Chrome for Mac, Finally Within Sight?

By  |  Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 1:55 am

Mac on ChromeOver at Cnet, Steven Shankland has taken notice of some info on a mailing list for Google Chrome developers that suggests that Google’s browser may arrive in an OS X beta in early December. If so, fifteen months will have passed between Chrome’s Windows debut and its appearance on the Mac. (Developer versions of Chrome and its open-source doppelganger Chromium for Mac have been around for quite awhile, but the most recent ones I’ve tried have been almost ready for prime time–but not quite.)

I still don’t understand why Chrome for Windows has an admirably sleek two menus, and Chrome for Mac needs nine of ’em. Other than that little mystery, I’m very much looking forward to Chrome finally becoming a cross-platform browser.


Read more: , ,

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Relyt Says:

    What do you mean by nine menus?

  2. Harry McCracken Says:

    It’s got nine menus in its menu bar (including the Apple menu, which is mandatory on Macs, and the Help menu, which is more-or-less mandatory). I’m not on a Mac right now so I can’t detail ’em–but it seems like an awful lot…


  3. Relyt Says:

    Oh, ok. So the Windows version’s compound buttons on the right that incorporate all the menus into two buttons really is nonexistent on the Mac version?

  4. Simon Says:

    Can’t wait- but having just started playing with Google Wave, I’ll be curious to see if they can get Gears working properly again. As it stands I can drag and drop into a wave from Chrome in XP, but not from Safari in Snow Leopard.

1 Trackbacks For This Post

  1. Faded Chrome: Google’s Incomplete Mac Browser | Technologizer Says:

    […] I’ve already grumbled about the fact that Chrome for OS X inexplicably needs nine menus to accomplish what Chrome for […]