My work laptop runs Google Chrome 119.0.6045.160 on Windows 10. A recent update changed the look and feel of it and a search suggests this is the 15th birthday 2023 redesign.

My home laptop runs Google Chrome 119.0.6045.160 on Windows 11 and is still on the old design. I’d like to get it on to the new design.

I tried going into chrome://flags and enabling "Chrome Refresh 2023" and "Chrome WebUI Refresh 2023" (source) but nothing has changed on my home laptop, even after a full reboot.

How do I enable the new Google Chrome 15th birthday 2023 refresh UI on my home laptop?

  • What are the Windows version on these two computers ?
    – harrymc
    Nov 20 at 20:25
  • I know this is not helpful, but I tried enabling those flags, and it worked for me.
    – caesay
    Nov 20 at 20:31
  • Google uses a rolling update cadence for their updates, meaning they download/install/enable features slowly across all the installs. Your work laptop likely runs a managed version of Chrome that might update, or apply changes like this, at a cadence your org manages rather than one set by Google. Nov 20 at 21:08
  • @harrymc Work one is Windows 10 version 22H2 (OS Build 19045.36930). My home laptop is Windows 11 version 22H2 (OS Build 22621.2715).
    – Richard
    Nov 21 at 10:23
  • @caesay Are you running Windows 10 or 11? I've just enabled the flags on a different Windows 10 machine running Chrome and it works - so my current theory is that Google is not allowing the new UI on Windows 11 machines, even if you have the flags set.
    – Richard
    Nov 21 at 10:26


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