The Motive Web Design Glossary
‘Browser chrome’ is a euphemism for the graphical framework and elements of the web browser window.
‘Browser chrome’ is not to be confused with Google Chrome – which is a web browser.
Chrome includes the web browser:
- title bar,
- toolbar buttons: ‘Back’, ‘Forward’, ‘Stop‘,
- horizontal and vertical scrollbars,
- status bar: the strip at the bottom of the browser window, and
- the window frame.
Browser chrome can be modified through the use of ‘skins’; (usually) third-party software extensions that can be used to customise colour, graphical treatment and interface metaphor.
default, GUI, interface, look-and-feel, pop-up window, web browser.
References and further reading
Motive Web Design Glossary Trivia