To try out the most recent development version of Chrome, you will need to make a few easy changes to your installation.
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- download the Chrome channel switcher here
- after installing and running the program, select the ‘Dev’ channel
- to enable plugins, right-click your chrome shortcut and select properties.
- in the ‘Target:’ field, add ‘–enable-extensions’ to your path. (e.g. ‘”<chrome-path>” –enable-extensions’)
This developer channel might be a bit buggy but it gives you the chance to try out the newest Chrome release. A few notable features at the writing of this post:
- ability to edit starting page thumbnails
- support for extensions (.crx files)
- support for video tag
Available Chrome extensions include:
- AdSweep strip ads from web pages (link).
- Provided by Adsweep.org
- Googlepedia (link).
- RSS Feed Subscribe (link)
- GMail Inbox + New Message Count (link)
Additional flags for adding functionality: (turn them on just as you did –enable-extensions)
- specify the number of suggestions Chrome gives when typing in the omnibar
- change the port for remote shell
- run all chrome tabs within a single process (more info about Chrome processes: Chrome’s Process Model Explained)
- run a separate chrome process for each site (2 google tabs will be within the same process)
- run a separate chrome process for each tab
- turn on support for extensions (.crx)
- specify a proxy server
- turn on support for user scripts
- –enable-user-scripts –user-data-dir=”pathtoyourprofile”
- specify the directory for user data
- turn on logging for developer use
- enable greasemonkey (place scripts from Userscripts.org in the C:scripts directory)
- enables fixing of little spelling issues automatically