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Chrome OS will soon add a much-loved Mac feature

MacOS users know the quick path to a number of handy features is simply shifting the cursor to one of the four corners of the display.

The easily-customisable feature can quickly reveal the desktop, expose all open windows, activate the screensaver, show the app menu and a whole lot more.

Why are we telling you this? Well it seems Google is about to bring its own version of the ‘Hot Corners’ feature to the Chrome OS, the operating system that powers its Chromebook range.

Related: Best Chromebook 2020

The in-development feature has been spied by 9to5Google within a new code change for ChromeOS, which includes a description of the feature. Here’s how it appear within the code that will soon be added in a new flag to chrome://flags, according to the report.

Enable hot corners

If enabled, the user can configure actions for corners of the display.


Right now it isn’t an actionable feature within the Chrome OS, but the description leaves us under no illusions as to how it will work. As today’s report suggests it probably won’t arrive until Chrome OS version 82 or 83, if it makes it to the main operation system.

If you’re looking to snap up an affordable laptop, Chromebooks have come an awful long way in the last few years with affordable options and top end laptops with powerful hardware. Dell, Lenovo and Acer offer great looking Chromebooks, but Google’s very own Pixelbook is currently the best on offer according to our testing, unfortunately it’s also one of the most expensive.

Are you a Chromebook owner who’ll never go back to a Mac or PC? What won you over? Drop us a line with your thoughts @trustedreviews on Twitter.


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