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Chromebooks will presently let you know while you’re using some unacceptable USB-C cable

Chromebooks will presently let you know while you’re using some unacceptable USB-C cable

 

Google’s most recent Chromebook update adds an element that tells you on the off chance that your USB-C cable has restricted usefulness, the organization declared Friday. USB-C cables can have broadly shifting capacities, offering things like different charging and information move speeds on a cable by-cable premise, so this new Chromebook highlight seems like it very well may be a valuable device to assist with investigating issues.

“Eligible Chromebooks will notify you if the USB-C cable you’re using won’t support displays, or isn’t performing ideally for your laptop,” Google says in a blog post. “You’ll also get a notification if the cable you’re using doesn’t support the high performance USB4 / Thunderbolt 3 standards that your Chromebook does.” The new feature is coming first to Chromebooks with 11th or 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs that support USB4 or Thunderbolt, according to the blog, “with more devices to come.”

Google is very much in the know about a portion of the difficulties of USB-C cables, with representative Benson Leung causing disturbances with his tests and surveys of USB-C cables, including one that obliterated his Chromebook Pixel. The circumstance has improved from that point forward, however it can in any case be difficult to know precisely which USB-C cable does what, so this new notice from Google is a welcome expansion to its Chromebooks, and obviously, we have Benson and the remainder of the group to thank for that.

The new update likewise incorporates a couple of additional highlights. Google is refreshing the split-screen magnifier highlight so you can resize the amplified piece of the screen, allowing you to pick to see pretty much of the zoomed-in region.

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