Latest Google Chrome kills “Most Recent Tabs” feature

September 27, 2013 12:59 by docbliny 

UPDATE 2/22/2014: Google kills the workaround without fixing the original issue. Total cluster-fail. #chromefail

Well, not completely (unless you’re an unlucky sod like me), but makes it unusable. You now have to reopen each previously closed tab one-by-one. No more clicking on “21 closed tabs” to open up what you were working on previously. Unfortunately, the new menu item is greyed out completely for me and doesn’t show _any_ recently closed tabs.

Luckily, there’s a way to disable this new feature (along with the new big search box and not seeing Chrome Apps in the start window):

  1. Open a new tab, and enter chrome://flags .
  2. Search for Enable Instant Extended API for Mac, Windows, Chrome OS.
  3. Select Disabled from the dropdown.
  4. Restart Chrome.

Google IO Samsung Chromebox has Intel i5 inside

June 28, 2012 23:18 by docbliny 

Despite what all the tech blogs and even Samsung’s own site states, the Chromebox that was handed out today actually has an Intel Core i5 inside instead of the stated Intel® Celeron® Processor B840 running at 1.9 GHz.

This is what the system info reports:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz

(The sticker on the side was the giveaway.)