The first thing you'll notice when using the new version of Chrome is its refreshed design, which reflects the company's Material Design principles. The update, which was announced on Google's The Keyword blog, includes a redesign of the app's UI, improvements to password management, answers to common queries directly from Google's Omnibox, new personalization options, and under-the-hood enhancements.
You can now create shortcuts for your favorite sites on the new tab page, as well as set a background image.
Chrome has been so pervasive and influential for so long that it's easy to forget how slick, streamlined, and refreshing it felt when it debuted. Google claims the majority of the visual changes introduced with this anniversary revamp of Chrome are aimed at improving one's productivity and are much more than a simple change for change's sake.
However, many of those changes have happened behind the scenes.
The update definitely looks substantial, though we're sure not everyone will be a fan of the new aesthetic.
Don't like the new layout and design of the user interface in Google Chrome 69? The edges of tabs are rounded in Chrome 69, the profile icon was moved from the title bar to the main toolbar, and the height of the titlebar has been reduced even further in the new version.
With today's release, Chrome now joins Mozilla and Microsoft as browser makers who completely redesigned their browsers.
The Chrome team has added a little easter egg to help you celebrate a decade of Chrome.
You can now search for a specific tab within the Omnibox, useful for when you're inundated with tabs too small to read.
Chrome isn't just getting the new design today; there are also a few new features being solidified into the stable channel. If you have more number of tabs open across three browser windows, you can now search for a website in your Omnibox and Chrome will tell you that its already open and let you open it with "Switch to tab".
While the auto-answer feature worked well when I tested it out in Chrome Canary (giving me the Yankees score from last night, and completing mathematic equations), its use of already-opened tabs didn't work during as well. Say you're shopping for a couch online and want to see how it would look in your living room. In addition, the "New Tab" page now includes a plus button titled "Add shortcut" that essentially allows you to add a custom shortcut.
Head over to chrome://dino and start the game with your space bar.
Chrome will then save the newly-generated series of characters and ensure it remembers them when they are next needed.