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Smarter Omnibox in Chrome Stable 29

The Chrome team have released version 29 into the stable channel, bringing smarter omnibox suggestions and Chrome profile resetting.

The highlight feature of version 29 is a smarter omnibox, which will now provide smarter website suggestions based on recently visited websites, providing more timely and contextually relevant suggestions.

Chrome now has a reset button on the settings page, which will restore your Chrome profile back to its original state – especially useful if you want to clear away all those extensions you have installed. This option will not affect your themes, bookmarks or apps.

Other minor changes include many new apps and extensions APIs, such as support for the VP9 media codec, TLS 1.2, and preliminary support for QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections). The Chrome team has also improved the stability and performance of Chrome 29.

Chrome 29 also features a slew of security updates, making your browsing experience even more secure.

  • Incomplete path sanitization in file handling.
  • Information leak via overly broad permissions on shared memory files.
  • Integer overflow in ANGLE
  • Use after free in XSLT, media element and document parsing.
  • Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

Finally, Blink is at version 537.36 and V8 has been updated to version 3.19.18.4

Google Chrome 29 is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux, it will be rolling out over the next few days.