Google Chrome 73 will support multimedia keys

Google Chrome 73 will support multimedia keys

The upcoming feature is already available to Chrome 73 Beta and Chrome Canary users to test with YouTube.

The Chrome OS 72.0.3626.97 (Platform version: 11316.123.0, 11316.123.1) is now rolling out for most Chromebook devices.

Chrome will be the first browser to allow users to do all of this.

In addition, Google has taken care of the security of the new Chrome OS 72.

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If you use a laptop or desktop PC a lot, the dedicated keys that control volume and other elements of your media can come in pretty handy, as they're often easier to find and use than the on-screen buttons that perform the same functions. Among these, we can mention external storage access support for Android apps via /storage dir and MediaStore APIs, and the ability to search app shortcuts for Android apps in the Launcher. In addition, there is also a feature added in Chrome OS 72 which lets you to access your Google Drive directly through your File app and from there you can access your Files that are saved to Google Drive via Backup and Sync.

With Chrome 73, Google plans to introduce support for hardware media keys - this means you will be able to play/pause, and play the next/previous track using the playback keys on your keyboard or device itself.

"Shill, the network manager for Chrome OS, has been put in a sandbox and no longer runs as the root user on the system". Thanks to this, there won't be any vulnerable activities allowed in Networking.

Laura Modin has lived in Las Cruces her whole life. As a journalist for News Lair, Laura covers national and worldwide developments.

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