I was thrilled when Google added a dedicated release notes view to Chrome OS. But after upgrading two of my Chromebooks to Chrome OS 78, the old notes appear. There’s no excuse for that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Virtual Desks feature is now live in the Canary Channel of Chrome OS 77. Here’s a video demo of how you can use up to four workspaces on a single Chromebook with Virtual Desks.
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.
Up to four virtual workspaces will be available in Chrome OS 76 according to a Google I/O developer session. This latest video look of the feature shows fast animations and the addition of app thumbnails on all desktops.
The Chromium team has continued work on the virtual desktop spaces feature for Chromebooks and has a new video demonstration to show. This is coming along nicely, but how smooth will the animations be?