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Check out this detailed article at http://sebastien-gabriel.com/work/chrome-cros from Chrome OS Designer +Sebastien Gabriel who dives deeply in how the Chromium team entirely rethought the way Chrome is implemented, starting by removing any type of bitmap assets such as .png to entirely render it programmatically, which removed a total of ~1200 pngs.

You'll read about Material Design, 2 different layouts (Normal & Hybrid), a fully re-themed Incognito mode, iconography and motion.
Chrome 50 for desktop saw one of the its biggest revamp in 4 years. This project that spanned across an entire year and for which I was the visual lead consisted in redesigning Chrome core UI from the ground up for all desktop platforms. Starting with Chrome OS, we entirely rethought the way ...
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+Zac Sweers Not publicly, but the work is in progress, so expect it sooner than "never".
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It's Chromium Dev Tip Day Today!

Check out the always-updated latest version of the Chromium browser by bookmarking
https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/chrome/VERSION

For instance, the current version of the Chromium browser is 52.0.2709.0 now.
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The chromium team is adding an experimental flag to allow tabs to detach from windows in fullscreen mode on Mac.

Give it a try now: download the latest chromium build at https://download-chromium.appspot.com/ and run chrome with the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-fullscreen-in-tab-detaching flag enabled.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1881093002
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+François Beaufort Got it. Thanks!
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The Video Player App shows you subtitles if there's a .vtt file with the same name as the video file next to it in the latest Dev update. And there is also a brand new subtitles button to toggle them.

For info, the famous SRT was used as the basis for the Web Video Text Tracks¹ (WebVTT) file format.

¹ https://w3c.github.io/webvtt/

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1824803003
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It's Chrome OS Tip Day Today!

Pressing <Alt> + E will now open the ⋮ menu in the Files App in the latest Dev update like it already does in Chrome browser.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1725563004

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+François Beaufort​ Interesting name there - the :menu. I have been trying to make the kebab menu a thing, without success so far, lol. 
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We can now directly set a wallpaper from the Files App in the latest Dev update thanks to the new "Set wallpaper..." menu available when right-clicking on an image.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1679983003
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As a user of Chromebook I am always wonder, why Google is paying so much attention for such fancy useless staff like set wallpaper from File app and avoiding to make really important features.
For instance:
- creating new file from File app
- deleting file from File app when that file was created by another user (it's possible to do through Google Drive web-view, but can't do it in the File app) 
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The Chromium project has now a Code of Conduct you can read at https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md

It is based on the Geek Feminism Code of Conduct, the Django Code of Conduct and the Geek Feminism Wiki “Effective codes of conduct” guide.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1736453004
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It's stable and great on 64 bit version but it's taken Google nearly a decade to finally release one!
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Chromium has hit version 52 over the weekend so here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- 52 is an untouchable number, since it is never the sum of proper divisors of any number
- The approximate number of weeks in a year: 52 weeks is 364 days, while the tropical year is 365.24 days long.
- On the piano, the number of white keys (notes in the C major scale)
- The number of cards in a standard deck of playing cards, not counting Jokers or advertisement cards
- The New 52 is a 2011 revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero books.
- The number of letters in the English alphabet, if majuscules are distinguished from minuscules

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/5902072
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+luis acosta Você pode usar Ubuntu no seu chromebook através do crouton. Este tutorial pode te ajudar: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/12/install-ubuntu-on-your-chromebook-using.html
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Your selected audio device choice will now persist across sessions and reboots in the latest Chrome OS Dev update.

Until now, Chrome OS would automatically switch audio to your display even it had no speakers. From now on, if I pick my internal speaker once, it will be remembered - and this makes me happy ;)

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1746843002
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Yes! I just put in a request for this--very much looking forward to it!
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Thanks to a brand new Chrome OS extension plainly named "Wicked Good Unarchiver", we can now open 7z/CAB/CPIO/ISO/pax/rpm/tar files directly in the Files app just like ZIP/RAR today.

For info, this extension is based on the official ZIP Unpacker extension used in Chrome OS and its source code is publicly available at https://github.com/vapier/chrome-ext-wicked-good-unarchiver

Install the Wicked Good Unarchiver at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mljpablpddhocfbnokacjggdbmafjnon

Open 7z/CAB/CPIO/ISO/pax/rpm/tar files in Files app.
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very nice
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Chromium has hit version 51 this week-end so here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- 51 is the atomic number of antimony
- Area 51, a parcel of U.S. military-controlled land in southern Nevada, apparently containing a secret aircraft testing facility
- "Fifty-One", an episode of Breaking Bad
- Pastis 51, often just called "51", is a brand of pastis owned by Pernod Ricard.

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/14582c2b
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Fantastic picture
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Dive into Chromium source code
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  • Google
    Chromium Evangelist, 2013 - present
  • Trapeze Media
    Python Web Application Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Conversition Strategies Inc.
    Sentiment Engine Designer, 2010 - 2010
  • SNCF - French National Railway Company
    Programmer Analyst, 2005 - 2009
  • PiTrust Association
    Vice President, 2005 - 2007
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