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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How to mount Linux container files in the Chrome OS Files app for Project Crostini

It’s pretty easy to mount files from a Linux container to the Files app on a Chromebook running Project Crostini: A manual implementation of what Google plans to bring to the Files app on a Chromebook.

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Here’s what Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, look like on a Chromebook

Since I recently flipped from Stable to Dev to test Linux apps on my Pixelbook, I decided to install a few PWAs and generally, I’m impressed by the speed and the native look & feel of these. Here’s how to try them on your Chromebook.

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How to use Google Smart Lock to generate secure passwords on a Chromebook

While some folks know that Google Smart Lock can manage and remember your passwords, not everyone knows that Smart Lock can actually generate strong passwords for you. Here’s how to set it up and use it.

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First look: Running full Linux apps on a Chromebook with Project Crostini

After flipping over to the Chrome OS Dev Channel, I got Crostini up and running on my Pixelbook. Here’s how to do the same for a full, secure Linux desktop environment and what it looks like.

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How to spoof your Chromebook user-agent for sites that don’t support Chrome OS

Have you ever used a Chromebook to watch online video or use a web app and it doesn’t seem to work even though the same site works on the Chrome browser for Windows or MacOS? Seems strange, but it happens. Luckily, there’s a pretty easy fix thanks to a Chrome extension.

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How I code on a Chromebook using Python and a Raspberry Pi

There are several ways to code on a Chromebook, but many of the require extra effort, compromise security or cost too much. I’ve settled on a simple, inexpensive method to meet my requirements until a more native solution comes along.

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