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Simpler App Launcher Lands in ChromeOS Dev

Not a fan of the current ‘full screen’ ChromeOS application menu?

Well, it seems neither are the Chrome developers; a new look app launcher has been introduced in to the developer channel of ChromeOS.

Replacing the incumbent giant view is a smaller, more discrete pop up that’s reminiscent of that seen in the very first ChromeOS screenshots.

Also introduced in the update are new webapp shortcuts for ChromeOS orientation site and Google+ Hangouts.

  • Robert Cox

    i wish i had the cash to drop on a chrome book, the latest version of Chrome OS is really looking quite spiffy. A chrome book would make a great secondary machine for me.

    • HenkDroid

      If you have a laptop lying around, you can use it as a Chromium laptop, it’s virtually the same. Or you can install it onto a USB stick. Just search for Chromium OS

      • xshaneyx

        I would rather have the Chromebook and know the hardware should be certain to work.
        I have ChromiumOS on a laptop and it mostly works but there are niggles.

  • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

    Haha that’s awesome. Slingshot started out as a fullscreen app launcher that dimmed the wallpaper, then we switched to a white popover with a smaller grid and pages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaffaf.ahmed Shaffaf Ahmed

    awesome :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaffaf.ahmed Shaffaf Ahmed

    i think google should release chrome as a DE for linux so we can easily use it on our computer s :)

    • HenkDroid

      If you have a laptop lying around, you can use it as a Chromium laptop, it’s virtually the same. Or you can install it onto a USB stick.

      • http://suryamp.tumblr.com Surya Prakash Manchikanti

        can you list out the steps involved? what os should I download? Official builds? or Hexxeh’s builds?

        • HenkDroid

          I’ve always used hexxeh’s, there’s instructions on the site. It should be quite simple if you use Windows or OS X, there’s an installer available on the website. If you use Linux you have to be careful with the command that you will use.
          http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

  • Ludwin E. Castro

    Is very similar to the Pantheon of elementary OS!

  • Jose G. Minaya

    Why would they want to change that. The ‘full screen’ is better. It makes me feel like Chromebook is as good as Apple’s. Anyways, if they are going to put this lit pop up launcher at least they should let to choose full screen or pop up.

  • vincenmokrc

    LOL….elementary os LUNA….

  • http://www.megatechtoday.wordpress.com/ Christian Luck Jabasa

    Simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pvmhoang Pham Vu Minh Hoang

    look like slightshot of elementary os

  • Vlogeek

    I want the full screen but i just get that how do i get back to full screen