Thu. Aug 13th, 2020

Chrome 69 official release: new Material Design

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The latest version of Google Chrome (69) is available today for Mac, Windows and Linux. Chrome 69 uses Google’s material design, while the browser is moving into the next phase of HTTPS adoption, deprecation of Flash, and more.

The new material design is mainly concentrated at the top of the browser interface. The brighter background matches the trend of other recent Google app updates, and the labels now have rounded corners.

Changes to the UI interface:

After this update, users should notice significant changes in the user interface as the new version begins to be designed using the Google material design language style.

This new design style is not only visible in the title bar, but also has been replaced with a new design style, including the address bar, right-click menu and many other places.

The address bar is instantly available (only when the default search engine is Google)

The VP of Google Chrome has repeatedly emphasised the mission of Google Chrome to be faster, simpler and more secure when it celebrates the tenth anniversary of the browser.

The instant search in the address bar is one of the manifestations of Google’s faster and simpler slogan. Users only need to input content to see the search results.

That is a lot of simple or easy to understand problems Google can return results directly, without the user to open the search and then open other pages.

The highlight of this update: a new password form tool (need to connect to Google server and login account)

Google Chrome has wholly redesigned the development of the password form tool for this update. Google Chrome will automatically generate secure passwords where registration is required.

Users do not need to set up their passwords and do not need to remember complex, secure passwords. Google Chrome will automatically synchronise the registered account and password to the cloud for storage.

In other places, such as when the mobile terminal logs in again, it only needs to click the account fill box to automatically pop up the account and password, without the user having to manually input.

Automatically generated high-intensity passwords are not repeated or memorised. This method can effectively avoid the collision problem caused by website password leakage.


The HTTPS connection no longer displays the “secure” word:

This change has been described in detail in yesterday article. After the HTTPS connection, only the black small lock will no longer display the security word.

At the same time, the WWW in front of the URL will be automatically shortened. For example, when you read this article, the WWW in the httpss:// site has been automatically hidden.

HTTPS site


The shortcut icon customisation for the new tab page:

Users can customise bookmarks or other addresses on the eight squares of the new tab. This feature would otherwise require additional extensions to be implemented.

The screenshot below is from Google’s official Twitter screenshot. 


Customize the background image of the new tab page:

This feature is also required initially to install other extensions. Google Chrome directly supports the estimation to prevent potential user privacy leaks.