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You know, Chrome is pretty damn good as a browser, but ... Google's employees do some pretty idiotic things with it sometimes, just because they can.
Which is why I'd fire the dumbo/s who decided to get rid of the "+" that tells people, "Here is where you add a tab."
Clean-looking? B%llsh*t! (There was nothing wrong with this little "+" sign & everything right with it.)
How about getting rid of the "X" for closing tabs? Why not delete the "X" top right corner; everyone knows that one closes the Chrome browser now. Or do they? What about the Minimize & Restore icons? Surely you can make the interface cleaner by removing them too. The slidebars; why not have them appear only when I go there? Hyperlinks? Sure, make them the same colour as normal text — until we mouse over the content line-by-line; we KNOW they're there!
Then you can really get down to business & make the search/address invisible until we head towards it. And definitely, shorten it when it's visible & active; geez, look at all those hundreds of screen real estate pixels being wasted, from something so damn obvious, surely even our grandmothers know they're there? Don't they? Huh?
Well, have you asked the average over-35-yr-old user if they know that? Many don't even know what a "browser" is; they just use it to get to the Internet.
Come to think of it: The Cleanup Rule your idiot employees applied to that nice, confirming & comforting "+" icon could be similarly & moreso applied to just about your entire Chrome interface, especially the Google Chrome text & links & anything that identifies the browser as Chrome; afterall, we know we're using Chrome, for sure.
Actually, I reckon you should give me their job & I'll delete just about everything in the browser. It would absolutely work fine as ALL-BLACK from one monitor edge to another, top-to-bottom, left-to-right.
C'mon, folks, this sort of "Idiocracy" is straight out of the movie. Very well, done, Google.
PS This is the same or worse than getting every shop owner in the world to remove their street signage! I mean, it's obvious there's a shop selling something when you drive past, so who needs signage!
PPS Well, like I said above, CONFIRMATION & COMFORT to customers are, in my reality at least, FAR more important than saving 36-odd pixels in a browser screen these days. Bloody idiots!
PPPS And what about the lack of obvious, easy access to Bookmark/Favourites in Chrome. Still haven't got that right since Launch Day, have you, but that's my other Chrome whinge. No wonder Google's afraid of the general public having easy phone call access to staff — we'd complain too much, hurting their fragile little, college design egos.