How to easily install Debian Linux packages directly from the Chrome OS Files app

Debian Linux package installations from within the Chrome OS Files app is a smart move by Google because it doesn’t assume any familiarity with the Linux command line. It’s quick and easy: Here’s how to use it.

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New Chrome OS update brings Smart Text Selection, Continue Reading and more to Dev Channel

On Tuesday, the Chrome OS Dev Channel was updated to versionĀ 69.0.3497.21, bringing with it some borrowed features from Android as well as additional stability to Project Crostini and Linux apps. Here’s what’s new.

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Chrome OS Dev Channel fixes external monitor issues, Crostini stability, changes Files structure and more

The latest Chrome OS Dev Channel brings Linux app stability, a fix for external monitors and a modified directory tree layout in the Files app; be sure to update if you’re running Chrome OS 69.

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Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS

Google has added long-press app shortcuts to Android apps on the Chrome OS Dev Channel. These behave just as they do on an Android phone: A tap and hold brings up contextual shortcuts.

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Got a Chrome OS tablet with touch issues? It appears related to device rotation.

Users with Chrome tablets like the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, HP Chromebook X2 and Pixelbook are experiencing touch issues that appear related to device rotation when using the Dev Channel.

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Project Crostini enabled on Apollo Lake Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell and Lenovo

For those thinking Google was overpromising only to underdeliver on its goal to get Linux apps on as many Chromebooks as possible, today is the day that might change your mind. 18 Apollo Lake Chromebooks from four brands get Project Crostini.

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Chrome OS 69 Dev Channel updates Files app, adds “Better Together” setup option and more

The Chrome OS Dev Channel v. 69 update is out and there appears to be quite a few new features: The beginnings of the “Better Together” multidevice setup, a smoother system tray and updated Files app to name a few.

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Project Crostini Linux files now automatically mount in Chrome OS Files app

Aside from Dev Channel versionĀ 68.0.3437.0 fixing the broken Terminal app for Project Crostini the Linux files automatically mount to the Chrome OS Files app in this version as well. Make sure you have the right flag enabled to see this function.

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Project Crostini Terminal fix in Dev Channel 68.0.3437.0 update

The latest Dev Channel for Chrome OS is on the way, fixing the broken Terminal app for Linux containers and adding some behind-the-scenes code to mount the Linux file system in the native Files app.

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How to enable Picture-in-Picture on a Chromebook (updated)

If you’re on Chrome OS 68, you can install a Picture in Picture extension that lets you watch any web video in a re-sizable, floating windows that’s always on top of other windows.

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How to mount Linux container files in the Chrome OS Files app for Project Crostini

It’s pretty easy to mount files from a Linux container to the Files app on a Chromebook running Project Crostini: A manual implementation of what Google plans to bring to the Files app on a Chromebook.

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