Over on Google+, “Chromium evangelist” François Beaufort introduced that Chrome OS, beginning with Canary builds, will default to a floating digital keyboard. Which means that typing onscreen will, theoretically, be more uncomplicated going ahead as Google‘s desktop OS continues to increase its scope.

No person enjoys typing on a big show in panorama with a complete digital keyboard. This floating choice will scale to be extra “thumb-friendly,” which is so easy to get at the back of. It may be dragged anyplace on display, in line with François. The next move is to do what I do with Swiftkey on capsules: break up the keyboard between the 2 facets of the display to permit for sooner, dual-thumb typing.

If this excites you and you’ll’t wait, François says to leap at the Dev channel and allow the flag chrome://flags/#enable-floating-virtual-keyboard. From right here, turn on the keyboard, hit the overflow button, make a choice “Floating mode” (as opposed to “Docking”), and get typing. Optimistically this does not take too lengthy to trickle right down to beta and solid.