While the new Virtual Desks feature of Chrome OS landed with version 76, the keyboard shortcuts to use them on a Chromebook didn’t. And they won’t be here for Chrome OS 77 either.
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I bought a new Chromebook with 16 GB of RAM. Should you?
Even with the great discount I got on an Acer Chromebook Spin 13 with 16 GB of memory, I don’t recommend most people get “this much Chromebook.” Here’s why, who should, and who shouldn’t.
Chrome OS 76 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know
Chrome OS has landed on the Stable Channel for Chromebooks and Google highlights two new features. But there’s plenty more in there: Here’s what you need to know.
Chromebooks get a dedicated Chrome OS release notes web page
After years without traditional release notes, Chromebook users are getting them. Sort of. Google has a dedicated web page to highlight what’s new in Chrome OS, likely to coincide with the Chrome OS 76 or 77 release.
Virtual desks for Chromebooks getting a swipe gesture to switch desktops
The virtual desk feature for Chromebooks is expected to land in a few weeks with Chrome OS 76, including keyboard shortcuts. A new code commit suggests a four-finger swipe to move between workspaces may be added in time for the release.
Chrome OS 76 adds keyboard shortcuts to virtual desks on Chromebooks
Although virtual desk workspaces are coming to Chromebooks in Chrome OS 76, there’s one missing feature: Keyboard shortcuts. It’s not missing any longer: Here are the just added key combos to move between apps and workspaces.
Chrome OS 76 will disable Crostini Linux backups by default
Although the Linux backup and restore of a Crostini container is working well for me on a Chromebook, the Chromium team feels it’s not quite ready for prime time. The feature will be disabled by default in Chrome OS 76 but you can still use it. Here’s how.
Chrome OS 76 adds “Send to self” feature for pushing web pages to your other devices
Need a handy way to send web pages from your Chromebook to phone or other computer running the Chrome browser? A new “send to self” feature in Chrome OS 76 will add it. Here’s how it works.
Virtual Desks on Chromebooks lands earlier than expected, in Chrome OS 76
The virtual desks feature for Chromebooks looked to be arriving with Chrome OS 77. Surprise: It’s available now in the Chrome OS 76 Dev Channel. Here’s how to enable it.
Chrome OS 76 brings volume button orientation to tablets, 2-in-1 Chromebooks
Have you hit the volume up button on a Chrome OS tablet or 2-in-1 Chromebook tablet mode only to have the volume levels decrease? Chrome OS 76 fixes that issue by adjusting the volume button functions based on the display orientation.
Virtual desks for Chromebooks looks nearly complete but might move to Chrome OS 77
The latest video of virtual desks on a Chromebook shows how you’ll be able to easily move apps from one workspace to another. However, this functionality may not make the cut for Chrome OS 76.