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How to Use Nearby Share on a Chromebook

“Nearby Share” is Android’s answer to Apple’s AirDrop. It’s a universal method for sharing between devices, with no Wi-Fi required. Nearby Share works with Chromebooks, too. We’ll show you how to set it up and start sharing….

How to Screenshot on a Chromebook

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are intended to be easy-to-use computers, but that simplicity can lead to confusion. Taking screenshots is one feature that isn’t super well explained, and there are several different ways to do it…

How to Turn on Bluetooth on a Chromebook

Bluetooth has become a common feature on gadgets, including computers. If you have a Chromebook, there’s a very good chance it has Bluetooth, too. We’ll show you how to quickly check and turn it on.

How to Use Function Keys on a Chromebook Keyboard

Computer keyboards are all pretty similar, but Chromebooks break the mold. Instead of the typical function keys, there’s a row of keys for specific Chrome OS functions. However, the function keys are still present if you know…

How to Run a Diagnostic Scan on your Chromebook

People tend to use their computers longer than other gadgets in their life, which means it’s important to keep an eye on the device’s health. Chromebooks have a handy “Diagnostics” app that makes this super easy to do….

How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to a Chromebook

Chrome OS devices work great as standalone laptops and tablets, but you may occasionally want to extend functionality with accessories. We’ll show you how easy it is to connect Bluetooth devices to your Chromebook….

How to Connect a Bluetooth Mouse to a Chromebook

Chromebooks are called Chromebooks because they’re usually laptops, and laptops typically have trackpads. If you’d like to use a Bluetooth mouse with your Chromebook instead, it’s easy to do.  We’ll show you how….

How to Get a Caps Lock Key on Your Chromebook

The keyboard layout on Chromebooks is very different from other computers. There are special keys geared toward web browsing, but the biggest difference is the Caps Lock key. Rather, there isn’t one. Thankfully, you can chang…

How to Screen Record on Your Chromebook

Recording your smartphone or computer’s screen can be useful, but sometimes you have to download third-party apps to do it. Fortunately, Chromebooks have a built-in tool that makes it easy to create screen recordings with no…

How to Enable Startup Sound on Your Chromebook

Computers traditionally have had a startup sound that plays as soon as they are up and running. Chromebooks don’t have this out of the box, but if you miss that nostalgic touch of a startup chime, you can manually enable it f…

How to See How Much RAM Is in Your Chromebook

RAM is important when it comes to how well your computer runs. Chromebooks require less RAM than other computers running Windows 10 or macOS. Still, you might feel like you need more. We’ll show you how to find out how much R…

Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS?

Chrome OS has a reputation for being virus-proof. Google likes to boast about how secure its operating system is compared to others. Are Chromebooks really immune to viruses, though? And, if so, how do they achieve this? Allo…

How to Type Emoji on a Chromebook

Emoji first became popular on smartphones, but they’re just as necessary on computers. Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablets have built-in emoji as well. We’ll show you where to find them, and how to use emoji on your device….

How to Enable Virtual Desk Gestures on Chrome OS

Now that the Virtual Desks feature has come to the Stable Chrome OS channel, we finally received the ability to switch between desks using trackpad gestures. However, to use gestures, you have to enable a hidden flag. Here’s…

How to See Your Chromebook’s End-of-Life Date

There comes a time in your Chromebook’s life when it no longer receives updates from Google. It’s inevitable and could be a lot sooner than you think. Here’s how to see your Chromebook’s scheduled end-of-life date….
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