If you’re using the Canary build of Chrome, you may have already noticed: your settings menu is now a tab instead of a pop-up dialog box. Instead of using an operating system-generated window for options, the Chrome team has switched over to HTML. This is expected, since Chromium and Chrome OS already have this feature.
But it’s actually a better way to find different settings as Chrome’s feature set has become larger.
Included in the settings tab is the ability to search for whatever setting you are looking for, something that I’ve noticed has become sorely needed. A while back, it was easy to find a particular setting because to be honest there weren’t that many to look for.
Now, as things are becoming more complex and feature-rich within Chrome, search is a much-needed element of Chrome. Besides, what is a Google-based product without some searching capability?
The tabbed settings feature is currently in the Canary build, which means it will move on to the other releases sometime in the near future.