As expected, the latest dev channel release is now labeled Google Chrome 6. The Google Chrome 6.0.401.1 dev release is just a regular update, fixing several bugs on all supported platforms, Windows, Mac and Linux. No new features have been added since the previous dev channel release, Google Chrome 5.0.396.0. The update fixes some issues with how Chrome handles the shortened addresses displayed in the Omnibox.
Recently, Google Chrome started removing the http:// from the displayed addresses. It didn’t really make sense to show it in the vast majority of cases and the move was generally viewed as the right one. However, there are cases when you need the http:// prefix, especially when copying an address.
An issue affecting this functionality has been fixed in the latest release. The http:// would be added to the clipboard even when copying only part of the address. This was not intended and has now been fixed.
A similar issue was affecting Linux users. http:// would be appended to the address when copying it from the Omnibox, but not when cutting it. This has also been fixed. Also on Linux, monospace fonts now display correctly in Google Chrome. An issue relating to right-to-left language strings in the Omnibox on Windows was also fixed.
Recent Google Chrome builds don’t submit data in forms when hitting the Enter key, in some cases. The bug can prove very annoying, but Google says it will only be fixed in the future dev channel release. The issues has been fixed in the latest Chromium builds (6.0.405.0).
This is the first Google Chrome 6 release, but for those not familiar with Chrome’s development process and numbering scheme, it may be a little disappointing. However, it does mark a new cycle in the development process. With all of the major features scheduled for Chrome 5 completed, the team is now setting new goals for Chrome 6.
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