To get the update you’ll need to be using the Chrome beta release channel. Head over to the Google Chrome channels page to download the latest beta.
If you’re a fan of Chrome’s sync features, this release adds support for encrypting your passwords with your own secret sync passphrase. The new encryption setup works much like Firefox’s sync encryption — just create a passphrase and enter it on every machine that syncs to that account.
Although its been in the dev channel for some time, Chrome’s new tab-based settings panel has now made its way to the beta channel. Having settings appear in a tab rather than a separate window is mildly more convenient, but the real win is the new search box, which allows you to quickly find the setting you want without wading through every tab and menu item.
To go along with Chrome 10 moving to beta, the Chrome dev channel has also been updated to a new version of Chrome 11. The dev channel update is primarily a bug fix release, though for Mac OS X users their is one small change — the tab overview mode is now on by default.
If you’re not one to trust your daily web browsing to beta or dev channel releases, fear not, Chrome 10 should be headed for prime time just six weeks from now (and, for those keeping score, it’s only another year and four months until Chrome overtakes Emacs in version number).