Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Google investigating issue with blurry fonts on new Chrome 69

Google investigating issue with blurry fonts on new Chrome 69

With Google's Chrome Browser celebrating its 10 anniversary yesterday, it seems the team at Google is not resting on their laurels and they've brought forward a fresh coat of paint to keep things exciting.

Google Chrome's new look brings a new design for desktop, Android and iOS users. There is a revamped new tab design with a horizontal page switcher. Displaying answers to question without having to open up a new tab, as seen in the GIF above.

The Omnibox will know if you have a website already open if you're a tab hoarder with over 24 tabs open, as it will suggest for you to "Switch to tab".

Overall, the Mac and iOS updates for Chrome are a welcome change. The look of the browser has been radically changed, with a massive UX change on iOS where the toolbar has now been moved to the bottom so it's way easier to reach. The company said in a blog post today that Chrome 69 is packed with "more rounded shapes, new icons and a new color palette" and that it "simplified" prompts, menus and the URLs in the address bar to improve the browsing experience.

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To play the game, either turn off your WiFi and open a new tab, or enter chrome://dino/ In your search bar. This password will be saved in the built-in password manager so that the next time you visit that site it automatically fills the account credentials.

Needless to say, this is a massive update. The new browser has a simpler look.

After that, we've got a supercharged Chrome password manager to utilize. There is also an improved password management system wherein it will generate a new secure password for you and will save it for future use so that you don't have to worry about remembering multiple passwords.

If you're already using a password generator, this feature won't feel like anything new, but it's convenient to have this service integrated into the browser, at least.

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You can now create and manage shortcuts to your favorite websites directly from the new tab page-simply open a new tab and "Add shortcut."

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. Users can now customise the "New Tab" page with an uploaded background image or a Google collection.

Google has been testing major Chrome changes for several months.

After testing custom wallpapers from Google Photos and custom shortcuts in the Canary version, Google is now rolling out these features to the stable version of Chrome.

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