The touch enablement of Chrome OS continues, as well as the merging of look-and-feel elements between it and Android. The latest example is in the Chrome OS Canary Channel, the pre-alpha builds of the platform, where you will now find the Power menu to look strikingly similar to its Android counterpart.
The new came from long time Chrome OS evangelist François Beaufort who posted about the find on Google+. If you are a fan of Chrome OS, Francois is one you need to follow as he is great at finding these little nuggets, especially in the Canary Channel.
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A new commit in the Chrome OS Gerrit points to the floating virtual keyboard being enabled by default when you enter into tablet mode on your compatible Chromebook. The feature leverages existing flags that you can find in the Stable Channel today, but this commit make the default behavior change.
Today, if you go chrome://flags/#enable-floating-virtual-keyboard you can enable the floating virtual keyboard on your Chromebook. Then, when you go into tablet mode, the keyboard can be moved from fixed to floating using the overflow menu (the three vertical dots). You’ll also find several other virtual keyboard flags to play with if you do a search for “virtual keyboard” on the flags page.
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