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August 28, 2012

Google Chrome Wrench Icon to be Replaced

Google Chrome's "Wrench" icon will be replaced by a new icon in the next release.

The ‘Wrench’ icon is used to denote the settings menu and has been present in every release of Chrome since 2008.


If you’re on the bleeding edge of Chrome development (i.e. the dev channels) then you’ll already know this; the new icon has been in place for a few weeks.

But if you’re not then look out for Chrome 23.x. Here, in place of the familiar wrench icon, will sit a stack of three lines, referred to by Chrome developers as a ‘hotdog’.