Seeing red

I just started up Google Chrome and my eye was caught by the minimize, maximize and close buttons in the title bar, which are bright red.

They stick out like a sore thumb. I can’t believe I wouldn’t have noticed it before. Is it just me, or my computer? If the buttons have changed colour, why? My eye is constantly drawn to these bright red buttons. It is a real eyesore.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “Seeing red”

  • LarryW2LJ:


    My buttons on Chrome are not red – but in the extreme upper left hand corner of my screen, there is a small image of a cheeseburger. What THAT’S there for, I have no idea.

    73 de Larry W2LJ

  • The X is red, all the rest are clear. have you somehow managed to install / activate a theme?

    As for the cheese burger, that, I have no idea. Perhaps is clever advertising….are you feeling hungry now?… perhaps a cheeseburger would help, sir?

  • Kyle N4NSS:

    My computer geek told me the other day that Google Chrome is full of malware…
    So beware….

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