Google Chrome 115 adds Mica to the titlebar, fixes 20 vulnerabilities

On July 18, Google released Chrome 115 to the stable branch. The new version adds several user interface changes, including the updated sidebar. It also supports the Mica effect on the titlebar. Besides, it fixes 20 vulnerabilities.

Google Chrome 115

What's new in Google Chrome 115

  • Reading mode in the sidebar. Allows you to view the currently open page without distraction along with its regular appearance. The simplified page will appear in the sidebar on the right. This feature is rolling out gradually.Reading Mode In The Sidebar
  • Search in the sidebar. A new Sidebar Search feature will allow you to search for anything on web without switching to a new tab. The search results will also appear in the sidebar. This feature is rolling out gradually.
  • Chrome 115 introduces an updated permission dialog that has got a new option, "Allow this time". The permission will be granted only once, so next time you visit the same website, it won't be allowed, say to know your location or show notifications.
  • Mica support: Starting in Chrome 115, the browser supports the Mica effect for its titlebar when running on Windows 11. It is disabled by default, so you need to enable the chrome://flags/#windows11-mica-titlebar flag. Follow this detailed guide to learn mode.
  • Chrome will automatically redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS where possible. The user can specify exceptions for websites where HTTP requests are permitted or forbidden.
  • Chrome 115 will use DNS over HTTPs by default for select users when they use a supported DNS provider.
  • Chrome 115 comes with Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) enabled by default. This feature is also rolling out gradually.

Finally, there are 20 vulnerabilities fixed in this release; the details you will find on this page.

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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.

One thought on “Google Chrome 115 adds Mica to the titlebar, fixes 20 vulnerabilities”

  1. How can we change the size of text n bold in winaero tweaker, it would be great for us older users to be able to see the text in a larger size font…

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