Tras the 100th version in which they introduced a slightly redesigned logo, Google has launched a few hours ago Chrome 101. Between his new products, although there are none really important, there is one that does catch my attention. It is what in English is called Priority Hints, with which the browser will give priority to what to load before and what to load after. This can improve the user experience, since if it works as expected, it will load what really matters sooner.
On the other hand, although this will also come to other Chromium-based browsers, Chrome 101 fixed many security bugs which were present on all platforms i.e. Windows, macOS, Linux and any other operating system on which the desktop version can be installed.
Chrome 101 highlights
- Priority Hints as a way to indicate the relative importance of a resource to the web browser. Priority Hints in turn can give more (or less) priority when loading different assets.
- The font-palette CSS property now allows developers to select a font color palette.
- Support for the CSS hwb() function to specify sRGB colors for hue, whiteness, and blackness (HWB) values.
- MediaCapabilities API support for WebRTC streams.
- Additions to support for Secure Payment Confirmation API v3.
- USBDevice now has a forget() method to voluntarily revoke a permission to a USB device.
- WebSQL for third-party contexts has been removed, ten years after the WebSQL database standard was abandoned.
Chrome 101 It is now available for download from official website. In distributions where the repository is added automatically after the first installation, the update is already waiting in the software center or updating from the terminal. In those based on Arch Linux, it will arrive in the next few hours at AUR.