In keeping with its pledge to keep Chrome OS users better informed about the updates it supplies, Google today discussed Chrome OS 76.
“Every Chromebook runs on Chrome OS, which updates every six weeks to keep your device speedy, smart and secure,” Google’s Alexander Kuscher writes. “Each Chrome OS update happens in the background, without interrupting what you’re doing.”
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Here’s what’s new in the latest release of Chrome OS.
New media controls. The new media controls let you pause or play sound from a tab or an app using the updated system menu, which provides a list of these open items and looks (and works) similarly to the notification shade in Android.
Updated camera app. Chrome OS’s camera app has been updated with a new interface for navigating between shooting modes. And it works in portrait mode on the Pixel Slate now and, soon, on other Chromebooks.
Easier notification management. With the proliferation of Android apps on Chrome OS, managing notifications is becoming a problem. So the system menu now supports a “Clear all” button so you can dismiss all notifications at once, as you can do on Android.
Google says it will continue providing these updates each time a new version of Chrome OS is released.
<blockquote><em><a href="#449735">In reply to greatrexmark:</a></em></blockquote><p>That sounds like a nightmare of a setup. Buy a new PC and let the updates run. Window defender is all the AV you need do not waste money on anything else. </p><p><br></p><p>I have ave been running Windows 10 since it came out and I have never had an issue with any update and this is on many computers. </p>
<p>The list of features is not complete. 76 seems to be big update over all</p><p>Virtual desktop, gpu for Linux app(some devices), manage Google multiple account in one place(account management), send to shelf, dark theme for website and more</p><p><br></p><p>https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/08/14/chrome-os-76-released-to-stable-with-android-style-media-controls-virtual-desktop-support-and-more/</p>