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The chromium team is changing the animation for pinned tabs to a static image (blue dot) in the latest Chrome Dev update as the animation was too subtle and used to consume too many CPUs on some devices.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2091343002
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+François Beaufort Je vien de voir ce la. I will check it out soon. I'll make a note of it.
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A brand new Input menu button can now be added in the shelf in the latest Chrome OS Dev Update. This will allow you to quickly switch between languages and launch a virtual keyboard to type emoji, handwrite text and even start voice typing.

Open Chrome Settings, search for "Languages", click "Manage languages" link and check "Show input options in the shelf" to play with it.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2068953002

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It's now under this flag chrome://flags/#opt-in-ime-menu.
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You can now give a try to the Material Design version of the History page in the latest Chrome OS Dev update by simply visiting chrome://history or pressing <Ctrl> + H(istory).

The chromium team is actively looking for feedback before enabling it to everyone. So if you find some bugs, please report them at https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/entry?labels=Proj-MaterialDesign-WebUI.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2048553002
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+François Beaufort Thanks a lot
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It is now possible in Chrome OS to play the same audio through all speakers (mono audio). Enable this Accessibility option in Chrome OS settings and check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ODm-F9-IM to test your headphones. Sound is lovely ;)

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1840913002
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With <Back> and <Shift> + <Back> navigation keyboard shortcuts going away, the chromium team is currently teaching us the new shortcuts for
Back and Forward browser navigation in latest Dev Channel update when we press deprecated keyboard shortcuts:

<Alt> + <Left Arrow> to go back
<Alt> + <Right Arrow> to go forward

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1983803002
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Sounds good!
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The chromium team has started implementing some Material Design elements in Chrome OS System UI in the latest Dev Update. First is the activity indicator which is now a light dot instead of a bar.

You can follow along these enhancements by setting the internal flag chrome://flags/#ash-md to "Experimental".

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1932433002
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+Raamiz Hussain If you want almost the full experience of chrome os in chromium os download the Cloudready OS. It's a patched chromium os to support flash and google drive. https://www.neverware.com/
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Chromium open-source project has just hit version 54 over night so here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- The sine of an angle of 54 degrees is half the golden ratio.
- The number of cards in a deck of playing cards, if two jokers are included
- The number of countries in Africa
- Six by nine, the incorrect Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
- An aristocratic lady known today as Murasaki Shikibu wrote "The Tale of Genji" in 54 separate books.

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/335e9d 
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The Chrome OS team is currently implementing a Storage Manager in the last Dev update so that you can have a look at how much space is left on your device and used by Downloads and Offline Google Drive files.

Give it a try now! Enable the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-storage-manager flag, restart Chrome, open Chrome Settings and click the "Storage" button in the Device section.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2070893003
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Thanks that is great :-)
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The Play Store and Android Apps just started rolling out on the Dev channel for the Asus Flip Chromebook and I'm loving it so far. More devices will follow very soon. Yeah!

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDy1WWUdlY8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLYzX0G0YKQ to learn more about how the chromium team brought the Play Store to Chrome OS so that you can run Android Apps on your Chromebook.

For info, here's the non-exhaustive list of Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases that will be able to install Android apps: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6401474
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+Alan Cawse Sadly, no. I also reached out to our Google for Work partner and they had no idea when Google for Work accounts would get access to this feature. I've been using a dummy personal account to play with it so far.
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The Chromium team is working on several features to bring the web to VR. They’ve recently added an experimental flag at chrome://flags/#enable-vr-shell to enable a browser shell for VR. This allows users to browse the web while using Cardboard or Daydream-ready viewers.

They’ve also been working towards WebVR¹ support in Chromium and launched VR view² to help web developers embed VR content in their web pages. The team is just getting started on making the web work well for VR so stay tuned, there’s more to come!

¹ https://webvr.info/get-chrome/ ² https://developers.googleblog.com/2016/03/introducing-vr-view-embed-immersive.html

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2030223002
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+Peter Kasting, Chromium contributor has written a four-part article titled “Anatomy Of A Chrome Crash” at https://medium.com/@pkasting/anatomy-of-a-chrome-crash-part-1-1a00b40f59d4#.puy0jzgx6 which goes through the process of finding out why hovering a particular link crashed the browser and how was it solved. And the best part is that you don't have to be a programmer to enjoy this adventure tale.

Here's my favorite quote:

I lied. I didn’t wash my hands of the bug. My conscious brain did; my subconscious brain decided it would be great to keep plugging away. The next morning it barged in on me to let me know that my last idea hadn’t been as bad as I’d thought.
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Looks a lot like this: http://xkcd.com/1700/ .
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It's Chrome OS Tip Day Today!

We can now suspend Chrome OS by pressing <Shift> + <Search> + L in the latest Dev Update.

For Chromebooks, you can already suspend Chrome OS immediately by closing the lid. However this was not an option for a Chromebox, a Chromebase or a Chromebit.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1930313003
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Nice information !
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    Chromium Evangelist, 2013 - present
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  • Trapeze Media
    Python Web Application Developer, 2010 - 2012
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    Sentiment Engine Designer, 2010 - 2010
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    Programmer Analyst, 2005 - 2009
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