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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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+Albert Bodenhamer ah thanks for the clarification, this will be a handy new shortcut!
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The bell icon is now always displayed in the status bar, even where there are no unread notifications in the message center in the latest Dev Update of Chrome OS.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1958903003
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I love this background.
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Access your network file shares directly from the Files app with Network File Share for Chrome OS.

This app allows you to mount an SMB file share to access remote files seamlessly, opening, modifying, and deleting them. It supports the entire feature set supported by Samba client.

The full source code can be found at https://github.com/GoogleChrome/chromeos_network_file_share.

Install it from the Chrome Web Store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/network-file-share-for-ch/ndjpildffkeodjdaeebdhnncfhopkajk
Access your network file shares directly from the Chrome OS files app.
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+Zentaro Kavanagh, is there a way to bookmark the connection I make without telling it to save the password? I've noticed I have to enter the paths each day to be able to access them from the Files app unless I have it save my password.
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My Google I/O 2016 talk about Web Bluetooth is now on YouTube and starts at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK6Ah68jEX8&t=1846 📺
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It's Chrome OS Tip Day #2 Today!

The Chrome OS Audio player features now several new shortcuts:
- Space, K => Pause
- Down/Up or Left/Right => Rewind/Forward min(5s, 10% of the duration)
- J/L => Rewind/Forward min(10s, 20% of the duration).

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1883813005
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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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Why is there so little news about MD in the desktop Forums? I've waited for a month and still nothing..

Chrome help community leads are pretty much unaware. There's been no 'Coming Soon' fanfare - not even a mention of the top-chrome-md flag which has been around for 6 months. The timeline is invisible.

Not everyone is a fan - the tabs are bigger, which means the max usable number of tabs is smaller. The omnibox and extension icon labels are smaller. The incognito noir look makes it hard to see which tab is active.

You can join the Chrome Help Forum community discussion here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/kM87gXdklhI
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Switching to the canary channel is now trivial if you're already in Developer Mode thanks to a new "crosh" command in the latest Chrome OS Dev Update.

Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + T to open the Chrome OS developer shell and enter "live_in_a_coal_mine", reply "y" and you're good to go!

For info, the name refers to the practice of using canaries in coal mines that miners would carry down into the mine tunnels with them. If dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide collected in the mine, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners, thus providing a warning to exit the tunnels immediately.

Source: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/#/c/344670/
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+adam seymour​: see my comment above. It's not a channel users should be on if they expect stability.
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New origin security indicator icons for the Omnibox have been added in Chrome Canary for all users with Material Design.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1935663002
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+Larry LACa I didn't mean "bit of time from when you first started seeing MD work", I meant "bit of time from now". The redesign is currently in progress.

If you have issues in general with incognito mode using dark colors, then that's different than talking specifically about the security iconography and UX, and you'll need to be much more specific about what's confusing.
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Chromium open-source project has hit version 53 over the weekend so here are some miscellaneous facts about this number from Wikipedia:

- 53 written in hexadecimal is 35, that is, the same characters used in the decimal representation, but reversed.
- 53 More Things To Do In Zero Gravity is a book mentioned in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- 53 cannot be expressed as the sum of any integer and its base-10 digits, making 53 a self number.
- UDP and TCP port number for the Domain Name System protocol.
- In Magic: The Gathering is used as means to say "a lot".

Source: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/8b1a5c
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Merci pour votre réponse!!!
(merci de m'avoir répondu et merci pour le contenu de la réponse! :))
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It's Chrome OS Tip Day Today!

Press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F5 to take a screenshot of your active window in the latest Dev update.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1887913005
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francois, does chrome have support for usb audio devices yet?
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A new column named "Swapped memory" has been added to the Chrome OS Task Manager and shows the size of the memory that lives in the swap space.

I would recommend checking out https://www.linux.com/news/all-about-linux-swap-space to learn more about Linux swap space.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1845893002
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+Larry LACa​ Windows doesnt exactly have swap
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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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Dive into Chromium source code
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  • Google
    Chromium Evangelist, 2013 - present
    Dive into Chromium source code
  • 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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