Chrome OS 81 gets tablet-friendly gestures


Google’s new Chrome OS 81 update for Chromebooks is set with new navigation gestures for easier use in tablet mode. With more Chromebooks featuring touchscreens and keyboardless options such as Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet, the update introduces Android 10 and iPadOS-like gestures when they’re used as tablets.

With the new set of gestures, you can go to the home screen with a full swipe up from the bottom of the display. You can also swipe up and hold to switch apps, swipe left to go the previous page and a short swipe up to open Quick shelf. Google’s redesigned Quick shelf allows you to access your pinned apps while saving screen space. You’ll also be able to manage Chrome tabs with a touch-friendly tab strip while in tablet mode.

[Source: CNET]