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Latest Chrome update adds Touch Bar customization tools for macOS

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Chrome 60 is here

The latest version of Google Chrome (version 60, if you’re counting) is now available for Windows, Linux, and Mac, but the most interesting update for Mac is the addition of Touch Bar support for the newest models of MacBooks, as spotted by 9to5Mac. Chrome 60 now allows Touch Bar users to customize Chrome shortcuts by adding, removing, or rearranging buttons as they please.

You can find this setting by making sure your Chrome version is updated, then heading to View > Customize Touch Bar from the Menu bar. Of course, you can combine laptop controls, such as brightness and volume settings, with the Chrome shortcuts and stack them as you feel comfortable.

Standard Chrome Touch Bar shortcuts.
In customization mode.
With laptop control buttons.

You can also opt to disable typing suggestions if you don’t want Chrome to autocomplete your keywords. In addition to Touch Bar support, Chrome 60 contains other non consumer-facing additions such as Payment Request and Credential Management APIs to help developers create apps that speed up the payment checkout and login processes, respectively.

Chrome 60 is available now.