Google Chrome 69
To celebrate the popular Web browser’s 10th birthday, Google has released version 69 of Google Chrome with a refreshed look featuring rounded shapes, new icons, and a new color palette. Notably, Google redesigned browser tabs so Web site icons are easier to see, making it easier to navigate a large number of open tabs. The update also generates and saves strong, unique passwords; improves the accuracy of filling in passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers; and provides more direct answers in the combination search and address bar for queries involving local weather, foreign translations, and sports scores. Google also updated the iOS edition of Chrome to version 69. (Free, 68.5 MB, release notes, macOS 10.10+)
Wired has an interesting around about how the Google Chrome team is trying to move past the URL, due to the main security and usability problems with URLs.
The money quote: “As Emily Stark, a technical lead at Chrome puts it, the project is the URLephant in the room.”
Chrome 69 seems to break Apple Mail’s Open Link Behind Mail option. It opens the right link but brings the browser window forward. Several people have noted this, all with 69.
Chrome 69 also breaks window indexing and IDs, breaking AppleScript and Keyboard Maestro macros. Very, very annoying. Fixed in the current beta, but, boo, anyway.
My accounting department encountered 2 web sites not compatible with Google Chrome 69. One is a banking site that reads checking information from a check-reader, the other is a copyright entry site.
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