23 comments

  • Mitch WarrenMitch Warren, 2 years ago

    I'm really happy with it, personally. I dig it.

    25 points
    • James Mikrut, 2 years ago

      I like it and I'm not a fan of Material Design. It seems minimal, fresh, and out of the way. The subtle color changes of the tab bar are nice, too.

      0 points
  • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 2 years ago

    You can switch back to the old UI by going here:

    chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md

    And setting it to 'Normal'

    5 points
    • Gavin McFarlandGavin McFarland, 2 years ago

      Thanks!

      1 point
    • John PJohn P, 2 years ago

      Just trying to hold back the tide though isn't it. A bit like using old.reddit.com, eventually you'll have to move to the new awful design.

      1 point
      • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 2 years ago

        Absolutely.

        Honestly, I've been considering leaving Chrome and using either Firefox or Safari. The largest issue is devtools, not even that they're necessarily superior on Chrome but just that I know them so much better than any other browser's.

        And extension availability.

        0 points
        • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 2 years ago

          Firefox dev tools are amazing now - I still have an ingrained bias against Firefox but I'm considering it more and more for development.

          0 points
          • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, 2 years ago

            I have the same problem.

            The only reason I'd pick Safari over Firefox is native Picture-in-picture support on macOS.

            But the biggest hurdle is going to be breaking away from my familiarity with the Chrome devtools, even if an alternative is better.

            0 points
  • Z. N., 2 years ago

    I don't think I've ever posted, but had to login just to say that this new Chrome looks like Zaha Hadid's demon doppelgänger designed it while high on meth. It's repugnant.

    ...Though, I've never been a fan of material design to begin with.

    5 points
    • Astrit MalsijaAstrit Malsija, 2 years ago

      It all took a strange path look at the other Google Products like Drive and GMail they have now this updated version of Material design.

      1 point
    • Richard BruskowskiRichard Bruskowski, 2 years ago

      I am honestly curious: What kind of software design and architecture do you like? Can you give examples, maybe? Also others, who are not pleased with this redesign. Thanks a lot!

      0 points
  • Gavin McFarland, 2 years ago

    I mean I suppose it could look nice if the rest of the OS I'm on looked the same, but it looks childish compared to the rest of the UI. As Dimitri said there's also very little contrast. The autosuggest shadow is overkill and quite distracting when it overlays the input box.

    4 points
  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, 2 years ago

    I like it. Feels more modern and allows focus to always remain on the web pages content.

    3 points
  • Dimitri NicolasDimitri Nicolas, 2 years ago

    Yes, I totally agree with you. The main flaw I found on this design update is the considerable lack of contrast. The fact that the inactive tabs are the same colors as the frame is inconvenient. There is no visible hitbox for tabs and new tab button. So I ended up building a chrome theme for myself: github.com/dimitrinicolas/chrome-contrast-theme

    3 points
  • Jonathon HalliwellJonathon Halliwell, 2 years ago

    Absolutely awful

    2 points
  • Mick NMick N, 2 years ago

    I can't say I'm a fan at all. It looks cheap.

    2 points
  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 years ago

    I literally have no strong feelings one way or the other.

    Seems like a lot of hyperbole happening about it.

    2 points
  • Frédéric AudetFrédéric Audet, 2 years ago

    Feels more content-first. +1

    2 points
  • Daniel CampagneDaniel Campagne, 2 years ago

    Not the nicest but hey, picture in picture is working on this version! :)

    1 point
  • Maximilian DahlMaximilian Dahl, 2 years ago

    I am very thankful for the update. Finally, they brought up a modern design and some fresh "new" things.

    1 point
  • Gavin McFarland, 2 years ago

    I'm curious of the people that prefer the new version of Chrome are you on a Mac or a Windows machine?

    0 points
  • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 2 years ago

    Chrome's never been super pretty and always looked out of place, so I don't mind it any more than the old UI. But it is too low-contrast.

    0 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 2 years ago
    • The all white switch looks great for me.
    • Everything is more unified
    • Perfs are better on my machine

    I <3 it

    -1 points