You might have spotted that after the usage of Chrome on some units, a house button seems within the deal with bar. It’s because producers can optionally come with an APK known as ‘ChromeCustomizations.apk’ within the device folder, which units default values for the house hyperlink and bookmarks (there may be an instance right here). Unusually, when you’ve got a tool with out ChromeCustomizations.apk, you’ll be able to’t get the house button within the first position.

Now it sounds as if that may in spite of everything be converting, in keeping with a brand new flag came upon via XDA Builders. The flag, known as #force-enable-home-page-button, turns at the domestic button whether or not your software has the ChromeCustomizations APK or no longer. It is just 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 pass into Chrome’s settings to set your house web page of selection.

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It is not transparent at this level when the flag will arrive in Chrome solid, however I would not be expecting it any previous than v67 (because of be launched in April). There may be additionally no telling if it is going to turn out to be a atmosphere in Chrome, or if it is going to stay hidden a number of the masses of alternative flags. You’ll be able to clutch Chrome Canary from the Play Retailer underneath.


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

Chrome Canary (Unstable)
Chrome Canary (Unstable)