Google Chrome will look a lot like Windows 11, for some reason
With the release of Windows 11 in a few days, Google is currently working on making Chrome appear more like a native app on the next version of Microsoft’s operating system.
As reported by MSPoweruser and first spotted by Leo Varela, a new patch in Chromium Gerrit revealed that Chrome is receiving a visual update ahead of the release of Windows 11 that will add rounded corners to its browser windows.
One of the most significant changes in Windows 11 is that all windows, context menus and pop-ups in the operating system will have rounded corners and with this new fix Chrome will look more like Edge on the latest version of the system. Microsoft’s operation.
Windows 11 makeover
According to the new Chromium Gerrit patch, Google is modifying Chrome on Windows so that its menus have a “Windows 11 style” when run on the new operating system.
However, based on the code that reads “If this variant is enabled, displays Windows 11-style menus on all versions of Windows,” rounded corners may also be enabled when Chrome is running on Windows 10.
At this time, we still don’t know if “Windows 11 style” only refers to rounded corners. Chrome could also benefit from Microsoft’s new Mica transparency effects as well as Windows 11 style icons.
As this new patch was recently submitted to Chromium Gerrit, it is not known when it will be rolled out to stable versions of Chrome, but it would make sense for these changes to be implemented to coincide with the launch of Windows 11 on October 5.