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How to Enable the New Chrome OS Launcher on Your Chromebook

How to Enable the New Chrome OS Launcher on Your Chromebook – By Arjun Sha beebom.com
In March 2022, Chrome OS hit its 100th update, and to celebrate the occasion, Google introduced a slew of new features to Chromebooks. Among them, the new Chrome OS launcher made headlines because of its cleaner and fast UI. Having said that, numerous users who have updated to Chrome OS 100 (or later builds in May) have not got the Chrome OS launcher update by default. It seems as though Google is still testing the new left-aligned productivity launcher, so it’s still hidden behind a Chrome flag. Hence, if you want to learn how to enable the new Chrome OS launcher on your Chromebook, follow our straightforward guide below.

 

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running – By Barbara Krasnoff The Verge

I once picked up a Chromebook that hadn’t been used for a while in order to try out what was then a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when I hit the key that was supposed to bring those desktops up on my screen, I didn’t see anything. I did some checking around, and I found that the feature was expected to be available as of version 77 of Chrome OS — several iterations after the version I was running.

Google Assistant in Chrome, powered by Duplex, can now auto-change stolen passwords

Google Assistant in Chrome, powered by Duplex, can now auto-change stolen passwords – By Abner Li 9to5Google

At I/O 2021, Google announced that Assistant would help you change stolen credentials. This Google Assistant-branded, Duplex-powered capability for changing passwords is now rolling out in Chrome for Android.

How to clear your passwords in Google Chrome and turn off autofill

How to clear your passwords in Google Chrome and turn off autofill – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google

There are multiple different services available that allow you to save your passwords, including Google Chrome. If you happen to use one of the many other password-saving programs out there, you probably don’t need to use Chrome’s version. This guide will help you clear all your passwords to essentially turn off Chrome’s autofill.

Check your internet speed from Google’s homepage

How to check your internet speed from Google’s homepage and other sites – By Andrew Romero 9to5Googl

There are a lot of great ways to check and test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to check your speeds, if you want, is to use Google. Of course, there are other options too. Here’s how…

Chrome Remote Desktop for tech support

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop for virtual tech support – By Zach Traverso Android Police
With many people working from home and away from their IT teams, it can be difficult to troubleshoot issues over a message or video call. Sometimes the best option is virtual tech support, but many of these systems are expensive and require you to be an enterprise user or administrator to access them. Enter Chrome Remote Desktop, a free, web-based application designed to help give and receive virtual tech support with a Google account. Here’s how to access and use the feature to give and receive tech support.

That Computer Virus You Can’t Remove Might Be a Browser Notification

That Computer Virus You Can’t Remove Might Be a Browser Notification – By Andrew Heinzman Review Geek
A friend of Review Geek recently reached out for help with an old fashioned pop-up computer virus, the kind that pretends it’s antivirus software. But these messages weren’t really pop-ups; they were browser notifications from a website, and as such, they couldn’t be removed by legitimate antivirus software.

What you need to know about icons in the address bar on Google Chrome desktop

What you need to know about icons in the address bar on Google Chrome desktop – By Andrew Romero 9to5Google

As browsers go, Google Chrome is one that has a ton of features in plain sight, though it can be easy to forget about them. A few of those features are found right in the address bar. This guide will take you through the many icons you might find on the right of the address bar, as well as what they mean and do.

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