I recently picked a Chromebook that has not been used for a while to try a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when I pressed the key to show these desktops on my screen, I did not see anything. I looked around a bit and found that the feature is expected to be available from Chrome OS version 77 onwards – a few iterations of the version I'm running.
While Chromebooks work almost by themselves, and you usually can If you do not know what version of the operating system is running on your device, you may want to have that information available only when you need it. You only need to do the following:
- Click the clock in the lower-right corner of your screen.
- Select the Settings icon (the gear in the top row of the pop-up window).
- Click on "About Chrome OS" at the bottom of the menu and select it.
Your version number is located directly under the title of Google Chrome OS at the top of the window. A button to the right of this number allows you to check for new updates or to install recently downloaded but not yet installed updates.
For more information on how Chrome OS works, click For example, to know which channel is running on your Chromebook or when the current operating system was created, click "Detailed Creation Details." On this page, you can also check what's new in your current version of Chrome OS, go to Google's help pages, or report a problem.
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