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Mark Larson (Google)

Nov 24, 2008, 9:16:58 PM11/24/08
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Google Chrome version has been released. You will
automatically get updated in the next few days. You can open About
Google Chrome (from the wrench menu) to get the update at any time.

This is a roll up of fixes that have previously been released to our
Dev channel users. See
for details on the changes that have been made since

Note: Please use the excellent Google Chrome Help Center (http:// or file a bug to report
problems. There are a lot of people watching those sites and ready to

__New Features__

* Bookmark manager with import/export.
Use the 'Customize and control Google Chrome' (wrench) menu to open
the Bookmark manager. You can search bookmarks, create folders, and
drag and drop bookmarks to new locations. The Bookmark Manager's Tools
menu lets you export or import bookmarks.

* Privacy section in Options.
We grouped together all of the configuration options for features that
might send data to another service. Open the wrench menu, click
Options, and select the Under the Hood tab.

* New blocked pop-up notification.
The pop-up blocker formerly just minimized pop-up windows to the lower
right corner of the browser window, create one 'constrained' window
for each pop-up. Now, Google Chrome displays one small notification in
the corner that shows the number of blocked pop-ups. A menu on the
notification lets you open a specific pop-up, if needed.

__Security Issues__
This release fixes an issue with downloaded HTML files being able to
read other files on your computer and send them to sites on the
Internet. We now prevent local files from connecting to the network
with XMLHttpRequest() and also prompt you to confirm a download if it
is an HTML file.
Severity: Moderate. If a user could be enticed to open a downloaded
HTML file, this flaw could be exploited to send arbitrary files to an
[Originally fixed in 154.18]

__Other Updates__
Bug-fix updates (no new features) to major components:
* Gears is updated to version (from
* V8 (JavaScript engine) is updated to (from

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager
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