Fresh Chrome OS Screenshots Show Revamped “Athena” User Experience

Google is always tweaking its products, and Chrome OS has one substantial change coming regarding the look and features of its windows management. (That’s “windows” not “Windows”, mind you.)

Google “Happiness Evangelist” François Beaufort posted a screenshot that shows a stacked set of open windows with a search bar and bookmarks along an area at the bottom. The new look doesn’t quite appear ready for primetime (it’s admittedly a first draft), but a more powerful tool to manage open windows in Chrome OS would be a welcome innovation.

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Beaufort stated in the G+ post that you can actually track the new user experience as it’s developed by, as Beaufort says “checking out the chromium source code and compiling the convenient ‘athena_main’ target with ninja -C out/Release athena_main”.