Chrome may soon apply Windows Accent color to its UI elements

Google Chrome is not the most customization-friendly browser (we are looking at you, Vivaldi), but it offers a fair share of options to make the browsing experience a little more personal. You can apply various themes and switch between dark and light modes. It appears that in future updates, Chrome will offer its users more personalization options.


Chrome UI elements may follow Windows accent color

According to a patch on Chromium Gerrit, Google Chrome might receive in future builds colorful UI elements that follow your accent color from Windows settings. The current version of Chrome does not allow doing that, and it keeps buttons, focus rings, and other parts of the UI blue. The tab strip (title bar) is the only part of Chrome you can "repaint" with themes or the accent color from Windows Settings.

Chrome Colorful Ui Accent Color

Here are a couple of concepts to display how the change can improve the UI in Chrome. Keep in mind that the following images are mockups, and they do not represent what might arrive in future updates of Google Chrome.

Chrome Accent Color On Dialogs

Google Chrome rarely gets visual improvements and redesigns, so it is nice to see developers considering cosmetic changes for the most popular browser.

It is also worth reminding that one of the recent updates of Chrome introduced a new experimental flag that enables rounded corners for menus in Chrome on Windows 11. Not the most groundbreaking redesign, but it makes Chrome feel just a little more "design-friendly" in the latest OS from Microsoft.

Chrome Canary gets an option to add passwords manually

Currently, users cannot get their hands on the previously mentioned customization options (apart from rounded menus). Still, there is one quite significant feature upgrade in Chrome Canary.

The latest version of Chrome Canary has brought a new feature that allows users to add passwords manually. That feature will be a welcome addition for those who store passwords in their Google accounts.

To try the new feature, update Chrome Canary to the latest version and then open chrome://flags. Find the "Add passwords in settings" flag and enable it.

Chrome Enable Add Saved Password

Once the browser restarts, navigate to chrome://settings/passwords and click the Add button.

Chrome Add Password To Saved Passwords

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Author: Taras Buria

Taras is here to cover stories about Microsoft and everything around, although sometimes he prefers Apple. You can stay in touch with him on Twitter.

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