Chrome Stable 'Longer Battery Life and Easier to View Website Permissions'

The latest Chrome Stable released today, offer a longer battery life experience to Windows users "so they don't get cut off while watching their favorite YouTube video on repeat." "In our tests, the battery lasted 25% longer when GPU-accelerated video decoding was enabled," informs Google.In addtion, with today's release, it is now much easier to […]

The latest Chrome Stable released today, offer a longer battery life experience to Windows users "so they don't get cut off while watching their favorite YouTube video on repeat." "In our tests, the battery lasted 25% longer when GPU-accelerated video decoding was enabled," informs Google.

In addtion, with today's release, it is now much easier to view and control any website's permissions for capabilities such as geolocation, pop-ups, and camera/microphone access. "This saves you from having to dig through settings pages to find these permissions," Google said.

Now, "simply click on the page/lock icon next to a website's address in the omnibox to see a list of permissions and tweak them as you wish."

Also, this Chrome Stable release include an option to send a "do not track" request to websites and web services. The effectiveness of such requests is dependent on how websites and services respond, so Google is working with others on a common way to respond to these requests in the future.

Google also recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows. "Dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer's CPU, so using GPU-accelerated video decoding while watching videos can increase battery life significantly," Google added.

You can download (if you have not already using) this release here.

Chrome Stable : view and control any website permissions