Chrome 69 Brings Material Theme Design for Android, iOS, and Desktop Users

4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

If you've been a fan of Google Chrome since it first launched 10 years ago, you've probably witnessed most - if not all - of the browser's major updates.

The Chrome iOS app now features a sticky toolbar at the bottom of the screen, rather than the top.

Similar to the improvements to the password manager, Google says that the browser is now smarter about filling in addresses, credit-card details, and other types of information. Google's also doubling down on security with an upgraded password manager that'll now automatically generate passwords for you so you don't use the same password for all your accounts. Now when you sign up for new sites it will recommend a strong password.

The blurred font issue wasn't only limited to text rendered inside a web page, but also for the text suggestions displayed inside the address bar search drop-down, and Chrome's Developer Tools panel. If you have more number of tabs open across three browser windows, you can now search for a website in your Omnibox and Chrome will tell you that its already open and let you open it with "Switch to tab". AI is already working for you in features like Google Translate in Chrome, which uses a state-of-the-art AI-based translation engine to bring all the world's information to you in a language you can understand, right in your browser.

Easier personalization (shortcuts, new tab background). If you're lazy or open a bunch of tabs, this feature will save you a bit of time so you won't have to find the answer on Wikipedia or WolframAlpha.

We love the Chrome Dinosaur game, the one that appears and soothes the feeling of frustration you get when trying to surf the web in Chrome when you have no internet access. The new look, especially on the desktop, will make Chrome like a completely different browser.

The image below shows how text renders inside Firefox 62 (on the left), compared to Chrome 69 (on the right), on a Windows 10 machine.

Much of the new design centers on rounding out the search experience (pun intended).

The Omnibar, Google's term for the address bar turned search bar, is learning some new tricks too.

Another engineer pointed out that font rendering worked just fine in the beta version of Chrome 69.0.3497.81 but apparently broke down when the browser was released as the official stable release.

Chrome has taken a beating for its memory and storage use, battery drain on laptops, proprietary technologies, lack of reading view or sharing options, weak ad-blocking and privacy concerns in general. Chrome 69 also allows for more personalisation, enabling shortcut creation and management from the new tab page.

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