After decoupling Google Photos and Google Drive, Chromebook users have been left in the lurch: How to view Photos in the Chrome OS Files app? Code suggests Google is working on this but you’ll need Photos for Android installed.
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.
Nearby Share wireless file sharing is now available for Android devices and the first few code hints of it are already appearing on Chromebooks. Here are the flags and settings to make it work early once it begins to land on Chrome OS.
Using OneDrive, a NAS, or some other cloud storage with your Chromebook? Chrome OS 75 will make it easier to access that data by mounting it to your Files when you install the Android app for those services.
Curious what you’re actually installing when you add a Linux app to your Chromebook? A new dialog box, possibly ready for Chrome OS 73, will provide the app name, version and details before you click that install button.
While the official Google changelog list of features in Chrome OS 72 Stable Channel has some welcome additions, there’s plenty more goodness included behind these scenes.
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.
After adding access in Project Crostini to share Chrome OS folders with Linux, the next function in the works is to bring shared Play Files to Linux from the Android implementation on Chromebooks.
The Linux container on Chromebooks is getting a broad range of shared access to data on your Google Drive and removable media directly through the Chrome OS Files app.
While it’s simple to view data files in a Linux container through the Chrome OS Files app, seeing Chrome OS data in Linux isn’t. A new menu option in the Files app will help solve that problem.
Google recently added both Android and Linux files to the native Chrome OS Files app but don’t get used to it if you have this feature. Google Drive is getting moved down the tree while Android and Linux files gain more prominence.