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How to get dedicated settings windows in Chromebooks?

Chromebooks are fast becoming popular as the Windows PCs decline and Google is not sitting still. The ‘developer-driven’ company continues to innovate and improve the Chromebook experience, which contrasts that of Windows where major changes come only when a new version is announced.

Chromebook users know that these are the ‘just work’ devices and you really don’t have to fiddle too much with settings and stuff; still there are a lot of things that you can manage from ‘settings’ page. As a Chromebook user, I would agree with François Beaufort and I really found it a bit awkward that ‘settings’ page was just another tab of the browser. So to give settings its own deserved space the Chrome developers have created a ‘wrapper’ around ‘settings’ page so now, like Files, it looks like an independent window.

It doesn’t change the way you manage your Chromebooks via the settings page, but it does improve the user experience.

If you are running the dev channel, you can easily enable the new settings window by visiting this page on your Chromebook.

chrome://flags/#enable-settings-window

You can easily enable the flag by visiting the above page in Chrome browser of your Chromebook.
You can easily enable the flag by visiting the above page in Chrome browser of your Chromebook.

Let us know what you think about the new settings page in comments below.

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Swapnil Bhartiya

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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