Google Chrome: the tab bar will be moved to the bottom? @BitFeedCo.

Maybe not everyone remembers but Chrome Duet was the attempt of the development team of Google Chrome to respond to the decision of virtually all OEMS to build smartphones with aspects of shape, elongated. It was a project that would have to move the address bar at the bottom of the screen, making it easier to achieve. The project has not gone to good end, Google has officially closed Chrome Duet: however, not all work may be lost.

In Chrome 84 Beta, it was discovered a flag that allows you to move the list of open tabs from the top to the bottom of the graphical interface.

The flag was introduced for the first time in April, but has now made its way in the beta version of Chrome 84. To enable it, you have to copy and paste in the address bar chrome://flags/#enable-conditional-strip and then enable the option. Unfortunately, however, not at all, this flag is turned on.

We start from the assumption that some of the flags have to be enabled server-side by Google, so each account is different from the other. May also be involved in some types of machine learning, as the one who is able to enable reports to have seen the new tab bar only after a bit of navigation. When it works, it is rather useful, even if not as exceptional as the interface of Chrome Duet a time.

As you can see from the animated GIF made by colleagues from Android Police, once you have enabled the flag and this function is activated, you can see small thumbnails of the websites currently open in the bottom strip, being able to move from one to another with a single tap.

We do not be surprised if the closure of Chrome Duet and the beginning of the work in this direction had been determined by the desire of Google to have a unified approach to the mutlitasking in the bottom bar.


Google Chrome: the tab bar will be moved to the bottom? @BitFeedCo.