Google Chrome will get a new download UI with drag-and-drop support


Google Chrome continues to improve and this time it’s the downloads menu that is affected. The Mountain View firm is working on a new user interface that wants to make our lives easier.

It’s been a few months that Google was working on Chrome interface. From now on, it will be easier to go and see the downloads compared to the traditional Control + J. Indeed, an icon will appear to the right of the URL. Just click on it to see the files downloaded to your computer.

There is an even better feature: by opening this window, it will be possible to take a downloaded file and drag it elsewhere. Quite simply. No need to fetch them directly from the dedicated folder. It won’t drastically change your life, but it will save you a few precious seconds, especially if you’re the type who downloads a lot of images. All you have to do is drag them from the new Chrome download UI onto your desktop or directly into Photoshop.

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This innovation seems so obvious, but it still not included in Chrome. It’s currently only available in the latest Canary update; so it will take a few weeks or even months to be available for all users. In any case, it is interesting to see that Google is finally improving the downloads part of its browser, which remains archaic compared to the rest.

Chrome therefore continues to improve over time. Google brings new features with small touches, such as blocking intrusive notifications; automatically changing hacked passwords or even better prevention of fraudulent sites. Work that pays off, since Chrome is now the most widely used internet browser on the planet with 64% market share. The second, Safari, peaks at 19% while Edge, Microsoft’s browser running under the Chromium engine, struggles to exceed 4%.

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