The stable version of Google Chrome 4 was released to the public a short time ago. Now, the first developer version of Google Chrome 5 was made available to the public.
The change log for that first Google Chrome 5 release does not show many changes which can be attributed to the short time span between the final release of Google Chrome 4 and the first release of version 5 of the web browser.
Google Chrome 5 now uses the default download directories in Vista and Windows 7. Content Settings dialog box is a new addition to Options. This new settings window is available in the Under the Hood section of the Google Chrome Options.
- Cookies: Modify how cookies and other site date are saved on your computer (Settings available are: Allow local data to be set, Ask me when a site tries to set data, Block sites from setting any day with an exception list provided). Can also be used to block all third-party cookies without exception and to clear cookies and other site data when the browser is closed. This tab also has a link to Adobe Flash Player storage settings.
- Images: Show all images, or do not show any images but for sites on the exceptions list.
- Plugins: Allow all sites to use plug-ins or do not allow any site to use plugins except for the sites in the exception list.
- Popups: Allow all sites to use pop ups or do not allow any site to use pop ups except for the sites in the exception list.
Version 5 of Google Chrome comes with the address bar separator which can be used to hide the extension buttons in the toolbar.
Google Chrome 5 developer version can be downloaded from the official early access page.