Google Chrome gets rounded context menus to match Windows 11


through Claudiu Andone

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  • Google Chrome will have rounded context menus to adapt to the new design of Windows 11.
  • The code is already written but it’s still a work in progress, so we don’t know when it will be implemented yet.
  • Take a look at what the new menus might look like and express your opinion.

Google Chrome will have curved edges

Windows 11 brought new menus and improvements, but by far the biggest change is the fluid design and curved window corners.

Whether you like them or not is a moot question, but they’re here to stay and unless you change the interface to the old Windows 10, you might as well get used to them.

And we are not the only ones in this situation. Chromium developers stepped up and decided to adapt Google Chrome to the new design and match the browser with the new Windows 11.

In one new project from Chromium Gerrit, the title clearly suggests this movement: Configure menus with rounded corners for Windows 11.

How will Google Chrome adapt to Windows 11?

The owner of the new patch, Allan Bauer, has already written the code for the expected change in Google Chrome, but it is still a work in progress, so we don’t know exactly when it will appear in a browser update. .

Allan also states in a comment posted under the project that his solution isn’t the prettiest solution for the Windows 11-style implementation, but it was time-limited.

However, another good news is that this implementation will also work on Windows 10, so you will be able to modify it as well.

Based on a code snippet, we came to the conclusion that the feature will be disabled by default and you will need to enable it from the Google Chrome menus.

Windows 11 style menus will be disabled by default

How are the menus in Google Chrome now and what to expect?

While we don’t have screenshots of the new implementation, we can still take a look at Chrome’s current menus and exercise our imaginations a bit.

Right now, as you can see from our screenshot below, Chrome has sharp angles although the new OS’s window is curved.

Menus in Chrome have sharp edges

However, if we want to get a glimpse of how the new menus will be displayed, maybe we should look at those in Microsoft Edge, already adapted to the new design of Windows 11.

As you can see from our screenshot below, Microsoft’s browser has curved corners but the curvature is not as wide as windows.

Edge corners are already rounded in Windows 11

It’s not yet clear whether Chrome’s menus will borrow the acrylic effect from Edge as well. It’s long but only the end result will tell.

The new implementation is not a huge change, but it shows a clear sign for the adaptation of the design of the applications that will populate the new operating system.

This is definitely good news for fans of the new Windows 11 design and since this is a reversible change, it won’t affect others who don’t like the adaptation.

What do you think of this design change in Google Chrome? Drop us a line with your thoughts in the comments section below.


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