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Google Updates Chrome 2 Website Browser with New Features

Posted: 22nd May, 2009 By: MarkJ
Internet search giant Google has updated its popular slim-line Google Chrome website browser with the first major new release since its initial launch 8 months ago. Elsewhere the browser has also been updated to fix hundreds of stability bugs and can now run JavaScript-heavy web pages about 30% faster than before.

New Features

Improved New Tab Page: The most requested feature from users was the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page. Now you can finally hide that embarrassing gossip blog from the Most Visited section.

Full Screen Mode: If you've ever given a presentation or watched a large video using Google Chrome, you might have wished you could use every last pixel on your screen for the content. Now you can hide the title bar and the rest of the browser window by hitting F11 or selecting the option in the Tools menu.

Form Autofill: Filling out your information in forms over and over again can be tedious. Form autofill helps by showing information you've previously entered into the same form fields automatically. If at any point you want to clear out your information, that's easy to do from the Tools menu.
Google has said that it will refer to the latest update as Chrome 2, but that's mainly a metric to help them keep track of changes internally. In reality Google prefers to roll out new features as and when they can, irrespective of version numbering.
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