Here is a mystery Chrome feature of the week. A new flag named “Chrome Home” has shown up in the Canary version of Chrome for Android. When enabled, this moves the addressbar to the bottom of the page.
The change of addressbar to the bottom of the page, is, hmm, is new. That was my first impression.
Here is how it is going to be useful. (Please add in comments if you find more uses!). I always reach out to the addressbar to enter a new address. It is in the middle on the New Tab Page, but while on a web page, I have to reach my fingers all the way to the top (I have a Nexus 6) to remove the current address and type in the new one. With the addressbar at the bottom, this is going to be much easier to do.
This also makes it easy to open a new tab or switch between open tabs, because now the tabs icon, (the one that shows number of open tabs) is at the bottom of the page.
The Chrome flag that enables this feature is called “Chrome Home”.
The name itself is quite a mystery. We know that Google loves to experiment with the Chrome new tab page. There have been plenty of features that they played around with, including Google Now and suggested articles.
But, what’s Chrome Home ?
Do you guys have any conspiracy theories about this?
via Android Police.