New Chromebook owners eventually hear about both Developer Mode and the Dev Channel of Chrome OS, wondering if they’re the same thing. They’re not. Here’s an explanation and how to change Chrome OS channels on your Chromebook.Read more
Ready to try the native screen video recording feature on your Chromebook? You’ll need Chrome OS 88 and one experimental flag enabled.
After that, you can capture full screen, partial screen or a window on video from your Chromebook.
It’s easy to customize your Chromebook screen saver to look more like a Google Nest smart display. With Chrome OS 88 you only get your choice of images or albums from Google Photos, the time and local weather. Perhaps this functionality is expanded in the future?Read more
Got an old Chromebook lying around that’s not getting software updates anymore? One option is to flash the firmware so you can install whatever OS you want. I did just that by installing Linux on a 2013 Chromebook Pixel. Here’s how.Read more
Is it a challenge to move photos from your iPhone to your Chromebook? Not at all: There are two easy ways to make it happen and one of them can even free up storage space your iPhone.Read more
New to Chrome OS? You may not realize that you can view two windows, tabs or apps side by side, just like you can with other operating systems. Here’s how to do it on your Chromebook.Read more
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.Read more
Using Linux apps that would be easier to navigate with traditional Function keys? Here’s a setting tucked away to enable using the top-row of a Chromebook keyboard as F1, F2, etc…Read more
Did you know that there are roughly 100 Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts to save you time? Here are two ways to get a look at them for your Chromebook.Read more
Got a broken laptop or Chromebook screen? All is not lost! By following these steps, a little time and a small investment with replacement screen does the trick. You might even be able to upgrade the display panel like I did.Read more
Now that Chrome OS 80 is out, any new Linux Crostini containers will run Debian Buster instead of Stretch. I restored a Stretch container backup on Buster but it didn’t work.Read more