If you’re a diehard Chrome browser user, be aware that as of November 17th, 2020, Chrome 87 has now been ported to the Stable desktop channel, and it’s an upgrade well worth getting.
It adds a raft of performance improvements that will increase your overall browsing speed, in addition to offering some new security features.
The company had the following to say about the matter in a recent blog post:
It’s a big change, but not one that will change the way you view the web or use the browser, and that’s perhaps the best part about the improvement. It’s behind the scenes, so while it makes a big difference, there’s nothing you have to do, or be mindful of, and yet, you should notice something in the neighborhood of a 25 percent overall speed improvement on start up, and a 7-10% boost in speed overall.
Also, be aware that a change the company has been talking about since late 2018 has finally been made manifest in this build. When you install Chrome 87, you’ll find that FTP support is disabled by default. If you want it re-enabled, you’ll have to use the command:
But be aware that this is only a temporarily solution. As of the release of Chrome 88, even this capability will be removed.
All in all, the latest build contains some great updates. Grab your copy today.
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