With Chrome OS and Chrome browser variations 100 out now, Google has brought its new launcher to Chromebooks.
On Chromebooks with Chrome OS 100, consumers can press the ‘Everything’ button on the remaining corner of the screen to open the Chrome OS launcher, which, like macOS Highlight and Windows commence menu, helps customers research for applications, information and process settings. Launcher will now open on the side of your display as an alternative of from the base.
For website research effects, the Chrome OS launcher now displays extra facts in just the launcher that seems to be identical to Snippets in Google Search final results. Earlier, only a summary was demonstrated in launcher website research effects. The new final results really should demand fewer user steps when searching for factors like famous persons and sites, or the weather conditions from the launcher. Moreover, the launcher can be made use of to discover technique shortcuts.
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The remaining-facet placement of the launcher gives a lot more display house to by now open up applications, Google argues. Buyers can also arrange apps by shade or title, and manually set up them.
A nifty new feature of the launcher is the ability to lookup for open tabs and home windows. “In its place of sifting as a result of your tabs for that crossword puzzle you commenced this morning, a rapid lookup in the new Launcher will immediate you to the ideal open tab,” Google notes in the announcement.
Google suggests the new launcher is rolling out to all Chromebooks quickly.
Chromebooks are also getting a GIF-development instrument that allows people build GIFs from the Digicam app. End users can choose “Online video” and toggle on the “GIF” environment to create a five-2nd video clip that is quickly transformed into a GIF for sharing on social media, messaging apps, or to an Android product applying Nearby Share.
Building on the Chromebook’s Dictation feature for making use of voice to publish an email or document, Google now allows people edit text with voice. For case in point, saying “delete” deletes the last letter in a sentence, even though declaring “move to subsequent character” can move the cursor. Buyers want to empower Dictation to use the feature and then push the Anything Button + D.
Google is not advertising voice-dependent textual content edits as an accessibility feature, but it has similar operation to voice textual content-enhancing capabilities that Microsoft is bringing to Windows 11 as a result of accessibility options.