A new version of the most popular web browser, Google Chrome is out. Version 67 has reached the stable branch and is now available for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Sporting a minimalist design, Chrome features a very powerful fast web rendering engine "Blink" to make your browsing experience faster, safer, and easier.
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser which exists for all major platforms like Windows, Android and Linux. It comes with a powerful rendering engine which supports all modern web standards.
The full browser version is Chrome 67.0.3396.62. The key changes in this version are as follows.
Faster extension access
To save your time and allow accessing your installed extensions, a link to your extensions has been added to the navigation menu in Chrome Settings pages.
A refined look for the window frame
A new option in chrome://flags allows enabling a new look for the top part of its window frame. Set the flag chrome://flags#top-chrome-md to Refresh to get the following change:
It is designed specially for devices with touch screens.
Site Isolation Trial
The team behind the browser is continuing to roll out Site Isolation to a larger percentage of users in Chrome 67. Site Isolation improves Chrome's security and helps mitigate the risks posed by Spectre.
To diagnose whether an issue is caused by Site Isolation, open the following page in a new tab:
Generic Sensor API
The new Generic Sensor API will allow websites to access various sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, orientation sensor, and motion sensor where available.
Credential Management API
The Credential Management API has been supported since Chrome 51, and provides a framework for creating, retrieving and storing credentials. It did this through two credential types:
FederatedCredential. The Web Authentication API adds a third credential type,
PublicKeyCredential, which allows browsers to authenticate a user with a private/public key pair generated by an authenticator such as a security key, fingerprint reader, or any other device that can authenticate a user. Chrome 67 enables the API using U2F/CTAP 1 authenticators over USB transport on desktop.
WebXR Device API
Chrome 67 is now able to provide a better AR and VR experience for mobile devices and desktop computers. WebXR replaces WebVR, giving developers the ability to support different devices like Daydream headsets, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality with a unified user experience.
Chrome for Android
Chrome for Android will now automatically hide common URL prefixes such as https, http, and www. Non-common prefixes, such as ftp or data will not be hidden automatically.
- 34 security fixes
Note: The offline installer doesn't support the automatic update feature of Chrome. By installing it this way, you will be forced to always update your browser manually.
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