Happy 10th birthday, Google Chrome, and thank you for being such a great tool , and more.
I’ve been blogging about Chrome for the past nine years. This has been a really exciting experience for me as so, thank you Google Chrome team, for that too!
So, what’s special for the 10th birthday? The Chrome team has created a really nice package for the birthday party.
The new design that you might have noticed in a bunch of screenshots here on Chrome Story is now available to all Chrome users on all platforms.
We changed the shape of our tabs so that the website icons are easier to see, which makes it easier to navigate across lots of tabs. On mobile, we’ve made a number of changes to help you browse faster, including moving the toolbar to the bottom on iOS, so it’s easy to reach.
The auto-fill system that stores the information that you usually enter in websites (passwords, addresses and email addresses etc) has been improved.
I would say that you can call Chrome a Password Manager app as well. It can even suggest a complex password when you sign up for a new service and save that in your Chrome profile.
RicWe’ve also significantly improved the way Chrome handles passwords. Staying secure on the web means using strong and unique passwords for every different site. When it’s time to create a new password, Chrome will now generate one for you (so you’re not using your puppy’s name for all of your passwords anymore). Chrome will save it, and next time you sign in, it’ll be there, on both your laptop and phone.
Rich Omnibox Results
This is another feature that you might have read about on Chrome Story. Chrome now has a better-looking and rich UI for displaying answers in Omnibox (addressbar).
The “Switch to tab” feature is also available in Stable channel now.
The New “New Tab Page”
This is another feature that we’ve been tracking here on Chrome Story. Chrome now has a highly customization new tab page design. It one more step towards minimalism in terms of design.
You can change the background of the new tab page.
Everyone uses Chrome their own way, so we made it easier to personalize. You can now create and manage shortcuts to your favorite websites directly from the new tab page—simply open a new tab and “Add shortcut.” And as if you needed an excuse to look at more pictures of your dog, you can now customize the background of a newly-opened tab with a photo of Fido.
You can read more about all these changes here on the official Google Blog.