Google is taking HTTPS issues quite seriously and has taken steps to address mixed secure site scripting conditions in Chrome 14 dev. Just after announcing that Gmail will always load in HTTPS, the company has ensured that mixed secure site scripting conditions are blocked by default in Chrome 14 dev. The first is a command line flag that actually landed in Chrome 13 dev called –no-running-insecure-content for advanced users who want to help clean up sites with mixed secure scripts. Another flag is available that will block the display of insecure content, –no-displaying-insecure-content, but Google stated in the above-linked blog post that it will not block displaying insecure content by default since it’s not as dangerous a use-case.
You can bypass this feature by clicking "Load anyway" in the infobar displayed at the top of the page, but Chrome doesn’t remember your preference. Unfortunately, you can’t whitelist a domain or a subdomain, so you’ll have to click "Load anyway" and wait until the page is reloaded. There’s a command-line flag that lets you disable this feature: –allow-running-insecure-content, but Google says that it should only be used by "users and admins who have internal applications without immediate fixes for these errors".
Plus, Google has updated the alpha "Dev" build of Google Chrome to 14.0.835.2. This minor update is notable largely for the amendment of one of its multi-touch features to avoid a conflict with Mac OS X Lion, which released last week. The latest build basically alters the browser’s own multi-touch gesture for moving backwards and forwards through the browser’s history to two-finger swipe gestures from its original three-finger swipe. This latter gesture is used by Lion to move between desktops and full-screen apps.
The latest build basically alters the browser’s own multi-touch gesture for moving backwards and forwards through the browser’s history to two-finger swipe gestures from its original three-finger swipe. This latter gesture is used by Lion to move between desktops and full-screen apps.