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<jargon> (From automotive slang via wargaming) Showy
features added to attract users but contributing little or
nothing to the power of a system.
"The 3D icons in Motif are just chrome, but they certainly
are *pretty* chrome!"
Chrome is distinguished from bells and whistles by the fact
that the latter are usually added to gratify developers' own
desires for featurefulness. Often used as a term of contempt
and sometimes used in conjunction with 'fluff', "all the fluff
and chrome that comes with Motif".
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