After decoupling Google Photos and Google Drive, Chromebook users have been left in the lurch: How to view Photos in the Chrome OS Files app? Code suggests Google is working on this but you’ll need Photos for Android installed.
Need to capture an entire web page or site on your Chromebook? You could screencap it section by section but that’s not one continuous image. To get one, these two keyboard shortcuts and one command is all it takes.
In an odd twist, Google has added 100 GB of free Dropbox storage for Chromebooks. Here’s how to get the offer and a way to mount your Dropbox into the Chrome OS Files app.
Although the feature has been around since August of 2018, many Chromebook users don’t know that in some cases you can install a Linux app without actually using Linux. Here’s how.
Between offline file synchronization, Android and Linux apps, and smart prepping, you can do more than ever with a Chromebook when you’re not online. Here are 4 strategies from ComputerWorld and 2 of my own to make it happen.
After nearly 5 months of inactivity, code efforts to bring Linux app installation searches to the Chrome OS launcher have been paused. For now, you’ll need to find Linux apps for your Chromebook the old-fashioned way: Googling for them.
Chrome OS 75 was released to the Stable Channel today and includes a number of new features, such as USB support for Android debugging in Linux, reader mode for web pages, and the recently discovered Files app support for cloud storage via installed Android apps.
Using OneDrive, a NAS, or some other cloud storage with your Chromebook? Chrome OS 75 will make it easier to access that data by mounting it to your Files when you install the Android app for those services.
Chrome OS 74 added Linux container backup & restore functionality to Chromebooks but it’s tucked away in the Settings. It may be moving to the native Files app, which is a more intuitive location for the restore.
Chrome OS 75 is available for enterprise Chromebook customers, bringing improved network security, Android device access over USB in Linux and more printer controls.
Chrome OS 74 has launched on the Stable Channel with a list of 8 key changes. As is often the case, there’s more in here than the “official” list, such as Crostini backup and restore for Linux containers on Chromebooks.