Google Unveils Chrome 26 Beta For Windows, Macs, Linux: Brings Spell Checking Improvements, ‘Ask Google For Suggestions’ And More

Posted on Feb 27 2013 - 1:04pm by Editorial Staff
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With Google unveiled Chrome 25 for Windows, Mac and Linux last week, the company today brings Chrome 26 beta for Windows, Mac and Linux. In the new version, Google significantly improved spell checker and a developer preview of the Chrome OS app ported to Windows. The version brings an improved spell checking as well as added three languages support: Korean, Tamil and Albanian.

Further, as you sync your settings in Chrome and Chrome OS, you will find that custom dictionary are shared across devices too. For users who have enabled the “Ask Google for suggestions” spell check feature, Google rolled out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English while support for more languages on its way.

Here’s the Chrome 26 beta changelog:

  • “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking feature improvements (e.g. grammar and homonym checking).
  • Developer preview of app launcher on Windows.
  • Forced compositing mode and threaded compositing on Mac.
  • Desktop shortcuts for multiple users (profiles) on Windows.
  • Updated UI styling of menus on Windows.
  • Asynchronous DNS resolver on Mac and Linux.
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