Chrome OS developers continue to bring new features and design elements to Chromebooks with each update. The ever-growing expansion of Google’s Material Design principles are quickly taking over the UI of Chrome OS and personally, I love it.
The latest update to the experimental Canary Channel has brought us a preview of a new lock screen that implements these elements and gives Chrome OS a swanky new look. Some are comparing it to Mac OS and it does bear some resemblance.
As you can see in the image above, you will be greeted with a very minimalist log in screen. If you have Quick Unlock(PIN) enabled you can switch between PIN or password and above that you will see your user name and a very clean display of your avatar.
The background will be your desktop wallpaper with a subtle, gradient overlay. The whole UI has a very crisp, sterile feel to it that I am finding very attractive. I hope this feature makes its way to the Stable Channel very soon.
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