Chrome 69 Released With Enhanced Security, Customization, and Design

4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

4 updates coming to Google Chrome for its 10th birthday

To celebrate this major milestone, today Google is rolling out Google Chrome 69 - the latest version of the browser. Google says you will notice "more rounded shapes, new icons and a new colour palette", using the Material design language.

The update to Chrome's user interface brings the browser more in line with the Material Design principles used across Google's products. Chrome 69 introduces a new look, an updated password manager and other improvements for Google's wunderkind. Now when you sign up for new sites it will recommend a strong password. There's a positive side tostoring these passwords in your Google account - after all, you will be available on Chrome on both desktop and mobile. The Omnibox will also enable you to search Google Drive in the near future.

Chrome now presents search results for common queries (such as the current weather) in the search bar, so you don't even have to click through to a second page to find the answer to whatever it is you're looking for. If you search for a particular website and it's open in another tab, Chrome 69 will now offer to switch to the other tab. Coming to iOS, Chrome 69 brings all the new design elements, and all the new features mentioned above, but additionally also relocates the toolbar to the bottom of the app. Previously, the tiles on the new tab page were automatically generated based on the sites you commonly visit. The edges of tabs are rounded in Chrome 69, the profile icon was moved from the title bar to the main toolbar, and the height of the titlebar has been reduced even further in the new version. 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.

Google announced Chrome on September 2, 2008 and over the past few years it has become the world's most popular browser beating the likes of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) and Mozilla's Firefox.

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Chrome revamped its autofill and password manager to be more accurate across different sites. Now with Chrome 69, the URLs are gray with a little lock next to them.

Overall, the Mac and iOS updates for Chrome are a welcome change. With a smarter Chrome, you will be able to do more than just look at a webpage.

The team is now, Wired reports, focused on identifying the ways people now use URLs in order to develop an alternative method of addressing pages and sites which will both enhance security and add convenience - though, being described by engineering director Parisa Tabriz as 'an active discussion' at the company, it's unlikely that a URL replacement will be arriving in the immediate future.

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