Dev release: Fixes Hotmail, Options dialog crash on XP 64-bit

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Mark Larson (Google)

Dec 8, 2008, 8:36:08 PM12/8/08
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Google Chrome's Dev channel has been updated (version: This release fixes the following issues:

  • [r6482] Fixes issues with composing mail and switching folders in Hotmail. Hotmail still does not properly recognize Google Chrome, so to use the site, you have to add the following to the shortcut you use to launch Google Chrome:

    --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19"

    Right-click the Google Chrome shortcut, click Properties, and paste the line above to the end of the Target field.
  • [r6421] Fixes a crash when opening the Options dialog on 64-bit Windows. (Issue 49)
  • [r6418] Allows Google Desktop links to launch Google Chrome as the default browser.

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--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager
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