We gasped when a Chrome prototype got rid of the URL bar,
but for now Google has plenty of GUI improvements and tweaks in the
pipe that promise far more subtle changes to the browsing experience. As
Chrome 12 evolves through nightly builds, the Chromium team is dutifully
working on UI changes to tabbed browsing and the new tab page, while
under the hood modifications to Webkit promise performance enhancements and in-browser PDF print preview support.
don’t say whether this feature is coming to horizontal tabs or not. It
would be a better solution than a billion tiny tabs, but we’ll have to
wait and see. Like most of Chrome’s experimental features, side tabs can
be enabled in the about:flags page.
Chrome has gained a neat little GUI trick from the Mac version with tab
label text fading out as it’s eclipsed by the next tab. Two more small
changes: You can select multiple tabs with SHIFT/CTRL and Chrome will
grab 32x32 pixel favicons if they’re available. The dev team is also
working to overhaul the UI implementation of its profile switcher, which
you can see below.
Are you a fan of the new changes? Angry scrolling tabs aren't enabled for the classic horizontal layout? Scared of this frightening new tab page?