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Chromium Blog

Chromium Blog
Today’s Chrome Beta channel release includes a slew of new developer features to help you make richer, more compelling web content and apps, especially for mobile devices. Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. More developer control over touch and zoom input The touch-action CSS property offers developers a declarative mechanism to selectively disable touch scrolling, pinch-zooming, or double-tap-zooming on parts of their web content. Use cases include precise control over the dreaded 300ms click delay on mobile, reliable side-swipe UIs, and high-fidelity polyfills of Pointer Events. It’s also a prerequisite for future optimizations to enable scrolling and zooming that never block on the main thread.

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Chromium (web browser) Chromium is the open source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.[3] The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing. Chromium is the name given to the open source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project.[7] It is possible to download the source code and build it manually on many platforms. To create Chrome from Chromium, Google takes this source code and adds:[8] By default, Chromium only supports Vorbis, Theora and WebM codecs for the HTML5 audio and video tags. Google Chrome supports these as well as the patent-encumbered AAC and MP3 codecs. The Google-authored portion of Chromium is released under the BSD license,[18] with other parts being subject to a variety of different open-source licenses, including the MIT License, the LGPL, the Ms-PL and an MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license.[19]

Download & Streaming : Moving Image Archive by Internet Archive collection eye Wave - Communicate and collaborate in real time As we announced in August 2010, we are not continuing active development of Google Wave as a stand-alone product. Google Wave will be shut down in April 2012. This page details the implication of the turn down process for Google Wave. Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only -- January 31, 2012 In this stage, you will no longer be able to create or edit waves. Marking a wave as read will also not be saved.

Pale Moon - portable! You can now take Pale Moon anywhere with you! You've enjoyed Pale Moon at home, or at the office. You've wondered if you could use it elsewhere: in a library, on a public computer, in a cybercafé... You need something portable, that is as simple as plugging in your USB stick and running your favourite browser, with all your bookmarks and passwords at your fingertips? Then here is the answer: Pale Moon Portable! Following the trend of other browsers, I have created a portable installation, which, thanks to winPenPack's X-launcher that the portable launcher is based on, is completely self-contained.

Lightweight Browsers Flashpeak.com The folks at FlashPeak.com have created two lightweight browsers in this category. Slimbrowser was developed as a lightweight high speed alternative for the Windows OS and uses the Trident engine. Slimboat is similar in appearance, but the core uses Webkit to offer versions in Windows, Linux and Mac OSx. Both are reviewed with emphasis on what makes each unique. SlimBrowser - Windows Public domain image resources Public domain image resources is a copy of the master Wikipedia page at Meta, which lists a number of sources of public domain images on the Web. Public Domain images should be marked with the Public Domain Mark 1.0. Public Domain Mark enables works that are no longer restricted by copyright to be marked as such in a standard and simple way, making them easily discoverable and available to others. The Public Domain Mark is recommended for works that are free of known copyright around the world. These will typically be very old works.[1] For a creator to release his/her works into the public domain legally they must use the creative commons CC0 license which gives creators a way to waive all their copyright and related rights in their works to the fullest extent allowed by law.[2] The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. Please read the policy on image use and etiquette at: Wikipedia:Image use policy.

How To Use Google Buzz. If you’re a GMail user you’ve no doubt come across a brand new section of your email called Buzz. Buzz is Google’s new social network and it’s already created a stir. There have been concerns over privacy but all in all, the reaction has been very largely positive. This article is a simple guide explaining how to use the service. What is Buzz? Buzz is Google’s answer to Twitter and Facebook, remarkably similar to another service (that Facebook acquired and still exists) called Friendfeed. Want To Open A Website In Another Browser? Just Drag And Drop It This is one of the things that makes you go uh if you read about it or find out about it on your own. I know many computer users who run multiple web browsers on the same PC. On my PC I have Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer installed. And while that may be the exemption unless you are a webmaster or web developer yourself, chance is that you have multiple browsers installed or available on your system. Most users who have that I know do the following when they want to open a link or a website that is displayed in one browser in another: They click in the address bar field of the browser and mark all of the address. Advanced users may use the shortcut Ctrl-a after clicking for the same effect.

How (and Why) to Set Up a Secondary Browser Optimized for Slow Internet Connections SExpand I like how you say "use fewer extensions" followed by "use the speed dial extension" and "use the tabvault extension". Snarkiness aside, Opera has the option to start with the tabs from last session or not, and speeddial is built in. HSL Color Picker - by Brandon Mathis HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminosity) allows us to describe meaningful relationships between colors. Give this brown color, hsl(36, 73%, 10%), it's clear that if we desaturate 40 steps and lighten 70 steps we get hsl(36, 33%, 80%), a cream color. Look at that in hex, #2C1D07 to #DDCFBB, or in rgb, rgb(44, 29, 7) to rgb(221, 207, 187), and the relationship between colors isn't evident in any meaningful way.

Turn Off Google Buzz - Unbuzz After yesterday’s revelation of Google Buzz, one of the big questions that people are asking this morning is “how do I turn off Google Buzz, exactly?” Or, in cutesier language, “how do I unBuzz?” Even though Google is roping the 176 million+ Gmail accounts into their great social experiment, they’re not evil (that’s their motto, after all), and while the off switch isn’t staring you in the face, it’s fairly painless to turn Google Buzz off: In any Gmail window, whether it’s your regular inbox, your Buzz inbox, or an individual message, scroll down to the bottom of the screen.In the footer, you’ll see a text link that says “turn off buzz.”

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