How to view the differences between two Chrome OS versions

With this custom URL, it’s easy to see what’s new or changed between two Chrome OS versions on the same channel in lieu of full release notes.

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How to search for open tabs on the New Tab Page of Chrome OS

Can’t keep track of all the open tabs on your Chromebook? No worries: A new feature lets you search for open tabs so the system will find the one you need for you.

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How to easily install Debian Linux packages directly from the Chrome OS Files app

Debian Linux package installations from within the Chrome OS Files app is a smart move by Google because it doesn’t assume any familiarity with the Linux command line. It’s quick and easy: Here’s how to use it.

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Android Messages for web works great on a Chromebook

While you can use the new Android Messages for web on any supported browser, it obviously works well on a Chromebook too. Setup is simple using a browser and the recently updated Android Messages app.

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How to check the battery health of a Chromebook

Checking the battery health of a Chromebook isn’t just useful for a device you’ve had for a while. It’s also handy — a must, even, IMO — before buying a used Chromebook. And it’s actually quite easy to do if you know where to look for the information.

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Chrome OS Files app now shows Android files. Here’s how to get the feature.

First we got Linux files appearing in Chrome OS and now we have experimental access to our Android app files. One quick setting change now shows user-accessible Android folders in the native Files app on a Chromebook.

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How to get the old on-screen Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts back

Don’t like the new keyboard shortcut viewer on your Chromebook? This tip will bring back the old on-screen shortcut helper in less than a minute.

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Why every Chromebook owner should carry a USB key or SD card with them

Don’t wait until you get the dreaded “Chrome OS is missing or damaged” message on your device: Carry external memory with the operating system on it. Here’s how to use it to recover Chrome OS and get your Chromebook working again.

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Service Manual: How to repair or upgrade an HP Chromebox G2

The HP service manual for repairs or upgrades on the HP Chromebox G2 is available, confirming some specs and even adding a few new details on the device. If you plan to modify or fix your G2, you’ll need this.

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Dark themed Android P-like system tray settings menu available for Chromebooks

The “merger” of Android and Chrome OS continues with a new Chrome system tray settings updated that borrows some visual aspects from Android P.  Here’s to how to get it early.

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Can’t open your Project Crostini container Terminal? Here’s how to get access

By updating the Chrome OS Crostini container component, I broke my Linux terminal! That’s OK, there’s a quick workaround to get going again with Linux apps on a Chromebook.

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