As reported by MSPoweruser and first spotted by Leo Varela, a new patch in the Chromium Gerrit has revealed that Chrome is getting a visual update ahead of the release of Windows 11 that will add rounded corners to its browser windows.
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One of the biggest changes in Windows 11 is that all of the operating system's windows, context menus and popups will have rounded corners and with this new patch, Chrome will more closely resemble Edge on Microsoft's latest operating system release.
Windows 11 makeover
According to the new patch on the Chromium Gerrit, Google is changing Chrome on Windows to make the its menus have a “Windows 11 style” when run on the new operating system.
However, based on the code which reads “If this variation is enabled, displays Windows 11 style menus on all Windows versions”, rounded corners could also be enabled when Chrome is running on Windows 10.
As this new patch was recently submitted to the Chromium Gerrit, there's no telling when it will roll out to stable versions of Chrome but it would make sense if these changes were implemented to coincide with the launch of Windows 11 on October 5.
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