Google has announced an extensive update for its Chromebook operating system, and the tablet mode in particular benefits from new swipe gestures.
Chrome OS devices are usually two-in-one, as many Chromebooks also have touchscreens. Also, the first, but very few, Chrome OS tablets have been around for some time. A little late but not too late, the tablet mode for Chromebooks now follows with a generous update, bringing extended gesture control. Something reminiscent of Android, which has also had full control by gestures since version 10. First, Google introduces three simple swipe gestures that we use to traverse the system.
Google has given Chrome OS some new features for tablet mode
A new gesture to get to the application screen, a gesture for a quick return, and a quick overview of all open applications and websites. Also new is the tab strip, a generous display of open browser tabs with a preview image.
Another new feature is Quick Shelf, which gives us quick access to pinned applications, as well as an extended picture-in-picture. “Since we’re talking about getting the most out of your screen, we’ve expanded the picture-in-picture feature to all Google Play Store apps on Chromebook, including tablet mode.”
Everything is coming to the latest Chromebooks that will be equipped with new versions of Chrome OS in the near future. Below you can find the GIF animations Google released for the new gestures: