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Web Updates (2020)

The Chromium Chronicle: Adding Tests to the Waterfall

Want to detect regressions for your new feature in Chrome? Add your tests to the waterfall, Chrome’s continuous build and test infrastructure!

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How we built the Chrome DevTools WebAuthn tab

How we built the Chrome DevTools WebAuthn tab.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 87

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 87 to help you plan.

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Gaining security and privacy by partitioning the cache

Chrome's HTTP cache partitioning helps with better security and privacy.

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New in Chrome 86

Chrome 86 is rolling out now! The file system access API is now available in stable. There are new origin trials for Web HID and the Multi-Screen Window placement API. There’s some new stuff in CSS, and plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 86!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 87)

New CSS Grid debugging tools, Web Authn tab, moveable tools and Computed sidebar pane.

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How we built the Chrome DevTools Issues tab

How we built the Chrome DevTools Issues tab.

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DevTools architecture refresh: Migrating to JavaScript modules

How we migrate Chrome DevTools to JavaScript modules.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 86

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 86 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 85

Chrome 85 is rolling out now! You can improve rendering performance with content-visibility: auto. CSS properties can now be set… in CSS. You can now check if your Windows app or PWA is installed with the getInstalledRelatedApps() API. App icon shortcuts work on Windows too (for real this time). There's an origin trial for fetch upload streaming. And lots more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 85!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 86)

New Media panel, Issues tab updates, emulate missing local fonts, inactive users and prefers-reduced-data.

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A new default Referrer-Policy for Chrome: strict-origin-when-cross-origin

Starting in 85, Chrome plans to switch its default referrer policy from no-referrer-when-downgrade to the more privacy-preserving strict-origin-when-cross-origin.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 85

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 85 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 84

Chrome 84 is rolling out now! Users can start common tasks within your app with App Icon Shortcuts. The Web Animations API adds support for a slew of previously unsupported features. Wake Lock, and the Content Indexing API graduate from origin trial. There are new origin trials for Idle detection and SIMD. And there’s a whole bunch more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 84!

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Using Custom Tabs with Android 11

How to use Custom Tabs with Android 11

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 85)

Style editing for CSS-in-JS frameworks, Lighthouse 6.0, new JavaScript features, and more.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 84

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 84 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 83

Chrome 83 is rolling out now! It adds support for trusted types, which help prevent cross site scripting vulnerabilities. Form elements get an important make-over. There’s a new way to detect memory leaks. And the native file system API starts a new origin trial with added functionality. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 83!

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Handling Heavy Ad Interventions

Chrome’s Heavy Ad Intervention will unload ads that exceed their allowance for CPU or network usage. Learn how to monitor these with the Reporting API and update your ads to avoid issues.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 84)

The new Issues tab, accessibility information in the Inspect Mode tooltip, and more.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 83

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 83 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 81

Chrome 81 is rolling out now! App icon badging graduates from it's origin trial. Hit testing for augmented reality is now available in the browser. Web NFC starts its origin trial. And I've got an update on the adjusted Chrome release schedule. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 81!

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The Chromium Chronicle: Time-Travel Debugging with RR

Do you find yourself running the same test over and over in the debugger, trying to figure out how the code got in a bad state? We have a tool for you! RR will record an execution trace, making it easy to step backwards, run backwards, see where variables changed their value or when a function was last called on an object.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 83)

Emulate color vision deficiencies, emulate locales, COOP and COEP debugging, and lots more.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 81

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 81 to help you plan.

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Adding notification permission data to the Chrome User Experience Report

Chrome 80 introduced quieter permission UI for notifications. To help site owners understand notification permission metrics, we’re adding this data to the Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) in the 202001 dataset allowing site owners gain a better understanding of typical user notification permission responses for their sites and comparable sites in their category.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Catching UI Regressions with Pixel Tests

Chrome’s testing strategy relies heavily on automated functional correctness tests and manual testing, but neither of these reliably catch minor UI regressions. Use pixel tests to automate testing your desktop browser UI.

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New in Chrome 80

Chrome 80 is rolling out now, and there’s a ton of new stuff in it for developers! There’s support for modules in workers, optional chaining in JavaScript, new origin trials, features that have graduated from origin trial, and so much more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 80!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 81)

Moto G4 in Device Mode, new cookie-related features, and more.

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