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Google Chrome 6 released

Google has managed to churn out many major releases of the Chrome browser during the last couple of years and now they have released the first stable build for Chrome 6. The new version has a more simplified user interface: there’s a single menu, the “go” button has been removed and the Reload and Stop buttons have been combined into one, the browser no longer shows “http://” in the address bar, the bookmark button has been moved to the right and the toolbar has a new color scheme.

Google Chrome 6 New Inteface

Google Chrome 6

Further more Chrome 6 adds support for form auto-fill and support for WebM videos. You can now synchronize auto-fill data, extensions and all their settings. Extension sync is probably the coolest new feature to be introduced, because you can take your extensions with you no matter what computer your are using. “WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web” which is already supported by software like Opera, VLC, Winamp and by YouTube.

The Stable and Beta channels of Google Chrome 6 have been updated to 6.0.472.55 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  This version contains the following fixes:

All

  • [r58038] [r58039] Failures when using auto-complete (issue 51727, 52940)
  • [r58106] Default search engine settings wiped out (issue 10913)
  • Shift reload not working (issue 1906)

Windows

  • [r58190] Importing data from other browsers when chrome is set as default  (bug 53655)
  • [r58288] Chrome can’t be made default browser when it already exists (bug 53656)

You can download the latest offline release here