by Planet Lowyat on 05/05/10 at 9:46 pm
Have you try Google Chrome 5 Beta? Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 has been released to the Beta channel on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Yes, I’m currently running Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 beta on my Windows 7 desktop.
Ten things you should try after installing Chrome 5 beta:
1. Google Chrome remembers zoom settings for each domain. Go to http://www.malaysiakini.com, zoom using Ctrl+ or Ctrl-, close the tab and reopen it. You will get the same zoom setting as previously.
2. Remove individual items from the history. Go to the History tab (Ctrl+H), click on “Edit items”, select the pages you want to remove and click on “Remove selected pages”. For me, I would prefer delete all history instead of individual item from the history.
3. The new bookmark manager is an HTML page that opens in a new tab. It looks better than the previous manager and it has the advantage that extensions will be able to add new features.
4. Synchronize themes and preferences, in addition to bookmarks.
5. Google Chrome includes Adobe’s Flash plug-in. Open a site that uses Flash, right-click on a Flash object and select “About Adobe Flash”. You should be able to see the message “You have version 10,1,53,22 installed”.
6. You can disable individual plug-ins. Go to chrome://plugins/ and disable the plug-ins you don’t need.
7. Extensions in incognito mode. Chrome disables all extensions in incognito mode, but you can manually enable some of them from the Extensions page.
8. Native geolocation. The previous Chrome versions used the Google Gears implementation, but Google Chrome now supports HTML5 geolocation, so that more web applications can easily find your location. Go to Google Maps, click on the small circle above the Street View logo and you’ll see an infobar: “maps.google.com wants to track your location”.
9. Manual translation. Now you can disable the auto-translation feature and still be able to use the built-in translator. Even if you disable the Google Translate integration from Settings/Under the hood, you can still right-click on a page and select “Translate to English”.
10. Reorder extension buttons. You can change the order of the buttons installed by Google Chrome extensions using drag & drop and even hide some of the buttons.
Read more detail about the Google Chrome 5 Beta here.