Android’s Chrome UI comes with an array of options. It hosts a home button, overflow menu and many more. The platform is now switching to a shortcut to make things more accessible. A toolbar shortcut is being placed between the Tab counter and Omnibox. It is hosting one of the three options. The shortcut can allow you to open a new tab; it can help you share your current page to social platforms or do a quick search using voice commands! An excellent feature that Google sneaked in their new update is that it showcases the option you are likely to use a lot! If you are constantly opening new tabs, then you will no longer have to slide your mouse all the way to the top to open a new tab. Similarly, if you are sharing updates with your friends or if your job entails sending web pages back and forth, then a share option will be on display. Google is reportedly calling the new feature a current recommendation. It makes sense, as the platform will use data and analyze it to present you with the best shortcut available. It saves you time and increases productivity!
Suppose you are not a fan of the current recommendation and only prefer a single shortcut. Worry not, as the platform allows you to customize the feature. You can manually choose the shortcut of your liking or select the disable option, and it will remove the feature entirely.
Interestingly, the shortcut is not a new addition and can be traced back to the older versions of Google for Android. Chrome 92 was one of the first few versions to be a part of this feature. It was part of the typical alpha and beta testing. Still, unfortunately, it never made its way to all the users. Fortunately, Toolbar Customization feature i now being made available again. In contrast to the previous release, the audience is greater in numbers this time. It’s not all good news, as no update has come from the platform itself regarding the feature. There is a chance that Google may end up recalling the feature!
Meanwhile, interested users can enable the feature through: chrome://flags/#adaptive-button-in-top-toolbar-customization
Minor updates hold significant importance, especially when it comes to platforms like Google! A simple tweak can make or break the platform.
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