Some weeks, Chrome OS gets so many new features, it feels like we’re practically drowning in possibilities. And man alive, is that ever a delightful sensation (even with the metaphorical lack of oxygen).
One part of the Chrome OS experience that hasn’t changed much in recent years, though, is the desktop environment — y’know, the Chromebook’s exceptionally humble home screen. Sure, the taskbar area (a.k.a. the Chrome OS shelf) has learned a few new tricks over time, but the desktop itself has remained vexingly blank and free from advanced functions ever since its inception.