Google celebrates Chrome's 10th birthday with a new look and improved features

Google Chrome Material Design 2

The new version of the web browser arrived in time for the browser's 10 year anniversary.

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.
Google says that Chrome can recognize sign-in forms more accurately, so you hopefully won't come across sign-in fields that aren't recognized. Google today announced a wide set of changes coming to the world's most popular browser - some aesthetic, and some functional. "Already, we're working on integrating augmented reality (AR) into Chrome to bring information that you interact with across the web and put directly into your physical environment", shared Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, VP, Chrome and Chrome OS.

With Chrome 69, Google has stopped putting the green lock and designation "Secure" before the URL of HTTPS sites. On mobile, open Apple App store or Google Play Store to update the app. Perhaps the first thing you'll notice is that the browser no longer has sharp corners, with things being rounded off for a softer look. Also, the grey background has been replaced by the white palette.

These changes are aimed at helping you browse faster, including moving the toolbar to the bottom on iOS, so it's easy to reach. The omnibox will display answers to questions in the address bar without having to open a new tab, from football scores to local weather. The Omnibox will also enable you to search Google Drive in the near future.

It's hard to believe that it's been ten whole years, but the Google Chrome browser launched on September 2, 2008. The browser will now generate new and secure passwords for you so that you can finally stop using the name of your favorite band as a password for all your accounts. This password will then be automatically stored by the browser and synced across all your devices. Developers have been tinkering with this on Chrome OS for some time and have created a number of different options depending on whether you're using a tablet, clamshell or convertible.

"Many of the reports mention that this also affect the UI so we're likely looking at a Skia or Chrome side change", a Google engineer wrote in the official bug report, suggesting a possible cause for the issue. That should be another nail in Flash's coffin, which could help rid the web of an outdated plugin that creates more performance and security problems than it's worth, but it could also become frustrating if you often have to visit a site that relies on Flash. We recommend LastPass - it's used by numerous staff members here at Android Authority.

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