Pixelbook to Get Split-Screen Feature, Here is How to Enable It Right Now

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Pixelbook brings you an final Chrome OS expertise however the Google OS does have its fair proportion of issues. One such drawback is the dearth of break up display screen multitasking. Effectively, Google plans to repair this quickly.

In a Google+ publish, well-known Chrome evangelist François Beaufort has shared the oh-so pleasant information that the split-screen multitasking function has made its option to the Chrome OS Dev Channel (model 64). The perfect half being you could simply attempt it out immediately by tinkering with experimental Chrome flags. Do word that your Pixelbook must be on the dev channel to have the split-screen flag. You may try our article on how you may change to the developer channel in your Chromebook.

To get the multitasking function in your Pixelbook, allow the flag named “Cut up view in Pill mode” by navigating to chrome://flags/#enable-tablet-splitview. It’s that straightforward and will require you to restart your system to take impact.

As soon as the function has been activated, faucet on the “Overview” icon on the backside proper nook to view the entire at the moment open home windows in your Pixelbook. You’ll now be capable to drag the energetic home windows to both aspect of the show to see a highlighted space, as proven under, and snap them in place to make use of two home windows concurrently.

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At present, Google has restricted the scope of the multi-tasking function to solely Chrome. You’ll not be capable to snap two Android apps side-by-side in your Pixelbook in the meanwhile. Additionally, the energetic apps that don’t help split-screen would show a message saying they can’t be snapped. The identical would be the case should you attempt to snap any considered one of them to both aspect.

Whereas we’ve been anticipating the launch of this much-needed function for a really very long time, the addition of the identical to the developer channel means Google is nearly able to push it out for all Chrome OS customers. It is a welcome addition for Chrome OS customers however at the moment, no timeline for an official launch of the function has been disclosed. Are you excited to see Google launch the split-screen function on Chrome OS eventually? Tell us your opinion within the feedback part under.