The latest version of Google Chrome now available for Mac, Windows and Linux
On desktops, Chrome 73 introduces a series of changes related to the synchronization and access to the account, in addition to support for developers and i hardware multimedia keys. However, the most significant addition to the average user the dark mode for macOS.The dark mode of Chrome respects the aspect setting in macOS Mojave and the option for Windows 10 Colors adapts to this style.
Settings, bookmarks and other sections remain white, while the New Tab page presents a problem where the shortcut text just appears.
Chrome 73: dark mode for Mac
Overall, the mode, in the aesthetics identical to the theme for incognito, with the private navigation mode that adopts a badge in the upper right corner to stand out. Because the Dark mode is designed to conform to functionality at the operating system level, users must visit System Preferences on Mac to change the display. Fortunately, the transition of the theme takes place immediately and without interruption. At the moment, with Chrome 73, the feature only available for macOS, but should be available on Windows soon.
Chrome 73: new sections and functionality
Chrome 73 continues the push towards simplifying the settings adding a new section Synchronization and Google Services which brings together all the options related to the data collected by Google in the browser. Many of the settings they were previously in Privacy.When Chrome Sync is enabled by logging in with the Google account, a new feature is available for the advanced spell checking and for more extensive reports on navigation safety; there is also a new option that allows Chrome to collect anonymous URLs. These new options and the reorganization of the settings are not yet fully available and are still being released.
Chrome now supports hardware media keys to play / pause content on supported services. The next / previous track commands require third-party services and developers to take advantage of the Media Sessions API. Version 73 starts testing the Auto Picture-in-Picture for progressive Web App. Video streams will be able to enter and exit PiP automatically as you switch between different apps and tabs. This function is particularly useful for video conferencing.
Chrome 73 for desktop now available and the Android version and Chrome OS coming in the coming weeks.