Three Finger Swipe and Random Wallpaper Coming To Chromebooks

Two  small but exciting things on Chromebook. One is an option to pick “Random Wallpaper” on Chromebook as part of the Aura window manager. Second, we will have Three Finger Scroll on Chromebooks soon!

Random Wallpaper

Aura window manager is getting better day by day giving Chrome OS a more friendly look , the look of a traditional operating system, I should say. Wallpaper was a big change  in there and Chrome OS will get an option to set random wallpaper.

Chrome OS Wallpaper

Chrome OS Wallpaper

Since Chromebooks are supposed to be always connected, we can expect a lot of features/extensions around this which will download wallpapers from the web giving you more wallpapers automatically every day! I am sure this will be really interesting feature.

Three Finger Swipe

This is a cool new feature added just today, to the code. “Implements a three finger swipe gesture event for the aura Gesture Recognizer” the code change says. This has been committed and available for you to build, or you can download the next build of Chromium OS from Hexeh to test this out.

The description of this change does not specify what actions these new gestures will be used for. So, we will need to wait for more updates on this. Any guesses?

Thank you  for your inputs.

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • James 19/04/2012, 1:00 am

    I’ve noticed that middle click (click with 3 fingers) has stopped working recently. Apparently it has affected other Linux-based OSes too.

  • Matt 19/04/2012, 1:32 am

    I keep hoping that I get some of these updates on my cr-48, but I am starting to suspect that us originals will get overlooked.

  • Cougar Abogado 20/04/2012, 1:49 am

    Thanks for the updates, Dinu. I’m really curious about the swipe.

    As an English tip, I suggest leaving input in the singular. 😉

    • Dinu 20/04/2012, 1:06 pm

      Thanks!!! I appreciate it. Now that I changed my career to a Tech Writer, it helps a lot!

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