It has been a few years because the Chrome OS UI obtained any appreciable design updates, a few of which had been polarizing adjustments that stirred controversy within the Chromebook neighborhood. Google has since been steadily updating its core apps and system UI to a extra fashionable Materials Design type, together with the brand new Media app and pill mode expertise that rolled out within the Chrome OS Steady channel this yr. If there’s one part that also feels misplaced, it is the login and lock display screen—extra particularly, the password discipline. That is altering quickly, although, as Google is experimenting with a refreshed textual content discipline to make it look extra in line with different system UI parts.
In a current Chrome OS Canary replace, Google added a contemporary new coat of paint to the password discipline that brings it consistent with the enter button subsequent to it. The change is straight away obvious as quickly as you boot Chrome OS. Here is a peek on the new design.
The up to date password discipline utilizing Google Materials theme.
The login display screen is now much more harking back to the design present in older variations of Apple’s macOS. Not like the outdated UI, the textual content discipline is now crammed and translucent—versus totally clear with an underline—and makes use of a rounded nook radius. Characters typed into the realm will now be center-justified, and the “dots” are barely bigger and extra seen to the person. Different smaller minor enhancements to the textual content field embrace rising the padding and margins for higher readability.
Some could not benefit from the “Mac-ification” of the textual content discipline, however I feel it is a step in the appropriate path. Though delicate, the design tweak is a pleasant contact to make the login and lock display screen look extra in line with the remainder of Chrome OS. Because the change is small, I would hope it’ll arrive within the Chrome OS Steady channel quickly.