Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 Beta Description
Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 Beta is a web browser that aims to deliver a fast and simple Internet navigation mode while bundling several powerful features, such as bookmarks, synchronization, privacy mode, extensions, themes, automatic web page translation, and some more.
Clean browsing sessions
Simplicity is at the core of Chrome’s philosophy and is the word that describes best the GUI. Chrome is the type of browser that doesn’t get in your way. It provides a seamless navigation mode and easy-to-trigger customization options.
Another big plus is the clean look that it has to offer, as you may focus solely on your work without being distracted by unnecessary buttons or extra configuration settings.
Search and navigation possibilities
You can work with multiple tabs, pin your favorite ones and have them opened automatically every time you launch Chrome, as well as make use of the drag-and-drop support for rearranging tabs in the preferred order.
The web browser integrates a single search box, the so-called Omnibox, where you are allowed to perform search operations on the web and access different websites. The auto-completion feature proves to be particularly useful as it provides suggestions as you start typing.
Other power functions for enhancing your daily web browsing on the Internet include a build-in PDF viewer (resizing, saving and printing options are supported), custom keywords for your favorite websites, as well as the browser’s ability of remembering previously opened tabs.
Themes can be used for personalizing the way your web browser looks like while extensions give you the freedom to take screenshots, track discounts, read RSS feeds, and more.
Chrome isn’t all about streamlined looks and easy-to search options, as it bundles a phishing detector that lets you know each time you land on websites suspected of containing malware or phishing, implements the sandboxing technology for preventing malware from installing itself on your computer, as well as an automatic updating system for making sure you run the latest security features and fixes.
When it comes to keeping your private sessions anonymous, the developers from Google created the well-known Incognito mode. This ensures that your websites visits and downloads are not saved in the browsing and download histories and all cookies are automatically deleted when you close the incognito tabs.
You may sign in with your Google account and save your applications, themes, extensions, autofill forms, passwords, bookmarks, and other settings, so you can access them on all your devices.
An overall reliable and easy-to-handle browser
Chromes manages to mix up a clean and simple interface with an advanced set of configuration settings for delivering streamlined and secure browsing sessions. This makes it the perfect browser basically for every type of user out there.
- Speed: Fast to launch, fast to load web pages
- Quick to start up from your desktop
- Loads web pages in a snap
- Runs web applications faster than ever
- Simplicity: Designed for efficiency and ease of use
- Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
- Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
- Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
- Style: Themes to add delight to your browser
- Try Minimalist, Star Gazing, or Google Chrome Artist Themes.
- One box for everything
- New Tab page
- Application shortcuts
- Dynamic tabs
- Crash control
- Incognito mode
- Safe browsing
- Instant bookmarks
- Importing settings
- Simpler downloads
News in Google Chrome 45.0.2454.15 Beta:
- New ES2015 features
- Chrome 45 includes a set of new ES2015 features including arrow functions, new methods on Array, new methods on TypedArray, and Object.assign().
- Service worker improvements
- Chrome 40 introduced support for service workers, enabling developers to build high performance sites that work offline. This release includes a number of improvements:
- Developers are now able to measure their service worker’s performance using the User Timing and Resource Timing APIs.
- Service workers used exclusively to send push notifications are now kept up-to-date correctly and developers can also use the new update method to manually trigger an update check.
- Sites can now use getRegistrations() to access all the service workers whose scope matches the current page.
- Finally, in a breaking change, messages sent via Client.postMessage() now fire an event on navigator.serviceWorker instead of the window object.
- Other updates in this release:
- Sites can now customize the vibration triggered when showing a notification on Android.
- Chrome’s implementation of the Push API has undergone several minor breaking changes to keep up to date with the evolving specification.
- Sites using promoted add to home screen can now programmatically control the timing of the banner.
- The rotationAngle attribute of Touch objects is no longer prefixed, making it easier for sites to understand the geometry of the users touch with cross-browser code.
- To improve scroll performance on pages with heavy mouse handlers or :hover styles, Chrome no longer sends mouse position updates when the user is scrolling with a trackpad or scrollwheel.
- Chrome now immediately prefetches all HTML imports referenced by a page instead of waiting for scripts included higher in the document to finish executing, improving performance.
- Sites can now include 3rd-party resources on their site with reduced security risk by using a hash to ensure the integrity of 3rd-parties resources.
- To reduce the risk of certain types of attack, the self source defined by Content Security Policy now excludes blob and filesystem URLs.
- The logjam attack is fixed in this release by deprecating the use of keys smaller than 1024 bits in Diffie-Hellman key exchanges, which may require developers to update their server’s TLS configuration.
- To improve cross-browser compatibility and specification compliance, CSSUnknownRule and CSSKeyframesRule.insertRule() are now deprecated with the latter now replaced by CSSKeyframesRule.appendRule().
- Sites using SMIL will now trigger deprecation warnings in the console, encouraging them to migrate to CSS Animations and Web Animations.
- This release deprecates both multiple shadow roots and shadow-piercing deep selectors following a unanimous decision by browser vendors at the Web Components April 2015 meeting.
- The MediaStream attributes label and ended are now deprecated in favor of id and active, while the stop() method is deprecated in favor of MediaStreamTrack.stop().