Chrome is the most used browser in the world. It is therefore not surprising that many users panic when it runs out on a platform. This is what happened to those who still use Windows 7. Initially, support should have ended on July 15, 2021. However, due to the pandemic, it was extended until January 15, 2022. The company has now decided to extend this date further. That said, anyone using Windows 7 will have Google Chrome by January 15, 2023. It’s definitely great news for those who don’t really want to upgrade.
Google Chrome just gave Windows 7 a treat!
This new date coincides with the end of support period specified by Microsoft for this operating system. This in view of the extended duration. The other only ended on January 14, 2020.
Edge on Windows 7 will no longer be supported on January 15, 2023 either. Internet Explorer will no longer be supported on June 15, 2022. Anyway, most people were worried about Chrome.
We’re talking about Windows 7 and we even have a Chrome that integrates graphical changes for Windows 11.
Chrome 96 arrived a few days ago and it has brought some interesting news, especially for those who use this browser on their computer. One of them is an experimental flag that makes Google’s browser look like a native Windows 11 application: The new Windows generation relies primarily on rounded corners, small design changes and a transparency effect called mica. We explain how to enable Windows 11 mode in Chrome 96.
You can now activate Windows 11 mode! See how
As soon as we activate this flag in Windows 11, we have rounded corners for the main menu, a context menu for the website and a menu for the tab bar. All of this is in Chrome 96. One thing is for sure, it’s a much more native app.
This visual aspect is available for both Windows 10 and Windows 11. However, it must be activated manually. To do this, you need to open Chrome: // flags. Then search for Windows 11. Then enable the experimental flag. Then restart the browser.
As you can see in the screenshots from the Windows Latest website, many design elements are already built in. However, there will be even more in the coming weeks and releases. There is not yet a date when these changes will be available to the public.
But have you tried this new thing?