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Ambient mode for Chrome OS to get glanceable weather information

Ambient mode for Chrome OS to get glanceable weather information

Although it still doesn't work yet, settings controlling the long-rumored Ambient Mode for Chromebooks have appeared in the current Chrome OS Canary channel. Controlled by an easily enabled flag, the new options appear in Chrome OS's Personalization menu. At least two different modes are planned: Google Photos and an art gallery.

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Android's lockscreen media control widget is coming to Chrome OS 78

Android's lockscreen media control widget is coming to Chrome OS 78

At long last, Google is porting the lockscreen media control widget from Android to Chrome OS.

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Chrome Canary flag to hide website notification requests now functional

Chrome Canary flag to hide website notification requests now functional

Requests for permission to send notifications are one of the most grating website behaviors, second only to auto-playing videos. Earlier this year, Firefox started experimenting with denying them by default, and now, Chrome is following suit. There's a flag in the Canary build that blocks all notification requests, only allowing notifications from sites you intentionally approve.

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Chrome OS 76 fixes the biggest problem with notifications on Chromebooks: the 'clear all' button

Chrome OS 76 fixes the biggest problem with notifications on Chromebooks: the 'clear all' button

Chrome OS has come a long way from the days of the CR-48, but it still has a few basic usability problems, and among them is notification management. Chromebooks can show Android app and native notifications together, but clearing those notifications is a pain since the button is hidden. According to Kevin Tofel over at About Chromebooks, the button is now visible at the top of the notification area in the current Chrome OS 76 Canary builds.

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Chrome is getting a unified app management page, includes Android apps on Chromebooks

Chrome is getting a unified app management page, includes Android apps on Chromebooks

According to the folks at Chrome Story, Chrome's Canary channel just picked up a new app management page, triggered via a new flag. Although it's present across desktop platforms, on Chrome OS this page contains not only Chrome apps (which Google is still trying to retire) but Android apps as well. That's right, Chrome OS is finally picking up a unified way to manage apps — but Linux applications sadly aren't included just yet.

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