Google Chrome (the most popular web browser) is turning 10 years old! Google have announced many new improvements too. Visual changes include a fully new interface, brighter colors tabs that are round. Most people will consider round tabs to be the biggest change when it comes to the Google Chrome web browser redesign.
The round design will make things distinct and more practical for use. However there are more changes!
10 whole years of web browser updates
First off the app will get a round design. Website icons, menus and other design elements have been simplified. Chrome has also improved its password manager (about time!). Additionally, it will automatically generate a strong password that can be linked to your Google account.
Searching the web is now much quicker and you will be able to see results while you are in the search bar itself. The answer neatly appears beneath your request.
You can also search for a specific tab while you are in the new Omnibox. It will also be possible for you to search through your Google Drive from the search bar which is an added bonus, especially for us as web designers when clients send us content.
You will be able to create website shortcuts too. You will not waste time searching anymore as all of your favorite websites are available on the new tab page. Finally, you can also change the background of your web browser.
Google will constantly be developing the browser which will make Googling easier.
Unwanted web browser redirects
On another note, Google Chrome is slowly stopping one the most annoying things users experience while browsing the web.
It is tackling unwanted redirects, where a page unexpectedly navigates to a completely different page for no particular reason.
It’s a big issue and Google says 20% of feedback reports it receives from Chrome users on desktop.
The dinosaur game is an often-overlooked Easter Egg in Google Chrome. This appears when you try to use a website while not connected to the Internet.
The Chrome dino game is an infinite runner, where you jump over cacti and duck underneath obstacles. Controls are very basic, simply press space to jump and the down arrow to duck. The goal is to survive for as long as possible!
The game was released in 2014 but initially struggled to work well specific platforms especially on older Android devices. This called for a complete rewrite, which was completed in December 2014.
You can play the Google Chrome dino game without turning on Airplane Mode. Just open chrome://dino in your web browser and you’ll be taken to an arcade mode where you can practice in full-window.