Google announced Chrome 17 today; their top advertised feature was a prerender feature for the omnibox.
When you start typing in the omnibox and the URL autocompletes to a site you’re very likely to visit, Chrome will prerender the page, so it will appear faster--sometimes, even instantly--as soon as you hit Enter.
But, I can't get it to work. I monitor my network traffic (using Charles) and type "google.com" in the omnibox, waiting for some magic to happen; nothing. It autocompletes as soon as I type "go", but it doesn't prerender.
Same for "facebook.com" ("fa") "stackoverflow.com" ("st"). The network traffic only starts once I hit Enter.
Is there some way to force it to prerender for certain pages?