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Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

05 September, 2018, 19:40 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • 4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

Users will notice some changes as soon as they launch the updated app, but there are alterations throughout the whole of the Chrome experience, meaning changes will be spotted throughout. The major update is in line with Google's Material Design approach, which gives the browser a modern touch.

And to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Google has announced a massive redesign of the browser with plenty of new features. The new tab design, for example, makes it easier to see sites' icons. If you let your little dino run into one, he'll don a birthday hat and keep on trucking.

If you don't see that option and Chrome says you are already up-to-date, the rollout hasn't hit you yet. With this release, Google is using the Material Design framework across the desktop, iOS, and Android versions of Chrome. Perhaps the first thing you'll notice is that the browser no longer has sharp corners, with things being rounded off for a softer look. Google has adopted its Material Design 2 philosophy to give the browser an all-new design, which is a welcome move. Google says the company tweaked the color palette, added new icons, simplified prompts, menus, your profile, and more across the browser.

We're going to go through the major changes here, but if all you want to do is find out how to upgrade to the latest version, scroll down to the bottom of the article where there are instructions for updating your desktop browser as well as a link to update your mobile browser via the Google Play Store. Autofill is more accurate, and you can use the new tab page to both create new site shortcuts and customize the background for those just-opened tabs. Displaying answers to question without having to open up a new tab, as seen in the GIF above. This includes answers related to a popular place, a public figure, historical event, and more. Google is also planning on adding the ability to search for files stored in Google Drive to the Omnibox.

With Chrome owning over 60% of the browser market share, the browser is a driving force for promoting HTML standards and new features in web browsers. Chrome will save it, and next time you sign in, it'll be there across the plaforms you use Chrome on. We don't have any information about when these initiatives will be completed, but we're confident that Google will continue to make Chrome a better product. That should be another nail in Flash's coffin, which could help rid the web of an outdated plugin that creates more performance and security problems than it's worth, but it could also become frustrating if you often have to visit a site that relies on Flash.

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