The launch of Chrome OS 87 for Chromebook models has begun, with some new features that will make it easier to browse the web and use Bluetooth accessories. The new version of Chome is getting a tab search feature that was added to the Windows version of the browser last month. This allows you to search for a tab among several open tabs in a browser. Chrome OS 87 also shows the battery level for wireless headphones connected to your Chromebook. This update also brings some new wallpapers from four different artists and some bug fixes.
In an official post on the Chromebook support page, Google announced that Chrome OS 87 has started rolling out devices and will reach all devices in the coming days. The new version of the operating system offers Chrome a tab search function that allows users to easily find a tab between several open tabs. Clicking the Tab Search button next to the minimize icon will bring up a drop-down menu that you can use to search for a specific tab. This can also be triggered with Ctrl + Shift + A.
Tab search was added to the Windows desktop version of Chrome last month, but it’s not yet available to all users. It came with the update version 87.0.4280.66.
The Quick Settings or Settings menu now shows the battery level of your connected Bluetooth headphones. When a Bluetooth headset is connected to the Chromebook, a notification in the lower right corner of the screen shows the battery level. If you want to find out the battery level while using the headphones, just open the Quick Settings or Settings menu. It is unclear whether this feature will also work with other Bluetooth accessories.
Finally, Chrome OS 87 has 36 new wallpapers from four different artists. You can change the wallpaper in Chrome OS by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Set Wallpaper.
Google asked users to post feedback or bugs in the forum. It is important to note that not all users will be eligible for the update right away as it will be rolled out gradually over the coming days.
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