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Here Are the Biggest Changes Coming to Google Chrome

There are a couple of interesting changes brewing up for Google Chrome, starting off with a potential new UI for downloads.

Chrome users might be aware of how frustrating it can be to download things through Chrome. If you close the window and open it back up again, all of the downloads would disappear from the bottom bar.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the next Chrome update might fix this by giving downloads their own dedicated UI, as per u/Leopeva64-2. That will make it a lot easier to keep track of downloads than might have been the case otherwise, since users will now be able to click on the download bubble to reveal all of their latest downloads. If you want to enable the feature now all you need is enable these two experimental flags chrome://flags#download-bubble and chrome://flags#download-bubble-v2.


Another big change that might soon come to everyone’s favorite web browser has to do with the new tab page, as spotted by Android Police. It’s the first thing that you see once you open up a fresh Google Chrome window, so any changes made to it had to be subtle otherwise they’d be a bit too jarring.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, Google has been experimenting with some truly unique changes to the new tab page. Some users have spotted the web browser testing out a shortcut that will list recent web searches that you have made.


Being able to quickly access recent searches is useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up keeping your research momentum going. What’s more, the addition looks like it’s going to be quite tasteful, so it is unlikely to upset any users who aren’t looking to take advantage of it.

Google has been trying to upgrade Google Chrome and add more features to the mix. These two upcoming updates are still in the testing phase, so we might need to wait a long while before they come out. Regardless, users will be excited to see what other updates are on the cards, since these ones satisfy a lot of concerns that users have been complaining about.

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