See The Stylus Menu From Chromebook Plus and Pro On Any Chromebook

Here is a fancy Chrome OS flag for you to test. I am on Canary channel, so it might take a while before it shows up for you. However, when it does show up, remember who told you first!

I enabled chrome://flags/#force-enable-stylus-tools on my Chromebook and restarted it. And voila!

Here is the official description of the flag: Forces display of the stylus tools menu in the shelf and the stylus section in settings, even if there is no attached stylus device.

It might take a while before I can get my hands on a Samsung Chromebook Pro or Plus, let alone use one. For now, I will have to satisfy myself with this menu.

Only two of those options work for me without stylus. I can take screenshots, but not screenshot of a specific region. I can open the newly taken screenshot in Google Keep to annotate. I can also use the “New note” option in the menu to quickly launch the Google Keep app to start writing.

If you have a Chromebook with stylus, do give this a try and let me know if it works!

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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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  • Karl Gingerich 14/03/2017, 1:39 am

    It’s on by default on my Sammy Plus. I cannot find the flag tho. I’d love to turn it on for my ASUS Flip at home. Lv/

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