Google Chrome OS 54 starts rolling out with some UI TweaksChrome OS’s updated version, Chrome OS 54 by Google has started rolling out. At first this was available at Beta phase mode for Windows, Linux and Mac users. In the Chrome OS 54, Google has introduces some important bug fixes, security updates, UI tweaks and also added some new features like The Quick View Feature.

In-Depth Analysis

The Chrome OS by Google has now started rolling out for all the devices. The Chrome OS database is now updated to the stable version 54.0.2840.79, and Chrome OS and Google ChromeBook users will be receiving it positively by next few days; Although the same was available for Windows, Linux and Mac Pc users before but was in Beta mode so it wasn’t provided to ChromeBook users but now as the stable version is available then even ChromeBook users can avail the benefits of it.

The Chromebooks that would be receiving the update are HP ChromeBook 13 G1 and Acer ChromeBook 14 for Work. The point that needs to be noted here is that the ThinkPad 13 ChromeBook has been left out without any prior reason for the same.

What’s new here is the “Quick View” feature that is available in the File app to preview files.

To access the same, all you need to do is highlight a file, and then press the space bar to get a generic preview of the file without even opening it.

For example, if you ‘Quick View’ an image, a small preview along with size and file type information pops up on the screen that gives you much information about the file without the need of opening it, hence saving your time and increasing productivity.

With Chrome OS 54, Google has added a new animation in the centre that shows a quick preview of all the open tabs, and lets you select which tab you want to switch to, much like the “Switch Tab” feature available in the Windows Pcs which can be accessed by clicking Alt+Tab keys together.

Chrome OS 54 has a 'Switch Tab' feature that cab be accessed with Alt+Tab
Chrome OS 54 has a ‘Switch Tab’ feature that cab be accessed with Alt+Tab

Other changes include a new opt-in setting to show Input Method, a read only policy for external USB/SD storage devices is also there, and some more UI tweaks and improvements are done to give the OS a whole new and fresh look. The Chrome OS by Google is already available for all the devices and that includes Android mobiles too.


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