We reckon that for the most part, Google’s Chrome OS is quite a functional operating system. It might feel slightly lacking compared to other platforms like macOS or Windows, but Google has been updating it over the years where slowly but surely, Chrome OS is coming into its own.
In fact, according to a report from Android Police, it appears that Google is working on an update to Chrome OS that will make it behave more like a traditional operating system when it comes to multitasking. This isn’t a new feature per se as it has existed on other platforms before, but it’s new for Chrome OS, and that comes in the form of pinning windows to the top.
How Chrome OS handles multiple windows right now is either by splitting the screen or if it’s a full screen app, the moment you select a different app, the other app gets pushed to the background. This is not so useful if you’re trying to do multiple things at once, but with this new pinning feature, it keeps the app in view while you interact with other apps.
So a good example would be if you’re trying to do your own finances and need to keep the spreadsheet open while the calculator app is running in the foreground. Right now, the feature is in the Chrome OS Canary channel which means it’s in testing, so it won’t be available to all users yet, but hopefully it won’t be too long before Google releases it for everyone.
Source: Android Police