Google Chrome Frame seamlessly enhances your browsing experience in Internet Explorer. It displays Google Chrome Frame enabled sites using Google Chrome’s rendering technology, giving you access to the latest HTML5 features as well as Google Chrome’s performance and security features without in any way interrupting your usual browser usage.
When Google Chrome Frame is installed, the web just gets better without you having to think about it.
It works on Windows XP SP2+, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
For deployments in an enterprise environments, administrators can skip to the enterprise deployment section.
I’d like to try out upcoming features or just help make Google Chrome Frame better. Anything I can do?Yes! In addition to the regular Stable channel, Google Chrome Frame offers beta and developer (dev) channels just like Google Chrome’s release channels.
Beta channel builds contain many new features and are generally stable and well-tested but may lack the polish one expects of the finished product.
Dev channel builds are where all the cutting edge new features are tested. While this channel isn’t typically as stable as Beta, if you want to cut your teeth on the new stuff and really help improve Google Chrome Frame, this is the build for you.
To further help make Google Chrome Frame better, please check the "Help make Google Chrome Frame better by sending usage statistics and crash reports automatically to Google." box when installing. This allows Google to collect anonymous statistics and crash reports from your computer.
For Beta, click http://www.google.com/chromeframe/eula.html?extra=betachannel
For Dev, click http://www.google.com/chromeframe/eula.html?extra=devchannel
You can install the above version fresh or you can install over your existing Google Chrome Frame installation.
You can use the search feature in the bug tracker to see if any other users are having the same problem.
We fix bugs you report as soon as we can, and much appreciate your help to make Google Chrome Frame better!
reinstall the Stable version.
Currently, 64-bit versions of IE are not supported. Estimates put the percentage of 64-bit IE users at less than one percent of all IE sessions. It's worth pointing out that 32-bit IE is the default on 64-bit Windows 7. [crbug.com/34584]
As above, Chrome Frame doesn't work on 64-bit IE, so make sure you are running the 32-bit version.
If you’ve followed the above instructions and aren’t having any luck, please file a bug on the Chromium bug tracker.
The installer includes a log file that can help us troubleshoot any problems you encounter. If you attach it to the bug, we’ll be much more likely to be able to help. You can find the logfile like this:
You can view the Chrome Frame Developers Guide for all the details on how to get your site to use Chrome Frame and also how to prompt users to install it. Some common questions are answered below.
or by adding an X-UA-Compatible HTTP response header:
See the Chrome Frame Developers Guide for all the details.
The following complete example indicates usage of Google Chrome Frame for IE6 users, and otherwise passes the "Edge" parameter to later versions of IE:
http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/chrome-frame-getting-started/understanding-chrome-frame-user-agent for more information on the User-Agent header.
Google Chrome Frame updates on the same schedule and uses the same rendering engine as Google Chrome. We work very hard to ensure compatibility between updates, and provide the same version-to-version rendering behaviour as Google Chrome.
The beta and dev release channels are a great way of testing out new features before they reach the stable channel.
here for more information.
Additionally, there are a set of testing features that can be enabled through registry settings that allow you to, for example, force Google Chrome Frame to render content for certain pages. See here for the complete set of testing features.
Unlikely. However, there are a few differences between Chrome and Chrome Frame.
Enterprise administrators can also disable the plug-ins via Group Policy. See Chrome Frame Administrator's Guide for more details.
Stopping chrome_frame_helper.exe will cause Google Chrome Frame to stop loading in any new instances of Internet Explorer that you start.
Oops, I stopped chrome_frame_helper.exe and now Google Chrome Frame doesn’t load! How do I start it again?You can restart chrome_frame_helper.exe by logging out and logging back in again.
open source code in the Chromium project just like Google Chrome.
Why does Google Chrome Frame not add its supported MIME types (such as application/chromeframe) to the HTTP Accept header?In almost all cases, browsers (including Internet Explorer) include a */* entry in their Accepts header, which means that all MIME types are accepted and that any additional MIME type supported by Google Chrome Frame is covered by that entry even though it's not explicitly mentioned. Here's a blog post with more information.
Active Document Server that hosts web pages rendered using Google Chrome's rendering engine, just as Internet Explorer uses its rendering engine, Mshtml.dll (Trident). Google Chrome Frame is designed to work only inside Internet Explorer and not with other browsers that embed Mshtml.dll, such as Maxthon.
Google Chrome Frame is installed but now Internet Explorer crashes. Can this be caused by other plug-ins I have installed?Yes, it can. There are a few third-party plug-ins that are known to interact incorrectly with Google Chrome Frame and may cause crashes.
Plug-ins known to crash in this way include Askbar, mgToolbarIE, SweetIM Toolbar, gbieh.dll, and G-Buster Browser Defense and EMBASSY Trust Suite (wxvault.dll).
The workaround is to disable the plug-in using the Manage AddOn menu in Internet Explorer or to uninstall the crashing product .
The MSI installer contains the stable channel version of Google Chrome Frame and requires Administrative privileges to install.
Chrome Frame Administrator's Guide.
This being said, it is highly recommended that you leave automatic updates enabled to ensure your users always have the latest security patches.
Chrome’s security infrastructure including sandboxed renderer, sandboxed plug-ins, safe browsing and so on. Google Chrome Frame is auto updated with every Google Chrome release and more than 90% of its users are updated within a week.
Now imagine that you have a set of Internet Explorer 6 machines and it was possible to deploy Google Chrome Frame to render everything by default except a few intranet sites that work only with IE6, what would you get?
I would like more information about Google Chrome Frame MSI deployments and Group Policy management. Where should I look?Chrome Frame Administrator's Guide contains more information about enterprise deployment and management.