Google Celebrates Chrome’s 10th Birthday With A New Look

Google Celebrates Chrome’s 10th Birthday With A New Look

Thus far, Microsoft has seemingly swung and missed on several at-bats with its Edge browser for consumers, but if the Android downloads are any indication, there is interest in new browser experiences; maybe it'll just take 10 years. On the desktop, the tabs have been redesigned to be more modern and consistent, to match with all the other Material Design elements of the browser.

Google Chrome recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and launched Chrome 69. Also, if you're typing an address to navigate to a website, the Omnibox will now let you know if you already have that tab open.

If all you need is a simple answer to a question, Google's combination search bar/address bar, which it calls the Omnibox, will now display relevant information as you type on the Mac.

First up, Chrome has a new look. You can see the desktop version below.

Google Chrome is a getting massive update today. On mobile, open Apple App store or Google Play Store to update the app.

Whether you love or hate Google's tendency to regularly revamp the look of its services, these redesigns always focus on one thing: minimalism. "You can see it across all platforms - desktop, Android, and iOS - where you'll notice more rounded shapes, new icons, and a new colour palette", said Google. The look of the browser has been radically changed, with a massive UX change on iOS where the toolbar has now been moved to the bottom so it's way easier to reach.

Plus, there are customisable options, too. Previously, the tiles used to automatically generated based on the sites you visit.

According to Google, the search is now faster and smarter in the Omnibox as now the results will be displayed in the suggestions itself, and if the user opens a site which is already open in another tab then Chrome will prompt the user to jump to that tab via a "Switch to tab" button. This includes answers related to a popular place, a public figure, historical event, and more. Soon, you'll be also able to search files from your Google Drive from the Omnibox.

In brief: Google's Chrome browser has become a force to be reckoned with as of late.

Speaking of passwords, Chrome can now auto-generate a strong password that will be linked to your Google account. But if you are forgoing a complete password management experience for some reason (you really shouldn't, though!), Chrome 69 will make password creation and management within the browser much more useful.

"Many of the reports mention that this also affect the UI so we're likely looking at a Skia or Chrome side change", a Google engineer wrote in the official bug report, suggesting a possible cause for the issue.

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