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Changing the Chrome Design on iPhone with a Hidden User Interface
Chromium on ionOS is dramatically depressed. Apart from the cross-platform sync capabilities it puts on the desktop, Google's web browsers are quite restricted in customizing. In comparison to Safari, even the topic that Chrome uses doesn't leave much to be desired either - it even looks rather outdated and outdated.
Recent Chrome updates to iPOS have introduced a number of major changes in the way browsers are designed, and if you don't like the latest look of the browsers, the new user interface should look very welcome. But Google didn't really make the new user interface the defaults on Chrome, so you'll have to activate it by hand with a small change in the browser's experiment setup window.
So let's go ahead and make the topical issue disappear forever. New Material Design user interface called "UI Refresh Phase 1" is only available in Chrome 68 (or higher) for SOS. Be sure to upgrade your App Store to the latest release before continuing.
In order to begin, go to Chrome's Experiment Preferences. Enter chrome://flags in the top left corner of a new tabs page and press Enter. From the Chrome Experimental Properties window, enter Refresh in the text field. At the top of the display you should see an UI Refresh Phase 1 item.
Please note: Later browsers may display the Chrome flagg with a different stage number. In order to make the changes work, you must exit the application forcefully - just press the Home key twice and drag the Chrome application up. However, on iPhone X, you'll need to move up from the bottom of the display to the iPhone X iPhone Switcher, then briefly touch and hold the Chrome application map, then click the small arrow.
As soon as you have left Chrome by violent means, just restart it to test the newly discovered splendour of the web page. There are also a number of new symbols called Bookmarks, Booklist, Recent Tabs and Histories that appear directly below your page traffic listing. The next thing you should see is big changes to the navigational choices that are now displayed at the bottom of the page.
Using the toolbar has always been awkward, especially if you've already uploaded a website, so this new Chrome add-on is a big enhancement. Toggling between tables is also simpler - the tabulator's numerated symbol is now conveniently located in the lower right hand side of the webpage.
Even better, tap to open your tabbed pages in miniature view size - resembling the iPhone Application Switch itself - instead of the standard tray, making it easy to find and select the desired page. You can now immediately switch to Incognito with a single flick to the right from the toggle switch, while reviewing your synchronized device lists with a single flick to the right.
How about the chrome meal? And, just like the Tab-Switcher, its location at the bottom of the monitor makes opening it child's play. Unfortunately, the preferences window is still the same boring old option listing, which is easy to understand as the UI upgrade is not yet there.
Briefly, anything that is not immediately apparent will probably look similar to the standard chrome design. When using an iPad, you can use the same method to switch to the new user interface. Apart from that, you probably won't find any navigational enhancements - unless you're using Chrome in the split viewer in which case the find and tabs will be moved down like on the iPhone.
Chrome looks so good and works better than ever thanks to the new look-up. Just the navigational and browsing features at the bottom of the display make a big difference and should allow quicker browsing and tab-switching. Remember, however, that the whole project is still in the experimentation stage.
This will prevent you from surfing normally, so consider returning to the standard topic until Google has fixed the errors in that topic.