Linux users might be please to learn that Google has this week announced the availability of their Linux supporting Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension.
Chrome Remote Desktop support for both Mac and PC systems has been available for some time but until now no Linux support for the handy browser extension, that allows you to control another computer remotely.
The current release of Linux Chrome Remote Desktop only supports Debian and Ubuntu at the moment and Google suggest that you create a separate virtual desktop session to get things running smoothly.
By default, the Chrome Remote Desktop Linux extension will create a virtual desktop that is 1600 x 1200 pixels in size, but this can be tweaked if required. Google explains :
“We are excited to announce official Linux support in Chrome Remote Desktop with step-by-step directions provided in our Help Center.
The virtual session is set up so that, when you run Chrome from within the virtual session, it will be set up with a new profile. This is done because Chrome does not support using multiple X displays within the same profile. You can use Chrome Sync to synchronize your bookmarks and other settings within the virtual session.”
For more information on the new Linux supported Chrome Remote Desktop jump over to the Google website for the full announcement, instructions and a useful links.
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