How To Enable “Material Design” In Google Chrome

Google has been steadily rolling out a new “Material Design” look for many of its services, ranging from Chrome OS all the way to YouTube.

Chrome itself will also be getting some Material Design-based overhauls in the coming feature, although some of these overhauls, such as the one affecting Chrome’s Extensions tab, can be enabled right this instant. (Source: Hongkiat)

Here’s how you can access it:

  1. Open up Chrome and type “chrome://flags/#enable-md-extensions into the address bar .
  2. On the highlighted option, choose the “Enabled” option.
  3. Once done, restart the Chrome browser.

If done properly, your Extensions tab will now look drastically different from the pre-existing one.

Where the old Extensions tab lists down all of your active Extensions from top to bottom, the new Extensions tab would arrange all of them in a grid-like arrangement. With this arrangement, you can potentially see all of your Extensions without needing to scroll down any further.

For those who are a tad bit more curious, Material Design can also be enabled for various other parts of Chrome on the flags page should you wish to do so.


Happy learning!