Chrome 45 is here!

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When Google Chrome broke out on our computer screens, it created a new way to see the internet. It was fast, stable, secure and had beautiful themes. It added tabs and also went undercover for us in the incognito mode, it protected us by automatically blocking malicious websites as well.

The new Chrome 45 is fierce fighter equipped with silver bullets in all its cylinder chambers, and boy, does it come out all guns blazing!

Automatically pauses Flash content

Auto-playing Flash ads consume a lot of battery power as they require substantial processing power to run. And they slow down the web page loading times . This gets even more exaggerated when using slower internet on mobile devices. The biggest and the most awaited change to Chrome is pausing of these flash ads.

Google had issued a prior warning to advertisers to convert their Flash ads to HTML5 by 1st September 2015. Advertisers can use Google’s Adwords tools to create HTML5 ads.

Security

Chrome 45 includes 29 security fixes. It has inbuilt phishing and malware protection. It auto-updates the program with latest security updates keeping the user’s computer free of viruses, malware, Trojans and worms. With sandbox capabilities, malware from one tab cannot be transferred to any other tab.

New JavaScript features

Chrome has a new JavaScript feature, the ES2015 specification (earlier called ES6).Developers can now use arrow functions and new array methods.

Other new features

  • Sites can now customize the vibration triggered when showing a notification on Android.
  • Chrome now immediately pre-fetches all HTML imports referenced by a page to improve performance.
  • To reduce the risk of certain types of attack, the ‘self’ source defined by Content Security Policy now excludes blob and filesystem URLs.
raja
Published on 16-Jan-2020 12:11:21
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