Running a web browser such as Chrome on your big screen smartphone can be a daunting job, especially if you want to carry out the task using just one hand. One of the big problems with this is trying to access the address bar which is located on the top in Chrome by default.
Fortunately, Google has introduced a new method to move the address bar to the bottom of your smartphone’s screen after acknowledging the fact that users are having difficulties. The feature was already present in the Dev and Canary channels and it has now found its way on to the stable Google Chrome build.
If you are having issues with the address bar and are looking for a way to enable this feature, this article will tell you how to move the Google Chrome address bar to the bottom of your screen.
Moving the Chrome Address Bar to The Bottom of Your Screen on Android
Launch the Chrome browser on your Android device and put the following path in the address bar;
After doing that, the Chrome flags’ page should open. Proceed to click on the 3-dot menu button located at the top right corner and select “find in page”. Then you can search for “Chrome Home”.
Under the Chrome Home section, click on “Default”. Then a drop-down menu will pop-up. Select “Enabled” from the list of options provided.
When you have successfully done that, you will be asked to restart the browser. Click on “Relaunch now” and the browser will restart.
If you follow these steps, then your address bar will now be located at the bottom of your Android device’s screen.
In some cases, changes may not have taken place even after you restart the app. If you are facing that problem, consider force stopping the app, then relaunch it and everything should be working perfectly.
Pros & Cons of Modding Android
Android is probably the most versatile OS out there, both for mobile devices and PCs. While you can do pretty much everything with Android, there is a learning curve involved and some mods might cause your system to crash.
Before you mod your Android, make sure you follow the instructions to the letter, or that you know exactly what you are doing.
If you want to learn more about Android programing you can pick out The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Bill Phillips that explains all of the ways that you can go about making applications or modding the existing ones.
Running the Google Chrome browser on your Android smartphones can be difficult, especially if you must do it with a single hand. To add to that issue, the fact that new devices now come with screen ratios of up to 18:9, makes accessing the address bar an even harder task.
Fortunately, Google noticed this and added an option that allows you to push the address bar to the bottom. Many users now use this trick making tasks on Google Chrome relatively easier.
If you are using a large screen device and you launch the Google Chrome browser, don’t hesitate to use this method to move the address bar to the bottom for easier access.