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Make Chrome Look Normal Again With This Hidden Option

Chome 69 has a new, rounded look, but some people prefer the old style. Here’s how to get it back.

There’s a hidden option for switching the UI back to the old setting, as Mike Epstein pointed out today writing for Lifehacker. First type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit enter. Next, search for “UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome.”

Switch from “Default” to “Normal.” Restart Chrome and you’ll have your sharp edges back, as shown at the top of this article.

Personally I prefer the new, rounded look, but everyone is entitled to their own aesthetic preferences. I’m not sure how long changing this setting will work to restore the classic Chrome look, but for now this does the trick. Enjoy!

Justin Pot Justin Pot
Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded.
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