Chrome 32 re­leased

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With the lat­est re­lease from Google’s kitty, there will be no more scram­bling to find out which tab is play­ing that an­noy­ing piece of loud mu­sic or auto-play­ing any videos in the Chrome browser. Google has an­nounced the re­lease of Chrome 32, an up­dated ver­sion of its Web browser for Win­dows, Mac and Linux. Users can now up­grade to the lat­est re­lease us­ing the browser’s built-in up­dater, or down­load it di­rectly from google.com/chrome.

The new ver­sion in­cludes tab in­di­ca­tors, a new look for Win­dows 8 Metro mode, and au­to­matic block­ing of mal­ware down­loads. Users can now vis­ually scan their tabs for a speaker icon to quickly find the ones play­ing any sound in the back­ground. Be­sides, the up­date also al­lows you to see which tabs are cur­rently us­ing the de­vice’s we­b­cam. This ad­di­tion has been a long time com­ing and is per­haps a boon for users an­noyed by un­wanted noise.

Win­dows 8 users who browse Chrome in Metro mode can now man­age mul­ti­ple Chrome win­dows and launch Chrome Apps from an in­te­grated app launcher. Fur­ther, the com­pany’s Safe Brows­ing ser­vice has grown tougher, warn­ing users about ma­li­cious web­sites and files. Also, users can now use a beta pre­view to help fam­ily mem­bers who may need some guid­ance in brows­ing the Web by cre­at­ing su­per­vised users. Sim­ply create a su­per­vised user, visit chrome.com/man­age, and you can re­view their brows­ing ac­tiv­ity as well as set site re­stric­tions.

In ad­di­tion, Chrome 32 now comes with lots of ‘un­der the hood’ changes for sta­bil­ity and per­for­mance and as many as 11 se­cu­rity fixes.

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