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I like the way Google Chrome puts the tabs above the address bar, but I don't like the way the minimize, restore, close buttons are a different shape to every other program's. It means that if I sit the mouse in the top corner and minimize everything, I find that I've restored Chrome, not minimized it.

Is there any way to get these buttons to a normal shape and size?

Google Chrome above; Firefox below

That's Firefox in front, looking normal, like every other program, and Chrome above and behind, with the buttons at an off-standard position and size.

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I guess you use something else than Windows. Because here, (Windows 7) its perfectly the same size, position, shape, etc etc. –  Shiki Dec 21 '10 at 11:09
    
Chrome on OS X looks fine, too. –  Daniel Beck Dec 21 '10 at 11:18
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The Chrome folks probably hard-coded the Vista/7 window style, which would look out of place for Windows XP. –  Daniel Beck Dec 21 '10 at 11:32
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@Arjan looks combined for the contrast between Chrome's window style and a regular window. Seems I was right earlier :-) –  Daniel Beck Dec 21 '10 at 14:21
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@TRiG, in many browsers, alt is only visible when no image is shown. For a tooltip, you could have used title instead, like [1]: http://i.imgur.com/xPOaE.png "Google Chrome above; Firefox below" in your current post, or ![Alt text](http://i.imgur.com/xPOaE.png "Google Chrome above; Firefox below") in an alternative syntax. –  Arjan Dec 21 '10 at 14:29
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I see that you are using a custom theme in Google Chrome. This, I think, will alter the appearance of the entire Chrome window. If you use the default theme, all UI elements will be the native, Windows, ones. At least this is how my Google Chrome 11 works on Windows 7.

Without a custom theme:

Default theme

With a custom theme:

Custom theme

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In Linux Chromium I have the option to "Use system title bar and borders" under Wrench->Settings. As is stated, it puts a system title bar above the tabs and has the system shrink/expand/close buttons. I'm not sure if windows chrome has the same option, but if it does it may be what you are looking for.

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That might work, but I've moved to Vista in work now, so this question is moot. Thanks anyway. –  TRiG Aug 4 '12 at 12:51
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