Chrome 73 to support commands from keyboard multimedia keys

Google releases Chrome OS 72 with Google Assistant integration and other new features

With this update, you'll be able to use dedicated keys to play, pause, seek and cycle through tracks within the Chrome browser, in addition to the volume keys that affect the whole operating system. The feature will be initially available on Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS devices, but support for Linux is expected later.

Chrome OS 72 renews the user interface of Cast and its panel is now in the upper right corner with some minor graphic changes.

It may have taken a while but Google is now finally on board with the idea of adding a dark mode feature to its apps and platforms. This makes it a lot simpler to navigate through websites while you use the browser.

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Further proving that 2019 is the year of the dark mode, Google's latest Chrome 73 beta for Android has revealed an early look at the mobile browser's upcoming night-friendly viewing option. In addition, there is also a feature added in Chrome OS 72 which lets you to access your Google Drive directly through your File app and from there you can access your Files that are saved to Google Drive via Backup and Sync. You can observe a pill-shaped bar at the center of the screen through which you can type to search or can simply control it with your voice just like you do in Android Pie. Google always focuses on the safety of its users, and this update came with some security enhancements as well.

"Shill, the network manager for Chrome OS, has been put in a sandbox and no longer runs as the root user on the system". As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and global developments.

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