Chromebooks have a slightly different keyboard layout than most laptops, in part because there is no caps lock key on the left. Now, that button has a name. Each Chromebook now has an “everything” button.
Google today as detailed in a support forum (via Android Police), The new branding for the multi-purpose button on the left side of the Chrome OS keyboard is the “Everything” button.
In the past, this button was known as the search key or launcher button, but it never had an official name. While “everything” doesn’t live up to our expectations, acknowledging it makes a lot of sense. Pressing this key opens a search bar that works normally for Google, as well as searching for apps on the Chromebook itself. A swipe up in the section will also open the app drawer. In addition to Google’s own Chromebook, it’s even half of the keyboard shortcuts that open Assistant.
All Chromebooks are equipped with everything buttons. This is a button that can help you find your stuff faster. Use this button to search from one place – Google, your Drive, apps, files and more.
Do you know this key by another name? This is a new name for the “Launcher” or “Search” button on Chromebook keyboards. The new name “Launcher” in this campaign reflects user feedback and highlights that Chromebook’s keyboards have a dedicated button that enables them to search for files, apps, drives, the web and more.
This change won’t affect how they use their Chromebooks, but in the end it’s nice to get an official title for the button.
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