A Quick Make Up For Chrome OS landed in the Dev channel the other day. Tiny tweaks that make the UI look neat. With Brandon Giesing‘s cute wallpaper, (Do check out his new blog dotmaniac.co.cc), things look pretty. Take a look.
The Apps Panel – And It’s Not New
There is anew Apps Panel or App Menu. It used to look similar to Android or iOS app menu, but the new version of Chrome OS has apps arranged on panel with white background.
.. and its not new.
I dont know if you guys remember. Take a look at one of the first screenshots, or UI mockups we ever saw, for Chrome OS. See something similar?
I think the team made this decision for making Chrome OS more unique and not like all the other smartphone/tablet operating systems around. I think this was a neat decision.
Search From Apps Panel
You can search for your apps from the apps panel. But the search works as Omnibox away from omnibar too. Yes, you can search the web from this search box, do some calculations, etc. Paste to search won’t work here though.
Now, You Can Choose Your Own Wallpaper
See something different on Brandon Giesing‘s screenshots? Yes, he has a custom wallpaper, not something that comes with Chrome OS. You can now choose your own wallpaper. Cool uh?
See the new Browse and I’m feeling lucky options? It also has a drop down to change Cropped or Stretch.
Tweaked Settings Panel
The settings panel popup got a little face lift. It looks similar to the settings menu of Android on Tablets. Agree? Here is a screenshot.
Screenshots Have Better Names
A small but useful tweak. Screenshots taken by Chrome OS has better names now. Here is an example.
New: Screenshot 2012-06-16 8:52:39 AM.png
Its well formatted now, right?
So, what do you think? Will this make up impress anyone?