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Google Chrome 0.4.154.25 Changelog

Suppose the GoogleUpdate.exe is not terminated or restricted by firewall rules, it will automatically update Google software when there is latest release posted to Google file servers.

As Google Chrome is part of the Google software, the auto-updater has already updated my Chrome browser to the latest beta version 0.4.154.25.

For the sake of performance and security, it’s recommended to be updated as soon as a latest (beta) release is available for general public.

If the Google auto-updater is not working, you might manually trigger the auto-update process, i.e. click the wrench (spanner) icon (tooltip description as Customize and Control Google Chrome), select About Google Chrome to bring up About dialog box and click Update Now button:

Google Chrome changelog and release notes.

Google Chrome version 0.4.154.25 Changelog/Release Notes

According to Mark Larson (Google Chrome Program Manager), Google Chrome 0.4.154.25 includes these items:

1) Bookmark Manager allows users export or import bookmark, search bookmarks, create folders, and drag and drop bookmarks to new locations. The keyboard shortcut to access Bookmark Manager is CTRL+SHIFT+B.

2) The Privacy section in Google Chrome Options dialog box (Under the Hood tab) groups all the configuration options for features that might send data to (Google) web services.

3) You may or may not notice that the earlier beta version creates one “constrained” window for each pop-up and minimize it to the bottom right corner. As with version 0.4.154.25, there is a small notification in the corner that shows the number of blocked pop-ups, along with options to allow a specific pop-up that you think is important/useful.

4) Fix a security threat, where the downloaded HTML files being able to read other files on client computer and send them to attacker. The corrected codes prevent local files from connecting to the network with XMLHttpRequest() and prompt end-user to confirm a download of HTML file.

5) Fix some bugs found in major components, e.g. Gears is updated to version 0.5.4.0 (from 0.4.24.0) and V8 (JavaScript engine) is updated to 0.3.9.2 (from 0.3.5.0).

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