Google brings keyboard shortcuts and custom mouse buttons to ChromeOS

Best Chromebook 2023: the speaker on the left side of the Dragonfly Pro Chromebook.
Now you can customize these bad boys. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Google is rolling out a new ChromeOS update (M123) to its stable channel yesterday that brought features like the ability to customize keyboard shortcuts and mouse buttons and enabled hotspot connections on cellular Chromebooks. The company’s April updates also brought updates and bug fixes to Pixel Watches and Pixel phones from the 5A and up.

The keyboard shortcut feature will work like it does in other operating systems, in which you can assign specific actions to specific key combinations. Google uses the examples of tweaking shortcuts to be easier to carry out one-handed or making them resemble those you’re used to in, say, macOS. The same goes for mouse button customizing — if your mouse has extra buttons besides just left and…

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