Chrome 74 Is Now Available Though Not Too Exciting For Linux Users

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 24 April 2019 at 06:00 AM EDT. 40 Comments
While Windows 10 users are gushing over Chrome finally introducing a "dark mode" for the web browser, on the Linux front there are no dramatic user-facing changes but just a lot of continued lower-level improvements for this cross-platform web browser.

Chrome 74 introduces developer support for "prefers-reduced-motion" media query for those that prefer reduced/eliminated motions/animations, support for CSS transition events, popups during page unloads are now blocked, KV storage as a modern key-value store, Shape Detection API work, continued improvements around WebRTC, and various other low-level enhancements.

More details on the Chrome 74 changes can be found from
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