Google Chrome Version 60 Is Rolling Out Now, Brings Touch Bar Customization Tools For macOS


The latest update of Google Chrome, version 60, is now available for Windows, Linus and Mac. While it may have brought quite a handful of new additions and improvements to the table, the most significant of them all is the inclusion of Touch Bar support for the newer MacBook Pro models.  There are a whole lot of other front-facing features part of the update as well. So let's dive in to see some more  details on the Google Chrome update.

Google Chrome Version 60 Now Adds Touch Bar Support For The New MacBook Pro Models

The update was in the testing phase for a long time and the final build finally packed what the new MacBook Pro users wanted - support for Touch Bar. There are a boatload of customization options present at your ease so the Touch Bar's functionality can be molded as per your needs. You have the ability to add, remove and rearrange buttons. To do that, all you have to do is navigate to View in the Menu bar and then click on Customize Touch Bar. There are other options available regarding the layout as well so do check it out.

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One of the best aspects about this specific feature is that users can stack up stock features of the MacBook, like adjusting brightness, with Google Chrome shortcuts. With all of them stacked together, you will have more real utility at your disposal, rather than just using what's being thrown at you. If you're the kind of person who is constantly bugged with typing suggestions, you have the option available to turn it off.

Apart from this, Google Chrome's version 60 also contains features which are not consumer oriented, instead they are aimed at developers. For instance, the update contains additions like Payment Requests and Credential Management APIs. These APIs will allow the developers to create apps and make the payment chackout process faster.

Apart from this, Chrome now also supports CSS @font-face descriptor and font-display property to go with it. This will allow developers to specify what and how Google Chrome will show text content in the amidst of downloading fonts. This will ensure faster font loading by sites compared to the past when the browser would delay rendering text until the specific font was downloaded.

Google Chrome is the  leading browser with over 1 billion users. Chrome version 60 can be downloaded by navigating to the three dot menu > Help > About Google Chrome and then check for updates.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Google Chrome version 60 for the new MacBook Pro models? Do you think the the Touch Bar support is one of the most important additions? Share your views in the comments.

News Source: 9to5mac