Google Chrome 12 (v12.0.712.0) has made it to the development channel from the Canary Build. The new version adds a few new features to the browser and contains more behind the scenes updates and code refactoring.
One of the new features in Google Chrome 12 is called multi-tab select (Windows only). This feature allows you to select multiple tabs using the Ctrl button and perform actions on them like reloading all webpages or closing tabs among other things. I tried working with this feature but could not use it very well.
Another new feature available in this build is an experimental new tab page (through about:flags). The new experimental tab page adds a paged navigation for apps which will allow users to scroll through all the installed apps. It looks like it is more geared towards touch interfaces. However, this experimental new tab page is in its infancy stage and does not do much as of now.
Chrome 12 also has a new experimental feature called FPS counter which will display a page’s actual frame rate (FPS) when hardware acceleration is active. Other than that, the V8 engine has been updated to 184.108.40.206 in all versions of the browser.
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Title: Google Chrome 12.0.712.0 Beta
File size: 26.20MB (27,473,976 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: March 25, 2011
Contains lots of behind the scenes work (code cleanup and refactorings) in addition to numerous crash and regresson fixes.
- Updated V8 - 220.127.116.11
- Tab Multi-Select - The ability to select multiple tabs, using the ctrl key, and applying actions (e.g. reload) to them all.
Google Chrome 12.0.712.0 Beta
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