Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dev release: Fixes Hotmail, Options dialog on XP 64-bit

Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated (version: This release fixes the following issues:

  • [r6482] Fixes issues with composing mail and switching folders in Hotmail. Hotmail still does not properly recognize Google Chrome, so to use the site, you have to add the following to the shortcut you use to launch Google Chrome:

    --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19"

    Right-click the Google Chrome shortcut, click Properties, and paste the line above to the end of the Target field.
    Note: This should only be used for testing or a temporary workaround to use Hotmail; it makes sites treat your browser as Safari 3. We hope to get the issue with user agent detection resolved with Hotmail so this step isn't needed.
  • [r6421] Fixes a crash when opening the Options dialog on 64-bit Windows. (Issue 49)
  • [r6418] Allows Google Desktop links to launch Google Chrome as the default browser.

Find about the Dev channel and how to subscribe at http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel.

The complete release notes are available here.

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager

[Edit: Noted that changing the user agent string should be used for testing only.]

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