Google’s latest update for their popular Chrome browser has a little bit of a surprise. Chrome can now change many menus to Microsoft’s Windows 11 style menus. While this may be a surprise to some, Google and Microsoft have started to work together in places. Microsoft’s Surface Duo smartphone runs Android technology, and now Google’s Chrome can be customized with Microsoft software in mind.
If you are interested in matching your Chrome browser’s look to your new Windows 11 desktop, here is how to do it:
First you will want to check to ensure that your Chrome browser is on version 96 or higher. You can do this by clicking on the three-dot menu in Chrome and go to Help > About Google Chrome.
Once you’ve determined you have the Chrome version to continue you’ll want to type in chrome://flags in the address bar and hit Enter. Once the Experiments page opens, type “Windows 11” in the search bar.
You will then click the drop-down menu for Windows 11 Style Menus and set it to enabled. Relaunch the browser and it should update.
The current design is subtle, but you can notice a change in the style and menu configurations. Edge, Microsoft 11’s default browser—which is also a Chromium-based browser platform—has been updated by default with these design cues and menu configurations.
Windows 11 is here, and it will soon be time for many businesses to make the switch. If you would like to talk to one of our IT professionals about updating to Windows 11 or simply to have a conversation to determine the best way forward for your business’ software, give Managed IT Force a call at 724-473-3950.
Dan has 25 years of progressive experience in the IT industry. He has led three successful companies focused on small and medium business IT solutions since 1997.