Chrome 74 Stories August 28

Dark mode lovers have already been rejoicing in the upcoming release of Chrome for Android’s own version of dark mode, since we demonstrated an early version in Chrome 73 beta. In that demo, it was only Chrome’s own UI that was being darkened, but Google has bigger ambitions for its web browser’s dark mode on Android. A new code change indicates that Chrome for Android will recolor web pages themselves when using the browser’s upcoming dark mode.

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Chrome 74 Stories May 14

Following last year’s Meltdown and Spectre attacks, new Intel CPU vulnerabilities have emerged. Colloquially named “ZombieLoad,” Google has already taken steps to protect Chromebooks today, while Chrome OS 75 next month features additional mitigations.

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Chrome 74 Stories May 13

For the past two Chrome releases on Android, Google has been slowly rolling out very useful Omnibox shortcuts to quickly take action on links. As of this weekend, these three tools are widely rolling out.

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Chrome 74 Stories May 1

After rolling out to Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux, version 74 of Chrome OS is now available. Notable features include a new unified search that redesigns the Assistant experience. Other additions include PDF annotation tools and folder creation in My Files.

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Chrome 74 Stories April 30

The ability to have more than one “virtual desktop” is a hallmark of many desktop operating systems including Linux, Mac OS, and even recent versions of Windows. It allows you to separate your (too many) open apps and windows into cleanly divided work spaces. One major OS that’s been missing out though is Chrome OS, but Google is finally starting to change it with the new “Virtual Desks” feature.

Update: We now have a third video showing Chrome OS’s virtual desks and how they’ll actually work.

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Chrome 74 Stories April 25

Following the Mac, Windows, and Linux update, Chrome 74 is now rolling out to Android. This version allows websites to respect an operating system preference to reduce motion, while “Data Saver” has been renamed to “Lite mode.”

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