Along with some improvements to Translate and Incognito modes, the Chrome 5 Dev update also changes the way that the bookmark manager is run. That’s because instead of it running in a windows as it has done traditionally, the Chromium folks have decided to make it run in a tab of its own. This is a good idea for several reasons, but here is a screenshot to explain what I mean because it does look a bit different:
Seems like an intuitive feature, and with the impending release of Chrome OS on has to think that Google wants to eliminate any sort of windowing system that they can and keep tasks strictly in tabs. This is especially true for certain platforms like tablets, but it makes me wonder if they will eventually move things like the Task Manager into a tab as well.
I would assume that is the plan, since the whole idea of Chrome OS is to create a totally different type of operating system. That means creating something that is probably going to be based solely on tabs. Of course, I could be wrong but I think that in order for Google to differentiate themselves from other tablet/netbook systems, that is the path which they will take.
Seeing something like this further proves that. We will see more of this in the development version of Chrome browser as time goes on, because it’s the easiest way to get UI feedback for the time being.
If you’re interested in getting the dev channel for Chrome 5, go here.