An experimental flag that I spotted today suggests that we might soon see Chromebooks with tracking points or pointing sticks like those on Lenovo Thinkpads.
I focus on Chrome OS and leave Chromebook hardware news to the experts like Chrome Unboxed.
Today, however, I have a news to share.
We might soon see Chromebooks with Pointing Sticks like those on Lenovo Thinkpads.
Here is an experimental flag that I spotted today:
“Separate pointing stick settings: Enables a separate group of settings (speed, button swap, and acceleration) for pointing sticks (such as TrackPoints).”
It says “separate pointing stick settings”. I searched the Settings app for anything related to point sticks.
So this should be a new section that Google is adding to Chrome OS. Now, why would you do that unless you currently have or are planning to release Chromebooks with pointing sticks?
We all know that Lenovo is famous for the red pointing stick that they put on their Thinkpad laptops. A Verge article from 2016 says that Lenovo couldn’t put the pointing stick on their Chromebook because Google has “strict guidelines” about Chromebook hardware.
Are they changing guidelines? Will we see something interesting on the rumored new Pixelbook?
What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below.
Source: Chromium Gerrit.
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