Chrome OS 97 with updated gallery app and improved accessibility begins rolling out

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Chrome OS 97 was released by Google as the latest stable update for Chromebook owners. The new version brings an updated gallery app and improved accessibility. Chrome OS 97 arrives a week after the release of Chrome 97 for desktops, Android, and iOS. The new Chrome browser update introduced features including simplified memory controls and a streamlined auto-fill drop-down menu. The new Chrome browser on desktops also has improved support for international keyboards and includes the option to set zoom levels for your most visited websites.

Google announced the launch of Chrome OS 97.0.4692.77 through its stable channel. The update should be available on most Chrome OS devices in the coming days.

As reported by 9to5Google, one of the biggest changes Chrome OS 97 is introducing for Chromebooks is the updated Gallery app, which now allows users to play their favorite songs and music natively. This is different than it used to be when Chrome OS played audio content through a dedicated client.

The updated Gallery app shows a full screen view of the audio tracks playing on the Chrome OS device. It also features a Now Running queue on the left that you can hide entirely. The audio player in the Gallery app also has shortcuts, including those to move the track forward or back 10 seconds, or change the speed. In addition, the player shows album art in a larger size than what you could see on the dedicated client.

You can also open multiple images at the same time in the Gallery app. The app also gives you access to features like zooming and editing every single image available on the screen.

Chrome OS 97 also updates accessibility with the full screen magnifier, which offers the ability to continuously move the screen with the mouse. The addition comes alongside the existing standard option that allows the window to slide when your cursor hits the edge of your screen.

You can search for Chrome OS 97 on your Chromebook by going to. walk ideas > Via Chrome OS > Check for updates.

Earlier this week, Google announced a series of updates to Chrome OS later this year. This includes quick setup with an Android phone and support for Fast Pair.

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Jagmeet Singh writes on Consumer Technology for Gadgets 360 in New Delhi. Jagmeet is Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360 and has written extensively on apps, computer security, internet services and telecommunications developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @ JagmeetS13 or by email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send your hints and tips. More Google ‘Pipit’ foldable phone specs tipped over Geekbench listing; May come with Tensor SoC, 12 GB RAM

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