Canary Build of Chrome Web Browser Has Geeks Singing

chrome-canary-cartoon [Windows] For those of you who surf the breaking wave of browser technology, there’s a new option. Google has added the Canary build of the Chrome web browser, which runs the latest developer builds. In addition, it installs alongside your regular Chrome browser and doesn’t share it’s settings, cookies and extensions. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Windows at this time.



You won’t see a big difference in the new Canary build, except for the fact that you’ll have the latest features, such as Extension Sync and JumpLists. You will see a new icon for the program and it’s shortcuts. It is a brilliant canary yellow, as shown here.

Previously, there were three options for installing Google’s Chrome web browser. You were only able to run one of these at a time.

The ability to run Canary with another copy of Chrome already installed is very helpful to some of us. For example, I know someone who is already running three different web browsers on her PC. That let’s her simultaneously log in as three different peeps in YoVille. For most geeks, having a stable copy of your browser, in addition to the Dev version is a matter of playing it safe. If the new version breaks or gets funky, you’ll always have the stable version.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Awesome. I use Chrome as my default browser and this additional build is a must have for me, since I like to write about new features. If you want to experience the latest and greatest features, it’s an easy new option for you.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

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  • That's good to hear that Chrome is continuing to evolve and improve. I've only used Chrome minimally, but any browser improvements keep the browser market competitive. So as Chrome gets better, I'm sure Firefox will do what they can to stay ahead.

  • Greg Zeng

    Safari, Chrome, Mozilla share ONE GIANT LIMIT: not storing nor reading MHT data files.

    IE and its "shells" (Avant, Green, Maxthon, …) & Opera (all versions, all op systems) can save data files. Opera does it INSTANTLY. IE & shells are painfully slow.

    Firefox claims to have a MHT-type format; bit unreliable, etc. MHT is needed 'cos it's compressed & easily copy/ moved/ deleted.

    • Hi Greg – If you like Chrome and really want a way to save web pages as a single file – there is a solution –

      It saves as an HTML file with all the content embedded as base 64. The file will open in any browser.

      • Oh, one more trick for you. Do you use Outlook or another email client? Can you export an email to .EML formatted files? You can open EML in a browser simply by renaming it to MHT. Figured it out all by myself, many years ago. LOL