Google has released the Chrome 105 update for their web browser. More precisely, the complete build of this release is 105.0.5195.54.
This update does not include any new features visible to the naked eye, and nor has Google mentioned any in the release notes. However, it does include some new features for the developers and APIs, which will eventually impact the user experience.
This Chrome update addresses a total of 24 security vulnerabilities, out of which 1 is deemed critical and 8 are of high importance.
Let us now discuss the significant changes included in this update, and then see how you can install this latest build for the Chrome browser.
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- Complete Release Build: 105.0.5195.54
- Release Date: Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
- Compatibility: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android.
- Previous Build: Chrome 104.0.5112.81
- Bug Fixes: 24. More information about security fixes can be found here.
Improvements in Chrome 105
Windows Controls for Web Apps
With this update, developers will now be able to customize the web applications to add controls to the title bar, as well as other elements, such as search bars. Google has been working on making the web app experience as if they were native apps. Chrome 105 enhances that ability.
This new feature will open doors for developers to add many new things directly to the title bar. They can norally anything they can think of which can fit in the dead space inside the title bar.
Previously, the web applications health with untrusted strings using libraries, which could be tricky, and also added a small maintenance burden on the app.
Google has now introduced the Sanitizer API, which is designed with safety in mind and is entirely customizable. it allows you to specify the different configuration options, like dropping or allowing certain elements.
Custom In-Page Search UI
Users often use the in-page search feature in Chrome by pressing the CTRL + F shortcut keys. However, they were all presented with the same old boring search box and UI.
Now, the developers can customize the UI and the way the text is highlighted on web applications natively, which could previously only be achieved through additional extensions, which added a minor load on the website itself.
Update to Chrome 105
If you already have Google Chrome installed on your computer, then updating it would be easy. Follow the guide below to update your existing Chrome browser to version 105.
Launch Google Chrome and click on the ellipses (3 dots) in the top-right corner of the browser. Then, expand Help, and click About Google Chrome.
As soon as the About page opens, the browser will start searching for an update and then automatically download it. Once it is ready to install, you will be presented with a Relaunch button. Click Relaunch.
Note: The browser closes when you click Relaunch and then reopens, restoring all closed tabs.
The browser will now close and reopen. Once it does, you can navigate to the About Google Chrome page again and confirm that it has indeed been updated to version 105.
There are a few different methods that can also be used to update your Chrome browser to the latest version, including:
- Update using Google update
- Use the downloaded Chrome installer
- Using Ninite
- Download Chrome without using a browser
You can learn more about these methods in this guidepost.
You may also download the Chrome browser from the links given below if you do not already have it.
Download Google Chrome 105
Click on the links below to download Chrome 105:
Download: Google Chrome web installer
Download: Google Chrome offline installer
Download: Google Chrome MSI Installer [Enterprise Edition]
Download: Google Chrome for macOS
Download: Google Chrome for Android
Download: Google Chrome for iOS
Download: Google Chrome Portable
Install Google Chrome 105
Installing the Chrome browser on a Windows PC is as easy as downloading them. The process may vary for different platforms.
Download the file from the links above and then double-click it to execute. The rest of the process is pretty much automatic. The setup will download the required files (if the web installer was downloaded), install them for you and the browser will launch itself as soon as it is installed successfully.
The process is the same for all Windows versions.
Google Chrome Changelog History
Google Chrome Releases Version History
|Chrome 122 (Early Stable)
|WebGPU enhancements, Read Aloud for Android, and Help Me Write introduced
|Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, experimental generative AI tools to write text and create custom themes.
|Auto-grouping of tabs using AI, copy and save video frames, pin side panel elements to toolbar, improved transparent navigation bar on Android
|15 security updates, save and sync grouped tabs, smart Omnibox with typo detection, and continue where you left off on another device for iOS.
|20 security patches, extended Passkey support, Read Aloud in Reading Mode
|New Material You designs, intimation of potentially malicious web store extensions.
|Security update cadence changed to weekly from biweekly, One-Time permissions, 26 security patches
|Includes Topics API (Privacy Sandbox), reading mode, improved Memory Saver UI, HTTP automatic conversion to HTTPS
|Improves the Google Password Manager, introduces Popover API for developers, and adds auto-verification of CAPTCHAs.
|Makes notes in the sidebar, deletes the last 15-minute browsing history on Android, adds a bookmark or translate button in the toolbar on Android, enable or disables all extensions, and WebGPU enabled by default.
|Removal of Chrome app support, improved UI (experimental), CSS Nesting, WebAssembly Tail Call
|Automatic lazy-loading, sharing selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
|Improved Password Manager and Google Translate controls, Cookies Having Independent Partitioned State, opt-out support for Secure Payment Confirmation
|Conditional focus on screen sharing, Material You theming support
|Evergy saver mode, COLRv1 fonts, resize virtual keyboards (Android)
|HEVC hardware decoding, screen-sharing improvements, and User-Agent reduction (Phase 5)
|Selective text translation, integrated RSS reader, and advanced search improvements to Omnibox.
|Improvements for web applications in terms of customizations
|Automatic lazy-loading, share selected regions of the screen, and several improvements for Chromebooks
|Pre-fetch page data for faster loading, local fonts for web apps, and block notifications automatically.
|Extensions Starter Kit, New Keyboard Shortcuts, And Continued Searches
|Improved downloads UI, save group tabs, and password manager
|Multi-screen API, audio controls
|Handwriting Recognition, Date Picker, And Security Improvements
|Built-in screenshot tool, smoother emojis with COLRv1, Emojis to screenshots on Android
|Delete data saved by websites, zoom settings, better web application layouts, HDR enabled
|Faster navigation, dark mode per site, flags for testing v100
|Save grouped tabs, secure payments
|HTTPS-only mode, sharing hub
|AV1 codecs support, window naming feature
|Download Google Chrome Offline Installers [Stable, Beta, Canary]