Google Celebrates With Chrome 6 - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Applications
Commentary
9/9/2010
04:35 PM
Jim Rapoza
Jim Rapoza
Commentary
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
How to Talk to Your Management about IT Security
Aug 30, 2017
This webinar will bring you some new methods for describing and measuring your cybersecurity initi ...Read More>>

Google Celebrates With Chrome 6

On the day that their web browser turned two years old, Google decided to celebrate by releasing a new version of Chrome. And Chrome 6 continues the tradition of mainly small changes and updates to the Google web browser.

On the day that their web browser turned two years old, Google decided to celebrate by releasing a new version of Chrome. And Chrome 6 continues the tradition of mainly small changes and updates to the Google web browser.First, to set things straight, the two years in existence actually dates to when Google released the first beta of Chrome. The official 1.0 release of the Chrome browser followed a few months later. But either way, who would have thought that they would already be at version 6 of Chrome in such a short time.

From an interface standpoint, several things have changed in the Chrome browser. Perhaps the most interesting is that Chrome no longer displays http:// at the start of an url within the address bar.

At first this was a little disconcerting, though it does definitely look cleaner. I was a little worried about the security implications (and the potential for problems) but when I surfed to a secure website, the https:// appeared within the address bar, along with the certificate security information icon. This is good, in that I can still know when I'm on a secure page, though the fact that the display is so different on secure and non-secured pages is a little strange.

The other big interface change is the removal of the Tools menu, which now becomes a sub-menu within the Wrench menu. This means more clicking for accessing items formally in the Tools menu, though the access to cut and paste and page zooming is now much better in the single main menu.

Other small interface changes include the removal of the Go button and moving the favorites star to the right side of the address bar.

From a features standpoint, Google Chrome 6 now includes improved auto-fill features for filling out online forms. And the capabilities for synching Chrome browsers on multiple systems have been updated to sync the new auto-fill data and also sync extensions between browsers.

As always, Google Chrome does well when it comes to standards support and this version includes several updates to its support for HTML 5 and also for integrated online video.

To download the new Google Chrome 6 go to google.com/chrome

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll