Chrome for the New Shiny Retina MacBook Pro Available in Canary Build

Chrome for the New Shiny Retina MacBook Pro Available in Canary Build; Test Exprimental YouTube Homepage; June 12 DoubleClick Search; Undelete User in Domains

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With Apple's announcing its new Retina Display MacBook Pro at the WWDC, and the availability in the next 3-4 weeks. Google just announced its Chrome browser would be released to new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

In a blog entry, Google said you always want Chrome to look great, no matter what device you're using. Apple recently announced a new laptop with a Retina high-resolution screen, and we're committed to polishing Chrome until it shines on that machine.

The Chrome Canary channel already shows the early results of this work, bringing basic high-resolution support to Chrome. "We have further to go over the next few weeks, but we're off to the races to make Chrome as beautiful as it can be," posted Nico Weber, Software Engineer and Chief Apple Polisher.

Chrome for Retina MacBook Pro

In other Google products news.

The June 12 DoubleClick Search (DS) release now avialable lets you make changes to existing customized Floodlight columns.

"From the column selection tool, click Floodlight activities under the Available columns header. In the list of your existing Floodlight columns, click the pencil icon and update the name, selected Floodlight activities, and metric as necessary," posted the DoubleClick Search team.

Read the Help Center release notes for information on other updates.

DoubleClick Search (DS3) June 2012 Release

It's been two years since Google deprecated V2 of the Google Maps JavaScript API -- today, in a blog entry reminding developers to upgrade to the latest version of the Maps API, as it is less than a year before the end of the deprecation period for the Maps API V2 ends - revealed that in those two years, they've seen the "number of sites using the Google Maps API grow from 350,000 to 800,000." And, that many sites switch from V2 of the Google Maps API to V3.

On the frequent requests from the customer, Google today added the ability to restore recently deleted users in the control panel of domains (Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education).

The process will recover most if not all data.

  • "You must have super administrator privileges
  • You can only restore users that have been deleted in the past five days
  • The deleted user name must not match an existing group name or another active user's email address or alias. If it does, you'll see a 'username already exists' error message
  • You can't exceed your maximum number of user licenses. If you try to restore a deleted user when you don't have an available license, you'll see a 'domain is over user limit' error message
  • The option to undelete users is only visible in the top-level organization even if the deleted user was in a sub organization," Google said.

And, finally, YouTube is currently experimenting a new design of the homepage. "The left sidebar now lists all subscriptions and shows you the number of recent videos from each subscription.

Note, the sidebar no longer includes popular YouTube categories and the suggested channels are displayed below your subscriptions in the scrolling list.

Also, there is a search box that lets you find a subscription.

The new interface back the hide videos from the feed feature, from the earlier YouTube UIs. Also, the videos from feed now take up a lot more space because the thumbnails are bigger.

YouTube also shows a small "watched" label over the thumbnail after playing a video.

experimental youtube homepage

new experimental youtube homepage

To try the latest YouTube homepage, in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 8+, just open in a new tab, load: Chrome's JavaScript console (Ctrl+Shift+J); Firefox's Web Console (Ctrl+Shift+K); Safari's Web Inspector (how to do that?); or IE's Developer Tools (press F12 and select the "console" tab).

Now, paste the following code:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=nH7tBenIlCs; path=/;";window.location.reload();

Then press Enter and close the console.

To switch back to the standard UI, using the steps listed above, paste the following code instead:

document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/;";window.location.reload();

Current YouTube homepage:

current youtube homepage