Showing posts from December 1, 2019

Google Keep Is Chugging Along Nicely

I still remember the shutdown of Google Reader in July 2013 — who doesn’t? It was one of the first high-profile product shutdowns that shaped and contributed to Google’s reputation (and countless memes) as a product killer. With the shock and disappointment of Google Reader’s loss still fresh, many questioned the future of Google Keep. A Google Keep note on my Pixel 2 XL phone. This new product had been initially released just a few months earlier, in March 2013. The conventional wisdom was to not use Keep because it was likely going away soon, too. Yet the product has been going on and regularly getting new features for over 6 years. Another high-profile shutdown, the one of Google+ 8 years after its launch, is a hint anything may still happen. But the death of a specific product doesn't necessarily affect the fate of another. The case of Google Keep is worth reminding each time Google unveils a new product.

Missing or Misplaced Keyboard Shortcuts on Your Non-English Chromebook? Here’s What to Do

Are any keyboard shortcuts missing from your Chromebook with a non-English keyboard, or aren’t where the documentation says? It’s not just you. So star these issues in the Chromium tracker to let Google know they are widespread and require action: Docking windows using "alt + [ or ]" does not work on German keyboards as there is no "[ ]" key Virtual desks shortcuts missing from the Italian keyboard layout If you have a Chromebook with a keyboard layout of a language other than English, you likely realized a lot of shortcuts work only with different keys than the ones the Chrome OS help center or the Settings > Keyboard > Show keyboard shortcuts tool list. And some shortcuts are missing altogether. The keyboard shortcuts for virtual desktops listed in the Chrome OS keyboard mapping tool on my ASUS Chromebox 3. On Italian keyboards the shortcuts aren't where they're supposed to be and some are missing. There's a common cause. It’s an is