Chrome 49 brings interesting user interface changes

If Google Chrome is your favorite browser, you might be interested in knowing that some minor, but useful changes will come to the stable channel of the browser. While playing with the beta version of Chrome, which is at version 49 as of this writing, we spotted these UI changes. Let's explore them.
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The first thing we noticed is that in the Clear browsing data dialog, it now shows the amount of data occupied by some items.Chrome49-Clear Private data
It shows the number of history items that will be cleared, the disk space taken by cached images and files which can be freed up, and the number of saved passwords and autofill form data suggestions.

This should help the user decide what exactly should be deleted and what is not necessary to clear at that moment.

The second interesting change observed is a polished-looking downloads page. When you press Ctrl + J to open the downloads page, it now looks as follows:Chrome49-New Download page UI

It looks sleek and is more optimized for touch screen users thanks to the wider spacing between the items.

Also, the "Incognito mode" page is now dark colored in Chrome compared to the regular New Tab page which is white:Chrome49-New look for incognito page

The Brotli compression algorithm for HTTPS connections that we mentioned is coming to Chrome should also be included in Chrome 49.

If you spotted any more changes, just let us know in the comments. Feel free to share your opinion about these changes.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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