Chrome Beta for Android updated with a quite handy pull-down-to-refresh feature
posted by Peter K. / Jan 29, 2015, 9:24 AM
Similar to a slew of app, most notably Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc, Google's mobile browser now comes with a pull-to-refresh feature.
Up until now, the refresh button was hidden in the flow menu, which was somewhat hurting user experience, but thankfully, the new approach is much more intuitive and handy.
Similar to the apps that we already mentioned above, going to the very top of the page and pulling down once again will reload the website you're currently browsing. No more reaching up to that three-dot menu in search for that vital refresh button!
If your Chrome Beta has not been updated yet, you can either wait for the most recent version to hit your Android machine or navigate to the source link and sideload it, you know, the manual way.
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Its handy if at top of screen, otherwise browser refresh button is quicker. Its a good option though I feel.
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 9:29 AM 0
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If you are sleepy and can't target the button or you are lazy, it's better. PHONERENA has to change the most annoying horizontal bar that drops after the middle-page, the one with the logo, search and tabs at least in smartphones. It takes 1/4-1/3 of the screen, mostly in low pxl density ones. Have mercy on us, would you?
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 10:02 AM 5
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I want a reader feature (Which removes the nonsense = ads) in chrome.
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 10:07 AM 0
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No adblock extensions for the heavy Chrome?
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 10:10 AM 2
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posted on Jan 29, 2015, 5:20 PM 0
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1. tap-to-top 2. swipe left and right in the browser to go back and forward 3. one-hand-mode thank you google for implementing this. for now, I love my iPhone.
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 10:09 AM 0
Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 28, 2015
I absolutely CAN'T STAND pull-down-to-refresh. Problem with it is that it is too easy to "accidentally" pull it down, like when you get to the top of the screen and pull down a bit more to make sure you're at the top... I DO NOT want to refresh it there.
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 11:00 AM 1
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Hopefully this feature will make it's way into Chrome, because it's one of the main reasons why I haven't updated the app on my phone because it removes the refresh button from the search bar, and you have to go to menu before you can refresh a page.
posted on Jan 29, 2015, 1:12 PM 0
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