Earlier this week Google began rolling out version 60 of the Chrome browser. For desktop users, the update brought with it a larger-than-normal number of bug fixes and security patches. Some of these fixes were the result of bugs reported by individuals who received as much as ten thousand dollars in “rewards” for their efforts.
As far as new features go, we are still digging into the change logs and flags to see what goodies may have come along for the ride. Likely the biggest addition to the Chrome browser in the latest iteration is TouchBar support for MacOS.
We’ve known for some time that this feature would be making its way to the Stable build of Chrome but it was delayed a bit from our initial guesstimate of version 58.
The TouchBar feature for Chrome, at least for now, essentially brings the majority of Chrome’s shortcuts to the TouchBar. Back, forward, home, refresh, bookmark page and the Google search bar are what you’ll find as the default buttons when enabled.
Like other apps that support the TouchBar, you have the option to customize the buttons. For now, there doesn’t appear to be any additional shortcuts so you can really only remove shortcuts or rearranged the layout.
Our friends over at 9to5Google have put together a quick video of the Chrome TouchBar setup on the MacBook Pro. You can check it out here.
For all of our Chromies, the release of Chrome 60 for desktop means Chrome OS updates should be right around the corner. We’re expecting some pretty big things in the next two versions and are excited to tell you about them in the coming weeks.
Source: Chrome Releases