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The font used by the address bar just changed and it's bugging me, wondering if anyone might know how to reset it. I tried creating a new profile and it's the same. My other copies of Chrome (Canary / normal) have the "normal" font.

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Dev on the left (the "broken" one, canary on the right.

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I've seen this myself after some Chrome update; I think it's an (accidental) version difference but I don't know the official answer. –  Kevin Reid May 11 '13 at 23:27
    
This issue has been submitted to the chromium project - https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=276946 –  Roger Ng Aug 23 '13 at 3:33
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According to the explanation in this issue, this is an intended change landed in Dev (and now Canary) channel.

To change it back:

  1. Open chrome://flags.
  2. Disable Instant Extended API.
  3. Restart Chrome. Font in address bar is reverted back to system font again.
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