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This week, +Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine and I have a small chat about the main differences between Chromium and the Google Chrome browser.

As usual, since we can't change our mother tongue yet, we've also recorded a french version at [FR] Différences entre Google Chrome et Chromium

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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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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


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Animated GIF files are now supported in the Files App Editor in the latest Dev Update as you can see below.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1608143002
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Latest Chrome OS Dev Update features a brand new "expand/collapse artwork" button in the Audio player.

Moreover, from now on the audio file artwork will be used as the thumbnail in the Files app in List view.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1657623002
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The chromium team is currently experimenting in Beta Channel with casting tabs without the Google Cast extension installed thanks to the new Media Router¹.

By simply enabling the experimental flag "Media Router" at chrome://flags/#media-router, the Google Cast extension will be disabled and you'll be able to right click on a page and see a new "Cast..." menu (also available in the Chrome menu and in the redesigned Extension Toolbar²).
Toggling off the flag will re-enable the Google Cast extension.

¹ https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/gBitb1G9Q4j
² https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/99gLixnF6Kf

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1507873003
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If you happen to own a Chromebook that supports beamforming¹, a technology used to try to extract sound sources in a room, you'll certainly have noticed that your default microphone is now split into 2 virtual devices: one that picks up everything and another that picks up just you.

Go to https://hangouts.google.com/ and click "Video call" to see this with your own eyes. You can also check out https://simpl.info/getusermedia/sources/ source to see how this works behind the scenes.

¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beamforming

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1374993003
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Your Chrome OS device IPv6 address is now displayed in the status area in the latest Dev Update.

It's definitely easier than going to chrome://system and look for "ifconfig" results.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1417853002

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The chromium team is experimenting these days in Chrome Canary 🐥 with a new "Simplify page" checkbox in the Print Dialog to generate a new print PDF using the open-source project Dom Distiller¹ whose primary goal is to provide a better reading experience by distilling the content of the page.

I'm particularly excited about this because as you may have experienced, printing a web page is generally very poor experience: most webpages print with navigation, ads, share button and other elements not relevant for print.

¹ https://plus.google.com/+FrancoisBeaufort/posts/KEcP88z2tfh

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1419063002
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