Chrome 66 is here, what’s new

The years go by and I can not cure my addiction. If Firefox is making huge progress that I talk to you regularly, the Chrome browser remains for me a highlight. Version 66 has just been released, we talk about it today.

The 66 version has just been published, it is being rolled out and it deserves that we linger, the Giant constantly improving its browser become unavoidable.

Among the main changes / novelties, note that:
now the browser will be able to block the launch of a video on most sites if the audio is enabled by default. When Chrome detects an autoplay video with audio on a site, it will block playback, but the browser will not interfere with the automatic playback of videos without sound. This feature should have appeared with version 64 but it has been postponed to be tweaked,

62 bugs have been officially fixed,
other concerns have been resolved, but for reasons of confidentiality we will not know more,

the Isolation of Sites feature is now active (but for some users only for the moment). It ensures that the pages of different websites are always placed in different processes, each of them running in a ‘sandbox’ which mechanically limits what each process is allowed to do. This also prevents the process from receiving certain types of sensitive data from other sites viewed. As a result, malicious websites will have a much harder time stealing data.

you will be able to export your passwords in .csv format (managed by spreadsheets).

I will remind you here how to update your browser.

While this operation usually starts automatically in the background, but between those who do not light often or not long enough their computers and the deployment that can take several weeks, do it right away will allow you to enjoy a safer browser.

In the top right, click on the symbol representing three vertical points. We choose Help / About Google Chrome.

The download and update will start automatically.

If you are curious, I propose to copy-paste in the address bar this chrome: // media-engagement /. You will then access the history of visited sites offering videos. The browser measures the MEI (Media Engagement Index), the higher it is, and the more you have listened to the soundtracks launched with videos. The browser can understand / deduce your tastes and not block videos from sites you like. Example here on my capture: we see that the highest score is assigned to YouTube, Normal, I go very regularly (I like to watch my own videos … nan … I’m kidding … or not; o) <). Note that Google Chrome considers that you ‘like’ a video from 7 seconds of continuous playback.

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