First Peek At Google Chrome’s Major Redesign With New Address Bar, Tabs, Colors

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As Google gears up to rollout a major Chrome redesign, its fresh Material Design UI has already been made available on Chrome Canary for Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS.

Chrome Canary serves as an experimental platform for the web browser that offers the latest advances and is intended for developers as well as initial adopters.

The redesign comes as part of the brand’s Material Design initiative, which aims to unify UI across Google’s products.

Initially picked up by Thurrott, the update sees a fresh Material Design address bar, altered tab shapes and colors.

Evangalist ‘François Beaufort’ shared the update with the words, “Plenty of things have been updated for the better in my opinion: tab shape, single tab mode, omnibox suggestion icons, tab strip coloring, pinned tabs, and alert indicators.”

“MacOS users can set experimental flags chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md to ‘Refresh’ and enable chrome://flags/#views-browser-windows to try it out now.”

He adds that those who wish to adopt the redesign by downloading Chrome Canary should “[n]ote that it’s still being actively developed and that you may stumble upon bugs.”

Click to view enlarged version. Image via +FrancoisBeaufort

The new @googlechrome UI is great, download Chrome Canary – left is current UI, right is Canary UI

— Charlie (@ghost_motley) July 11, 2018

Are You a Fan of Google Chrome’s New Look?

— OMG! UBUNTU! (@omgubuntu) July 10, 2018

[via Mashable, Engagdet and Thurrott, main image via BigTunaOnline / ]

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