Introducing ChromeOS 104 and introducing new features

It’s a whole new month, and a new ChromeOS release is waiting for you. yesterday, Google officially announced the release of ChromeOS version 104, which should be generally available to eligible devices now. The changes available with this version were mostly covered last week in Mail Based on an announcement made by Google Word – and we even included them in a video! However, now that the update is here, we wanted to go back and review the features that led to it.

Light and Dark Mode (Finally!)

We have covered extensively Personalization Center On this site since it first appeared in Canary. We’ve also covered dark mode on Chromebooks and the fact that it’s hidden behind a flag Like an eternity. ChromeOS 104 changes that with light and dark mode finally making its debut in the stable channel without a flag required.

The light/dark mode is now part of Personalization and can be set manually to one or Auto, so it changes at sunset and sunrise. One difference that I have noticed between this dark mode app is that there is no longer an option for a neutral color mode. Instead, by default, it will use the themed color mode, which uses colors extracted from your wallpaper. However, the option to choose a color mode was available when “dark mode” was just a tick, as shown in the screenshot below.

The dark theme in the past included neutral color mode and theme
The dark theme in the past included neutral color mode and theme

Google images and themed wallpapers

Also includes the Personalization section Wallpaper picker with brand new wallpaper options. One of them is an option Choose from your Google Photo Galleryso you can now use your favorite family photo as wallpaper without having to download it first.

In addition, it includes some other wallpaper galleries, such as Radiance and Element Wallpapers that will take on a light or dark appearance to match what you have chosen on your device. My favorite so far is Glitter collectionAs shown below.

screen saver

Conclusion of customization features is the ability to Set a screensaver as a slideshow from any of your Google Photos albums, similar to how it currently works on the Nest Hub. Additionally, you can Choose the same album in one of the new “Feel the breeze” or “Float on by” photo frames.which will display your family photos in fun animations.

ChromeOS 104 screensaver

Other notable additions

Google is also cleaning up calendar integration with Display a popup calendar whenever you click on the date on the Chromebook shelf. This pop-up calendar is a live calendar. Dots on dates you added events show you more information about that event when you click on them.

ChromeOS 104 تقويم Calendar Tool

Last but not least, The Gallery app, now the default media app in ChromeOS, can now open PDF files. Also, when you open a PDF file, you can switch to annotation mode, fill out forms, highlight text, and even sign documents.

ChromeOS 104 PDF in Gallery app

I’m really excited about these new ChromeOS 104 features, especially since everyone can now use the dark mode. I’m also a fan of the new wallpapers and Google Photos integration that are scattered throughout the Personalization Center. I’m also excited about the upcoming release, which will bring improvements to virtual offices.