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Google are clearly taking the speed factor very seriously and have just upped the ante with their latest release of Google Chrome, this update is apparently 30% faster than the previous. Additionally, over 300 browser crashing bugs have been fixed making the browser more stable than ever.
According to the announcement, other features that have also been integrated include:
Improved New Tab Page: The most requested feature from users was the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page. Now you can finally hide that embarrassing gossip blog from the Most Visited section.
Full Screen Mode: If you’ve ever given a presentation or watched a large video using Google Chrome, you might have wished you could use every last pixel on your screen for the content. Now you can hide the title bar and the rest of the browser window by hitting F11 or selecting the option in the Tools menu.
Form Autofill: Filling out your information in forms over and over again can be tedious. Form autofill helps by showing information you’ve previously entered into the same form fields automatically. If at any point you want to clear out your information, that’s easy to do from the Tools menu.
Below is a video from Chrome Product Manager Brian Rakowski detailing the last update:
The major update we’re all waiting for is the OS X release of the browser. According to reports, the browser will be available towards the end of this summer, but you are able to test early versions of the browser here.
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