Google recently introduced a new settings page layout in the
latest builds of Chrome Canary. Settings of Chrome offers
advanced options, but the browser requires multiple taps to
navigate between the pages in Settings.
When you click on the three dots menu and access settings,
Google Chrome displays a page with basic Settings. Users
have to click on the left hamburger menu every time to access
the other options or advanced settings.
Microsoft’s Chromium-powered Edge, on the other hand, offers a
more user-friendly approach.
A recent Chrome Canary update has introduced a slightly tweaked
Settings page layout that looks similar to the one
currently used in the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge browser.
As you can see in the screenshot, Google has removed the
hamburger menu and added a sidebar so you can switch between
multiple settings quickly. Like Microsoft Edge, all settings
categories of Chrome are now placed on the left side of the
screen that makes them easier to browse.
At the moment, the new layout is available to Google Chrome
Canary testers only, but these changes could be rolled out to
the public in a future release.
Google is also bringing Tab Groups to Chrome, both on Windows
and Android. We now have our first look at tab groups in Chrome
for desktop, thanks to the latest Canary update.
Chrome’s Tab Groups is supposed to offer a more organized
browsing experience, allowing users to divide the Chrome tabs
On the desktop, multiple groups will be visible in the tab bar
and groups will have their own header (lighter shaded tabs).
Other Google Chrome improvements
At Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference, the search engine
giant announced its plans to add support for new privacy
and security features in Chrome.
In a future update, Google Chrome will be getting same-site
cookies functionality and anti-fingerprinting protection.
Google is planning to add a new option in the settings panel
that would allow users to understand how sites are using
cookies. Chrome will also offer simpler controls for cross-site
Google hasn’t revealed when it plans to enforce the new
controls or regulation in Chrome stable.