Google Chrome has a secret feature to make it match Windows 11’s new design

The new rounded corners and glass-like mica effects are one of Windows 11’s distinguishing features. These design features, which were previously exclusively found in Microsoft and certain third-party Windows apps, are finally making their way into Google Chrome, but are still concealed behind a flag in Chrome’s settings.

Chrome on Windows 11 blends in better with the rest of the new operating system after the hidden flag is enabled. Chrome’s right-click menus go from squared off to more rounded, and they also pick up the current mica effect. Furthermore, Chrome’s pop-out settings menu takes on a more rounded design, making it more compatible with native Windows components such as the Start Menu and Quick Actions pop-out.

If you want to use the functionality right now to make Chrome feel more modern, you can do so by first upgrading to Chrome version 96. Simply go to the settings menu (three downward-facing dots at the top of the screen), select Help, and then About Google Chrome. After that, the browser will auto-update and restart.

The Windows 11 style right click menu in Windows 11

Once you’re on Chrome 96, type Chrome:/flags into the address bar. You can copy it and then press enter. You may then search for Windows 11 and enable Windows 11 Style Menus. Chrome will then restart, and you will be able to see the new rounded menus by right-clicking on a webpage.

Surprisingly, setting this flag in Google Chrome on Windows 10 delivers the same design features to the previous Microsoft operating system. It’s a nifty little hack for individuals who wish to enjoy some of Windows 11’s visual aspects without really updating to the new operating system.

Of course, you can also use a third-party program such as Start11 to make Windows 10 look more like Windows 11. The program centers the Taskbar and allows you to relocate the Taskbar and Start Menu to the top of the screen in Windows 11.

Even Microsoft is a fan of the mica effects and rounded corners. Microsoft’s Edge browser, which is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, received a flag in July to activate these same Windows 11 design elements. It has since become the standard appearance.

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