One of my favorite gestures for Chrome OS that has been around for years is the ability to use a 2-finger swipe in either direction to forward or back in your browsing history. Combined with the 3-finger swipe to jump between tabs and you have gesture support for a few of the most-used navigation needs […]
Tips & Tricks
Of all the things we share with our readers, we get some of the most positive feedback concerning our tips & tricks articles. As many aren't fully familiar with the ins and outs of Chrome OS, these articles provide interesting and useful info for new and experienced users alike.
A couple days ago, Microsoft pulled the wrapper off a brand-new, updated version of Skype for Web and, in the process, left quite a few users out in the cold. In what looks like an effort to consolidate development around the most-used browsing platform (Chrome), Microsoft has shuddered support for the web version of Skype […]
When you start talking about VPNs, there are generally 3 camps: those who don’t know what I mean when I say VPN, those who know about it and have never used or installed one, and those who are aware of VPNs and are using one right this moment. For that final group, this article may […]
If you own an Android phone or tablet, you’ll be familiar with using Google Photos inside a photo editing app. Take Snapseed or Photoshop Express as examples: if you have those apps installed on your Android device and go to open up a photo to edit, you can choose from your local storage or simply […]
Wallpapers for your Chromebook are a quick, handy way to spruce up your desktop and make your device as unique as you are. The best part is that changing your background can be done is a few simple clicks and it will sync across all of your devices. Last October, with the release of the […]
It is pretty easy to get lost in all this Chrome OS news on a daily basis and forget the large number of users who may be sitting in front of a Chromebook for the very first time today. After a few years of researching, reviewing and writing about Chromebooks, it becomes very tempting to […]
This particular feature of Chrome OS has likely been around for quite some time. To be honest, I’m not sure how long users have had access to this option, but I’ve simply not known it was possible and I can’t believe I’ve not been using it this whole time! Just the other day I was […]
For as long as I’ve used a Chromebook, there’s a particular UI element that has never changed. It’s been in the same spot and behaved the same way as long as I can remember, and I used it often. What item is that, you may ask? The clear all notifications button.
Chromium developers are busy bringing the Crostini Project and Linux apps into the mainstream Chrome OS experience but that will never deter the tinkerers and hackers who like to find themselves outside of norm. Putting your Chromebook in Developer mode opens up doors to a number of features and capabilities and the keepers of Chrome […]
If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few days, you’ve no doubt seen the stories from many major news outlets warning you that Google’s Gmail is susceptible to 3rd party app developers snooping through your email. With what Facebook has been through in recent months and our collective conscience regarding privacy […]
At some point in the past few weeks, one of the updates to Chrome OS silently removed a feature that we’ve talked about being one of the best – if not under-utilized – features of using a Chromebook: Add to shelf.
Ah, Emoji: the ubiquitous communication that bridges the digital age with our caveman, wall-etching history. As a form of communication, they have risen to the level of having their own (reportedly terrible) feature film and are used in a variety of ways by a variety of people on a variety of devices. Well, except Chromebooks.