Provided by /u/Lord_Hippo
> 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 🙂
Sorry if this as a thread is a repost
27 thoughts on “How to revert back to the old style chrome (before the update).”
thanks a lot!! love this layout
i loved new style, i wont
sorry i need help here, WHERE do i insert the chrome//flag one?
Oh god, thank you. The new look is downright atrocious. It increased the size of each tab on the switchbar while simultaneously decreasing the size of texts and icons in every other element of the browser (less screen real estate, ugly looking). It made me so uncomfortable that coming to this board was my last step before switching browsers. Thanks again.
Is this talking about a recent change that made incognito browser windows in Chrome have a different color scheme, and (I think) changed the way the “Customize and Control Google Chrome” button at the top right looks? (I think it was horizontal before, now it is vertical.)
I looked at the update release history and couldn’t find any sign of an update since 8/31. But this change seemed to occur last night.
Until they remove it in a patch 😉
I’ll be staying on 51 for the forseeable future since they removed GDI rendering on windows.
thank you, it works
Wow, thanks a bunch! I couldn’t figure out where a third of my tabs had gone, and realized the other browser icons looking rather petite.
I hate changes that make things worse for users.
Thank you so much. Literally looked up this sub to find out how to do this.
Thank you. I do not like the new design.
Superbly helpful, many thanks.
holy shit thank you so much!
You’re the real MVP!
Appreciate this, thank you!
Thanks to you and /u/Lord_Hippo!
Said every Dev channel user two months ago when they tried to warn you it was coming.
The more important question is, how do we go back to having “Merge tabs and apps” on Chrome Android?
Yay! Couldn’t stand that funky washed out gray-tan.
I had to do a system restore to go back to the Chrome 51 I duped the computer into using thanks to this link:
It was working fine until I did a hard shutdown a couple hours ago and suddenly Chrome was a mess. I can’t stand DirectWrite on this laptop; it looks like garbage.
I hope there will be other workarounds, because I know next time I shut down, Chrome will decide to change my browser again.
> Sorry if this as a thread is a repost
Don’t care. I’ve been looking for this fix for weeks.
Seriously glad I can do this. I’m sure one day the design will look nice, but until then I hope I can keep the browser this way.
I like the new design but one thing.
Who the hell came up with the light grey background on mouseover in the right click menu? Someone at google is either blind or mentally retarded.
Would take the design at any time if it was still blue
I have turned off ALL the “Material Design” flags hoping to get the old bookmark folder icons to look as they did before, and have had no luck. Has anyone been able to get the bookmark folders back to the way they were? Thanks! 🙂
[Chrome Bookmark Folders – Top: BEFORE, Bottom: AFTER](http://i.imgur.com/zWeTzZE.png)
Time to change browser. They keep making the browser worse every update, forcing unnecessary changes.