How to enable Windows 11 style menus in Google Chrome
Google added a new Windows 11-style menu to the Canary version of the company’s Chrome web browser this week. The new style matches the style of the Windows 11 operating system menus, specifically the rounded corners.
Chrome Canary users can enable the new style right now on all versions of Windows. The feature is not available for other operating systems, including Linux, Mac, or Chrome OS.
The screenshot below shows the new visual style of Chrome’s context menu in the latest version of Chrome Canary. The main difference from the old menu is that the new menu has rounded corners.
Older versions of Chrome show rectangular menus without rounded corners. All browser menus, including the main menu, tab menu, or extension-specific menus, use rounded corners after the change has been made.
The change is only available in Chrome Canary on Windows at the time of writing. It must be enabled, as it is not enabled by default. This is how you do it:
- Load chrome: // flags / # win11-style-menus into the address bar of the browser.
- Use the menu next to the flag to set it to Enabled if you’re running Windows 11. If you’re not running Windows 11, set it to Enabled – All Windows versions instead.
- Restart Google Chrome with the reset button shown.
Menus have rounded corners after launch. You can undo the change by setting the above-mentioned flag to Off or Default. Google may enable the new style by default in Windows 11 in the future, but the company has not confirmed that this is the new default style in Chrome for Windows.
The new Windows 11 style menus feature is a cosmetic change to Google Chrome. The Canary version of Microsoft’s Edge web browser already uses rounded corners for its menus by default, even on non-Windows 11 versions of Windows (tested on Windows 10 only).
Microsoft plans to release Windows 11 on October 5, 2021.
Now you: What is your opinion on the menu change? What style do you prefer? (via Deskmodder / LEOPEVA)