This week, our friendly neighborhood Chromium Evangelist, +François Beaufort shared a glimpse of a new window UI being tested for Chrome OS. Check out the original Google+ post for a look at the interface in action.
The feature, currently in the developer channel, is still a very rough render of the project. It’s a very interesting and useful feature that can build upon the three finger swipe up gesture already a part of Chrome OS.
From a productivity standpoint, I really hope to see this feature brought into the stable channel and soon. The fluidity of accessing all available windows in a carousel will make navigation only that more efficient.
The continued massive development of Chrome OS as an all-inclusive user environment is encouraging to say the least. As rumors begin to arise again of Google moving to a new or merged Android and Chrome operating system, In my opinion, this is more proof that this is not the case at all.
If you would like to try the window UI hands-on, steer your Chromebook to the developer channel and enter the flag, chrome://flags/#ash-enable-window-cycle-ui, then reboot.
Keep in mind, as always, the developer channel contains bugs and can cause crashes. But, you can easily switch back to stable at any time.
View the original source code here.
Good luck and happy tinkering.