By default, Chrome’s address bar is always located at the top. This is not much of a problem, except for users with big phones. Trying to type with one hand with such a big phone is usually a mission impossible and one that has resulted in dropped phones.
Moving Chrome’s address bar to the bottom is possible, and you won’t need to root your phone to do it. You will need to use Chrome’s experimental features to get the job done, but it’s not something that should harm your phone.
How to Access Chrome’s Experimental Features
Before accessing Chrome’s experimental features, keep in mind that they are not stable. They may or may not be released in a stable version. Be advised that they may or may not cause a problem to your browsing experience.
To access Chrome’s experimental features, type
chrome://flags in the browser’s address bar. You’ll see a warning at the top that will explain what you’re exposing your Android to if you try any of the experimental features listed.
If you’re sure you want to to do this, go ahead and slowly scroll down until you see the Chrome Home Android option.
If you have trouble finding it, tap on the three vertical dots at the top-right and choose the “Find in page” option. Type home and the “Chrome Home Android” option should now appear. Tap on the dropdown menu and select enabled and for the changes to be permanent. You’ll need to relaunch Chrome.
When you re-launch Chrome, the address bar should now be at the bottom. It’s going to be a lot easier to type with one hand, regardless of the size of your phone.
The way you use Chrome will change since things are not where they used to be. To visit Home, Downloads, Bookmarks, and History, you’ll have to swipe up from the address bar slightly. Look for the straight line on top of the address bar.
If the swipe is a longer, you should be able to see the latest tech news as well. If you ever want to go back, just go to
chrome://flags and disable the Chrome Home Android option.
What to Do If the Trick Didn’t Work
First, go back and make sure you followed the steps correctly; we all make mistakes. If you’re sure that everything is fine, you’ll need to force stop the Chrome app to change the address bar to the bottom.
To force stop the app go to “Settings -> Apps -> Application Manager -> Chrome -> Force Stop.” Try relaunching Chrome, and the address bar should now be at the bottom.
As you can see, it’s an easy trick, but it’s one that your hands are going to thank you for. If you start experimenting any problems after using this method, disable it to see if it’s the culprit of your issues.
Do you think that this change is going to make browsing more comfortable for you? Leave a comment below and let us know your experience with this trick.