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Google Chrome Dev Channel  (View post) [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
14 years ago14,609 views

Google Chrome now provides a way for people to get early access releases automatically.

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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

the name of the exe is chromechannel-1.0 but when you run it the versionnumber is 1.1 :)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

For Chromium, you can get 10 or more updates daily. Most of them aren't significant and some of them introduce new bugs, but at least you're living on the edge.

[Anonymous] [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

The latest Chrome update on the Dev channel breaks update :-)

Kirk M [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Yup, same with me. I used the channel switcher to switch to the Dev channel, updated to the latest Dev release with no problem except that I no longer can update at all. The "About Chrome" just sits their spinning it's little arrow. If you shut down Chrome after closing the "About Chrome" dialog box, Chrome's "browser" processor stays running and has to be killed manually using either Windows Task Manager or, in my case, SysInternals' Process Explorer.

This is the latest Dev version I updated to:

Google Chrome (Official Build 2164)
WebKit 525.19
V8 0.3.0
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/525.19

If anyone knows how to fix this without having to uninstall Chrome and reinstall the original beta release I'd sure appreciate the info.

Ben Benedek [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Reading the instructions on clearly states:

"n Google Chrome, click the wrench menu and choose About Google Chrome.
Note: On Windows Vista, updates from the About box require Service Pack 1. With (the current release), on demand updates do not work in Vista SP1 if User Account Control is disabled."

Guessing that's your problem, as I had the same problem as you...
Enabling User Account Control should fix it...

eric jones [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

what if you're using windows XP?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In the latest Chromium release, Google says they stopped adding https-based sites to the searchable history. "Previously, this
searchable history included the text from secure sites, such as your
online bank (any sites using SSL for security). Google Chrome no
longer saves text from secure pages in its local history. The address
bar and local history search page will no longer find data from secure sites you have visited."

Furthermore, Google say they stopped sending certain sensitive URLs to the search suggest service:

<<Google Chrome stops sending data to a suggest service if the typed URL: contains a username:password field (http:// username:password[put at-character here] has query parameters (the trailing ?param=data following the URL) is an https URL with any path component (any part following the hostname, such as /path in https: //>>

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