What's new in the redesigned Google Chrome?

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Chrome now lets you personalize the New Tab page with your own wallpaper, and you can finally - yes, finally - add your own links to the New Tab page for quick access.

As for Chrome for desktop, Google has brought the new Material Theme design sporting lighter colours and rounded shapes, even for this version.

The new update will be coming your way today and will be visible on all platforms including desktop, Android and iOS. These scripts are used by web sites to mine cryptocurrency using your browser and CPU, which not only affects system performance, but could also damage your hardware after prolonged use. Website icons on tabs are easier to read on the desktop.

Chrome now also packs a new UI, which ensures the browser can more accurately fill in passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers - so that "you can breeze through online checkout forms".

These passwords are also synchronized to your Google account so that they are available on other devices that you use Chrome.


If you ever use the Google Search bar on your phone, this next snippet will look very familiar. When you create a new password for a website, Chrome will now generate one for you.

I'm personally a big fan of KeePass, but I can appreciate Google's efforts to encourage users to practice better password management. The address bar itself is fundamentally changing, with some results now being displayed within the result preview inside the bar, so if you're searching for something like a sports score you're likely to see the answers straight away without having to load a web page.

These changes are aimed at helping you browse faster, including moving the toolbar to the bottom on iOS, so it's easy to reach.

If you search for a website you already have open (we're looking at you, tab-crazy people who always complain about Chrome being slow) then Chrome will now give you the option to "Switch to tab".

The updates don't stop there, and Google has further refined its Omnibox - the search bar at the top of the browser.


The weakness applies to any browser based on the Chromium open source project, such as Google Chrome, Opera, Slimjet, Torch, and others. The first GIF we posted of the UI refresh shows off these new features.

Google is celebrating Chrome's 10th anniversary with a redesign.

Also, according to Adrienne Porter Felt, Chrome's engineering manager, the Chrome team plans to "rethink" URLs altogether.

Google's Chrome 69 is now available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Chrome can't actually block you from doing so.

Moving forward, Chrome promises to integrate Augmented Reality into the web experience.


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