When configuring a multi-monitor productivity workstation setup, ChromeOS usually isn't the first operating system that comes to mind; ChromeOS is often lambasted for its lack of true productivity features and lack of real work apps that you'd expect on a fully-fledged operating system on which you go about your daily affairs. However, it seems that Google is preemptively facilitating for a time when such setups with ChromeOS running in the back are a reality, as the latest Canary build for ChromeOS adds keyboard shortcuts for multiple monitor window snapping and dividing.

The commands, while not currently functional, are listed below:

  • Search + Alt + Left Arrow: move active window to the left nearest display
  • Search + Alt + Right Arrow: move active window to the right nearest display
  • Search + Alt + Up Arrow: move active window to the up nearest display
  • Search + Alt + Down Arrow: move active window to the down nearest display

The shortcuts also appear on the keyboard shortcut overlay in this build, which you can invoke in Chrome OS with Ctrl + Alt + /.

The Canary channel is currently on V64, which is scheduled to be Stable in January 2018; meaning if you're waiting for this feature, you'll still have to wait a couple of months. However, Google may easily introduce the feature in a lower version number, so keep your fingers crossed. Now, as soon as ChromeOS actually has enough apps for you to need multi-window support, this might have the potential to get really interesting.

What do you guys think? Is this additional ChromeOS functionality valuable to you? Let us know in the comments, or be sure to post over on the forums with your thoughts.

*Via AP