Chrome OS Is Getting Virtual Desktops

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Chrome OS, Google with 22 Comments

Google is working on adding a much-needed productivity feature to Chrome OS. 9to5Google reports that the company is working on bringing support for virtual desktops to Chrome OS.

Google engineers have actually published evidence of the new feature on Chromium Gerrit, as well as a video demo of an early version of the feature.

Right now, Google is calling the feature “virtual desks” and it will essentially allow you to create different virtual desktops that you can switch between. You will likely be able to use your keyboard keys to constantly switch between the desktops, and Google says it will also support mouse gestures.

Here is a demo:

Virtual desktops are a really useful feature that’s found in Windows 10 and macOS. The experience is especially a highlight feature of macOS, and Microsoft later brought it to Windows with Windows 10. It’s incredibly useful when you are working on multiple different things at the same time and have a lot of apps open that you are constantly switching between. And when all of that is happening, keeping track of everything and organizing your windows can be a real pain.

It’s not clear when Google plans to release the new virtual desktops feature for Chrome OS, but seeing as Google already seems to have a prototype of the feature, it shouldn’t be too long before it arrives for Chrome OS users, probably first starting with developer betas.

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