Google ChromeOS 104: new interface updates rolled out


The latest Google Chrome update brings audience bug fixes and a few new features. He announced the upgrade of Chrome 104 to the stable channel for Windows and Mac.

New features

Google ChromeOS 104 introduced dark and light themes to enhance the user interface. This includes the app launcher – shelf. One can also customize the file app theme and other backgrounds. Google has also created wallpapers that “subtly change from light to dark” depending on theme mode.

The The launcher is now more compact and easier to look at. Moreover, one can do a quick search for Android apps on the Play Store.

With the update, the month and day now appear to the left of the time in the shelf. One click now opens the monthly calendar. Here, one can also see all the events lined up by tapping on a day. One can also open Google Calendar PWA (Progressive Web Apps) with an additional click.

For notifications, alerts from the same person are now grouped together. There have been other major changes for notification alerts.

The gallery has been revamped with a purple icon and can open PDFs, fill out forms, sign important documents, highlight texts, and more.

Google will now allow a set of wallpapers from the Google Photos library. The new feature lets you select a particular album and set it as your wallpaper, where the background changes daily.

One can choose the theme of the device according to the convenience (automatic switching is also available). The screen saver comes with three styles: Slideshow, Feel the Breeze, and Float.

Major bug fixes

ChromeOS 104 also worked on fixing issues with the interface.

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August 05, 2022


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