Chrome 80 comes with many security fixes and these other news

Chrome 80

Google has released a new stable version of its web browser. Is about Chrome 80 (more specifically 80.0.3987.87) and comes with some interesting news that we will detail below. But, if we were to pay attention only to what was published on the launch website, we would think that it is a version that has arrived to correct security flaws, because it is the only thing they mention here!. In total, the vulnerabilities fixed in this version are 56, at least 10 of them discovered by "external researchers" and are of high priority.

Regarding changes, Google posted an entry on their website, but one of those little organized that is not the easiest and most comfortable to read. They did publish clearer data when they released the latest Chrome 80 beta, and below you have a list of the most outstanding news that have come along with a version that made it to their official repository before they announced its release.

Chrome 80 highlights

  • Consume fewer resources thanks to freezing eyelashes. This new system will freeze or hibernate any tab that we have not consulted after five minutes, which will make it consume less resources, among which we have the CPU, RAM and battery. It will not activate on pages like Spotify. The novelty has also reached the mobile version.
  • Tab groups. The new feature will start to arrive in Chrome 80, but some users will have to wait for the browser's v81. This novelty will allow us to organize the tabs by name and color.
  • Less intrusive notifications. As Firefox, the notifications that a page wants to send us notifications, worth the redundancy, will be much less annoying from this version. Of course, the version of Chrome does not work like the Mozilla browser; It will only work if a user rejects notifications frequently or on pages that do not insist much.
  • Support for JavaScript in Gzip via stream.
  • Security improvements in cookies.
  • Management of SVG-based favicons.
  • Work is continuing on getting rid of FTP. In fact, this version has completely dropped support.
  • Support for WebVR 1.1.

Google Chrome 80 It is available from yesterday, February 4. In most Linux-based operating systems, when installing the browser it also adds the official repository, so updating is as simple as installing the packages that appear in our update system. For new installations, the new version is available from your official website.


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