Google Chrome has a labs tab (about:labs), where Chrome developers test few Labs features. One of those is Side tabs. I don’t prefer to use Side tabs. Not sure if this will be promoted in Chrome.
The newest labs feature is Tabbed options (chrome://options), which is available now in Canary Build (Download), that brings the Browser options in a tab and makes it easier to configure the browser. (By default, Chrome opens a popup window with the options, just like any other browser).
If you want to try this, Download and install Chrome’s Canary build (auto updated every week). You can install this version of Chrome in addition to the version you are already using. Once you install, type about:labs in the address bar, to choose the labs features you want to use. Labs feature is also available on Chrome Version 7 and above.
In the latest version of Chrome (6.0.472.0), just after the installation completes, you will be asked to Choose the search engine to be used in the Omnibox.
ie, Google / Yahoo / Bing ?
Remember, even the very old versions of Chrome, had an option to change the default Search engine for the Omnibox, but in this version, you will be asked in the very first time of using Chrome. Only that is the difference.
I am stilling facing problems with Chrome in Windows Vista. It is often crashing. Whoa !!
Google Gears lets your browser to get more power/performance. Gears also brings Geo location API to the browsers. The browser get the Current Geo location of the user through Gears. Chrome browser which obviously uses Gears, now adds a “location tracking indicator” to the Address bar.