Google steals ideas from Microsoft – the Chrome browser will gain
It seems that the cooperation between Microsoft and Google as part of the open source Chromium project is one of the best things that Internet users could have met. Literally yesterday we informed you that the reading mode known from the Microsoft Edge browser will go to its new version of Chromium, and thus will soon be adapted also within the stable version of Chrome. Today, in turn, news about the interface change in Google Chrome came to us. Changes, we think, for the better.
The settings menu in Google Chrome will soon be followed by a small revolution. In the latest version of Chrome Canary 76.0.3793.0, which is a development version of the browser, its appearance has been fundamentally changed – it is neater and the individual options are well-ordered. In the menu on the left side of the screen, several key categories of settings have been separated, so you can switch between them even faster. From the new menu level, the user can get quick access to advanced settings as well as plugins. Of course, it is difficult to say about the interface sheet known from Edge Chromium, but the inspiration can be seen in the palm of your hand.
The current settings menu in Google Chrome is displayed in the form of a scrolling list, in which individual options are mixed with links to further levels. Lack of transparency has been the subject of criticism, especially from less advanced users.
The Chromium project assumes that all its members can take full advantage of their solutions and improve their own programs. It is worth noting that both companies remained faithful to the chosen design line – Chrome remains at Material Design, while the Edge browser – “Fluent Design”.
Many people ask about exactly what Chromium is. Chromium is the name of an open source project, a free web browser code. The code is currently used by Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Avast, Opera and Vivaldi, among others, to create and develop their own browsers. Chromium uses the WebKit engine.