Chrome OS 97 adds custom virtual desk templates for saving apps and workspaces

There’s a new flag in Chrome OS 97 to enable virtual desk templates on a Chromebook. This allows you save a virtual workspace with apps and tabs, so you can later restore the space.

Chrome OS Sharing Hub has a nice copy to clipboard Chromebook feature

I previously wrote about the upcoming Chrome OS Sharing Hub which adds a sharing icon to shoot a web link to my installed Progressive Web Applications. A Chrome OS flag adds copy to clipboard functionality to the Hub.

What’s the difference between Developer Mode and the Dev Channel on a Chromebook?

New Chromebook owners eventually hear about both Developer Mode and the Dev Channel of Chrome OS, wondering if they’re the same thing. They’re not. Here’s an explanation and how to change Chrome OS channels on your Chromebook.

Chrome OS 89 adds media annotations, photo filters and a working Trash can for Chromebooks

The native Media app in Chrome OS 89 is getting a few new features for Chromebooks. Ink annotations and photo filters are available. So to is the Trash can in the Files app, which restores deleted files on command.

Chrome OS 87 eliminates media controls from the notification stack on Chromebooks

At long last, the media info and controls on a Chromebook aren’t above the notification stack. The latest Dev Channel of Chrome OS 87 moves them to your choice of two much better places from a user interface perspective.

Chrome OS 87 Dev Channel brings working LaCrOS and Nearby Share to Chromebooks

Ready to try LaCrOS and Nearby Share on your Chromebook? You can do that with the Dev Channel of Chrome OS 87 now. Here’s how and what they look like to use.

Chrome OS 86 to make port forwarding for Linux on Chromebooks generally available

Developing apps in Linux on a Chromebook? You might have run into issues accessing them from Chrome OS. Port forwarding has been in experimental mode for several months but Chrome OS 86 makes this feature generally available.

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