Google Chrome Desktop Receives Major Changes That Users May Not Like
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Google Chrome users are being warned about the big changes on the browser that many people may not be exactly fond of.
The huge update will soon be available to download.
In the first six months of this year Google Chrome had a staggering 62.04 per cent chunk of the internet browser market, according to NetMarketShare, the Express reported.
Its nearest rival, the ageing Internet Explorer, had a 12.03 per cent share with Firefox behind on 10.41 per cent.
Microsoft’s newer browser Edge, which is bundled in with Windows 10, had just a 4.41 per cent slice of the browser market.
Chrome is by far the most popular browser in the world, and Google aren’t resting on their laurels - with a big update planned.
However, the tech giant have warned users ahead of the download’s release.
Google Chrome is getting a big redesign, which marks the first major visual upgrade since 2014.
Google is currently rolling out the redesign in its experimental Canary browser, which gives early access to new features for developers and testers.
The Google Chrome redesign updates the address and search bar as well as bringing a new tab style and color palette.
Some of these changes appear designed with smartphone and tablet users in mind.
Touch inspired changes to Google Chrome are being introduced which means more rounded parts of the user interface and more while space.
The size of the search bar and address bar has also been expanded, which should make it easier for users of touch devices to select.
The search bar in Google Chrome now boasts a grey color instead of the current white.
Tabs are also have more rounded edges, compared to the sharp angular ones of the current build.
The new Chrome design was outlined by Francois Beaufort, Chromium Evangelist at Google, in a Google Plus post.
In the post Beaufort said: “Browser UI for Chrome OS, Linux, and Windows just got a Material design mode refresh in Canary channel.
“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.”
But speaking to Engadget, Beaufort warned that it would likely take Google Chrome fans a while to get used to the new design.
Responding to Beaufort's Google Plus post, Chrome fans were divided about the new design.