Although Google has officially killed off the development of its Chrome tablets, it doesn’t mean the company isn’t working on the Chrome OS. And now, the company has decided to bring a number of keyboard shortcuts to make it easier for users to use virtual desktops. Apart from this, a code commit revealed that Chrome OS will soon contain battery indicator for Bluetooth devices connected to your computer.
As you might already know, Google will introduce virtual desktops with the next Chrome OS. However, previous builds have shown that the interaction in the virtual box felt bit sluggish. After a lot of users asked to include keyboard shortcuts to navigate through virtual desktops, Google has brought in a number of shortcuts with the latest build. A report recently found these shortcuts for the virtual desktops:
- Ctrl+Search + = Adds a new desk.
- Ctrl+Search + – Removes a desk.
- Ctrl+Search + ] Activates a desk on the right (if any).
- Ctrl+Search + [ Activates a desk on the left (if any).
- Ctrl+Search+Shift+] Moves an active window (or highlighted window in overview mode) to a desk on the right (if any).
- Ctrl+Search+Shift+[ Moves active window (or highlighted window in overview mode) to a desk on the left (if any).
If you want to see the shortcuts in action, you can do so in the video down below.
The second feature is an ability to see how much battery your Bluetooth devices have left when they are connected to your Chromebook. Google brought the feature to Android a while ago and it’s one of the best indicators to let users know how long they have before connected Bluetooth devices require charge. The feature is still in work and you can turn it on using the flag in the latest Canary build. Afterwards, you will need to restart your Chromebook to see the feature in action. However, as mentioned earlier, the feature is still in early development and might take some time to be ready for release.
As Google tries to make Chrome OS more productivity oriented, expect this type of features to be added in the operating system in the coming weeks ahead of the release.