Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Beta Channel Update

The Chrome team is happy to announce the promotion of Chrome 26 to the beta channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. Chrome 26.0.1410.12 contains a number of new improvements, including:
A full list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. Interested in switching release channels? Find out how. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

Dharani Govindan
Google Chrome

24 comments:

Sterling said...

The new menu on Windows is a kind of a little too big, specially on non-touch displays, which requires the mouse to travel a bit more -- but I like the new look.

Oh, and please fix the zoomed in issue/regression present in both the stable and beta channels of Chrome for Android. ¿Por favor?

Unknown said...

Please, Please , fix the missing thumbnails in New Tab page.

Johnathon said...

The Android beta was also updated today to 25....122 not 26 but there's no announcement here yet.

AK47 Adrian said...

i like old style.

BB said...

New UI style is totally useless and not confortable for my eyes because menus are too bright and characters seem smaller than before.

Moreover mouse has to travel more to click on something... Why such a nonsense from google ???

MK said...

Yeah, the non-native menu spacing is throwing me off a bit. I don't suppose we can get "comfortable", "cozy", and "compact" settings for Chrome's UI, too? :P

Aurrin Faustin said...
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Aurrin Faustin said...

Please don't go forward with the new UI styling of the context menu or at the very least create an option for old and new. It's aesthetically pleasing but functionally retarded. Its more suited for a touch environment and not the traditional desktop environment based on mouse input. The spacing is awkward and dysfunctional in addition to making the context menu too big when correcting spelling errors.

Damian said...

I really try to get used to and like new UI changes, but the styling on this is not appealing. The spacing is what bothers me most, the white is fine. I actually like the idea of the "compact" / "cozy" setting, haha.

Maybe some flag to disable the new style? =/

INFINITY said...

The menu is tooooooo long...
Hoping for an option of compact / cozy.

Unknown said...

It not just the new spacing in the menu but big spacing in bookmarks as well.

Zack Gold said...

The new UI changes are awful.

Brian Koppe said...
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Brian Koppe said...

Sorry, I generally love the hard work you all put in to Google Chrome, but the new menu/bookmarks spacing sucks.

I understand it would be useful for touch displays, but many of us are not using a touch display. Chrome should either recognize the presence (or lack) of a touch display and adjust spacing accordingly, or users should be given the option to choose between the old, native spacing and the wider touch spacing in the browser settings.

I can't stress enough how ugly and more difficult to use the new menu spacings are on mouse & keyboard systems. They bothered me enough to track down this blog and comment, and I'm sure there are many many others who are less vocal about their dissatisfaction.

Terry Probert said...

Just want to reiterate what people have already said about the menu spacing - bookmarks, context menu etc; it's just far too big. comfortable, cozy and compact would be brilliant options to add.

Carighan said...

What I don't get is that before, it simply used the native OS style. But why was that a problem? If I create a menu on my OS, I *expect* it to look like a menu from my OS.

After all, that's the one unifying factor I can aim for in the graphical design of all the menus in my applications, my OS's own style.

Why would it be preferable to have a per-application menu style?

pureocean said...

Background color of conext menus is changed to white. I didn't liked it! Background color of webpages and conext menus is same. Conflicted. Need contrast.
I know, no way back from new UI. At least, add a command-line as "disable-new-dialog-style".

Lyren Brown said...

Please provide an option to reduce the spacing on bookmarks. I am having to scroll through lists of bookmarks that used to fit on my screen.

Austin Whittington said...

Bookmark spacing is much too big for my desktop. While I see where this would be useful for touch devices, I would prefer an option to make it compact again on desktops.

Chris McFadyen said...

I think what we really need is custom CSS for menus. Yah.

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Anyway, the extra spacing is very annoying with mice, and large bookmark folders or context menus are now unwieldy.

Gabriel Lawrence said...

I like the new menu look. Microsoft hasn't changed their menu design in almost 20 years! About time someone else does. Stop complaining, you don't have to travel too far with your mouse, maybe you just need to increase the sensitivity on your mouse settings...

Craig said...

Please have an option to put the bookmark spacing back to normal and preferably the menu too. It seems daft to have all that extra white space blinding you and it is slower to use. If this is a feature for touch screens then just enable it for touch screens. I hoped it was an oversight that would be corrected but it has not changed in the latest update

ekot said...

New context menus look awful on windows. When I first saw them I thought it was some buggy extension. Could you add an option to toggle back to use native menus?

Marko said...

New touch "Touch Screen UI" is unusable with non-touch screen. On my 12" laptop it doesnt't fit the screen at all...