Chrome’s new look downloads page is now enabled by default on the Chrome Canary channel for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The new design, which we previewed a few weeks back, has been available to ‘try’ by way of a flag in dev builds for several weeks.

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New look downloads page in Chrome Canary

Since that initial once-over of the page the Downloads page design has undergone a few very subtle changes. And I do mean subtle, like making the ‘x’ icon in the upper-right hand of each card a slightly lighter shade of grey!

Support for download toasts in the Chrome Notification Centre is not enabled (a separate flag to toggle it on is available).

Remade in Google’s Material Design language, the revamped Downloads page gives a core part of the Chrome browser a much-needed makeover. It’s accessible through the Chrome menu, the Ctrl+J shortcut combo and the download shelf ‘Show All’ button.

No word on when those using Developer, Beta or Stable builds can expect to be greeted by it, but as it’s now the default on Canary it should begin the process of filtering down.

Another minor change for fans of Material Design to note: the latest builds bring our first look of the material design Canary logo:


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