Google’s Chrome OS has received a minor update that makes multitasking a bit easier. You could already resize and rearrange browser windows to view multiple apps or pages side-by-side.

But now if you’re running a small app like Hangouts or Google Keep, you can simply drag it to the side of your screen to dock it and automatically resize other browser windows.

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This lets you keep a chat window open, for example, while surfing the web, watching videos, or playing games.

Sure, you could already have done this by manually resizing a few windows, but the new automatic resizing and docking tool lets you set things up with a simple drag-and-drop.

The result is something that looks a bit like Windows 8, which has been offering users the ability to “snap” multiple Windows Store apps together in this way since the operating system launched in 2012.

via Engadget

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