How to test drive the exciting new Chrome OS Productivity Launcher

If you’re unhappy with the default Chromebook menu/app launcher, there’s an experimental option in the dev channel you can try out. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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Chromebooks love the cloud, and Google has gone to great lengths to make that intersection of hardware and cloud seamless. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a more traditional approach to the interface.

One thing that has bothered me about Chrome OS for some time is the app menu. It seems Google has always wanted to force a more mobile interface on users that were probably more at home with the tried and true desktop metaphor. So when Google teased a possible new “Productivity Launcher,” I was all ears.

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