Google Chrome Wrech Icon – What has Changed in 2023?

Wrench icon in chrome, the wrench icon in Google Chrome is gone, have you noticed it.

The default way of changing settings and accessing extensions in the Chrome browser is using the wrench icon.

It used to be present in the far right hand side, to the address bar it was.

Now, it’s been replaced with 3 lines called the “Hotdog” icon. wrench_icon_google_chrome 1

Right now I ‘am using Version 24.0.1297.0 developer version of Google Chrome.

In which I can see the new “Hotdog” icon replacing the wrench icon.

Let’s see what is possible if you click the earlier version of wrench icon here. wrench_icon_google_chrome_replaced_by_hotdog 2

In the screenshot above, you can see that there are different options and a percentage next to each one.

  • New tab
  • ….     window
  • New incognito window
  • Bookmarks
  • Edit
  • Zoom
  • Save page as…
  • Find…
  • Print…
  • Tools
  • History
  • Downloads
  • Sign in to Chrome
  • About Google Chrome
  • View background pages
  • Help
  • Exit

Wrench icon in chrome

I can explain some the unknown things here.

When you click on “New Incognito Window” Google will open a new page. Throughout your internet browsing experience within this new window, it will not record any of the pages you visit or any of your search history.

It will not leave any traces on pixels after closing all incognito windows either. Furthermore, we can see the other features of the configuration panel in this screenshot here when one first opens up their incognito window. incognito_window_in_google_chrome 3

When you hover your mouse over “Bookmarks,” it shows up more options. bookmarks_in_google_chrome 4

With the Bookmarks wing of the manager, you can find and organize your bookmarks easily. You can also create folders, re-sort them and more with the use of this option.

As with the Bookmarks window, you’ll find Tools to be a resourceful component when working with your book marks.

With a little creativity you can make it part of your internet toolbox when it comes to navigating around during travels. tools_options_google_chrome

You can view the different kinds of extensions available for your browser, clear browsing data or report an issue by clicking on this icon.

These are some of the settings you can access through the new wrench icon in Google Chrome

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