How to Enable Windows 11 Context Menu in Google Chrome

In this guide, we will show you the steps to enable the Windows 11 style context menu in the Google Chrome browser. The latest iteration of the OS has bought in a plethora of new and intriguing features. Among them, the major UI revamp has managed to grab most of the limelight. Be it for the centralization of the Taskbar icons, new Context Menus, or changes to the Settings menu, there’s a lot to look forward to.

In this regard, it is the right-click menu that has become the talk of the town, and not necessarily for all the right reasons. The fact that the Refresh option is baked deep inside the Show More options (when dealing with the File Explorer) has caused quite a few uproars, and rightly so [Get Windows 10 Context Menu in Windows 11]. There was indeed no need to push one of the most used features into an additional menu. But let’s give credit where it is due.

Windows 11 Context Menu in Google Chrome
New Windows 11 Context Menu in Chrome

These new right-click definitely look more pleasing to the eye and its rounded corners are equally impressive as well. And guess what, you could now bring in this new menu style to Chrome! Given hereby are detailed instruction steps to enable the Windows 11 style context menu in the Google Chrome browser. Follow along.

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How to Enable Windows 11 Context Menu in Google Chrome

How to Enable Windows 11 Context Menu in Google Chrome

At the time of writing, this feature is only live in the Chrome Canary build. For the unaware, Canary is the most unstable build out of three Chrome versions available (Stable > Beta > Canary). It is mostly used for testing and debugging new features.

More importantly, the steps to enable  Windows 11 style context menu in Google Chrome would be carried out via a flag, which are themselves experimental in nature. So please take these points into perspective before trying out the below steps.

  1. To begin with, launch the Chrome Canary browser onto your PC [Download Link].
  2. Then copy-paste the below location in the address bar and hit Enter.
    chrome://flags
  3. It shall take you to Chrome’s Flags page. Type in the below keyword in the space provided and hit Enter:
    Windows 11 Style Menus

    Windows 11 Context Menu in Google Chrome

  4. Its current value will be set to Default. So click on that Default keyword and select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
    enable windows 11 style menus flag in chrome
  5. Finally, hit the Relaunch button that appears in the bottom bar.

Google Chrome will now restart and with that, the new Windows 11 style menu will be enabled as well. It will be implemented across the entire browser. These include Chrome’s overflow menu, Tab menu, Text selection menu, among others.

How to Revert to Original Chrome Menu

If you wish to disable the new Windows 11 right-click menu and want to get back to the original Chrome menu, then here’s what needs to be done:

  1. Launch Chrome and copy-paste the below URL in the address bar:
    chrome://flags/#win11-style-menus
  2. It shall directly take you to the Windows 11 Style Menus flag.
    windows 11 right click menu style in chrome
  3. Now click on the Enable keyword and select Default from the drop-down menu.
  4. Finally, hit the Relaunch button from the menu that appears. That’s it.

Conclusion

So with this, we conclude the guide on how you could enable the Windows 11 style context menu in the Google Chrome browser. Do keep in mind that not all the features present in the Canary build or as a feature flag make it to the stable build. So make full use of this feature while it lasts! Rounding off, do share your views about this new design menu implementation in the comments section below.


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