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Tip: Even more control over opening links

September 9th, 2009

In the previous tip, we covered middle-clicking and ctrl-clicking to open links in new tabs. There are even more shortcuts you can use to take total control over where links open. Feel free to try these: Shift-click: Opens a link in a new window (just like right-clicking and selecting “Open link in new window”) Shift-middle-click…

Preventing Operation Aborted Scenarios

September 4th, 2009

This post follows up on my original Operation Aborted post to provide some additional information and assistance for web site owners or 3rd party script libraries. Recap Nearly a year-and-a-half ago, I blogged about an error that can occur on some websites that generate content via script. This content can cause Internet Explorer’s HTML parser…

Google Chrome Turns 1!

September 2nd, 2009

A lot has happened for Google Chrome since the day we prematurely shipped our comic book, announced Google Chrome just a day before we initially intended, and pushed our browser out of the nest and into Beta. To take stock of this past year, we thought we’d celebrate with a birthday cake, birthday balloons, and…

50 Chrome Experiments and counting!

August 13th, 2009

When we launched Chrome Experiments in March, we wanted to create a showcase for innovative uses of web browsers and JavaScript. It was also our hope that artists and programmers from around the world would be inspired to submit their own experiments. Today, we’re excited to announce that Chrome Experiments — which started out as…

Recreating the Google Chrome icon: videos from around the world

August 6th, 2009

When I was originally designing the Google Chrome icon, I went through many iterations to figure out how to best represent our brand new web browser. The design needed to stand out on the desktop, look stable yet dynamic, and use color to show some Google branding. Through the design process, another quality that became…

A New Beta: Why slow down when you can speed up?

August 5th, 2009

There’s a brand new beta for you to try out today. As always, we continue to focus on speed, and this beta release shows over 30% improvement on both the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over our current stable channel release. We’ve also improved two of the most loved and most used features of Google Chrome:…

Tip: Quick site searches with the Omnibox

July 21st, 2009

We recently showcased how the address bar (also affectionately known as the Omnibox) doubles as a search box: simply type a search term in the box and press Enter to see results from your default search engine. Here’s another fun fact about the address bar: you can use it to search sites that you’ve previously…

10 days left to submit your video

July 13th, 2009

Over the past few weeks, we on the Google Chrome team have been delighted and entertained by your video entries for the Google Chrome Icon Project. Videos so far have ranged from dessert making in California to coordinated hockey players in Russia to complex 3D animations from Japan. You can view all the submissions on…

Google Chrome OS – FAQ

July 8th, 2009

We’ve been getting a number of questions in reference to our ‘Introducing the Google Chrome OS‘ blog post, and so here are a number of your most frequently asked Qs – along with our As. We’ll be sure to add more to this list as popular questions come in. Is Google Chrome OS free? Yes…

Lost a tab? Not to worry.

July 7th, 2009

Google Chrome has a lot of features that make your browsing easier, but you might not notice them all right away. This is because we’ve taken great care to keep our design clean, so features don’t get in your way when you’re not using them. A great example of this is our session restore functionality,…

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