Indexing & Search Engine: eWEEK Labs First Look at Google Chrome 2.0 Developer Release

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2009-01-12
 
 
 

eWEEK Labs First Look at Google Chrome 2.0 Developer Release

by Jim Rapoza

eWEEK Labs First Look at Google Chrome 2.0 Developer Release

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The new pre-beta of Chrome 2.0 uses an updated WebKit browser engine that scores well on the Acid3 Web standards test.

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Many of the new features in this release add capabilities found in other browsers, such as auto-complete in Web forms.

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Increased spell-checking options are available in the Chrome 2.0 pre-beta.

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When dragging and dropping tabbed windows in Chrome 2.0, users can move them to special docking icons that provide different display options for docked windows.

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In the pre-beta of Chrome 2.0, it is now possible to import Google Toolbar bookmarks.

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Chrome 2.0 users will be able to define and launch different browser user profiles.

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By enabling an https-only option in Chrome, it is possible to prevent any site that doesn't use secure connections from loading in the browser.

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