Chrome releases version 99 with 28 bug fixes and download shortcut in menu bar

Google has released Chrome 99 as a Stable version. The most recent update fixed 28 vulnerabilities, several of which were “high risk”. The browser also has a download button at the top of the toolbar.

The new version of the browser can be downloaded as a Stable release and as an Extended Stable release, after Google released the beta of Chrome 99 last month. The Stable release fixes 28 vulnerabilities, the company writes. Nine of those vulnerabilities are rated ‘high’. The most serious of these appears to be CVE-2022-0789, but nothing more is known at this point than a heap-based buffer overflow in the Angle component. There are also several use-after-frees found in the browser.

The latest version of the browser includes a function that places a download button in the menu bar at the top of the browser. That’s similar to how Firefox already treats downloads. The button allows users to see all their downloads at once and navigate to the corresponding folder on their computer. Edge already had that feature, as one of the distinguishing features of the browser that is further based on Chromium.

In Chrome 99, websites can now also use the operating system’s calendar function when filling out web forms. Developers no longer have to implement their own calendar widgets on websites, but can directly invoke the calendar pop-up of the underlying OS. In addition, Chrome 99 has support for handwriting input recognition, and support for CSS Cascade Layers.