The Chrome browser has been updated to version 36.0.1985.122 with a handful of notable features, plus a swath of 26 security fixes. Here's what's new.

  • Rich Notifications Improvements
  • An Updated Incognito / Guest NTP design
  • The addition of a Browser crash recovery bubble
  • Chrome App Launcher for Linux
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

Are you guys finding Chrome notifications are any better after the update? Any of the other improvements leaping out?

Source: Google Chrome

 
There are 30 comments

codemonkey85 says:

I wonder what kind of "rich notification improvements" were made?

I would hope more interaction. I have a twitter notifier that was dumbed down when rich notifications were released. Used to be able to retweet, and favorite in the old notification system.

worknman says:

Maybe Google Voice notifications that actually work reliably? One can hope ...

hmmm says:

Can we disable the rich notifications yet?

xeroslash says:

I'm not even sure what rich notifications are.

vividrich says:

Me neither, but my reason for commenting is the time stamp on this post was "moments from now"... Have to ask... What's it like in the future?

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AOSPrevails says:

Here is some explanations:
https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/desktop_notifications
http://www.omgchrome.com/five-reasons-why-chromes-rich-notifications-are...

Basically like Android rich notification(which we had since 4.2), you get notifications with buttons to do something about them.

xeroslash says:

Ah, I gotcha. Thanks for the info.

thatguy97 says:

I don't like the sound of rich notifications

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 running Android L or Samsung galaxy S5

Sounds really snobby.

AOSPrevails says:

What would you call it then? "Notification with buttons"?

F4tB4st4rd says:

Actionable Intelligence

Jonneh says:

Action Alerts

Google10 says:

We can't even turn off the less rich notifications we get now.

Jeremy Gill says:

Can us poor get notifications, too?

ercliou says:

bah.. that's why you guys suck. Not even a screenshot?

Gekko says:

Pushbullet + MightyText.

Jordan Pt says:

+1

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CraftedCrows says:

Pushbullet anyone? :)

luke31 says:

Did they ever fix the issue where Chrome looks like crap on a high resolution device running Windows 8.1? The only solution makes the Chrome UI really tiny. Firefox looks fine on 8.1, I don't understand why Chrome can't.

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njamson says:

This

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rxnelson says:

Does this help any?
http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/chrome-high-dpi-mode/

Looks like there are issues with moving windows around in the comments. I just did this unchecked the disable hi-dpi or whatever in the properties and took scaling back to 100%. It is more usable that I recall but maybe it is just late.

bunsen says:

I seem to be on version 36.0.1985.125

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vansmack says:

From the link:

matthewyuan@chromium.org said...
Sorry for the confusion, 122 was a typo, correct version is indeed 125. I've updated the post to reflect this.

luqman24 says:

Hope they fix the Android app soon, it hangs way too much now.

Sunofabob says:

How about support for 1080p displays?

AC App via Nexus 5

luke31 says:

I can't believe that Chrome still doesn't have this. Got the Surface Pro 3 and chrome looks horrible on it.

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Eric Graham2 says:

Never heard of that. All my friends use chrome just fine and looks just fine.

sdreelin says:

Linux users looking for the launcher? You still need to go into chrome://flags and enable it. After that and restart of Chrome it shows up in your apps.

UN4GTBL says:

Noticed I have these now...works just like on my devices now.