The latest update for Google Chrome’s main page has now started to roll out to the public, and with it are some new changes that you may or may not like. One of the main things that you will notice is that the black bar along the top of the Google home page has been redesigned for a cleaner feel and shifted over to the right. The main page also sports the new Google logo, but also has the most visited sites tabs plonked underneath the search box, making the page look cluttered. Don’t get me wrong, I like the most visited sites tabs feature, but I prefer it to open the way it did in the previous design.
If you don’t like the new look of Chrome, then here’s how to change it.
In your address bar type chrome://flags and hit Enter.
Now hit CTRL+F and search for Enable Instant. The first, and currently only result, you will see will be the Enable Instant Extended API.
As you can see, it is automatically set to Default. Use the drop-down box to change this to Disabled. Now hit the Relaunch Now button that will show at the bottom of your window.
Your browser will now restart and you should now have a cleaner desktop again.
This will also change the look of the updated instant search back to the old look as well, from this
Now if you ever want to go back and start using the new Google look, all you have to do is type chrome://flags in the address bar again and set the Enable Instant Extended API back to Default, or simply hit the Reset all to default button at the top-right which will undo any changes you make in chrome://flags.
Hope that helped.