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Chrome OS 84 comes with redesigned Files app, better Overview screen, and resizable on-screen keyboard

Chrome OS 84 comes with redesigned Files app, better Overview screen, and resizable on-screen keyboard

Following the release of Chrome 84 on desktops and mobile, Google has now launched Chrome OS 84. Other than the regular Chrome browser features like intrusive notification request blocking and app shortcuts support, the OS is in for some more treats. The redesigned, all-white Files app is finally going stable, the virtual keyboard is now resizeable, there are simpler split-screen options built into the Overview screen, and we get a new Explore app that replaces the Get Help application.

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[Update: Now in Tasker beta] SkipTrack and Next Track apps let you skip songs by long-pressing volume buttons, no root required

[Update: Now in Tasker beta] SkipTrack and Next Track apps let you skip songs by long-pressing volume buttons, no root required

One nifty feature that's been possible on various custom ROMs for some time is the ability to skip forward or back on music players with a long press of the volume buttons, even when the phone is locked and the screen is off. Although similar functionality could be achieved with Tasker using double/triple presses, the exact same feature hasn't been possible on unrooted phones — until now.

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[Update: Software button may be coming] FYI: Pressing the volume buttons in Call Screen lets you hear the other party

[Update: Software button may be coming] FYI: Pressing the volume buttons in Call Screen lets you hear the other party

Google's Pixel-exclusive Call Screen feature debuted with the Pixel 3, but it came to the older Pixels several weeks later. In our experience, it can sometimes be useful, though most people just think it's a voicemail greeting and hang up. Nonetheless, in the event that you are able to get the caller to play along with Call Screen, it turns out that you can actually hear what he/she is saying with the press of a volume button.

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