Google has unveiled the tenth version of its Chrome browser, promising a faster experience and more security.
"With today’s stable release, even your most complex web apps will run more quickly and responsively in the browser," said software engineer Tim Steele, in a post on the Google blog.
Chrome 10 includes a new searchable settings interface, to make it easier to manage the browser. "We’ve added a search box that shows you the settings you’re looking for, as you type," Steele said.
Password sync also makes its way into the stable version, letting them be used across multiple computers. "You can also encrypt those passwords with your own secret passphrase for extra security," said Steele.
Google has boosted security, locking Flash down in a sandbox. "Additionally, because we automatically update Flash to the latest and most secure version, this should provide useful defense in depth," said product manager Henry Bridge, in a post on the Chromium blog.
Chome 10 will also warn users when plugins are out of date and offer more "fine-grained control" to manage when the browser allows plugins to run or not.
Chrome is updated every six weeks, so despite passing even Internet Explorer in version numbers, it's only been around two and a half years.
Mozilla is set to follow Google's lead, taking Firefox from version 4 to 7 this year.
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk