Saturday, February 11, 2012

Google removes plus sign on new tab button in Chrome 17

Just updated to Google Chrome 17 (to be precise 17.0.963.46 m) and there are some UI enhancements that Google has made, like this one.

Yup, they did away with the + (plus) sign on the new tab button. I kind of liked the plus sign and at first it left me confused, thinking it was a bug (I was not alone). I also couldn't find this in Google's Stable Channel Update for Chrome 17 except in the user comments.

Update 12 Feb 2012: Just found this link which basically suggests that this new look was being planned as early as 27 Sep 2011 in Chromium. It even goes on to suggest how you can get the plus sign on new tab button back.

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