Chromebooks improve dramatically with the ability to completely redefine keyboard shortcuts that were spotted during testing with Chrome OS.
About Chromebooks (opens in a new tab) noticed that the latest Chrome OS 111 beta contains a revamped keyboard shortcuts app that lets you remap these shortcuts to your liking.
Now this feature isn’t working yet – you can change the shortcuts in the new panel, but they’re not actually enabled, as it’s still preliminary testing for the feature.
In fact, the Shortcuts app is still hidden from testers in the Chrome OS 111 beta, and you need to take care of a few experimental flags to find the relevant panel.
Even so, it’s good to see that the ability to customize your own shortcuts is coming to Chrome OS.
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That’s no big surprise because for quite some time now there have been reports that Google is planning to bring this feature to Chrome OS.
For the moment, it is only possible to redefine some basic elements of the keyboard (like changing the function of the ‘search’ key for example). With this change, you’ll have full control over the entire shortcut library (in theory anyway, if the final implementation goes as it looks now).
This means those more accustomed to a Windows or macOS system can keep their favorite shortcuts from those platforms by remapping them to Chrome OS, making their everyday computing life easier on a Chromebook (maybe the one they come from). to buy and which is completely new to them).
It’s possible this feature was in previous betas of Chrome OS, and About Chromebooks just found it. So Google may have been toying with the concept in the background for a while now, hopefully, and we’ll actually see it debut in beta soon enough, hopefully – and then in release by the following.
Via Tom’s Hardware (opens in a new tab)
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