreds of bug fixes as well as many features that have been available on the Chrome beta and dev…

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  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Wha...? Weren't we just at 9?
  3. And STILL NO BOOKMARKS SIDEBAR. Unbelievable.
    I want to abandon firefox asap but Google just doesn't anyone with a widescreen monitor using their browser it seems.
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Cant wait for Chrome 13.

    Funny thing how i use the bookmark manager like a sidebar :\
  5. be_patient

    be_patient TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Do they have a changelog or anything like it listed anywhere? I'm curious as to what some of these bugs were.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

  7. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Currently under development in the OS X dev channel.
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    What's even more unbelievable is that they are already at version 12. In a year we'll be at 20. This has to stop (or slow down).
  9. A browser for me is much more than software to surf the 'Net; I do most of my word processing in a text editor producing HTML documents. So the browser has to do all the "File" functions that the conventional word processor does.

    Like others here; I am trying to make the move from Firefox to Google Chrome but the lack of Page Setup (especially margins and headers & Footers, etc.) makes it very difficult. Imagine using a brand new standards compliant browser for everything other than printing. When I want to print I have to use Internet Explorer.

  10. What's up with the freaking bookmarks
  11. Google wants to change the way we browse the internet. I thought they were about choice!
  12. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Not really sure where your going with this, how is Google restricting you in your browsing exactly?
  13. coolazeem

    coolazeem TS Rookie Posts: 21

  14. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    When did they change it to do automatic updates? Last two times I've launched Chrome and checked the version it's already updated. They might have launched a stable version of Chrome 12 but it's made my testing environment unstable unless I disconnect my machine from the internet. Can't seem to find any option to disable this automatic background update either...
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,553

    You need to hunt down "googleupdate.exe" and hit the recycle bin with it. But by all means, don't take my word for it, wait for a second opinion.

    If this browser won't do what you want it to, and the browsers you already have do, why are you forcing yourself on it? That's sort of like going on a date, with somebody who hates your guts.
  16. Arris, in order to disable chrome's automated updating and possibly statistics / data sending to Google you have to go in the windows adminstrative task schedualler. upon chrome installation it automatically adds two (if i'm correct) processes to the windows task schedualler which automatically sets a frequent time of execution, in other words, if Chrome wants to update tommorow, it makes changes to windows task schedualler and writes that windows sould execute the hidden Chrome update process tommorow at a given time.

    i think it works in the same way on other operating systems, it wouldn't surprise me.
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Thanks, will go seek them out and possibly destroy :)
  18. Chrome stable version 30 will be released by Google on December 28, 2011. :p
  19. Arris, you can also use the portableapps version ( chrome. So it will always be separate from your desktop version and it never updates until you're ready to do so. So updating a portable version is a manual process,currently and doesn't have automatic update capabilites. To manual update the portable version you have to DL the newer version and replace your previous DATA folder with the new DATA folder that was newly created in the newer version's directory. Update at your own pace, keep copy's of different versions of chrome this way if you want, for your testing in portable versions.

    The only drawback, when google updates their browser for installed desktop versions might be 1 or 2 days late or so. BUT, If you can't wait I think you can take the correct data files that you need from an installed updated desktop version and implement the files into a copy of a portable version and try it out that way too. In the future if portableapps adds auto update, I'm sure they will implement the option not to auto update integrated.

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