Advanced Chrome
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For Windows (Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10)

Latest Build 65.0.3288.0
08 - Dec - 2017

Custom Build 54.15.5320.0
13 - Mar - 2017

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Chrome DirectWrite

08 - Dec - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 60.0.3088.1 to 65.0.3288.0

06 - May - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 59.0.3033.0 to 60.0.3088.1

13 - Mar - 2017 .- Updated Custom Build 52.15.5320.0 to 54.15.5320.0

07 - Mar - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 56.0.4213.0 to 59.0.3033.0

Custom Build includes:

Dynamically generated UserAgent to match current chrome dev channel version, this avoids constant and annoying messages from google about "This version of Chrome is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser" when using Gmail and other google services.

Advanced Chrome comes in 2 different versions:

Latest Build:

Build is almost stock and does not support NPAPI, JAVA, GDI, Silverlight and Windows XP... same as latest Google version but with important improvements.

Features of this version are:

  • Improved download system.
  • No support for Windows XP.
  • No support for NPAPI plugins like JAVA, Silverlight...
  • Latest Beta WebKit with new HTML5 features.
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Custom Build:

Custom Build is special since it contains a mix of different branches, mostly from chrome version 51 and some parts of versions 54 and 48.

I don't like recent chrome versions because they are disabling everything and making it a piece of shit, when will they stop from ruining the best browser?

This is the version I will use until Google stops their god like mode that rules the world and decides what works or what not, do not fix something that is not broken and if you do then there is a big chance that it will be worse than before, this is really happening to Google right now.

Features of this version are:

  • Improved download system.
  • Built for stability and compatibility.
  • DirectWrite can be disabled using chrome://flags
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • Enabled NPAPI, this version runs JAVA and Silverlight.
  • Enabled Windows XP support.
  • Stable WebKit / Blink.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Why Advanced Chrome?

Google Chrome is the best browser but these problems are very annoying:
  • Saves all downloads into the same folder including the files that you just wanted to open without saving them, this folder is a huge mess.
  • Shows minimum information about your downloads, hard to check download speed.
  • SSL warnings disable passwords autocomplete.
  • Removed NPAPI support.
  • DirectWrite makes text look blurry and very hard to read.

Features of Advanced Chrome Web Browser:


  • Improved Download System.
  • Allows to open, save or discard downloads.
  • Downloads show realtime speed.
  • Integrated Flash Player.
  • Browser address bar show full URLs.
  • Enabled Password Autofill on self signed SSL sites.
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Improved Download System Details:

  • Download Shelf that allows the following options:
    • Save: Downloads to default folder or prompts user for location.
    • Open: Downloads to temp folder and opens download when finish.
    • Discard: Cancel download.
    • Up to 999 downloads can be handled at the same time, they will stack and wait for user action.
  • Download Items with extended information:
    • Full download info including speed, time left and size (18/300MB, 3 mins, 840 KB/s).
  • New option on download context menu:
    • Hide download item.
  • Temp Folder for Downloads:
    • Allows to store downloads that are only going to be opened.
    • Located at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Cache\Downloads
    • This folder is cleaned / deleted automatically when browser is closed.


Download Shelf with Save, Open and Discard Options with full details including Size, Speed and Time Left


  1. Download zip file
  2. Extract to Program Files, desktop or anywhere
  3. Run chrome.exe at extracted folder

Use your current Chrome / Chromium Settings:

This is chromium build so your profile folder will be different than chrome profile.
To use your current chrome profile with this build you need to copy:

Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8:

Copy From: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

To: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data

Windows XP:

Copy From: C:\Documents and Settings\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

To: C:\Documents and Settings\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data



09 - Jan - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 56.0.2910.0 to 56.0.4213.0

This version fixes the bug:

  • Open download asks for download location when "Ask where to save each file before downloading" is enabled.

09 - Jan - 2017 .- Updated Custom Build 52.13.8940.0 to 52.14.5211.0

This version fixes the bug:

  • Open download asks for download location when "Ask where to save each file before downloading" is enabled.

05 - Dec - 2016 .- Updated Chrome DirectWrite analysis.

15 - Jan - 2016 .- Updated code to version 48.0.2564.0

  • New PDF Viewer.
  • Better NPAPI Plugins handling, Java works better (use "User-Agent Switcher" extension and change it to FireFox, some sites already blocked Chrome user agent)
  • Small Fixes.
  • Netflix can be run on HTML5 or Silverlight depending on user agent (you can download "User-Agent Switcher" extension).
  • Removed NPAPI annoying infobar.

17 - Aug - 2015 .- Updated code to version 46.0.2485.0

07 - Aug - 2015 .- Updated code to version 46.0.2476.0

14 - Jul - 2015 .- Critical Update:

  • Updated code to version 46.0.2456.0
  • Updated integrated Adobe Flash Player to latest non vulnerable version
If you want to remove Adobe Flash just delete PepperFlash directory included in Advanced Chrome folder.
For more info about Adobe fiasco read this, to be on the safe side you should uninstall all Adobe products.

03 - Jul - 2015 .- Updated code to version 45.0.2448.0

06 - Apr - 2015 .- Updated code to version 43.0.2350.0

27 - Feb - 2015 .- Updated code to version 43.0.2313.0

21 - Feb - 2015 .- Updated code to version 42.0.2310.0 and changed the following:

  • Integrated Flash Player.
  • Enabled NPAPI Plugins, Advanced Chrome can run Java.
  • Enabled Password Autofill on self signed SSL sites.
Google disabled NPAPI Plugins from version 42 so you won't be able to run Java or any other plugin.
Advanced Chrome has NPAPI enabled by default and will keep enabling it for any future builds.
Sadly Google removed NPAPI support for linux from version 35, people is moving to Firefox.

16 - Feb - 2015 .- Updated code to version 42.0.2307.0 and disabled Google Chrome feature that hides "http://" from omnibox URLs, now address bar always show full URLs.

15 - Jan - 2015 .- As you may know chrome implemented different font rendering starting from version 37 making text look fuzzy or blurry.
To fix this issue you can disable DirectWrite font rendering using chrome flags:
Write chrome://flags into address bar.
Find "Disable DirectWrite Windows" and press "Enable"

14 - Jan - 2015 .- Finally managed to download the entire chromium source code and released a new fork version based on 42.0.2278.0, it includes all the improvements from previous versions and fixes.
To successfully compile chromium had to use a SSD hard disk and windows 7 with more than 8GB of RAM.
Visual Studio 2013 is very slow in many ways and this time used ninja instead, VS2013 is only good for debug.
Right now with my current setup it takes 4 hours to download the entire source code and 2 hours to build from scratch.
Re-building the code takes only 2 minutes so it is going to be easier to keep Advanced Chrome properly updated.

11 - Jun - 2014 .- More Bad News, have not been able to download the source code (full check out of chromium source) because of bogus errors with gclient, sadly the source code tarball is stuck on REV 197479 and was the fastest way to get the source code.

Tarball downloader is located at:

Downloading the source code without using the tarball takes more than 4 hours since there are millions of files that gclient downloads using GIT and finally fails.

09 - Nov - 2013 .- Bad News, download manager source code was refactored and is very different, I am trying to figure out everything so will have to start from scratch to release a new version, this is going to take while, at least current version 28.0.1495.0 is still working great here and newer code have been unstable or 'flaky'.

16 - Jul - 2013 .- Updated code to version 28.0.1495.0
Updated all the code almost without problems this time, I did not add any new feature, just upgraded all code base to latest chrome source available to get all the new stuff and bug fixes, I had problems with since someone decided to move things around but he did a great job and also the guy that works with all the download manager source files did not create a mess :D

06 - Mar - 2013 .- Updated code to version 27.0.1431.0
Chromium developers fixed browser crash when windows theme was changed, I hope they didn't added new bugs this time..

05 - Mar - 2013 .- Updated code to version 27.0.1430.0
Chromium developers fixed V8 engine and other important fixes.

26 - Feb - 2013 .- Updated code to version 27.0.1419.0

15 - Feb - 2013 .- Important!!!: had to downgrade to version 26.0.1399.0 since version 26.0.1409.0 has a lot of problems because chromium developers are releasing pure crap packed with new bugs, do not use any chrome version higher than 26.0.1399.0 until they fix all the problems (like Issue 175335 & Issue 176175)

This rebuilded version 26.0.1399.0 has the following fixes:

  • Fixed webgl text rendering.
  • Fixed password saving because was not working for google services like gmail.
  • Fixed text render for printed documents.
  • Solved the following bugs:
    • Avoided Issue 175335: Scrollbar & ComboBox Visual defects.
    • Avoided Issue 176175: Scrollbars and other UI elements have disappeared.
    • Fixed Issue 176164: Printed document text is misplaced when printing using system dialog.
    • Fixed Issue 140632: Google Chrome won't save my passwords.

10 - Feb - 2013 .- Updated version to 26.0.1409.0 that includes render updates and download shelf fixes!

08 - Feb - 2013 .- Finally finished upgrading the code, chromium developers moved a lot of code around and was really hard to make the update even knowing exactly what was needed.
Last version 22.0.1187.0 have been running very stable but decided that was time for an upgrade as many people requested it.
I really wonder why Google / Chromium developers have not yet included this features, they keep refactoring all the source code and avoid adding much needed features.