Google Chrome 67 released, here’s the change log

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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.

Tip: Get 8 Thumbnails on New Tab Page in Google Chrome

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: chrome://flags#site-isolation-trial-opt-out.

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: PasswordCredential and 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.

Other changes

  • 34 security fixes
  • Tons of JavaScript and CSS support improvements.

Download Links

Web installer: Google Chrome Web 32-bit | Google Chrome 64-bit
MSI/Enterprise installer: Google Chrome MSI Installers for Windows

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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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Google Chrome 67 released, here’s the change log”

  1. Good @chrome://flags#top-chrome-md to Refresh@

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