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Google Instant Search Integrated in Chrome 7!

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Google Chromium team is busy in updating many new features in upcoming Chrome version which may be named as Chrome 7. Every now and then some bugs are getting fixed and build versions are available.

As compared to the latest stable version Chrome 6, Chromium / Chrome 7 is going to be another biggest release packed with lot of features. The latest HTML5 test shows Chrome 7 will be the best browser to avail HTML5 features. Well Chrome 7 is mainly dedicated towards GPU Acceleration.

chrome 7 lab features window

The latest versions of the Chrome nightly builds include four new labs features. Check out these 4 features,

#1. Integrated Google Instant Search

google chrome instant search

We were expected Instant Search will be added in Chrome 8, as only switches were available for previous builds. But the latest build of Chromium 7 has took one more step ahead and placed Instant search as a lab feature in it.

Google Instant Search can be enabled with a simple mouse click and you do not need a manual switch anymore. It appears that Google has decided on an interface and will be going with the small pageturn logo to enable users to switch between their original content page or the Instant Search page that comes up when typing a search phrase into the URL bar.

#2. UI Tabs

chrome 7 UI tabs settings

UI Tabs are also making their debut in this version. Chrome settings are now displayed in a tab window, which creates a much more consistent appearance that what we have seen before. All browser preferences can now be made right in a tabbed window. Time to say bye-bye to pop-up window.

The only windows that are now opened as traditional pop-up windows are “Print” and “About”.

#3. Host Remoting

chrome 7 host remoting setup

One of the most interesting new feature is Host Remoting. When enabled, a new option will be added in tools – Set up Remoting. Clicking on it will pop-up a window, asking for login into Google Account. But the feature is still under development and not working.

#4. Page Info Bubble

chrome 7 page info bubble

As explained in Chrome 6 features, Google added a pop-up like feature for Page Info. The latest Chromium build has got a bubbled page info. Enabling this shows the Page Information as an info bubble instead of a dialog window.

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So far these new features are simply labs features that may or may not be included in Chrome. However, they are some interesting ways to customize the browser and may be helpful if you keep in mind that they may not always work.

Recently we even saw a new tool from Google, Google Chrome Frame which acts a background process for older Internet Explorer versions to take advantage of modern web capabilities like HTML 5 features.

Will these features puts Chrome on top and help to win browser war? What do you think about these features? Raise your voice now!

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    Slava
    September 30, 2010 Reply

    Too bad Chrome for Linux has nothing inside of "labs" page. And what is the "host remoting" anyway?

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 1, 2010 Reply

      I accept that Chrome for Linux is not updated and no where in sync with windows versions. Host remoting is nothing but browser synchronization via a home server. This enable system administrator to pre-configure Chrome for clients on their network to avoid any crazy business on the user side. Hope I cleared your doubts buddy :) Let me know what's your thoughts on these features :)

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    Justin Germino
    October 1, 2010 Reply

    Not a terribly huge fan of instant search myself, wonder if they let you turn that off in the options? Also, I will have to see if sites based on HTML 5 render better.

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 1, 2010 Reply

      As you can see in the image, any of these features can be disabled at anytime. And on the HTML5 side I would like you to have a look at this article - Chrome 7 beats other browsers in HTML5 Test! Thanks for sharing your thoughts buddy :)

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        Justin Germino
        October 1, 2010 Reply

        I just upgraded and it seems to load Hootsuite noticeably faster than Chrome 6.x which is HTML 5.

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          Vinay Gowda
          October 1, 2010 Reply

          Chrome 7 builds are running high on HTML5 features Justin :) Chrome 7 will be another big release by Google.! Like to share your experience with Chrome 7.x? :)

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    Icechen1
    October 1, 2010 Reply

    Awesome! Although last time I tried out the alpha branch of Chrome, it made my laptop go blue screen :(

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 1, 2010 Reply

      Try out new Chrome 7 build versions bro :) I bet you will come back and say its simply AWESOME :) You will surely experience some nice changes :)

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    Sahil Kotak
    October 1, 2010 Reply

    That's great. I would just try out Google Chrome 7. :)

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 1, 2010 Reply

      Try out share your thoughts and experience about Chrome 7 bro :)

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        Sahil Kotak
        October 1, 2010 Reply

        Just tried, it seems like I am still satisfied with FireFox. :)

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          Vinay Gowda
          October 2, 2010 Reply

          Thanks great :) May I know what features according to you is still missing in Chrome?

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          Sahil Kotak
          October 3, 2010 Reply

          The look is the thing which I hate about Google Chrome. Surely, it is faster then FF and also have some good features but still FireFox wins my heart. ;)

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          Vinay Gowda
          October 4, 2010 Reply

          Sahil don't you think Chrome gives much wider screen for you to have a better browsing? :) This is what I liked most in Chrome. Even FF copied it now. What you say about this?

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    Sathish @ TechieMani
    October 1, 2010 Reply

    I am not a big fan of Chrome, but these features are looking really awesome. Well, now I am going to give Chrome a try. Thanks for sharing.

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 2, 2010 Reply

      Glad to hear this from you Sathish :) Hope you will come back and share your thoughts on Chrome :) Thank you :)

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    Softball Bats
    October 2, 2010 Reply

    Nice integration of instant and now every one is talking about instant youtube ,Facebook n all

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 4, 2010 Reply

      You are buddy :) Lets Instantly accept it :) Thanks for your view :)

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    Mani Viswanathan
    October 6, 2010 Reply

    Hey bro I tried to check it in Chrome 7. But strangely I'm not able to see the changes (UI Tabs + Bubble) I'm using Chrome 7.0.517.24. Got any fix for this ?

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 7, 2010 Reply

      You are using nightly build bro :) I am speaking about Dev Build :)

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    Tanmay
    October 8, 2010 Reply

    I m thinking about integrating the Google instant search in my blog.

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      Vinay Gowda
      October 8, 2010 Reply

      OOPS! How you going to do that buddy? :) Share a tutorial bro :)

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