When the hell will we get a stable release of Chrome for Lion OS?

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  1. Trinatek macrumors newbie

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    I guess I'm not completely aware of how the release cycles have worked out in the past and though I realize the Dev channel for Google Chrome has been receiving a steady flow of updates, the OCD in me just needs a "stable" release.

    Any ideas, clues, guesses?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have been running Google Chrome on Lion and have had zero problems.
     
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    My problem is Chrome isn't letting me upgrade to the most recent version.... Error 12, which I can't seem to fix?
     
  5. sloan47 macrumors member

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    No issues on my end. It just automatically updated to version 13.
     
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  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    I recently switched back to Safari (the two finger Back/Forward is a lot cleaner + double tap to zoom is nice on an 11in), but I was using the most recent Dev build of Chrome (14.0.835.29). It supports two finger Back/Forward and I didn't really have any problems with it.
     
  8. Gator Bob macrumors regular

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    13 is running just fine on my 2 week old Air.
     
  9. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Running 15.0.847.0(Canary) on mine and it seems the new update now supports Full Screen which also creates a new space. Wooooo :D
     
  10. Trinatek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm.. so should I go for the Developer's build or Canary then I wonder? Also, is there any way to sync all the different releases (stable, dev & canary) in terms of favorites, passwords, history, etc. ?
     
  11. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Yes the normal sync works for all. Also Canary runs beside public Chrome, it doesn't replace it.
     
  12. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  13. Trinatek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not really that I'm afraid I'll run into problems using Chrome, it just sucks that (from what I last heard) a lot of Lion's features and gestures aren't incorporated into Chrome quite yet.

    Safari's performance sucks, but you have to admit that the transitions and smooth-nature of the browser is pretty aesthetically pleasing.
     
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  15. Trinatek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps, I should have surrounded stable with quotes in the thread title: "stable"

    The point of this thread was never meant to question how stability of Chrome as a browser, but was aimed more-so at the various builds & release channels and the lack of Lion-specific support in the "stable" build.
     
  16. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    Only thing I find Chrome lacking is the page foward/backwards swipe feature.
     
  17. enigma2k, Aug 10, 2011
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    I just hope that the Chrome developers can implement it and Apple hasn't locked the API for it.
     
  18. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    It's already in chrome...
     
  19. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    Forward/backward pages? Or going up and down?
     
  20. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Version 14 (dev build) has forward/backward... don't think 13 (stable) does. Sounds like 15 has better full screen than 14.
     
  21. enigma2k macrumors regular

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    No, what I mean is the back and forward swipe animation like safari.
     
  22. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    I have the same error 12 issue when trying to update on my imac. Don't know how to resolve.
     
  23. pil0tflame macrumors member

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    For those that want to use the standard Chrome release, but would also like the two finger swipe forward/back gesture functionality:

    Download "Better Touch Tool" (free): http://www.boastr.de/

    You can setup system wide or application specific gestures for all of Apple's touch devices. Bind the forward (Cmd+Right Arrow) and back (Cmd+Left Arrow) keyboard shortcuts to the two finger swipe right and left gestures respectively.
     
  24. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    I had the error 12 issue a week or two ago. I had just started using Chrome again after not using it for several months. I tried deleting the app, reinstalling, and even switching which build I was using, all to no avail. I finally had to remove the app and remove every file I could find that was part of the app (I think there was the plist file, application support stuff, etc..) Once I did that and then reinstalled, the error disappeared and it updates correctly again.
     
  25. pil0tflame macrumors member

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    To assist with "fully" removing an application and related files, try the free program AppCleaner: http://www.freemacsoft.net/
     

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