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Google today released Chrome 60, introducing support for the Touch Bar built into 2016 and 2017 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. After installing Chrome 60, MacBook Pro owners are able to add, remove, and rearrange Chrome shortcuts.

The Touch Bar settings can be accessed by through the Menu bar by going to View -> Customize Touch Bar. The new settings can be combined with existing Touch Bar options for things like controlling brightness and volume, and there's a toggle for turning off predictive typing suggestions.

Today's update also includes a long list of security fixes, which are listed in the Chrome release notes, and new and updated Web Budget, Payment Request, Paint Timing, and Credential Management APIs for developers. Also new is support for the CSS @font-face descriptor and font-display property for faster font loading on websites.

The new version of the Chrome browser can be downloaded from the Chrome website.

Article Link: Chrome 60 Update Brings Touch Bar Support for New MacBook Pro Models
 

69Mustang

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Who needs chrome tho safari is better
No one needs Chrome, just like no one needs Safari. Some prefer Chrome, just like some prefer Safari. Improvements to the tools available for us to use is a good thing. I prefer Chrome because it travels well across various ecosystems. Touchbar support just makes it more useful for those who want it.
 

dougj

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Google Chrome Helper is too much of a cpu hog for me. I prefer Safari over chrome for that reason alone.
 

ThisBougieLife

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Yeah that's really annoying. Firefox too. Is this happening on your MBP?

Yeah, MBP, iMac...seems to have started with the P3 iMac in 2015 and the issue was never addressed. Most people probably don't care or notice, but as someone who takes photos and cares about color accuracy, it bothers me. It's enough that it causes me to only use Safari, even though I'd like to use Chrome as well.
 
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happyslayer

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Glad to see this. I'm always happy to have another app that works with my Touch Bar. I prefer Safari for its efficiency and power/battery savings but some things (especially logging into various 3rd party routers) just work better and display correctly in Chrome.
 

Bazza1

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Chrome 60 - if you have folders within Bookmarks with sites nested in these, it seems the ability to open all in tabs is now gone - this being a feature that existed at the bottom of each folder's list in past versions. Now you must open each site manually. Seriously, Google? Maybe that ability has moved to the touch bar, but that means SFA to those of us who do not have this bit of gimcrackery.

Meanwhile, I'd move full time to Safari, if only it actually had some of the useful extensions that are regular fare in less...proprietary...browsers.
 

murdoc2k

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I've swapped to Safari ever since I've purchased the Macbook Pro 2016 for 2 reasons:

1) Better battery life for my macbook pro
2) No touch bar support.

I'm glad they've finally added touch bar support. I will be testing to see the difference in battery life to see if there's any hope of switching back to Chrome. So far, I'm fairly happy with Safari, although some settings are not as intuitive as google chrome despite Apple being branded as a company that focuses on software intuitiveness.
 

CPx

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Yeah, MBP, iMac...seems to have started with the P3 iMac in 2015 and the issue was never addressed. Most people probably don't care or notice, but as someone who takes photos and cares about color accuracy, it bothers me. It's enough that it causes me to only use Safari, even though I'd like to use Chrome as well.
Yeah it's that way on my iMac. I haven't been able to play with a P3 MacBook Pro yet so I wasn't sure if it was happening there too. Thanks for confirming.
 

joiwomcow

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The touch bar support is pretty perfunctory. A Google search button, a "new tab" button, a "reload" button, and a "favourites" button. No youtube scrubbing, no tab navigation, ...

It's pretty risible.
 
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The touch bar support is pretty perfunctory. A Google search button, a "new tab" button, a "reload" button, and a "favourites" button. No youtube scrubbing, no tab navigation, ...

It's pretty risible.
Sounds like the Touch Bar is meant for people who don't know that keyboard shortcuts are a thing.
 
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