Google is engaged on an improved settings menu in Chrome and Chrome OS that does a greater job isolating completely different settings into particular sub-menus.
Chrome Story noticed the brand new settings menu in a Chromium bug challenge, the place builders mentioned work on the brand new settings menu. It additionally features a quick clip exhibiting off the brand new menu, which you will discover down beneath.
The primary adjustments embody lowering the variety of choices that present up beneath a given heading. For instance, the present settings menu in Chrome is definitely a scrolling record, and in case you click on on an possibility like ‘Appearance,’ you’ll additionally see some choices for the following part, ‘Search engine,’ beneath the Appearance choices.
That’s altering with the brand new settings menu, and every part will solely present the choices related to that part.
The new settings menu is already obtainable in Chrome Canary. Canary, for these unfamiliar, is an early construct of an upcoming model of the browser used to check adjustments. Typically, Canary will get nightly updates and could be unstable. If you obtain Canary, you’ll must allow a Chrome flag — a semi-hidden setting obtainable by typing “chrome://flags” into the URL bar. To allow the brand new settings web page, head to “chrome://flags/#settings-landing-page-redesign” and alter the setting to ‘Enabled.’
For these not serious about dabbling with beta software program, the brand new settings menu will ultimately roll out by way of the steady Chrome channel. It ought to discover its option to Chrome OS sooner or later as effectively.
While an total small change, hopefully it makes navigating the Chrome settings menu simpler for customers. I do know I typically simply use the search bar to search out what I’m on the lookout for, which is maybe an indictment of the settings menu.