Chrome OS 99 released: What’s new?

Introduction

Google has distributed Chrome OS version 99 since early March 2022 and has improved some things with it!

The version has already arrived on my Pixelbook Go and Lenovo Chromebook Duet Tablet 10. 🙂

Chrome OS 99 released: What’s new?
Chrome OS 99 | Image: cyldx.com

New directly available features

  • Pinning applications directly from the Launcher
  • Creating GIFs [Wikipedia] via the Camera app
  • Conversion of the Files app to a Progressive Web App (PWA) [Wikipedia] completed
  • Faster Desktop creation: in the overview, drag a window directly into a desktop
  • Better palm ignoring when typing with a digitizer
  • Nearby Share: Background scan introduced to find new devices easier
Desktop Overview: Window Drag & Drop | Image: cyldx.com
Desktop Overview: Window Drag & Drop | Image: cyldx.com

New Chrome OS Flags

Attention, these are partly still experimental!

chrome://flags/#side-search

Activates the new sidebar for searching in Chrome.

chrome://flags/#side-search-state-per-tab

Activates the new sidebar for searching in Chrome per Tab:

Search sidebar in Chrome | Image: cyldx.com
Search sidebar in Chrome | Image: cyldx.com
chrome://flags/#files-filters-in-recents

Activates the filter function (audio, image, video) in the “Recentview in the Files app:

Filter in the “Recent” view in the Files app | Image: cyldx.com
Filter in the “Recent” view in the Files app | Image: cyldx.com
chrome://flags/#enable-jxl

Enables the ability to open jxl files [Wikipedia] in the Files app and view them with the image viewer.

Sources: Chrome OSSystem settings: “See what’s new,” 9to5google, Chrome Unboxed.

Important Notes

Notes for beginners: My posts usually contain some basics that you can understand how to proceed. I partly repeat the basics in other posts, so you don’t have to jump back and forth all the time.

Here is the meaning of the abbreviations after the headings: [E] Everyone [A] Advanced [B] Beginner [P] Professional

If you still miss something, feel free to comment. The community will try to help you! 🙂

Notes for professionals: My posts usually have the form of a knowledge base entry and should be equally suitable for beginners, advanced users, and professionals. Just pick out what you need immediately. You can also find content specifically targeted to professionals. These are marked accordingly with [P] and other finger points.

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Disclaimer of liability: As always on this blog, I warn you that all changes to your system mentioned in this post are at your own risk! It is theoretically possible that there are system or application errors that could lead to data loss and further problems!


Words in italics may be registered trademarks or companies! Examples: Google, YouTube, and Android. Or they are technical terms from the IT world, which are described in various locations in the blog.

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Marcel@CYLDX

Hey! 😀 I started this blog in 2018. Fitting the blog, I want to describe myself as a true “Google Sheep,” incredibly addicted to travel and open-minded. I like traveling the world and creating digital content on Chrome OS, travel, and mobile work.

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