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Google releases Chrome 75 Stable for desktop and mobile

Google released a new stable version of the company’s Google Chrome web browser on June 5, 2019. Google Chrome 75 is available for all supported desktop operating systems and for Android.

Desktop users may run a manual check for updates to install the update right away while Android users will have to wait for the new version to be pushed out to their devices.

If you want to update Chrome on the desktop right away, load chrome://settings/help to run a check for updates and start the update or select Menu > Help > About Google Chrome to open the page from the menu.

A restart of the browser completes the process. Chrome should display version 75.0.3770.80 after the update to the new version on the About Chrome page.

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Chrome 75: What is new

The official announcement of the new version on the Chrome Releases blog reveals little about the new version. Chrome 75 fixes 42 security issues according to Google; two, CVE-2019-5828 and CVE-2019-5829 received a severity rating of high, the second-highest rating available.

Interested Chrome users and admins may browse the — very, very long — changelog of the new release on the Chromium website.

Bleeping Computer reports that Chrome 75 adds lazy image and frames loading as experimental features to Chrome but these were included in Chrome 74 already released in April 2019.

Google removed the flag chrome://flags/#enable-signed-http-exchange from Chrome 75 as the feature is enabled by default in the browser.

chrome reader mode

Another new flag, chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode, adds Reader Mode to Google Chrome. The feature is disabled by default and needs to be enabled by loading the address and setting the feature to Enabled. Note that it is necessary to restart Chrome before the feature becomes available.

You may enable the mode on any web page by selecting Menu > Distill page from the Chrome menu.

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The feature does not work on Ghacks pages currently. It loads an optimized version of the article on the active web page when it works similarly to reader modes of browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.

Another new flag, chrome://flags/#isolate-origins integrates the command line switch –isolate-origins directly in Chrome.

Developers get their share of changes and features as well. Google published an update on the Developers blog that highlights these changes.

Notable changes include a new option to reduce the latency of canvas elements, the sharing of files using the Web Share API, or allowing underscores in numeric literals.

Issues?

Google has not confirmed any issues with the release but early feedback suggests that Chrome 75 may cause font rendering issues on some machines (Windows 7 mentioned specifically).

Now You: What is your take on this new release and Google’s not revealing all that much about it?

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