Google Celebrates Chrome's 10th Birthday With Password Manager, Design Overhaul

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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. It's far from flawless, of course, and the Chrome development team knows it.

To celebrate the double digits birthday milestone Google has launched Chrome 69.

This redesign isn't exactly surprising. In a press release, Google's Ellie Powers and Chris Beckmann note that the new look features "more rounded shapes, new icons and a new color palette", which is much brighter and whiter than before.

For example, the shape of tabs has been tweaked to make website icons easier to see.

Also on iOS (but not Android), the toolbar has been moved to the bottom for easier reach.

It's hard to believe, but Google Chrome is now 10 years old. No clicking needed. Searching for a tab you've lost under dozens of other tabs?

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If you search for a website you already have open (we're looking at you, tab-crazy people who always complain about Chrome being slow) then Chrome will now give you the option to "Switch to tab". As most home routers do not use encrypted communications for management tasks, the researchers were able to exploit this automatic credential re-entering to both steal the router login credentials and use them to capture the Wi-Fi network password (PSK) with only a single click required by the user for the attack to succeed.

As we've known for a while now, Chrome 69 finally brings a uniform Material Design finish to the entire user experience. But why bother with those when you can Google (privacy concerns aside).

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.

In the end, web browsing is a very personal activity and your web browser is as much an extension of you as your smartphone is. In addition, the "New Tab" page now includes a plus button titled "Add shortcut" that essentially allows you to add a custom shortcut. All this information is saved to your Google account, and can also now be accessed directly from the Chrome toolbar.

It's for this reason that a number of Chrome developers want to come up with something new.

Chrome's Omnibox, the one that sits at the top and combines the search bar and address bar just got a lot better with this update. Google informed that the version 69 of Google Chrome for desktop, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Linux comes with new features alongside the revamped design. For now, though, enjoy the cake (it's not a lie!) and here's to 10 more years!

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