The new release, Google Chrome Developer Preview, is a release that now includes support for printing and a QuickTime plug-in to enable multimedia content. The release also features, “lots of important Extensions changes” and a few fixed bugs.
“Be sure to read the Known Issues if you are running Chrome for Mac,” the company warns on its development pages.
Issues include: if an older version of Chrome is running when this version is automatically installed, the running version will not quit cleanly and will spike the processor at 100%; according to the developers, it will be necessary to Force Quit the application.
Listed changes in this version also include:
- Printing now works. (Issue: 13158)
- [r28871] Autoupdates no longer cause problems if Chrome is already running. (Issue: 14610)
- [r29388] Hitting backspace while IME is active does no longer go back in history. (Issue: 25000)
- [r28837] QuickTime plugin no longer crashes, and often displays properly (though there are still bugs to be ironed out).
- [r28837] Plugin whitelist has been removed, so that Chrome will attempt to load all NPAPI plugins. Expect more plugin crashes.
- [r29396] Ctrl-tab switches tabs again. (Issue: 24921)
- [r29458] Cmd-` switches windows again. (Issue: 24817)