Google Chrome 114 is available in the stable branch with several user interface changes. Its password manager is now a PWA that can have its own desktop shortcut, and comes with several improvements. The side panel allows managing bookmarks with advanced sorting and filters.
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Google Chrome’s sidebar now includes options for customizing its look
The latest update for Google Chrome is great news for users who want to customize their browser's appearance. With the new update, users can tweak up the browser's look, and especially the new tab page, using the side panel. It now hosts a dedicated category with gorgeous themes and styles.
Chrome now supports Mica effect on its title bar
Earlier in April, we reported that there was a proposal to the Chromium code base that adds Windows 11's Mica effect to the window frame of the browser. It didn't take long for it to reach users: Chrome Canary comes with Mica titlebars enabled by default.
Google Chrome 113: WebGPU support, translate selected text, 15 security fixes
On May 3, Google released Chrome 113 to the stable branch. This update includes both security fixes, addressing 15 distinct vulnerabilities, and new features.
Google Chrome replaces the “Lock” icon in the address bar with a “Tune” one
The Chromium project has announced an update regarding the lock icon, which is used to indicate a secure connection in web browsers. Starting in Chrome 117, which releases in early September 2023, the lock icon will no longer be displayed in the address bar of Chrome and other Chromium browsers. Instead, it will show a new "Tune" icon.
Google Chrome may receive Mica effect for the title bar
As follows from the activity in Chromium's Gerrit service, world's most popular web browser, Google Chrome, may soon receive the Mica-enhanced appearance of the window frame.
Chrome has become 10% faster in the past three month
Google has detailed the changes they have done to the browser in past 3 months. Those improvements made it notable faster. The optimization directions include faster DOM parsing and JS handling.
Chrome 113 will have WebGPU support
Google has announced support for WebGPU and the WebGPU Shading Language (WGSL) in the Chrome 113. It will hit the stable branch on May 2, 2023. This move will bring WebGPU one step closer to being a widely accepted technology that developers can use to create high-performance graphics and compute applications on the web.
Chrome 112 is out with mostly security fixes
Google has announced the launch of Chrome 112 web browser. For users requiring additional time to update, the Extended Stable branch will be available for the next 8 weeks. The forthcoming release of Chrome 113 is scheduled for May 2nd.
Chrome 111 is out, makes possible to open any website in PiP mode
Google has released the Chrome 111 web browser. The key changes in this release are an updated UI of Privacy Sandbox, a new data sync welcome page, and improvements to the updater. It also adds experimental Document Picture in Picture APIs to open traditional HTML content in picture-in-picture mode, not just video.