Google Chrome 33.0.1750.117

The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser: when you search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the news, and watch videos online, you often do all this using a browser.

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything--type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop. Google Chrome also uses a brand new JavaScript engine (V8), which is much faster than existing javascript interpreters. This means you can create more complex and more intensive AJAX applications with fewer speed and processing constraints. Finally, Google Chrome is built on top of WebKit, so Google Chrome users will benefit from the CSS3 features being added to WebKit as those features are released.

Chrome has many useful features built in, including automatic full-page translation and access to thousands of apps, extensions, and themes from the Chrome Web Store.

Google Chrome is one of the best solutions for Internet browsing giving you high level of security, speed and great features.

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how do i get the screen of my more commonly visited pages on the tab? shows a simple screenshot of the pages most visited and just click on it?

Help, I'm lost

Instant Extended API's removal and third party extensions now causing a warning to popup that can't be disabled.

Already feeling the urge to switch to another browser.

another grievance I have with Chrome on Windows is why the hell are they using custom drawn controls and menus instead of using the ones available on Windows. I don't like the way the context menu is looks on Chrome with all that white space between entries.

The custom scroll bar it's hideous, too.

I'm having a weird issue with RoboForm after updating. It keeps telling me that it's not safe to run a plugin in developer mode.

I'm not using Chrome until they fix the ugly font rendering. It's been there since forever and they still haven't found a way or will to fix it. It's good and all, but I don't like the way many website look with jagged fonts.

ajua said,
I'm not using Chrome until they fix the ugly font rendering. It's been there since forever and they still haven't found a way or will to fix it. It's good and all, but I don't like the way many website look with jagged fonts.

They are currently working on enabling directwrite font rendering on Windows 7+. It will make Chrome font rendering parity to Internet Explorer.

ajua said,
I'm not using Chrome until they fix the ugly font rendering. It's been there since forever and they still haven't found a way or will to fix it. It's good and all, but I don't like the way many website look with jagged fonts.

Hey, someone with the same pet peeve as me! I think it's ridiculous how that issue has remained for so long. Yes, I get that it's tough to reengineer the web renderer to support DirectWrite, but come on, it should be a high priority problem. It renders horrible on Windows compared to everything else and on other platforms. And Chrome + Windows isn't exactly an uncommon combo.

These days during web development, I have to check specifically for how my web fonts look on Windows Chrome just to make sure it doesn't make me want to tear my eyes out. It's like IE 6 all over again, just for rendering and not standards support this time.

Zlip792 said,
They are currently working on enabling directwrite font rendering on Windows 7+. It will make Chrome font rendering parity to Internet Explorer.

This. If you're using Chromium, you can already enable DirectWrite.

As far as I know there's a problem with WOFF fonts. Normally they are the first format served by websites. If a website serves TTF for example, the fonts looks ok.

Some have said that it's because DirectWrite is missing. I will try Chromium to see if enabling that fixes the rendering on Windows. Thanks Boo Berry for mentioning Chromium has DirecWrite already. Hopefully it fixes this.

@iron2000
Direct Write currently does not work under Chromium sandbox, rough work in progress patches on bug has been made but not pushed to main development.