Download Google Chrome 15.0.874.15 Dev with Fixes for the Revamped New Tab Page

The latest update comes with a rather serious bug for Linux users

By on September 16th, 2011 12:01 GMT

Updates to the Google Chrome dev channel are coming once every few days now, as the team is putting the finishing touches and is fixing the most obvious issues, before graduating Google Chrome 15 to the beta channel.

The latest update, Google Chrome 15.0.874.15 comes with an updated V8 JavaScript engine, a re-enabled fullscreen JavaScript API and more fixes to the revamped new tab page.

"The Dev channel has been updated to 15.0.874.15 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame," Google Chrome's Dharani Govindan announced.

Here are the fixes in this latest update:

- Updated V8 3.5.10.9;
- JavaScript fullscreen API now enabled by default;
- Bug fixes and visual improvements for the New Tab Page;
- Fixed many known stability issues.

The latest update comes with a rather big bug for Linux users, pressing CTRL+P, the shortcut for the print dialog, crashes the browser.

If you don't need printing, this won't affect you, but it does seem like a pretty big bug to be included in a tested Google Chrome release, even if this is a dev channel releases which are, by definition, more unstable.

The issue will probably be fixed with the next updates, coming a couple of days or so from now. If you can help it, stave off on updating Google Chrome until then, if you use Linux.

Google Chrome 15 has probably been one of the buggiest Chrome versions to date, especially for Linux users who had to deal with a bug which prevented them from closing any tab via the 'x' button on each of them.

Hopefully, once Google Chrome 15 reaches the beta channel, next week, most likely, the biggest issues will be behind it and problems like this won't show up as often.

Google Chrome for Windows is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Linux is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Mac is available for download here.

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