- by Martin Kaba
- on Sat Jul 3, 2010
Google Chrome Dev Channel has been updated to version 6.0.453.1 for all platforms. This release also features sync enhancements by default; new options have been added, you can in sync independently Bookmarks, Preferences, Autofill, Extension (now by default) and Themes.
In Windows the so-called ‘Unified Menu’ is enabled by default. In Linux you can opt in via the command line flag google-chrome --new-wrench-menu
This build also includes many fixes, it goes without saying, for all platforms; In Windows “printing from the built-in PDF plug-in now prints vectors instead of pixels”, also fixed: shows preview images when dragging images.
In Linux the PDF plug-in is now available but not enabled. Turn it on in about:plugins.
Also available in Google Chrome Dev Channel Linux v.6.0.453.1 is the new experimental support for Gnome (gnome-keyring) and KDE (kwallet) for encrypted password storage. Turned off by default, use these a command line flags to enable and test them;
google-chrome --password-store=detect (this will eventually be the default)
Without flags, Chrome will continue to use the built-in unencrypted store. With flags Chrome will try to use the requested store (or autodetect one, and use that) to store passwords. “This requires GNOME Keyring > 2.22 (which rules out Ubuntu 8.04) or KDE 4.
You can download cutting-edge Chrome Dev build here. File in new issues at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry