StreetView bug in Chrome to be addressed soon

A StreetView glitch in Google’s Chrome browser will be fixed, based on a thread in Google Groups (reported via Search Engine Roundtable), but no timeframe is given.

If you’re using Chrome and in StreetView, toggling the left sidebar will turn the StreetView pane solid black.  You can’t escape this without refreshing the browser, which takes you back to your default view.

It’s certainly not a huge deal, but it’s one that will affect a good number of users.  It apparently happens in all versions Chrome, and I’ve confirmed it in mine (  Once I hear that it’s been If I hear that it’s been fixed, I’ll post again.

Google Chrome and the Google Earth plug-in

As you’ve probably heard, Google released “Chrome” today, their new web browser.  Thus far, I am very impressed with it — it’s amazingly fast.

However, I can’t get it to work with the Google Earth plug-in.  Considering that the browser is based on Webkit, and Safari didn’t yet work with the plug-in, it’s not a big surprise.  Still, it’s kind of sad that Google’s product can’t work in their own browser.

Anyone found a way to make it work yet?

Update: Google confirms that it doesn’t work, but promises an update is “coming soon”.