Google has redesigned the chrome://flags page and is available with in-page flag search box, displays available and unavailable flags, Chrome version number and more.
All the advanced or hidden and currently in development features, in the Chrome browser, can be tested by turning features in chrome://flags page. Google warns ‘by enabling these features, you could lose your browser data or compromise your security or privacy.’
But, we always visit the Chrome flags page to try out a new feature that’s in development or to disable a particular feature enabled in Chrome browser that was causing an issue. And you can reset all Chrome flags to default anytime, the page offers that button.
Redesigned chrome://flags page
Coming to news, Chromium team has improved the look and feel of the chrome://flags page, which now displays flags available and unavailable to the user, the Chrome version number, and a flag search box at the top of the page.
So instead of using Ctrl+F to open the find bar and search for a particular feature, you can now use flag search box provided at the top of new and redesigned flags page for the same.
The warning blurb of flags has been simplified and it no longer contains ‘Careful, these experiments may bite’ text.
So the new flags page is not as alarming as the old one.
New Chrome://flags page comes with following changes and is currently available in Canary.
- Improved responsive design for mobile devices. Larger touch targets.
- Simplified the warning blurb.
- Added in page flag search for better filtering, significantly better
- Search experience on mobile devices.
- Added tab interface separating Available and Unavailable flags.
- Uses updated modern colour scheme and typography.
- Display Chrome version number on the page.
You can find the current or old flags page below.
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