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Google Chrome is a decade old and gets a major update!

By Wong Chung Wee - on 5 Sep 2018, 4:43pm

Google Chrome is a decade old and gets a major update!

(Source: Google)

The Google Chrome browser turns 10 today and its user interface has been given a major overhaul. The popular browser has been getting regular updates every one and a half months, i.e., 6-week upgrade cycle; however, its 10th birthday update is more major to befit the special occasion.

The new and improved GUI.

First of all, Chrome has a new look that is applied across all platforms. According to Google, there will be “more rounded shapes, new icons and a new color palette. These updates have a simpler look and will (hopefully) boost your productivity.” If you guilty of opening numerous tabs while browsing, the improved (and more rounded) tabs make the website icons more visible to ensure smoother transition between the,. For the iOS platform, the toolbar for Chrome has been moved to the bottom for easier navigation. Across Chrome, the prompts, menus, and even the URLs in the address bar have been made simple.

The new password manager makes short work of online forms.

Chrome has been improved so that filling up of online checkout forms has been made more efficient. The information will be saved in Google Account, which is in turn made directly accessible from the Chrome toolbar. The password manager has been improved to generate and store password securely and make them available across different platforms.

Chrome's improved Omnibox provides direct answers.

Chrome’s improved Omnibox will show answers to queries directly in the address box without the need to open a new tab. The new Omnibox is smart enough to detect if your current website search is redundant as one of your tabs has already loaded the searched website; it will direct you to the relevant tab and prevent you from performing the needless search query. Last but not least, the new Chrome makes things personal, from adding shortcuts directly from a new tab to the customizing of a tab’s background with your favorite images! The new version of Chrome is now available across all platforms, so do update your copy to enjoy its new features!

(Source: Google)


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