I knew it was a good idea to save this in a notepad file for a rainy day. You can thank the original anon who posted this:
>Go to chrome://flags, find Enable Ephemeral Flash Permissions and disable that shit. Ta-da, chrome's back to normal.
>And if the top bar/new tab redesign tickles your autism, find "UI Layout for the browser’s top chrome", select "Normal", and "New Tab Page Material Design Icons", and disable that shit then restart chrome