I think there will be few Linux users who do not know what virtual desktops are. A server saw them for the first time in Ubuntu 6.06 and it is worth remembering that it went from one to another with the cube effect of Compiz Fusion. Today I still use them to separate some windows, such as work and social networks. This is something that can be done in Chrome OS 78, the latest update to Google's desktop operating system.
This late inclusion to Chrome OS surprises and ceases to surprise. On the one hand, we are talking about a function that has been on the desktop for years, even in Windows. On the other hand, Google's desktop operating system is a very limited system, more like software for tablets than for computers. In any case, we can already organize our tasks in virtual desktops, and we can do it in a way reminiscent of macOS.
Chrome OS 78 virtual desktops will help us organize our tasks
The new virtual desktops option will appear as soon as we update to Chrome OS 78. To view them, you need to open multitasking and click the new button that appears at the top right with the text «New Desktop». Once activated, we can drag windows to the new workspaces.
Other new features in Chrome OS 78 include:
- Click-to-call, a feature that allows Android phone users to make calls by right-clicking on a phone number that appears on the Chromebook.
- Possibility to print in a simpler way and save our favorite printers.
- New button in the menu to log out, turn off the computer or lock it to send suggestions.
Chrome OS 78 was officially released yesterday, so should soon show up as update on all supported devices. You have all the information about this launch in this link.