Google has made a number of optimizations to its Linux environment in the recent Chrome OS system update, introducing support for microphones and USB connectivity. For those who prefer to use command line operations on terminals, new themes and customization options have been added to the latest Chrome OS 83 (currently in the Dev channel) update.
Since the Linux container was released, the Terminal app on Chrome OS has not changed much, except for a single window with a command line. But in the Chrome OS 83 update, you’ve brought tabs, pre-made themes, customizable colors and fonts, and even cursor options to the app.
Although previously somehow it has been customized, these settings are hidden behind a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl and Shift and P). Now there’s a menu button in the tab bar that goes directly to the theme selector.
Although an alternative Terminal Simulator is already available on Chrome OS, the built-in apps are better suited to Chrome OS, especially the new tab layout. Stay tuned in to the final version of Chrome OS 83.