If you are an Android user, or you just use some Google apps, you might be aware of their Material Design theme for all their apps. But, this hasn’t made it to Chrome. UNTIL NOW!

Why should I do this?

Look. You don’t HAVE to. But, it adds a nice touch to some Chrome features. For example, here is the Chrome Settings menu right now:Selection_009 And here’s what it will look like when we’re done:Selection_008 I prefer this one, don’t you? It doesn’t only affect the Settings menu, but that’s all we’ve got time for. You’re on board with the idea? Awesome! If not, click here.

How to do it

Do not read any further unless you are on board with this.OK, so between you and me, that link I sent the other guys down goes straight back to the homepage! That’s why I told them not to come in here. With that out of the way, let’s crack on! First, click this link, or just go to the omnibar (the top bar) and type: chrome://flags. Workspace 1_010.pngYou’ll get a little Warning, telling you to proceed with caution. Don’t worry though; I’ve had this thing on for months, and it has never caused me any trouble.

Now, we could scour this page for what we need, but why when the computer can do it for us? Hit Ctrl/Command-F, and type Material Design into the resulting search box Workspace 1_011Notice how the scrollbar is now dotted with yellow lines? These lines mark the positions all the options we want to Enable. When confronted by one, simply click Enable. Or, if you are confronted with a drop-down menu, simply click it and then click Enable.

You are now done! As well as in the settings menu, you’ll find little pieces all over the place. It’s really worth doing, and once you do it, you’ll never look back!


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