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François Beaufort
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In the latest Dev update, Chrome OS system menu now shows a WiFi strike-through icon when device is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2784133002
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Chrome OS users can now adjust their mouse cursor size thanks to an experimental flag available at chrome://flags/#ash-adjustable-large-cursor in the latest Dev update.

This will come in handy as the only options for now is a regular size mouse cursor and a large mouse cursor, which is huge and sometimes difficult to use.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2772743002

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As it is pretty hard in Chrome OS to open the internal Preferences file¹, a brand new chrome://prefs-internals page has been added in the latest Dev Update and contains all user's profile preferences and local state.

Check it out if you're interested in the current state of your preferences.

¹ https://www.chromium.org/administrators/configuring-other-preferences

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2725903002
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The Chrome OS Shelf color is now derived from the dominant wallpaper color in the latest Chrome OS Dev update.

Have some fun now and adjust the color scheme by tweaking the experimental flag available at chrome://flags/#ash-shelf-color.

For info, the "Dark & Muted" is the one enabled by default (on the left below)

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2779243002
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There are no "Services" in the "More Settings" section in the Google Home app on my Pixel phone. Do you folks know if there's something I can do to see it?




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+Sebastien Gabriel, Chrome OS Designer, shares once again a lot about his work on the Chrome OS system menu.

Have a look at http://sebastien-gabriel.com/work/chrome-os-system-menu if like me you're interested in the greedy details!
It's been a while since I published anything on my dribbble profile. Time to correct that with a shot of the new ChromeOS system menu update. https://goo.gl/swc6IL.

This update launched in ChromeOS 56 brought a refreshed shelf, new Material design ripples, a completely revamped and pixel perfect status tray and system menu as well as a new panel for our newly supported input device, the stylus, launched for the first time with the Chromebook Plus and Pro.

You can see more about that in the post or directly on the dedicated page on my portfolio: http://sebastien-gabriel.com/work/chrome-os-system-menu.



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+Kenneth Rohde Christiansen talks about some amazing Web APIs we have now and soon such as Web Bluetooth, WebUSB, Shape Detection, Web NFC, and Generic Sensor.

Check out his slides at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rE2ktmHeag5M7H2xl4QjD6_B3L3TrxkxCqwbFpHFEbk
Interested in learning how to connect your web apps and sites to smart devices around you? Or just learn how you can access sensors on your phone, read bar codes or NFC tags? Well, if that is the case, my presentation from NG-NL is finally online - so enjoy!

#gde #web #chrome

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Chrome 58 now allows you to read and write to Bluetooth GATT descriptors on Android, Chrome OS, and Linux. Note that Mac is coming soon.

I recommend you go play with the new read¹ and write² descriptors samples and try those with the updated BLE Peripheral Simulator³ Android App that includes a standardized Health Thermometer GATT service with GATT descriptors.

¹ https://googlechrome.github.io/samples/web-bluetooth/read-descriptors-async-await.html
² https://googlechrome.github.io/samples/web-bluetooth/write-descriptor-async-await.html
³ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.github.webbluetoothcg.bletestperipheral
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The Chrome team has just published Web Bluetooth Final Origin Trial Results as the API completed its Origin Trial in Chrome 55, and shipped in Chrome 56.

In this document, you'll learn about Developer interest, Developer feedback, Lessons learned, and some User Metrics Analysis.

Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/102vNbhNElpnN65J3Y5mfV1zgdzSJZwi9SSvIHap7nFU/edit

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Material reDesign of the chrome extensions page now features brand new cards for all extensions and apps in the latest Dev update.

Want to give it a try? Go to chrome://flags/#enable-md-extensions, enable the flag, restart Chrome and enjoy!

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2707083003
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