A week after the launch of Chrome 84 Stable on the desktop side, Google today introduced a new set of features with chrome OS 84 stable. New features include enhanced split-screen use in Overview mode, improved virtual keyboards, and added ChromeVox accessibility.
First, it’s worth noting a major improvement to the “Overview” mode, which lets users see all open windows. The user interface now allows the user to drag and place the application on either side of the screen for split-screen viewing. In multi-monitor settings, this feature now allows users to seamlessly drag applications to another secondary display.
Second, allow sizing the virtual keyboard to allow the user to adjust. You can choose the size you like by dragging the corner of the floating keyboard. Previously, the feature was still hidden and can only be enabled by Flag. With the launch of Chrome 84 Stable, these enhancements are officially available.
When it comes to shooting, Chrome OS allows the user volume button to act as a shutter button to capture an image. You can press the volume increase or decrease key in the camera app to capture an image or start/stop recording video. Recorded videos will also be saved in MP4 (H.264) format to make them easier to use in other applications.
The company has also launched a new Explore app, replacing the Get Help app on the Chromebook. Not only does this new product provide tips and tricks for improving the device, but it also has a “Perks” section with discount links. One of the offers for U.S. users is that you can offer 100GB of storage per year for free through Google One.