ooOh!! Awesome news here Chrome OS – Chromebook fans Chrome OS is finally getting a wallpaper (download here) option that will sweeten up things for you! Details and a video right ahead. Read on.
When Chromebooks launched, many people raised a serious concern. They felt locked inside the browser. There is no way to get out of it unless you shut down the Chromebook. There is no way to minimize windows or go to wallpaper or nothing that resembles the traditional computing experience we always had.
For many, this was part of the deal. I approached my Chromebook (Chromium OS on a netbook in my case) knowing, once I log in, a browser window or two is all I will get. There were many who liked it that way. But for others, here is the great day.
The aura window manager is Google’s effort to bring in some old school desktop experience to Chrome OS, but I am sure they will have few twists thrown in here and there. We are yet to see the whole picture. But Aura has been around for a while now and today, they added new wallpapers. Francois Beaufort and I noticed that they added wallpaper system yesterday but today we got something more eye-candy. So here are my dear friends, the first screenshot of Chrome OS wallpapers. – Do they look a little MACish? or is it just me?
Next up is a video of this new wallpaper changing the option in action. Now, on this screenshot, you will see an option to have wallpaper change every day! Since Chromebooks are supposed to have a working internet connection always, we will soon see options to have it download pictures every day and change it for you. And if the team plans to throw in an API around this, expect a bunch of cool extensions making your Chromebook desktop experience super awesome.
Media Player With “Desktop Notifications”
Finally, we get to write about “desktop” and desktop notifications on Chrome OS! So, here is a screenshot of how the media player shows its notifications when you play a song.
Stay tuned for more.