Google Chrome Gets New Design, Smarter Suggestions, Increased Security

05 September, 2018, 19:40 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
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Yet it's the most popular browser in use and the favorite target of web developers. Learning password management is joined with credit card numbers, assuming you trust Google with all that information. Chrome now lets you personalize the New Tab page with your own wallpaper, and you can finally - yes, finally - add your own links to the New Tab page for quick access.

Google Chrome's new look brings a new design for desktop, Android and iOS users. Also, the grey background has been replaced by the white palette. The tabs and corners all get a rounded shape, and even the Omnibox is pill-shaped.

Perhaps, most useful is the "Already Opened" feature in the Omnibox, which will alert us tab warriors of page searches that we now have buried in pile of open tabs.

For example, the shape of tabs has been tweaked to make website icons easier to see. It also brings support for display cutouts given the notch trend allowing the page to be customised and use the entire screen more efficiently. The update will then download and you can restart Chrome either by closing it and opening it again or using the "relaunch" button that will appear. On iOS, the toolbar has been moved to the bottom to make it easier to reach. Google has already gotten the Material Design 2 ball rolling on its other apps and services so it was only a matter of time before Chrome got its cleaner and more rounded theme.

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Prior to this match Federer had not lost a set as he he continues his chase for a sixth US Open triumph and 21st grand slam title. In the women's draw, Madison Keys eased into the quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

If you keep a ton of tabs open all the time, you'll notice that Chrome does a better job of marking each site's icons (or favicons) in each tab. However you feel, Google is giving Chrome a major visual update to celebrate this milestone. Chrome has long offered to remember user passwords, but now its built-in password manager will generate strong passwords on demand as well, and it's also supposed to be smarter when it comes to knowing when you want to fill in your saved information (it can manage addresses, contact information and payment sources as well as passwords).

The new look, which looks similar to something we saw a couple months ago, will not only be available on PC, but will also span to mobile, being made available for the Chrome app on iOS and Android. These auto-generated passwords will also be varying for different sites to maintain security.

Chrome's also adding greater control over the shortcuts available on a new tab page, and improved accuracy for autofill forms (hopefully it will stop placing the first two lines of my address in the Address 1 form).

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