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Google Chrome 13 intros experimental feature, hidden nav bar option

Google Chrome 13 has new feature, removes navigation bar

By: Anthony Garreffa from May 19, 2011 @ 20:50 CDT

Google Chrome has a great minimalist approach, the developers have strived to constantly cut down parts of the browser window that is not showing content. This is in the words of virtually all Obama speeches, is taking an unprecedented turn and looking to change the traditional navigation bar.


The new experimental user interface has found its way into the early pre-release build of Chrome 13 and offers a sneak peak at what Google is aiming for. The browser navigation toolbar has the option of being completely hidden and leaves only the tab bar, menu button and content area. The forward and back buttons are moved into the tab bar, placing them in the top-left corner of the window.

This new feature currently only works on the Windows build of Canary so us Mac users will have to sob in the stands for now. If you'd like to test out the new feature, you'll need to enable the feature from the about:flags panel and then toggle it from the tab context menu. Let us know what you think!


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