Google Chrome Screenshots

Google announced their browser Google Chrome to be available on Tuesday, but their download page and tour was already partly available at gears.google.com/chrome/ just now, as Uval in the forum noticed. While the download itself didnโ€™t work when I tried, I was able to extract some screenshots, from the frontpage but also the YouTube videos. And while the product tour videos themselves seemed to require a special group membership at YouTube, the video still previews are public and you can paste the video identifier into a URL like this one to see more high quality stills.


The serviceโ€™s logo.


Screenshots of Google Chrome from the serviceโ€™s frontpage.


The auto-completion of the so-called โ€œomniboxโ€ address bar.


The homepage showing 9 thumbnailed pages to access, along with more pointers in the side-bar, to appear โ€œ[e]very time you open a new tabโ€, as Google says.


This screenshot shows Google Calendar and a dialog reading โ€œCreate shortcuts in the following locationsโ€, listing Desktop, Start Menu and Quick Launch Bar.


Zooming in on the browser tabs.


The Google Chrome task manager, e.g. to monitor if certain sites cause memory problems.


A screen showing the โ€œGoogle incognitoโ€ mode for allegedly more private browsing.


Another auto-completion example.


A star near the address input bar lets you bookmark a page, apparently.


A look into the settings menu.


Google in their tour says with Chrome โ€œyou see your downloadโ€™s status at the bottom of your current window.โ€

On a related note, I asked Scott McCloud โ€“ creator of the comic book introducing Google Chrome โ€“ some questions. Scott now put up a mini-FAQ on his site. He says heโ€™d been working on the comic off and on โ€œfrom March through August.โ€ On the question of who came up with the visualizations, he says there was some โ€œrough whiteboard sketching during the interviewsโ€ but that most were his though. Asked about how many of these comics were printed, Scott says it was just a limited run, and that he didnโ€™t sign any yet. He adds this project was โ€œa big challengeโ€ considering he had โ€œnever done such a thing before.โ€

[Images courtesy of Google. Thanks Uval and Scott!]

The discussion continues in the existing forum thread.

[By Philipp Lenssen | Origin: Google Chrome Screenshots]

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