Did Your Google Chrome Tabs Changed Colors in Incognito Mode After an Update?
Google Chrome recently did something unexpected that made difficult for me to tell which tab I was on because all the tab colors changed to really dark brown, almost black. Is this a bug? I guess if the software changes your settings without any warning or your approval, you probably would consider it a bug. The original tab colors were gray for the background tabs and white for the tab that I was on. By the way, the standard mode was not affected by this behavior, only the incognito mode was messed up (see screenshot below).
If you have run into this situation and want to switch back to the original colors, there is no need to mess with trying different themes in Google or slow your browser down by adding an extension that changes the tab colors. Try the following method to reset your tabs.
Resetting Google Chrome Tab Colors
- In the browser address bar type chrome://flags and press ENTER.
- Use CTRL+F combination on your keyboard to bring up the search box in the upper right hand corner. Because the background color of the incognito background window is also dark brown, the search box is really hard to see and you have to guess where to type in the box.
- In the search box type Material Design in the browser’s top chrome and press ENTER. There are two options related to the material design, make sure you select the first highlighted option. The second option has to do with the browser’s native UI. You will notice that the setting is set to Default.
- Click the drop-down button and changed the Default to No-Material, then click the blue RELAUNCH NOW button.
- After the browser restarts your Web tabs should be back to normal, as shown below.
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