Chrome OS has updated to version 52 on the Stable channel. As usual,the new version brings with it a handful of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements. As posted on the Chrome Release Blog yesterday, Chrome OS 52 also brings with it these notable changes.MORE
If you have used a Chromebook for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve familiarized yourself with Chrome’s somewhat unique track pad gestures. I, myself, was a devoted Windows user for the better part of two decades and avoided Apple products like the plague. The only time I ever touched a MacBook was a machine that was dual-booted with Windows so I could play Steam games. Even then, I was using a gaming mouse. So, adjusting to a track pad with no left or right buttons(or little red rubber nub like my ThinkPad) made me a little anxious.MORE
Our friends over at 9TO5Google have reported that Chrome 52 has begun to roll out for Mac, Windows and Linux. The arrival of version 52 brings with it the much anticipated removal of the backspace key doubling as a browser back button. This has long been a thorn for many Chrome users, who complain that they have accidentally lost data in forms when the backspace key causes a browser back action.
In addition to bug fixes, security updates and developer options, Mac users are also reporting that the much discussed material design is enabled by default. MORE
This is likely to only affect a small subset of the Chrome OS community, but for the Chromebox and Chromebase crowd especially, this comes as a welcome fix for future devices.MORE