Here is something new and totally cool coming to your Chromebook; sounds for startup, lock, unlock and shutdown!. A new CL added to the Chrome OS code says:
Added sounds for CrOS startup, lock, unlock and shutdown from go/ChromeSounds.
There are four .wav files attached to this change bug:
I am still trying to see if I can download these files and play it. Will update this post if I am successful.
I had seen startup sound samples for Chrome OS before Google launched Chrome OS, but it never made it to Chromebooks. So there is a small chance that these sounds are just an experiment.
But back then, Chrome OS didn’t have desktop and wallpapers as well. Google is trying to make people more and more comfortable with Chrome OS, bringing the familiar bits from traditional operating systems. Startup/shutdown sounds are part of that experience. So this time, there is a lot more chance for this change to land in Chrome OS.
It is just a matter of few weeks now. I think the decision is a couple of development channel updates away. But, then, will they bring those Chromebook screensavers as well?