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A splash of color to your browser: Artist Themes for Google Chrome

October 5th, 2009

In the most recent stable release of Google Chrome, we looked at ways to make a snappy, simple browser even more customizable, and we’re happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed personalizing Google Chrome’s look and feel with a few of our early themes for the browser. Today, we are introducing Artist Themes for Google Chrome….

More Unite builds

October 1st, 2009

We are still working hard on Opera 10.10, and here is the result so far. This build has mainly got Unite stability and bug fixes, but we also fixed an encoding issue when selecting an entry in the addressbar dropdown. Since I focus mostly on crashes, I would like to thank all of you who…

Tip: Dragging to the tabstrip

October 1st, 2009

We’ve already seen how to open links in new tabs or windows using keyboard modifiers. But what if you want to open a link in some existing place? Click and hold on the link, and then drag it onto or between any of the tabs in the tabstrip. You should see a small arrow appear…

It’s a new day

September 25th, 2009

And a new build, for you! 🙂 We’re fixing more and more bugs, and our webapps team is getting closer to the ideal design for Unite Applications. But many of the recent changes in the Unite Applications didn’t make it into the builds. How about album art in the media player? You got it, but…

Sporting a new stable release

September 15th, 2009

Thanks to a full year of great feedback from our users, we’re kicking off our second year of Google Chrome with a brand new stable release. This stable release incorporates many of the improvements and features that we tested out in our most recent beta release, including a 150% increase in Javascript performance since our…

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…