Listen up: System Sounds for Chrome OS arrived in the latest dev channel update.
Yeah, you heard that right – Google’s lightweight Linux OS has added system sounds for start-up, lock screen and shutdown in the most recent developer build.
‘System sounds are about more than adding audio accompaniment to an otherwise austere boot process…’
Putting my woeful, forced puns to one side, the addition of music motifs makes sense – and not just because it shows some finesse in pursuit of a ‘traditional’ desktop computing experience.
System sounds are about more than adding audio accompaniment to an otherwise austere boot process; they are important for accessibility (making sure everyone is able to use the OS regardless of disability).
A bleep at the lockscreen is a prompt that you can now enter your password; the right chime at shutdown lets you know you can close the lid of your Chromebook.
Listen To The Sounds
Each of the four Chrome OS system sounds are a second or so long (good news for those who hate the protracted melodies of some other operating systems).
I think the sounds are inoffensive enough, but feel free to judge for yourself by hitting play on the players below.
Chrome OS Start Up Sound
Chrome OS Shutdown Sound
Chrome OS Lock Sound
Chrome OS Unlock Sound
Thoughts? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below.