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Dev Release For Hotmail, Options Dialog On XP-64 Bit

by Chrome Blog on December 9, 2008

Google today released and updated its Dev Channel with the version This would come is an a sigh of relief for all the Hotmail users who were having problems while composing mails and switching between the various folders.

This update is only a bug-fix release and does not include any new features to google chrome. The Hotmail Fix was long coming and along with with some other issues were also fixed such as allowing the Desktop Links to be launched in Google Chrome as the Default browser and the Options Dialog Box Crash on Windows XP 64-bit.

Complete List of Changes in

r6148 – This allows the Google desktop Links to be lauched in Google Chrome as the default web browser.

r6421 – It fixes the crash many users were getting while trying to open the Chrome Options Dialog box or any other sub-menu under Windows XP 65-bit.

r6464 – This changes the accelerator keys for the Javascript Debugger from ALT+VK_OEM_3 to Ctrl+Shift+L and for the Javascript Console to Ctrl+Shift+J. This was done in order to support a standard keyboard settings in all languages.

r6467 – Fixes the issue with displaying the unicode characters in some fonts such as the plane-1 characters which were not being displayed correctly earlier.

r6482 – It fixes the issue while composing mails and switching between folders in Hotmail. Since Hotmail still does not quite properly recognise Chrome, so to use the site with minimum bugs with hotmail you have to add the following code to the Google Chrome Shortcut you use to launch Google Chrome.

--user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.19"


  • Right Click on the Google Chrome Shortcut
  • Click on Properties
  • Copy-Paste the above code at the end of the Target File and click OK.

r6492 – Fixes the untranslated “Text zoom” Menu while switching the Chrome Language to any of the localised language.

Referesnce : Google Chrome Releases: Dev release: Fixes Hotmail, Options dialog on XP 64-bit

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Donald duck 12.09.08 at 11:06 pm

It’s not working on me!

2 Zakk 07.14.09 at 5:27 pm

Well I added the code.
And tried.
And then I changed where it says –user- to my user name.
And tried.
Hotmail does no longer work.
Everyone else seems to have problems with entering into boxes etc.
It says this: The Windows Live Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:
This site may be experiencing a problem
The site may not be a member of the Windows Live Network

But I can open hotmail with Internet Explorer 7 (which sucks btw).
So what’s the deal please?


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