Chrome OS Gets A Virtual Keyboard and Docked Mode

The latest development channel update brought in two new features to Chrome OS. An onscreen virtual keyboard and a Docked mode.

Virtual Keyboard

Mentions of a virtual keyboard started showing up on Chrome OS code last week or so. This is finally here, available for us to play around with. It is of course still work in progress but this baby has already made rumors of Chrome OS tablets and convertibles stronger. Here is the video

Docked Mode

Support for a docked mode is a recent addition. François Beaufort reports that this is available on Chrome OS development channel now. This is useful if you connect your Chromebook to an external display and want to keep the Chromebook lid closed while using it.


I am sure we already have many people around, waiting for this feature. May I should use the PC monitor as an external display this way since I am not using it much these days.

What do you think?

In Category: Chromebook


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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  • Branni Mikal 17/05/2013, 12:51 am

    So how do you go about using it on a separate display like that? I have the latest Samsung Chromebook.

  • jeb 14/08/2013, 12:08 am

    looking forward to having this full time.