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The stable version of Chrome OS has been updated to offer a new “immersive mode”, allowing apps to be used in fullscreen form with toolbar and shelf both hidden. A fullscreen button launches immersive mode, and hovering near the top reveals the toolbar.

The new version also monitor scaling, allowing users to scale the UI elements to suit their screen resolution, and a range of other user-interface improvements … 

Other notable enhancements are:

  • Pin apps to the shelf using Drag and Drop from the Launcher
  • Default wallpaper selection will sync across all your devices
  • Two-finger history navigation
  • App launcher Search just got cleverer
    • It will dynamically learn what you search for
    • Apps are more prominent
    • It will search for you in the web store if you don’t have an app installed

Google says all Chrome OS devices except the Lenovo Thinkpad X131e will be automatically updated over the course of the next few days.

Google reports one glitch with the build:

The link to redeem your Chrome Goodies in the Files app is temporarily broken and will be fixed with the next release. In the meantime, please go here directly.

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