google: Google rolls out new features for Chromebooks


The market share of Chromebooks has fallen in recent quarters. This is not a deterrent to Google as it regularly rolls out new features for Chromebooks. The tech giant now makes it easier for Chromebook users to take notes among other things. Here are the main new features of Chromebooks:
Better stylus support for taking notes
Last year, Google launched the Cursive app on select Chromebooks. Now Google is rolling it out to all Chromebooks that work with a stylus. The Cursive app makes it easy to capture, edit, and organize handwritten notes on your Chromebook. Users can also sketch drawings or paste images into notes. With the Cursive app, users can also quickly copy and paste it into another app or send a PDF. Other features include erasing anything you don’t like by scribbling on it with a stylus. “In the coming months, we’ll also be introducing features for more customization, like changing the pen stroke thickness, style, and color more easily,” Google said in a blog post.
Cursive will come pre-installed on all eligible Chromebooks. Users can just tap the All button and search for the app. Or they can download it.
Custom magnification function
Chromebooks currently have the docked magnifier feature which creates a split screen: the bottom half is your standard screen and the top half is the magnified version of your screen. Google now lets users control the size of the magnified portion of the screen. “You can make it bigger if you want to see more zoomed-in content, or smaller if you want to see more of the standard screen. You can tailor it to your preferences or adjust it based on the content you’re viewing,” said Google in the blog post.
Additionally, eligible Chromebooks will notify users if the USB-C cable they are using does not support displays or does not work ideally for the laptop. “You will also receive a notification if the cable you are using does not support your Chromebook’s high-performance USB4/Thunderbolt 3 standards,” Google added in the blog post.


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