- Aug 17, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, a CL on Chromium Gerrit suggested implementing Windows 11's Mica and Mica Alt in Google Chrome, making the browser's tab strip more visually appealing. It did not take long for Google to bring the suggested change to fruition—the latest Chrome Canary builds already feature the fan-favorite eye candy by default.
Google's Mica implementation in Chrome Canary looks similar to what Edge once had. The browser features a translucent material with colors derived from your wallpaper, creating a subtle, aesthetically pleasing effect with a low impact on hardware resources. And since Mica and Mica Alt depend on your wallpaper, the result is always unique and personalized. Here are just three examples of how the material reacts to different backgrounds:
Google has updated its browser in the Canary Channel, adding the recently offered Mica effect to the tab strip. The new visuals are now available for everyone to test without extra flags or commands.