I’ve been running the beta channel of Chrome eagerly awaiting any updates for Safari-like features in Lion. I checked today and apparently they are, mostly, here.
I’m running Chrome 14.0.835.35 beta. The full release notes on the Chrome Releases blog mentions Additional Mac OS X Lion feature support.
Two-finger swiping for going back and forward works although without the page-behind animation that Safari offers. I liked that, so you could decide if you wanted to actually go back, or if you wanted a peak and could cancel halfway in.
The other new addition is the fullscreen support in Lion. In the top right corner, there is a fullscreen button just like there is in Safari. Like Safari in fullscreen, the Menubar hides when the mouse isn’t near the top of the screen. However, there is an extra button, it looks more like an up-arrow than the opposed arrow Apple uses for going into fullscreen, that will allow the Address bar and bookmarks bar to automatically hide like it did with previous builds.
The remaining feature that is not yet in Chrome is double tapping to zoom. It might seem out to want that as a feature, but I’ve come to love it as I often used to make the text bigger even on my desktop, but on the laptop, it’s so effortless to make the screen bigger and it’s so easy to read.
At least we’re out of canary!
After more testing, while double tapping to zoom doesn’t work, using two fingers and dragging away from the center will do something. It’s not pretty. It’ll clumsily make the font bigger, or in reverse of course, it will make it smaller. Sadly, the Safari version of zooming is much better.