Also, Google now released extensions for Chrome. These are little browser add-ons and tools, or speaking in Chrome evolution terms, it’s the discovery of fire: you can now cook meat, look at cave paintings at night, scare away the sabertooth tiger, and accidentally burn your fingers. Installing an extension is easy: just browse the extension gallery, pick an extension you like – such as Google Translate, which translates pages on-click – and hit the install button. After a short download and a security popup you need to approve, the extension will be visible without any restart. Fun! Here’s what the translation widget, for instance, looks like in action – when you click the new button in the top right, a translation toolbar will expand:
If you decide you don’t like an extension, you can click the wrench icon → Extensions, and then select either Disable or Uninstall.
In related news, Google has published a new Flash microsite where you can send “Google Chrome for Christmas” as a digital post card kind of gift, along with personal Chrome theme, message and photo upload. It looks like Google has programmed this with sloppy privacy protection, though: I won’t go into details for now but it’s quickly possible to see some random other people’s messages. Better make sure to not enter or upload anything private in the greeting card.
[Thanks Hebbet and Inferno! First screenshot from Google.]
Update: Google fixed the privacy issue in question.
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