The stable version of Google Chrome 13 has finally been released today. There are a few new features included in Chrome 13. I have already mentioned some of the features in my previous article about Chrome 13 beta. Let’s take a look at the major features of Google Chrome 13.
Instant Pages feature enables pre-rendering of the top results from Google search. Since the click through rate (CTR) of the top results in Google search are pretty high, you are most likely to click on the results. And to save time, Chrome 13 starts pre-rendering the links even before you click on the result. This will open the webpage almost instantly when clicked.
If you are worried about the bandwidth usage of Google Chrome due to Instant Pages feature, you can easily disable the Instant Pages feature by going to chrome://settings/advanced and unchecking “Predict network actions to improve page load performance”
Print Previews and Print to PDF
Another feature added to Google Chrome 13 is print previews and print to PDF functionality. When you click on the Print button, you will be taken to the print preview and then you can print whatever you want to. The built-in PDF viewer needs to be enabled in order to print to PDF. To enable the built-in PDF viewer, go to chrome://plugins/ and enable the plugin Chrome PDF Viewer.
If you have already installed Google Chrome, you can get the latest stable version by going to About Google Chrome and updating to the latest version. If you want to download Google Chrome 13 manually, you can go to the following URL:
Download Google Chrome 13 Stable [Full offline installer]