Google Chrome makes good use of window chrome
September 1, 2009
I was playing around with the Mac version of Google Chrome the other day (I found it here) and I stumbled across the “Incognito” mode. When you go incognito, you’re going into private-browsing mode, i.e. you won’t leave traces of where you’ve been.
What I really liked about the user interface for this was the use of different window title bar for the incognito window. In general, modes are not great for users because it’s difficult to convey what mode your in. Google’s custom window chrome is the perfect indication to the user that they are in a special browsing mode.