A few mins ago I noticed that Chrome's visuals changed. Did this happen for anyone else or am I going crazy?
Edit: Guys, if you want it the old way, use the method /u/Lord_Hippo told me.
>they switched to a new design language called "material design".
to switch back, enter "chrome://flags/" in the address bar, scroll down to "Material Design in the browser's top chrome", change the option from "default" to "non-material" and your back to the old look 🙂
30 thoughts on “Probably a dumb question, but did Chrome’s visuals change in an update recently?”
Literally just noticed this too. I was staring at the address bar like, “something isn’t right”.
Yes, everything looked almost like an offbrand chrome. I had to check to make sure I didn’t have a browser hijacker or something.
Version 53 deleted my theme. Had to reinstall. Address bar looks different
Like they already answered, it’s material design now. I would like to live in a world where all companies show a window with the new features like Discord do.
Knew right where to come to see if it’s like this for others. Thank you for this.
Same thing just happened to me. Also removed my theme. I’m not sure how to feel about this, address bar looks so small now…
Now it feels like Microsoft Edge
I’ve had the new polished look for a week or so now
So, my buddy’s chrome isnt obeying the “disable display scaling on high-dpi displays.” It didnt start happening until just like an hour ago when he closed and reopened chrome.
The only way to get chrome to “normal” is to turn his display scaling back down to 100%, however, this makes everything absolutely tiny as hell except for chrome.
Any one got any ideas? He already did all the “generic” response stuff.
Download bar at the bottom of chrome seems to be different as well. Scared me when I first saw these changes.
Thought something looked different.
Thought I was going crazy for a second
The search bar text looks smaller. I didn’t even know this was a subreddit until I looked it up.
Is there a way to make the whole address bar and bookmarks bar smaller? It looks a lot larger since the update :/
and for some reason, I lost my entire bookmarks tab/favorites?? I did not delete it. It appears that with the update it wiped it?? Anyone know how to restore them?
There’s also a different in size. The whole browser feels like a screen from ten years ago.
[Reddit in 100%
[Reddit in 90%](http://i.imgur.com/bLHdaGC.png)
Does anybody know how ti fix this?
Am I the only one who has this: http://i.imgur.com/5mCsfjO.jpg
Look at the changelog.
Yeah I just visited this sub for the first time to ask about this lol.
Using the flag for now, until they decide to change it or remove it just like they did for the profile button.
Thanks Chrome team. /s
I visited r/chrome just to check that I am not the only one 🙂
Design changes usually get negative feedback. However, after some time, people get used.
I hope I will get used quickly to the new look of Chrome 🙂
[The tabs are taller and take up more space now.](http://i.imgur.com/XKGh2mT.png)
[Context menu highlight is incredibly hard to see compared to the old one.](http://i.imgur.com/sPus9wj.png) This one is specifically annoying if you’re not looking at it dead-on with most monitors. Blue was fine.
:watch: :dolls: :kissing:
EDIT: How do I emoji in Chrome? I got a sneaking suspicion that they made emojis in Chrome in colour with this update. No need for those shitty malware emoji extensions if true.
EDIT 2: I think I have proof. Check https://www.reddit.com/r/emoji
Was using chrome and wondering if my kids had messed with the zoom settings. The icons have changed also. They really need to warn us before they do this. I mean change is good but I was fixing to do a malware scan when I saw the differences.
Yes and it’s gross and blocky. My first ‘solution’ was to immediately shut it down and restart windows explorer because I thought it was crashing again.
They did! I went to seep, woke up and they are changed! I like it though.
Is this new: Typing say “google.com” pressing space gives you a “Search Google |” value.
Same with typing “maps.google.com”, you can search directly what you want to see before loading the actual website.
Yeah, because making the address bar and all icons super small is the way to go. Seriously? Who makes these idiotic changes?
This update is terrible. Anyone know how to turn off those ugly coloured emojis? It’s really throwing me off and I like the classic black-only ones better.
same here i felt weird 🙂