Chrome: Aw, Snap – Windows 10

Microsoft has released a new update. This update causes Google Chrome to produce an Aw, Snap error whenever opening Chrome. Even if you click on the settings page.

There have been fixes, such as the –no-sandbox command line. However, this isn’t a nice solution.

The best way (for now), is to set compatibility mode on all users to Windows 7.

To do this, navigate to:

  1. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application
  2. Right click on Chrome.exe and select properties.
  3. Click Compatibility
  4. Select Change Settings for All Users
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  5. Select Run this in compatibility mode for Windows 7
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  6. Click Ok

This will change the compatibility mode for all users. If you do not select all users, the setting will revert after the first time it’s run.

WebGL in Firefox nightly builds, demoed with 3D Spore model

Firefox’s latest nightly trunk builds now include a working implementation of WebGL, an emerging standard that seeks to bring 3D graphics to the browser. An impressive demo shows how WebGL can be used to display interactive 3D models in an HTML Canvas.

WebGL is the future. If you want a demo, grab the new Firefox or Google Chrome browser.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/09/webgl-in-firefox-nightly-builds-demoed-with-3d-spore-model.ars

Google brings Chrome’s renderer to IE with browser plugin

Google plans to drag Internet Explorer into the world of modern Web browsing with a new open source plugin that will inject Chrome’s renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft’s browser.

Who would have thought? Hopefully this takes off.

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/09/google-brings-chromes-renderer-to-ie-with-browser-plugin.ars