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Chrome has a hamburger menu, even on a huge desktop screen with plenty of room for a proper menu. OSX has an excellent universal menu which, due to consistent placement, behaviour, and content, provides a high level of usability. Chrome's hamburger menu duplicates some - but not all - of its functionality, and includes some bonus functions not available in the main menu at all. It also has a submenu named - and you might want to check this yourself, because it's pretty hard to believe - "More tools".

The main menu would be absolutely fine on its own; I think the hamburger menu is present because it's present on Windows, which - of course - doesn't have a universal menu. Still, I'm not letting Google off the hook here. These flagrant abuses of usability are things that the average undergrad should be able to identify, yet one of the biggest companies in the world can't? Disappointing.




Weirdly, the shortcut for this menu on Windows is......

drumroll please....

alt-F, like it is the File menu.....




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