Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stable Channel Update for Chrome OS

The Stable channel has been updated to 34.0.1847.118 (Platform version: 5500.100.0) for all ChromeOS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes, security updates and feature enhancements.  Systems will be receiving updates over the next several days.  Some highlights of these changes are:

Updated 4/11/14
  • Side dock which allows users to dock small windows and panels to screen edges. Windows are all automatically managed in this mode.
  • Sticky keys, which allows you to perform keyboard shortcuts / mouse+keyboard gestures by pressing the keys in sequence instead of simultaneously.
  • Onscreen keyboard which allows you to type and use device features (top row) with a pointing device.
If you find new issues, please let us know by visiting our forum or filing a bug. Interested in switching channels? Find out how. You can submit feedback using ‘Report an issue...’ in the Chrome menu (3 horizontal bars in the upper right corner of the browser).

Matthew Yuan
Google Chrome

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Blogger Jay Surage said...

how do i use these new features? i see no instructions

7:09 PM, April 08, 2014  
Blogger Jazbo Jenkins said...

I agree, where are the instruction Google?

8:28 PM, April 08, 2014  
Blogger Dawn said...

I agree.....how do you use these new features???

9:28 PM, April 08, 2014  
Blogger Phil O said...

Yep, me too. First thing I thought when I read the post. You're going to have to do better than this Google if you want to encourage acceptance of the platform.

5:56 AM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger Kyle Tillman said...

This update completely ruined our deployment of Chromebooks that were using single app kiosk mode for testing. Instead of being located in the bottom tray like set in the Admin Console it now appears front & center on boot up. We are talking 4000 devices now messed up due to poor & lackadaisical testing PLEASE FIX

8:05 AM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger grade-a doofus said...

Why no changelog?

Need to find out what changes were made to Kiosk mode.

3000+ Chromebooks no longer showing Kiosk mode...ChromeOS now prefers Kiosk OR Enterprise but not both?

1:13 PM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger John said...

Yes I agree this update is very bad. My chrome book is now very slow, takes ages to start up. It now constantly scans a removable device (haven't got one) and the scan never completes. Horrible update.

2:26 PM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger Richard Wurzer said...

For those with Kiosk issues, see here:

2:42 PM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger Jeff Rica said...

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4:36 PM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger Jeff Rica said...


4:39 PM, April 09, 2014  
Blogger سعد الحوشان said...

I wonder what Arabic letter has google sacrificed off the keyboard this time. Not sure I will turn on my pixel anytime soon though, the worst purchase of my life.

2:52 AM, April 10, 2014  
Blogger Derek Herbert said...

Thank you Google, for turning on offline backup from the get go. So many of our students miss this crucial step and once they get home to do their homework, they find that they can't do homework... This is a HUGE HELP!

5:31 AM, April 10, 2014  
Blogger Trever said...

Stumpy is not updating. All devices?

10:42 PM, April 10, 2014  
Blogger Denis Marchand said...

My HP 11 has got the update, but not my Samsung...

3:40 AM, April 12, 2014  
Blogger upi said...

My Samsung XE303 is not updating!

9:06 AM, April 12, 2014  
Blogger Robert Howe said...

HP Chromebook 14 is still stuck on V30 and has not updated in over a month.. No mirroring to TV, cannot switch to Beta channel (only option is "cancel"), after powerwash the laptop can select Beta but does not show any indication in the version or other data.... Help! OS tech support has not been able to provide me with assistance.

8:23 AM, April 13, 2014  
Blogger Trever said...

I have submitted feedback. In my ~2 years of using Chrome OS full time, never seen such problems (bugs) with a release. I hope they have paused the release for fixes and are aware of the problems. The worst is that Peppy is restarting Chrome whenever I have more than one window open and go between them (not every time, but often). My chromebook is almost unusable now. There is a long list of other problems that all seem related to the UI.

2:28 PM, April 13, 2014  
Blogger Robert Howe said...

Is there any way to downgrade to a previous version that is more stable? In the field I know this was possible on other systems... I.e. clarity, smartgraph, willett, cad, etc... Bypassing / dumping config files and loading previous s/w always worked.

6:54 PM, April 13, 2014  
Blogger Unknown said...

At first I was coming here to complain that my two Acer Chromebooks still have not updated to this release. In fact, one that was two revs back did update, but the the previous release.

But after reading these comments, I'm not complaining anymore. I wonder if Google has halted the updates.

1:54 AM, April 14, 2014  
Blogger Trever said...

Okay, just got a new build on Stumpy AND Peppy. We'll see how it goes down...

9:43 PM, April 14, 2014  
Blogger Unknown said...

It appears Google has dumped this build and issued a new .120 one instead. Let's see what happens.

11:35 PM, April 15, 2014  
Blogger Unknown said...

It does no good WHATSOEVER to put out an updated build with new features and not provide instructions on how to ACCESS THEM!

Google, this is MADDENING. Get your defecation consolidated here.

8:36 PM, April 18, 2014  

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