Today Google updated the stable version of its Chrome browser to version 36.0.1985.122 on Windows, OS X, and Linux. The update contains a couple of visual changes as well as some under the hood improvements. Below is the full list of changes provided by Google.

  • Rich Notifications Improvements 
  • An Updated Incognito / Guest NTP design
  • The addition of a Browser crash recovery bubble
  • Chrome App Launcher for Linux
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

The first two listed changes are mainly visual. The changes to the incognito tab landing page update the design of the disclaimer about incognito mode to better fit in with Google's new Material Design principles. Below we have the old landing page text on the top and the new design on the bottom. As you can see, the new design employs a greater use of white backgrounds with a shadow underneath the card.

This release also brings the Chrome App Launcher to Linux, having previously been a feature only included with Chrome for Windows and OS X. The remaining browser changes are mainly under the hood to improve stability and performance. Upon updating my copy of Chrome for Windows to version 36 my Adblock Plus addon was unable to restore my custom website filters and so Adblock Plus users with custom filter lists may want to take note of any customizations they have made prior to updating. In addition to the changes listed in Google's changelog, the update includes fixes for 26 security issues. More information about these and other changes to Chrome can be found on the Google Chrome blog below.

Update: Google is now rolling out the same 36.0.1985.122 update to Chrome for Android. The specific changelog for that update is listed below. In addition to these changes, the update contains some security fixes specific to the Android version of Chrome.

  • Improved text rendering on non-mobile optimized sites.
  • Doodles return to the new tab page.
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements! 

Source: Google Chrome Blog

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  • tokyojerry - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    How is it then, that I am using a version of Google Chrome that is v36.0.1985.125, if .122 was just announced today?

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  • pixelstuff - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    Might be the difference between Android and Windows browsers. According to matthewyuan@chromium.org in the comments they made a typo in the original post for the Stable Channel blog. Should have been 125 instead of 122.

    Stable Channel Updates (Windows)
    http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2014/07/s...
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  • tokyojerry - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    Should qualify the above statement. I am using OS-X version of Chrome (OS-X Mavericks (latest)). Perhaps that might be the reason for discrepancy in version numbers. Reply
  • purplestater - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    But will they ever let me put my tabs on the bottom (between the shortcuts bar and the web page) where I want them? Reply
  • jerrylzy - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    When will the 64bit version available for stable edition? Reply
  • tokyojerry - Thursday, July 17, 2014 - link

    As much as I like using Chrome, this is the superior point of using Safari on a Mac. Been 64-bit for quite a while. Reply
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