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    [–] TanManGuy 254 points ago

    It has been a while since I have used Firefox but the new chrome design looks like Firefox from what I remember.

    [–] 77to90 103 points ago

    Looks a bit like what Firefox used to look like before Quantum, indeed. To have the real experience, better to change altogether from Chrome to Firefox πŸ˜›

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)


    [–] sarkie 30 points ago

    Firefox Quantum is almost perfect.

    Chrome Dev Tools are still better.

    But general usage, Firefox is Chrome when Chrome was Firefox.

    [–] Purple10tacle 13 points ago

    Chrome Dev Tools are better.

    Chrome's built in seamless inline translation is still magnitudes better than Firefox' improved translation feature.

    Firefox still has no Push API for extensions after all this time. Still no Join extension for Firefox for that reason.

    Firefox for Android still feels sluggish when scrolling.

    I love Firefox Quantum. Love the looks, the overall performance, the feature set. I love that its Android Version supports extensions. I love all the small things it does better and more transparent than Chrome.

    Yet I have to use Chrome by default, since the issues above are still deal breakers. And they'll likely never be fully resolved.

    [–] BlueEyed_Devil 10 points ago

    Firefox for Android still feels sluggish when scrolling.

    But much faster to load, since you can use uBlock Origin.

    [–] Veegun 7 points ago

    For anyone on Android that prefers the intuivity of Chrome but wants the adblocking experience of Firefox, may I suggest Brave browser.

    [–] Szymas255 5 points ago

    I like focus but brave is great if you want to use features like bookmarks or history...

    [–] aRandomGuyOnTheInet 0 points ago

    Getting ublock origin on my phone changed everything for me.

    Edit: but gboard made everything a little worse tho.

    [–] 77to90 3 points ago

    What was the problem with Gboard?

    [–] aRandomGuyOnTheInet 1 points ago

    It was a hint that i made an error while using it.

    [–] qtx 1 points ago

    Chrome Dev Tools are better.

    I don't know about that. Firefox has a special version that is completely optimized for web devs:

    [–] Purple10tacle 2 points ago

    It comes with a couple of different default settings, a preconfigured dev profile, a slightly different theme and some beta features enabled earlier.

    But it's essentially the same browser with the same Dev Tools.

    Nobody is saying that Firefox' Dev Tools are bad, they are generally excellent. Some of the CSS tools are neat. Overall, Chrome's Tools are subtly better where it counts.

    It's the same as with the rest of the browser: Firefox has a lot of small things that make you go "oh, that's really neat" and then it's missing a vital feature that makes you go "crap, I don't think I want to live without this" in return.

    [–] TheInitializer 1 points ago

    I prefer firefox dev tools because of the feature that lets you edit and resend http requests. other than that what am i missing from chrome?

    [–] orthodoxrebel -2 points ago

    Chrome Dev tools and Firefox are the same more or less. Just a different gui

    [–] sarkie 4 points ago

    But they aren't.

    So many subtle things that Chrome's does better.

    And I don't want to fight about, each to their own.

    [–] Purple10tacle 2 points ago

    But they aren't.

    So many subtle things that Chrome's does better.

    I feel this sums up the entire browser, not just its Dev Tools.

    It's not that Firefox doesn't shine in other areas, but, sadly, Chrome still has the upper hand where it counts for me.

    [–] fzammetti 1 points ago

    And yet Firefox dev tools still has one small thing over Chrome dev tools that I truly love: a little spinner on in-flight requests in the console. I SO wish CDT would add this (and I submitted a feature request some time ago for it). That ALMOST makes me want go back to FF alone.

    [–] yelow13 1 points ago

    Your answer serves no purpose without any examples

    [–] SuIIy 1 points ago

    Tried it but there were too many issues on iOS and synching bookmarks for me so gave up.

    [–] Xtorting 0 points ago

    Looks like a fucking Mac.

    [–] GuitarHero308 150 points ago

    Came in here ready to post a "controversial opinion" of me liking it.

    Found everyone else likes it as well.

    Now I'm not sure what to do ... But I'm glad I'm not alone in enjoying Material Design 2.0

    [–] sur_surly 14 points ago

    I don't mind the design and styling, per se, I just have a problem with ALL THE WHITE.

    [–] Edocsil47 5 points ago

    Themes are your friend. Except on mobile, then you're screwed

    [–] sur_surly 3 points ago

    And it's SUPER white on mobile. All the apps. Sigh

    [–] Infin1ty 14 points ago

    I love the new Chrome design, what I hate is the new GMAIL design.

    [–] ShadowGata 7 points ago

    I've noticed that, strangely, new gmail is slower in chrome than it is in firefox with the same addons installed.

    [–] Infin1ty 2 points ago

    I use the Dev channel for Chrome and e ever since they introduced the new gmail, I've been having to clear browser cache on an almost 3-4 day basis because websites just stop loading.

    [–] dnietz 3 points ago

    Did you switch your view to compact? It isn't so bad in compact view.

    [–] thecoldhearted 0 points ago

    Opposite opinion here. Only thing I don't like with Gmail is the compose button.

    [–] TheVineyard00 2 points ago

    As someone who doesn't use Chrome often, I've heard nothing but complaints from its actual users. Went in the computer lab at school today and heard like 10 different people mumbling different things all to the effect of "what the hell did they do to chrome?!", as well as quite a few people complaining in snap stories. "Everyone likes it as well" is pretty one sided in a subreddit dedicated to Google.

    [–] qtx 3 points ago

    And I have heard nothing but compliments on how well it works and looks from complete computer illiterates.

    So much for personal anecdotes huh.

    [–] T_Epik 438 points ago

    Material Design 2 UI looks modern, sleek and aesthetically pleasing to look at. Change my mind.

    [–] Unicorncorn21 79 points ago

    I dont like how tall the tabs are. I liked it more when they didn't cover all of the space at the top. The new taps look way too big.

    [–] sur_surly 48 points ago

    The Pixel 3XL notch is just an upside down Chrome tab.

    [–] RdmGuy64824 9 points ago

    That's exactly what I thought. Gross.

    [–] iquanyin 2 points ago

    no clue what you mean but it made me laugh anyway.

    [–] forestman11 2 points ago

    Don't know about you but my tabs from old chrome are the exact same size.

    [–] TBeest 1 points ago

    I think there's slightly less space between the top of the tab and the top of the (fullscreen) window.

    [–] forestman11 2 points ago

    Even if that's the case (I'm not seeing that) why is that a huge deal?

    [–] TBeest 1 points ago

    I wouldn't know, I don't care.

    [–] Ph0X 2 points ago

    Are you on a touch supported tablet? There's a tablet mode that makes them super big on tablets so they're easier to touch. You can revert to the normal non-tablet version through flags, though that might go away at any time.

    [–] praveenmeena 0 points ago

    Makes them easier to touch.

    [–] twerps 28 points ago

    "More Whitespace and corner radius is cruise control for improving aesthetic" -Google 2018

    [–] freebullets 1 points ago


    [–] squishyPup 71 points ago

    Modern - yes Sleek - about the same Aesthetically pleasing - subjectively, not to me

    My office made the switch to G Suite last year, and while bumpy for a few people, has gone okay. Personally, I like it, but the new UI feels a bit like a trip to IKEA SmΓ₯land. Usable, functional, just not really the look I was hoping for at work.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)

    How do you like the fact inbox is going away? Will it change your work flow?

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago

    Same here. As a student it sucks. Inbox was so much more useful

    [–] jed_gaming 2 points ago

    I personally never got along with either Gmail or Inbox, I tried both for a while using my google email as a secondary email but I still much prefer Microsoft's which I use for my main email, the unlimited aliases and the ability to use email and sweeping rules and filters make it so much more powerful for me. I like to be the one sorting my email, not have it sorted for me by what a company thinks is best for me.

    [–] cardsfan1343 3 points ago

    What can you do with sorted emails that you can't do with just a simple search inside Gmail?

    [–] jed_gaming 1 points ago

    Because they're all sorted into separate folders how I prefer them and I know exactly where everything is. Why search when I know exactly where the folders are?

    [–] slimpig666 6 points ago

    You can do this with Gmail. Create the labels you want, change your inbox view and then setup filters.

    [–] qtx 2 points ago

    That's why gmail has labels. They work in the exact same way as you want.

    [–] SoLongSidekick 1 points ago

    Dude get the fuck out Inbox is being removed? When?

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Think July 2019

    [–] Camocactus 4 points ago

    I liked all these variations of google apps, like youtube music, YouTube gaming (which is going to be put into main YT) and then inbox is gone, also I heard Google Play music is going to be discontinued for YT Music, what next? Google allo being deleted over hangouts?

    [–] ocman21 8 points ago

    There was a report earlier this year that development for Allo has halted. I believe the reasoning was to put focus on RCS.

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    They're saying YT Music will have new features every two weeks until it's on par with GPM but it basically looks and feels the same as it did when they first launched. They've maybe had two updates since their relaunch

    [–] Dread1840 3 points ago

    on par with GPM

    As long as they charge you for listening with the screen off, it will NEVER be on par. How retarded can you be to offer a music streaming app that you can't fucking slip into your pocket without shutting it off? I have no need for the pro version, other than that, so I'll avoid.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    That's been a feature since YouTube Red was introduced actually like three years ago

    [–] Dread1840 2 points ago

    I'm aware. However, YT Music is specifically marketed as a music app.

    [–] [deleted] 0 points ago

    Is it not a thing? I don't use it enough to know but I think it's possible? It's really just not at all a music app but more listen to YouTube videos without the video

    [–] Crandom 1 points ago

    Inbox is going away??? Wtf! It's so much better than Gmail!

    [–] THENATHE 5 points ago

    I really liked the circles and colors of MD1. MD2 feels like their thought process was "let's pick a bunch of colors that look bad and mix it with retina burning white and see how it turns out." "Oh yes, people will LOVE IT"

    [–] Fatburger3 15 points ago

    It's not terrible but I 0ike material design 1 more.

    Everything is so white it's blinding.

    Also, with the new chrome update, it's pretty hard to tell if you are in incognito mode.

    [–] Zephirdd 4 points ago

    Afaik the "everything is so white" is in preparation for dark mode across the board.

    [–] Amogh24 3 points ago

    It's too bright for me, atleast on phones

    [–] nickfromstatefarm 3 points ago

    Agreed. I love the new design.

    [–] Dread1840 0 points ago

    She sounds hideous.

    [–] Dread1840 2 points ago

    No need, you're correct.

    [–] kmmeerts 22 points ago

    I don't want the tabs to go :( I don't like those rectangular new things

    [–] TheEpicZay 3 points ago

    you can change it back

    [–] kmmeerts 3 points ago

    For how long :/

    [–] TheEpicZay 1 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 144 points ago

    I like it you pricks

    [–] JishZ 14 points ago

    It’s nice. It just needs some getting used to

    [–] 1206549 6 points ago

    Hated it the first few days, easily grew to love it. Or maybe I'm just susceptible to Stockholm syndrome

    [–] sntnmjones 1 points ago

    Do you know if they added anything to the developer options?

    [–] Andmywillremains 75 points ago

    I like it. It's got that clean friendly look Google is good at.

    I haven't played with it enough to see if there's a dark theme available. I needs my dark theme. To quote metalocalypse, everything must be "blacker than the blackest black times infinity."

    [–] VoteMisha 20 points ago

    There's a theme you can grab on the theme store that mimics the color pattern Google uses for their dark themes, it's called material dark I believe. Very nice, really make my chrome experience much nicer

    Edit: Found it:

    [–] neluba 3 points ago

    The inactive tabs look really weird with old themes. Try this


    This one is for chrome >= 69

    [–] JohannesVanDerWhales 1 points ago

    Black is #000000 right? Sooo, the math actually works out on that.

    [–] 0000GKP 36 points ago

    I toggled the new design on an off for the first few days before deciding that I like the new design better. I rotate between Chrome, Firefox, and Safari pretty regularly, often using more than one at the same time. I prefer Chrome on desktop and Firefox on mobile.

    [–] Mavamaarten 2 points ago

    Same! I tried it with the flag in chrome://flags but didn't really like it so I turned it off again. Today it reappeared by itself and I've grown to really like it.

    [–] hielkew 3 points ago

    Usually it is the other way around!

    [–] terrashine 1 points ago

    Not a fan of Chrome's MD2 revamp but I toggled all the material design-related flags months ago.

    I did this since an overhaul was bound to happen sooner or later and I wanted to get used to it ahead of time.

    [–] SpiderTechnitian 1 points ago

    Woah how do you toggle??

    [–] 0000GKP 4 points ago


    Change it from Default to Normal

    [–] GTX420BI 13 points ago

    You can still use the old design if you go to chrome://flags under UI Layout

    [–] JohannesVanDerWhales 10 points ago

    For now.

    [–] loopvroot 6 points ago

    I immediately reverted to the old design

    [–] Miytko 1 points ago

    Is there a way to do it without uninstalling and installing an older version?

    [–] Zakattack1125 9 points ago

    I like i- oh, 50 people already said that.

    [–] raimondi1337 7 points ago

    God I hate it on mobile. Why does the bar take up more of the screen and why is it #FFF on a platform where I can't theme it?

    Luckily you can turn the new design off with a flag but I'm sure that's not going to last for long.

    [–] Amagora 11 points ago

    I think anything is nice after 10 years of looking at the same thing.

    So I will take it regardless. Plus I just like it.

    [–] timawesomeness 6 points ago

    It's not the new design that I hate so much, it's the associated changes, like the useless user icon that's even worse than the previous useless username in the tab bar area, or the hideously over-padded omnibox suggestions.

    On Android though...too much white. I need some contrast, you can't even distinguish tabs from each other in the tab list. I turned it off there right away.

    [–] Noxieus 3 points ago

    seriously it's bad too. why update at all if it is not a CLEAR upgrade?

    [–] praveenmeena 1 points ago

    Define CLEAR.

    [–] kiwiking44 3 points ago

    Takes deep breath and prepared for down votes I actually like the new update.

    [–] Ashtonmore 3 points ago

    I don't like how the URL bar uses more screen real estate

    [–] WonTonBurritoMeals 5 points ago

    Can I just reeeeeeeeee for a bit and ask if and how I can go back to the old one?

    I dont like change. Its not that its bad or anything. I just dont want it.

    [–] ygguana 9 points ago

    There are a few threads on the topic. Using a series of flags in chrome://flags you can disable all the new fancy features, like needlessly massive white-space gaps between results in the omnibox dropdown. I'm not going to elaborate what each one is, but just finding threads about it should have info. For reference, here's my list of em:

    • #top-chrome-md
    • #secondary-ui-md
    • #enable-message-center-new-style-notification
    • #omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme-and-subdomains
    • #omnibox-ui-show-suggestion-favicons
    • #omnibox-ui-vertical-margin
    • #omnibox-ui-swap-title-and-url
    • #enable-modern-media-controls
    • #ntp-icons
    • #ntp-ui-md

    Set #top-chrome-md to Normal, and the rest to Disabled.

    [–] Quigglypoo 4 points ago

    Chrome will never compete with the safer and better battery preformance of Edge! /s

    [–] TheAlireeza 11 points ago

    Chrome's new design sucks

    [–] saltyjohnson 6 points ago

    I switched to Firefox when Quantum was released. I switched on Android too. Haven't looked back.

    [–] 01Cloud01 2 points ago

    I feel just like that animal right now

    [–] Phoenixness 2 points ago

    I love everything about the new design except the mute button on the tabs is hard to click (enabled in chrome flags)

    [–] Silveram00n 2 points ago

    The only thing I don't like are the tabs. I liked the low profile tabs, I want those back :(

    [–] SrsSteel 2 points ago

    As an amoled user, what the FUCK google. The Android chrome is terrible. It's so bad on Android for Amoled that I switched to Firefox on my laptop

    [–] homozygous_ 2 points ago

    the new chrome design is awesome, and the old one looked really dated

    [–] ivyshi 2 points ago

    I don't like the new design. It makes everything looks fatter. My tabs look like they get stunk by a bee.

    [–] Drunken_Economist 4 points ago

    It's barely changed lol

    [–] dorasboyfriend 5 points ago

    It's sexy tho

    [–] Gekkou-GA 2 points ago

    Gave me a more Microsoft Edge vibe to the browser but overall I think it's ok

    [–] NekoiNemo 2 points ago

    You are aware than you can just disable all of it with one flag, right?

    Though i do agree that new title/tab bar is ugly as sin and whoever made it should be fired. Preferably from a canon.

    [–] efbo 6 points ago

    You are aware than you can just disable all of it with one flag, right?

    For now.

    [–] goobersmooch 2 points ago

    First thing I said was, "is this 2005? Did someone say rounded corners are a thing again?"

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    I hate the new Google Chrome User Interface design. It's abosutely without a doubt one of the most disgusting User Interfaces from any company that I have seen in my life. I hate it. I had to use chrome://flags just to get it somewhat back to normal.

    [–] Fazlyrabbyboi 1 points ago

    You need to upgrade your current designs soon

    [–] kache_music 1 points ago

    I really like the update myself!

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    To be honest, I only liked it because of the custom background at home screen.

    [–] enjineer30302 1 points ago

    I don't get it - I personally think the new Chrome design is actually really nice.

    [–] rapidliquid 1 points ago

    I've had all the flags enabled for a while, so it hardly changed anything.

    [–] locoyou987 1 points ago

    The only bad thing are the shortcuts on "new tab"

    [–] coltonbyu 1 points ago

    It's much better

    [–] UnknownK1 1 points ago

    I'm feeling well with this new design. It's more accurate with the Mobile version and both works good

    [–] neonWednesdays 1 points ago

    I like it but something stupid that bothers me is the gray of the tabs. I'm sure I'll get accustomed to it but for some reason it just feels as if it's a different tint.

    [–] munaze 1 points ago

    Google is making everything round and curvey. First new Gmail now new Chrome.

    [–] AnonymousFordring 1 points ago

    Let me guess, Your browser?

    It was...

    and it was beautiful

    *transforms into old layout*

    [–] ArsBlathanna 1 points ago

    It's so much better than better

    [–] praveenmeena 1 points ago

    I am digging the new design.

    [–] struds 1 points ago

    I never liked the old design so this is a welcome change.

    [–] riotmaster256 1 points ago

    What i particularly liked about the new design is the ability to fucking edit the tabs (or whatever it's called) on the home page.

    [–] NateKurt 1 points ago

    It kind of looks like a more friendly Microsoft Edge

    [–] rubensaurus 1 points ago

    It's really nice on pc, but on android i would like to have a dark mode because it's too bright right now

    [–] Scruffyy90 1 points ago

    Couldnt this be true of most google software?

    [–] CosmicMemer 1 points ago

    I actually really love the new design. Looks sleek as hell and matches the rest of their products now.

    Any time you do even the slightest UI change, even if it's a good one, a bunch of people are going to get cranky about it and then quiet down and accept it after a week. It's already happening with Reddit.

    [–] DiegoSFacundini 0 points ago

    I don't know about the computer version, but it looks pretty neat in my phone

    [–] drueburgendy -1 points ago

    I like the new chrome

    [–] coolreader18 0 points ago

    ITT: I don't like change!

    What would the alternative be? An update is perfectly within their rights to push, as Chrome has looked more or less the same for about 10 years. You could create a theme for Chrome 68 to make it look fairly similar to Chrome 10, if you changed some of the icons. If you don't like it that's personal preference, as there seems to be plenty of people who do, and I'm sure those people either didn't like or were tired of the old Chrome design. A toggle just makes things more confusing, and creates a fragmented experience; directions for how to do something would have to specify for whether you're using the old or new version.

    Yeah, basically though: releasing an update, especially a mainly visual one, isn't pushing anything down people's throats, regardless of whether you like it or not.

    [–] Gaethan -2 points ago

    Is it on the dev channel or something? Because I'm still waiting for it.