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Status: Duplicate
Merged: issue 911820
Owner: ----
Closed: Dec 6
EstimatedDays: ----
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OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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Issue 912416: Several flags that made the new disgusting UI go away in favor of the old one are now gone in v71.

Reported by, Dec 6

Issue description

UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.110 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce the problem:
Chrome 71 took out these flags. this is wrong and very fascistic. put them back. i will not upgrade to 71 and will find a new browser if these flags stay gone. 

UI Layout for the browser's top chrome - NORMAL

Tab audio muting UI control - ENABLE

Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme and Trivial Subdomains - DISABLE

Enable Ephemeral Flash Permissions - ENABLE

What is the expected behavior?
the UI looke good before. now its disgusting. please put the option to have the non-disgusting UI back

What went wrong?
the product manager on chrome UI is a lunatic. 

Did this work before? N/A 

Chrome version: 71.x  Channel: stable
OS Version: 6.3
Flash Version: 

this has to stop. this ecosystem is becoming untenable with capricious changes with no way out

Comment 1 by, Dec 6

Labels: Needs-Triage-M71

Comment 2 by, Dec 6

Can confirm this bug

Comment 3 by, Dec 6

Labels: Triaged-ET
Mergedinto: 911820
Status: Duplicate (was: Unconfirmed)
Thanks for filing the issue!

As the issue seems to be similar to that of  Issue 911820 , hence duplicating into it. Please feel free to undupe if not the case.

Comment 4 by, Dec 6

Yes! The new UI is awful. It looks like firefox. Please give us back the option to change UI as before!!!

Comment 5 by, Dec 6

OS: even macOS and Linux is impacted by this terrible UI, not just a Windows

Comment 6 by, Dec 6

I see this too. I don't understand why Google would remove these options, why deliberately irritate users ?

Comment 7 by, Dec 7

Currently looking for either older Chrome versions or taking a serious interest in Firefox.  This after the Gmail BS is kind of the last straw.

Comment 8 by, Dec 7

I hate the change! Please readd the flag.

Comment 9 by, Dec 7

Looks like I'm downloading an old version and disabling updates from now on.

Comment 10 by, Dec 7

I'm about to do away with Chrome as well because of this unwelcome and VERY FORCED change. Google is quickly becoming more and more user-hostile every day.

Comment 11 by, Dec 7

I too am in favor of getting the option back to customize the UI the way we like.

Comment 12 by, Dec 7

I don't like the new Chrome UI, especially the look of tabs. They are huge and round, like they are designed for children. At least give back the option of choosing the old tab design, or add the option of styling them.

Comment 13 by, Dec 7

Came here because the new tab UI hurts my eyes (dyslexia) and takes up additional space. Please bring back the UI Layout Normal Flag.

Comment 14 by, Dec 7

chrome71 UI is very bad!!!!

Comment 15 by, Dec 7

why NEVER "newer is better"?
we want old inferface back. thanks!

Comment 16 by, Dec 7

very bad new UI, seriously

Comment 17 by, Dec 7

UI is officially shit now, just let us have an option to get rid of it.

Comment 18 by, Dec 7

The UI is VERY terrible.Please give me a option to change it to old UI.

Comment 19 by, Dec 7

I hate the new tabs - all the background tabs merge together into one, such bad design.

Bring back the option to have the original tabs.

And get rid of your UX guy - he sucks.

Comment 20 by, Dec 7

I can't know which tab is active.
please make it easy to know, or just let me choose which UI I want!

Comment 21 by, Dec 7

The new UI is not good. Please give the "Normal" layout option as before.


Comment 22 by, Dec 7

Please restore the option to revert back the old UI!

Comment 23 by, Dec 7

Please make it possible to restore the old UI, it's really hard to read all those tabs and they grey-on-grey

Comment 24 by, Dec 7

Google need to hire a better UI/UX designer. First youtube, now this.

Instead of supporting themeing, they're removing good enough design. If active tab blends in with non-active tabs then what's the point of having them.

Comment 25 by, Dec 7

The new UI looks terrible! Please let us have the option to revert it back to old style.

Comment 26 by, Dec 7

If you enjoy this new UI - great, im happy for you.
Everyone has their own taste.

Just give us tools to return the old UI.

Comment 27 by, Dec 7

I will add i do dislike the new ui change for its much more clunky and space taking appearance, but also ebcausei am visually impaired and legally blind, like the last onei could 'see' good enough, how there is barely any between them, besides a small line.

If atleast they add a differant indentation, similar to the card style it might be better. and a minor fix to this issue

Comment 28 by, Dec 7

Chrome 71 looks terrible. I don't understand why you had to remove the normal looking UI and replace it with this Android s**t.

Comment 29 by, Dec 7

New UI is plain ugly, I know its for touchscreens and stuff but lord have mercy, bring back the "Normal" flag please.

Comment 30 by, Dec 7

I agree, I'd like the old design. Bring the option back please.

Comment 31 by, Dec 7

This new UI is unbelievably ugly and irritating. If the option to customize back to the old design isn't reinstated I'm simply going to uninstall Chrome and use another browser.

Comment 32 by, Dec 7

Please allow us to configure the tabs back to version 68 style, as was present in version 70 through UI Layout for the browser's top chrome

Comment 33 Deleted

Comment 34 by, Dec 7

I would like to join in with the bashing of this change. 

New UI sucks.
Bring "Normal" flag back.

Please and thank you.

Comment 35 by, Dec 7

Yes, the new UI is so bad. Terrible boxy design. Active and inactive tabs flush together well which makes it hard on the eyes.

Comment 36 by, Dec 7

The new UI is terrible.  Google has been a big advocate of "Material Design", and then flattens all of the non-focused tabs into a single flat strip with barely visible separation.  Chrome's UI has moved in the exact opposite direction of Google's design language.  Forget adding an option to allow the old UI -- just bring back the old UI by default.

Comment 37 by, Dec 7

New ui is just disgusting, iwant the old one back.

Comment 38 by, Dec 7

For my taste the old UI was more clear and in fact compact! Pls by any chance bring the flag back.


Comment 39 by, Dec 7

New Ui is Awful, please bring back the option to change it back to the old one.

Comment 40 by, Dec 8

This UI sucks, 1st it look like shit but sure you could say that it is subjective but my second argument is that it waste more screen space and also the search bar ignore my gtk theme which is just painful to have a flashing white spot

anyway reverted back to the previous version, hope you restore the previous ui in flags otherwise i'm changing my web browser

Comment 41 by, Dec 8

Looks like Google hire disabled idiots or somthing like...
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Comment 42 by, Dec 8

@c41 Now, now, no need to call names.

Comment 43 Deleted

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Comment 45 by, Dec 8

It's so disgusting i can't even verbally describe it!
My opinion is somebody at google should be fired asap.
I'm done with Chrome, looking for a new browser...

Comment 46 Deleted

Comment 47 by, Dec 8

Horrible design! And preventing us from turning it of is unacceptable.

Comment 48 by, Dec 8

Please, can you put normal UI back. This bubbles UI is sickening. whatever you're trying to do with the rounded corners, it ain't pleasing to the eye. look at Microsoft's new office icons. Depth design is actually good.

Comment 49 by, Dec 8

The only thing that's REALLY bothering me is the 20 extra pixels on the TABS height. Why do something like this? IT TAKES UP SPACE and is really bothering me.!

Comment 50 by, Dec 8

The new UI looks like sh*t. I would like to tell apart my tabs and what the f*ck are the rounded corners about? Is it so that the corners don't cut us or something? The design looks like a cheap childish piece of trash. Stop with the facist dictator bs and at least give us the opportunity to go back if we want to. Why would you even disable us choosing the UI we want. What kind of pleasure do you take from making us use the design that YOU desire. Do you know what we want better than us Google?

Comment 51 by, Dec 8

Horrible design! And preventing us from turning it of is unacceptable.

Comment 52 by, Dec 8

Yes please bring back the option to go back to the old tabs. These are too big, blend together, and to top it all off they ruin some themes (although that's the least of problems). I don't want to go back to the previous version cause that would mean dealing with the refreshing desk icons again. But please, no one likes these tabs! Why do you want to look like Firefox? (worse cause on FF you can tell a tab from another better)

Also, until Flash is done for good (and that won't happen until 2020), let US decide if we want to keep it enabled on some sites. Bring back the #enable-ephemeral-flash-permissions flag so we can disable it. :/

And...WHY would you take away the option to mute tabs by clicking on the audio icon? Why are you getting worse? O_o

Comment 53 by, Dec 8

Please allow us to configure the tabs back to version 68 style, as was present in version 70 through UI Layout for the browser's top chrome under "normal".

Comment 54 by, Dec 8

Agree with all comments above--the new UI update makes it very difficult to use Chrome for anyone with any kind of visual impairment. Please bring back the old "normal" UI option.

Comment 55 by, Dec 8

The flag "Touchable Refresh" at least makes the UI larger. It 's still in the new format, but the font is larger.

Comment 56 by, Dec 9

Please revert back this change as new UI looks plain ugly. Also that flag has has 5 options and all of them are the same. Having 5 different options, at least make them 5 different ones.

Comment 57 by, Dec 9

Please let us chose the look of the UI. The new UI in chrome 71 is awful. I want the old one back or I'm not using this browser any more. Will move to FF

Comment 58 by, Dec 9

Agreed, need the old style tabs and COLORING back. It is all too white!

Comment 59 by, Dec 9

new UI looks like its meant for touch devices. Well surprise! I do NOT use (or have) touch support on my computer! Bring back space efficient easy to read UI please

Comment 60 by, Dec 10

I need NORMAL back for 

UI Layout for the browser's top chrome -

Comment 61 by, Dec 10

I considered to force the new UI without option for the old UI is a CRITICAL BUG, by this BUG I'm forced to downgrade Chrome, please fix that because if the old UI dissapear I'll change to firefox.

Comment 62 by, Dec 10

Can confirm very serious bug, new UI causing eye strain and nausea.

Comment 63 by, Dec 10

Can confirm bug. New tab UI makes tabs harder to tell apart, damaging usability. I am a professional web developer and until now have worked primarily on Chrome. Unfortunately, due to the abandonment of Chrome's excellent, signature tab design and the clear readability it provided in favor of this ugly mess, I will be reverting back to Firefox from now on. In the interest of consistency, I'll have to switch back to Firefox on my phone as well. Pity.

Comment 64 by, Dec 10

There are people who still use desktops and laptops without touch screens on purpose. Look, I get it, most people only use phones and don't know what a computer is anymore. But are you developers developing exclusively on a phone too? If so, disregard this post. Otherwise, you know how bad this new UI is, so ask yourself this question: Why remove the old UI option in v71?

Comment 65 by, Dec 10

Chiming in to confirm that the v71 "update" was a downgrade to usability.

Comment 66 by, Dec 10

Terrible change. Makes me sad to be a Googler. :(

Comment 67 by, Dec 10

We are at over 60 comments - how do we reopen this bug? The triage guy tied this to a duplicate issue. We need a fresh bug ID or to re-open this. They tried to say the only way to get the better tabs back was to go into some legacy mode or some such - but thats not the only way to fix this horror-show.

Comment 68 by, Dec 11

Please for the love of GOD add an option back to settings to let us use the old UI. This is horrendous. It shows us even LESS INFORMATION! What's the freaking point???

Comment 69 by, Dec 11

looks like that Chrome is trying to be the New IE in its shit way?

Comment 70 by, Dec 11

Labels: Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssue
@67: If you'd like to leave feedback on things, please use the "report an issue" feature in the help menu; see .

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