Google finally brought its Material Design into Chrome version 53 and it looks awesome. If you like the approach, you may want to dive into these hidden settings in the Flags page to have an even better user experience.
Material Design in the browser’s top chrome
- Non-material – to disable the Material Design in Chrome
- Material Hybrid
Default means the Material Design is enabled.
/update on Dec. 15, 2016/
As of version 55, this flag setting has been changed to the following three.
There is no flag setting anymore that can disable Material Design in Chrome since version 55. Using a theme seems to be the only way that can get around it.
Material Design in the rest of the browser’s native UI
Enabled by default. What it does is to extend the Material Design to the secondary UI, e.g. bubbies, dialogs, etc..
Enable Material Design User Manager
When enabled, the Switch person button at the top of the Chrome window launches the new Material Design user manager. Frankly, I tried to enable and disable the settings but wasn’t able to see much differences in between.
Use material design user menu
When enabled, the desktop user menu will be switched to the material design version with a more intuitive flow. You can switch to the Guest mode very easily with this.
Enable Material Design history
When enabled, the chrome://history/ URL loads the Material Design history page.
Enable Material Design settings
When enabled, the chrome://settings/ URL loads the Material Design settings page.
Enable Material Design extension
When enabled, the chrome://extensions/ URL loads the Material Design extensions page.