You’ll have spotted that after the use of Chrome on some units, a house button seems within the cope with bar. It is because producers can optionally come with an APK known as ‘ChromeCustomizations.apk’ within the machine folder, which units default values for the house hyperlink and bookmarks (there is an instance right here). Surprisingly, if in case you have a tool with out ChromeCustomizations.apk, you’ll be able to’t get the house button within the first position.

Now it seems that that would possibly after all be converting, in keeping with a brand new flag came upon through XDA Builders. The flag, known as #force-enable-home-page-button, turns at the domestic button whether or not your instrument has the ChromeCustomizations APK or no longer. It is only within the very newest construct of Chrome Canary, so if you do not see it, the replace will not be rolled out to you but. Identical to when OEMs allow the button, you’ll be able to move into Chrome’s settings to set your own home web page of selection.

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It is not transparent at this level when the flag will arrive in Chrome strong, however I would not be expecting it any previous than v67 (because of be launched in April). There is additionally no telling if it’s going to turn into a surroundings in Chrome, or if it’s going to stay hidden some of the loads of alternative flags. You’ll grasp Chrome Canary from the Play Retailer beneath.


Google is now rolling out the house button to customers on Chrome Dev and Canary. Thank you Solomon Rajan, Moshe, and Lucas de Eiroz!


The flag can now be activated in Chrome Beta.

Chrome Canary (Unstable)
Chrome Canary (Unstable)