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There's something going on with the address bar in Google Chrome when the window is full screen:


Not Highlighted

It looks fine when windowed (not fullscreen):

Not fullscreen

It's not my monitor (I have 2, same on both) or my computer (doing this at home and at work).

Is there some logic to this or is this a bug?


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Can you tell us more about your system(s)? What OS/version do you have? – Matt Jul 16 '12 at 8:02
Which version of chrome do you have? – Michael K Jul 16 '12 at 8:02
Windows 8 at home, Windows 7 Ultimate in work, Chrome 20.0.1105.2 – JMK Jul 16 '12 at 8:02
The fact that you can screenshot it probably rules out your monitors and video cards. You're seeing what the computer is rendering. – Journeyman Geek Jul 16 '12 at 8:22
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I get the same thing on my PC in Windows 7 when a program (say, Trillian) is using transparency and my system turns off Aero Glass effects. Maybe try to change your theme in Chrome?

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