Google Chrome version 69 changed the tab UI quite significantly. Personally I’m not a fan of this new user interface change, however it’s easy enough to revert to the out layout / style if you wish to.
To restore the old Google Chrome Tab Layout UI simply type the following in your address bar: chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md
This should bring up the following options:
Simply click on Default and change it to Normal:
When you re-start Google Chrome you will have the old Tab Layout UI and still be on the latest version of Chrome:
Simple! – some UI choices are never a bad thing in my opinion, hopefully this continues to work on later versions of Google Chrome.