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Thursday, August 06, 2009

New Beta Version of Chrome Is More Faster & Colourful

Google yesterday rolled out new beta version of Chrome which shows almost 30% improvement in speed. Also New Tab page and the Omnibox features are also improved in this version. Plus, we decided to add a little bit of style by allowing you to deck out your browser with colors, patterns, and images. Moreover, Chrome is now colourful. Yes, this beta version now allows you to deck out your browser with colors, patterns, and images.

Customize the new New Tab page

The New Tab page has been one of the most popular features in Google Chrome. Now you can bump up something dignified and refined into that top Most Visited slot with a simple click and drag of your mouse. You can pin website thumbnails to a particular spot so they don't disappear even if your browsing habits change. Last but not least, you can hide parts of the page if you don't want to see them using the layout buttons on the top right of the New Tab page.

Rearrange website thumbnails on the New Tab page by clicking and dragging thumbnails

Pin websites thumbnails to a particular spot

Try the latest and greatest Omnibox

The Omnibox is indisputably an important part of Google Chrome - it helps you get to the sites you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. In this release, presentation of the drop-down menu has been optimized and little icons are added which will help you distinguish between suggested sites, searches, bookmarks, and sites from your browsing history.

Tweak the chrome of Google Chrome

This version has added a little bit of style by allowing you to add a theme to your browser. So, if you've been dying for a browser that reminds you of the Friendly Confines, or if you just want the comfort of your favorite blanket when you're browsing the web, now you can have it. Of course, if baseball or quilting isn't your thing, you can change the theme of your browser by visiting the Themes Gallery.

A sneak peek at the woody "Desktop" theme

...and your favorite website thumbnails basking on a grassy field

Experience HTML5 capabilities

One can experience HTML5 capabilities into this beta release, including video tag functionality and web workers.

Speed, Speed, and more Speed

Beyond the improvements in JavaScript execution in this latest beta, there are a host of other improvements that should help Google Chrome make the most of your network connection. For example, when you open a new web page while other web pages are still loading, Google Chrome is now smarter about prioritizing the requests for the new page -- for instance, fetching text, images, and video for your new page -- ahead of the requests from the older pages. Loading pages on this beta release should also be faster than ever with DNS caching, more efficient DOM bindings, and using V8 for proxy auto-config.

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