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Why multi-window support is better in Chrome OS than Windows [Video]

Chrome OS got an update recently that drastically improved the way multi-window support works in the OS, and I can now honestly say that it’s even better than Windows.

To demonstrate what I’m talking about, I created a brief screencast, which you can view above. In the video, I navigate to Pocketables.com using the regular Chrome browser in full screen mode, the way most people use the browser in Chrome OS. Next, I open up Google Keep, a packaged Chrome app that can open on top of other windows. Then, I drag it to the right hand side of the screen – it automatically resizes and takes up around a third of the right hand side of my screen. So far, this isn’t a big deal, as Windows acts similarly.

However, the nice part about this is that the main browser window also resizes, so that Keep isn’t blocking anything. If I minimize or close Keep, the main browser window will go back to taking up the rest of the screen.

It’s seamless, it’s visually appealing, and it just works. Chrome OS really is the operating system that gets better with age!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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