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Google Chromium – GTK Tab Bar Implemented

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In the latest daily build of Google’s Chromium browser, the familiar ‘Windows XP’ style tab bar was replaced with something less ‘polished’ that may be the first steps towards implementing full GTK themeing for the browser.

For example, running Google Chrome in Windows XP gives you the blue tab bar style, whilst running it in Windows Vista or Windows 7 give you an ‘aero’ tab bar. Chrome will be using GTK, so it’s not a wild assumption to assume that this is the first step towards implementing full GTK theme support across the browser… but it may just be a dodgy daily build! Other people are confirming this is GTK – the tab bar is matching GTK themes with various success so far!

The goal for a ‘Beta’ of Google Chrome in June is seeming very, very likely ^,^