Thursday, March 24, 2016

the derp of ui

Google Chrome has a profile manager switcher, a little button on the top right of the browser. Seems convenient, but maybe they put the user icon up there, or somehow let me use aliases other than "Kirk" vs "Kirk"? #uifail

UPDATE: I guess there is a way to change it, you can go under Chrome Settings | People and then edit it for the account you're currently using it as.


  1. I'm not sure why they turned it from awesome (upper left corner with a uniqely-chosen icon) to crappy (just a first name in an inconspicuous button). For awhile you could set a setting to keep the old way, but they phased that out.

    I used to have a second profile that I never used, _explicitly_ so I could have a little ninja head on the top left of my browser. :(

    1. It is a pretty big piece of UI fail... if might be mitigated if you could edit the alias to like "work" "personal" etc or what not, but I don't see an option for that.

      I really scratch my ahead about what seems to be such blatant dumbness - if it's more complicated than it looks somehow, or they use it very differently than most people, or basic usability thoughts is far down their list of things to get to

    2. Actually I stand corrected... there is place to change it under Chrome Preferences | People