Chrome 88 removes Flash Player and becomes the only option if you want to use synchronization

Chrome 88

On the first day of this 2021, Diego wrote an article about an event known and expected for three years: the death of flash player. Adobe dropped support in December, and now it is browsers that are removing it from its components. Firefox will do it next Tuesday, and a few hours ago, Chrome 88 has arrived as the first version to stop supporting a technology that gave us good times, but has always been unsafe.

Flash removal aside, this isn't one of the flashier launches Google has made in recent months. You have taken the opportunity to make it more secure, including 36 security patches. Below you have a list of the most outstanding news that have arrived with Chrome 88, among which we have that it is no longer supported for OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Chrome 88 highlights

  • Dropped support for Flash Player.
  • The behavior of target = »_ blank» now implies rel = »noopener» by default for security reasons.
  • Support for the CSS aspect ratio property as well as for the "hyphens: auto" mode.
  • Various improvements in WebXR.
  • Support for FTP has been removed.
  • Dropped support for Yosemite, operating system released in 2014.
  • Improved dark theme in Windows 10.
  • Function to search for tabs (Ctrl + Shift + A). The function is disabled by default, but we can use it if we enable it from chrome: // flags / # enable-tab-search.
  • Fixed 36 security bugs.
  • It is not new to / for Chrome 88, but it is important to mention it: some APIs will no longer work in other browsers, like Chromium.

Google Chrome 88 It is now available since official website, and also for most operating systems, since, for example in Ubuntu and derivatives, the project repository is added automatically after the installation of the browser. In systems like Manjaro, it is in the official repositories and the update has also arrived. If it still does not appear in your distribution, be patient; It will do so in the next few hours.


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