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26 Oct 11 Chrome 15 Update Fixes Bugs, Revamps Tabs

Google this week released an updated version of its Chrome browser, which fixes a number of bugs and revamps its tabs page and Web Store layout.

The overhauled tabs separate apps and most-visited Web sites; they are accessible via the arrows on the right and left, as well as the “most visited” and “apps” options at the bottom of the page. You can drag and drop apps to re-arrange them or delete those you don’t want by dragging them to the bottom right, where a trash can will appear.

To add apps, click the Chrome Web Store app, which also got an update.

“Apps and extensions are now presented in a wall of images that’s updated every time you visit the store,” Shannon Guymon, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post. “We hope this will help you quickly scan the store and find interesting things to try out. In addition, apps and extensions are easier to install—just hover over an image on the grid and click ‘Add to Chrome.’”

If you want more information about an app or extension, click it and “you’ll see a panel featuring screenshots, videos, and other relevant information neatly organized into separate tabs,” Guymon wrote. “The store also includes a brand new reviews interface that links to the Google+ profile of each reviewer.”

Previously submitted reviews will be anonymized to protect privacy.

Chrome 15.0.874.102, meanwhile, includes several bug fixes, 11 of which were designated high risk. Google handed out a few bug bounties for this release; the largest payout went to Sergey Glazunov, who earned $12,174 for five fixes related to cross-origin policy violations. Glazunov also got $1,500 for medium-level vulnerability dealing with cookie theft via javascript URIs.

More details are available on Google’s Chrome release blog.

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