Chrome 86 Starts Rolling Out

Google starts rolling out Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS

Recently, Google released Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. This latest version of Chrome brings password protections for Android and iOS, VP9 for macOS Big Sur, autoupgrades for insecure forms, File System Access API, and a number of developer features.
 
With the roll-out of Chrome 86 stable, the File System Access API is now available in stable. There are new origin trials for Web HID and the Multi-screen Window Placement API.
 
 
With the File System Access API users can call showOpenFilePicker(), which shows a file picker, then returns a file handle that users can use to read the file. And, to save the file to disk, users can either use that file handle that they got earlier, or call showSaveFilePicker() to get a new file handle.
 
The WebHID API, now available as an origin trial, enables you to access Human interface devices in JavaScript. WebHID, allows web based games to take full advantage of gamepads, including all of the buttons, joysticks, LEDs, sensors, triggers, LEDs, rumble packs, and a lot.
 
The Multi-Screen Window Placement API allows users to enumerate the screens connected to their machine, and place windows on specific screens. Being able to place windows on specific screens is critical for things like presentation apps, financial services apps, and more.
 
For additional details, you can visit the official blog here.


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