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google chrome logoGoogle Chrome has released a new beta today promising another 30 percent performance improvement. There are also a few new features that let you add significant customization to the look and feel of the browser.

One of my favorite features of Chrome, the quick links to your 9 most visited sites when you open a new tab, is now customizable, letting you move any site you’d like quick access to into one of the slots.

google chrome new tab page

Meanwhile, the so-called Omnibox (the address bar in other browsers) has become a bit easier to understand, with a series of icons “helping you distinguish between suggested sites, searches, bookmarks, and sites from your browsing history.”

new google chrome omnibar

The new Google Chrome beta is also prettier. Those themes we’ve been telling you about are now fully incorporated.