Chromebook file sharing with Linux feature pushed back to Chrome OS 73

If you got used to the Share with Linux files feature on your Chromebook, you might want to get un-used to it. The latest Dev Channel release of Chrome OS removes it with a new target version of Chrome OS 73. Here’s why.

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Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel update includes USB support for Crostini and Android 9

USB support for Project Crostini is finally here, enabling read & write access to a memory card from the Linux Terminal app. Here’s how to enable and use it. Oh, and Android 9 comes along for the ride on Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS 72 Dev Channel preps Crostini USB support, easier Linux package installs and more

There’s a slew of changes in the newest Chrome OS Dev Channel including several for Project Crostini USB and file sharing support. Oddly, Chrome OS is losing its double-tap to zoom function when in tablet mode.

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Project Crostini brings Linux apps to the ARM-based Acer Chromebook R 13

Project Crostini is here for one of the ARM-powered Chromebooks, the Acer R13 but you’ll need to brave an early version Chrome OS 72 on the Dev Channel to start using Linux apps.

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Project Crostini gets new features, fixes in Chrome OS 71 Dev Channel

A few tweaks make it easier to share Chrome OS files and folders with the Linux VM in Project Crostini or close down the VM with a click, and you can now see VM resources usage in the Task Manager on your Chromebook.

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How to view the differences between two Chrome OS versions

With this custom URL, it’s easy to see what’s new or changed between two Chrome OS versions on the same channel in lieu of full release notes.

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How to search for open tabs on the New Tab Page of Chrome OS

Can’t keep track of all the open tabs on your Chromebook? No worries: A new feature lets you search for open tabs so the system will find the one you need for you.

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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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