Google Chrome’s new design not working for you? Do this.

So, this week Google Chrome received a design refresh for its 15th birthday.

Only, I didn’t get it.

Well, I saw the refresh on my work laptop first, and then my own laptop. But even after a complete reinstall of Chrome on my desktop PC, I didn’t see the redesign until I switched them on via the Chrome flags.

Go to chrome://flags/

Then search for ‘Refresh’ and enable the four options:

  • Chrome Refresh 2023
  • Chrome WebUI Refresh 2023
  • Chrome Refresh 2023 New Tab Button
  • Chrome Refresh 2023 Top Chrome Font Style

Restart Chrome and ta-da!

Similarly, if you do have the refresh and don’t want to switch to it yet (understanding that at some point it will be switched on by default), you can always disable these settings for now.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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