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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.

  • S. Murphy

    Is There a clear bookmarks setting?

    • Mathspy

      No but there is a bookmarks manager:
      Menu > Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager

      • alvaro guzman

        and you can press delete constantly to erase the bookmarks

        • utkarsh sethi

          you can cntrl + A

  • KUR

    They NEED to improve the bookmark manager with sorting by name address date etc and re do the download manager

  • deneme

    As a Firefox user, I can’t move to Chrome/Chromium although Chrome provides better performance, just because of the omnibox. If I can’t find all the pages visited before, through the address bar, there is no need to have an address bar. A button to open Google would be enough.

  • MMK

    I have also noticed some UI changes: right-click menus are a little wider than they used to be and the color and layout of the bookmark details pop-out box have changed. Those are currently the only two I notice, but I suspect there are more. Has anyone seen anything about those changes?