Chrome Platform API Updates in Chrome v41

March 10, 2015

AppWindow now supports a setInterceptAllKeys method which allows capturing of system keys. (available only in Dev channel on Windows)


The options argument for the chrome.fileSystemProvider.mount method now supports an optional openedFilesLimit property. This can be used to limit the maximum number of files that can be opened at once.


The onMessage event callback now contains a from property in the message argument containing the sender who issued the message


Support for the onDeviceAdded and onDeviceRemoved events which are fired when a device is added or removed to/from the system.


The chrome.runtime.setUninstallURL method has finally made it to the Stable channel. This allows setting a URL which is visited upon app removal.


This API is no longer supported and has been superseded by chrome.gcm.