Google seems to have got every other Chrome user ticked off with the new update to the browser. If you’re one of them, you can scroll down to the end of this post for our video guide on how to switch back to the old interface or read our step by step guide on how to do so.
First off, when users type into the search box that appears when a fresh tab is opened, it simply zooms them off to the omnibox (the URL bar right at the top of the page). Secondly, the recently closed tabs have been moved from the lower right corner of the screen and buried within the Chrome menu which shows as an icon with three bars, on the upper right hand side of the page.
How to go back to old Chrome
1. Go to Chrome and type ‘chrome://flags’ into the URL bar
2. Look for ‘Enable Instant Extended API’ with Control + F
3. Change ‘Default’ to ‘Disabled’ in the drop-down menu
4. Click ‘Relaunch Now’ button which pops up at the bottom
As soon as you’ve hit Relaunch Now which appears as a button at the bottom of the page, you will be back to the good old Chrome. Also, the app-style Google products launcher the company released around the time it changed its logo and home page design, will have disappeared when you do this.
A Super User reader does note that this fix may be temporary. So we’re hoping Google will take everyone’s feedback into consideration and rethink the update.