Getting Comfortable With The Basics


Chromebook Touchpad Gestures:

Chromebook Touchpad Gestures: How to Navigate Chrome OS Like a Pro By Phillip Tracy,

Chrome OS earns praise for being an easy-to-use operating system but there's still a learning curve for new users, especially those who are coming from Windows 10 or macOS. To navigate Google's operating system efficiently, you'll first want to master your Chromebook's touchpad gestures.

Tips to Change your Password – LastPass

5 Tips to Change your Password By Leah Bachmann,

Even though weak, reused and compromised passwords are the cause behind many breaches, people continue to display pretty risky password behavior. In fact, we’ve found that 91% of people know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a security risk, but 59% admitted that they do it anyway.

Using LastPass on iOS: Tricks you Might have Missed By Leah Bachmann,

You want your phone with you everywhere. Don’t you feel the same way about your passwords? With the LastPass iOS and Android apps you have access to all your passwords wherever you go.  

Using LastPass on Android: Tricks you Might have Missed By Leah Bachmann,

We carry our phones with us everywhere, so it’s important our favorite apps are available on-the-go. LastPass offers a great app for both Android and iOS users that lets you access all your passwords and other essential information wherever you need it.  

Password Fatigue and LastPass​ By Joe Siegrist,

John Kelly of the Washington Post had an amusing article today about how much trouble it is to create a new password every 90 days:  So Many Passwords, So Little Time By John Kelly

Speed Up Google Chrome

Speed Up Google Chrome With This Tab-Reducing Extension – By Emily Price,

I have somewhere around 70 tabs open on my computer right now, give or take a few. I treat Chrome tabs like temporary bookmarks. For instance, a few of my open tabs are for stories I want to read later, and a few others are for SF Beer Week events I’m currently in the midst of planning for. It’s not the most efficient way to work, but it’s the way I’ve chosen. Unfortunately, it’s also a way that sucks a ton of power. 

Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

20 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier – By Evan Dashevsky,

Browsers offer us a window into the magical world of the internet, and they do far more than you realize. It's not just about visiting webpages anymore— browsers function as something of an operating system in their own right, which is really not all that far off with Chrome OS now powering Google's Chromebooks.

The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up

The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up – By Jr Raphael,

As far as computers go, Chromebooks are almost shockingly low-maintenance. Google's Chrome OS operating system updates itself silently and automatically — as do most of the core apps associated with the platform — and it doesn't get gunked up and slowed down over time, as traditional operating systems tend to do. There's no antivirus software to fret over, either, and little in the way of complicated settings or compatibility concerns. 

New Flag Enables Powerful Feature For Chromebook Files App – By Robby Payne,

If you are a user who’s made the transition to Chromebooks from a more standard OS like Mac OS or Windows, file management could be a little different for you.

9 Most Useful Chrome Browser Extensions – By Natasha Stokes,

Using Chrome? One of the greatest features of Google’s nimble, speedy browser is the sheer volume of free extensions available from the Chrome store. These extensions are essentially software add-ons that enhance the browser’s performance, tacking on extra capabilities to what you can do within its confines.

Chrome Canvas: On Your Chromebook

Chrome Canvas: A Web App For Drawing On Your Chromebook From Google – By Robby Payne,

Pen support has been a normality in Chrome OS since the early days of Chrome Unboxed. The device that pioneered the entire effort was one we tracked from the earliest stages: the Samsung Chromebook Plus. I remember stumbling upon pen support for what was known as ‘Kevin’ at the time and being so excited to see stylus tools on their way to Chrome OS.

Google Chrome Canvas PWA brings low-latency doodling to Chromebooks, Android, and even your desktop – By Ryne Hager,

Earlier today, our buds over at Chrome Unboxed spotted a new progressive web app by Google called Chrome Canvas. It's a very simple sketching/doodling app that works best on devices like Chromebooks with stylus-based input, but it will also run on your desktop or phone. The new app is showing up as an installed app on some Chromebooks running Dev and Canary channels, but you can pull it down manually on other devices right now.

What Is a Chromebook, and How Is It Different than a Laptop?

What Is a Chromebook, and How Is It Different than a Laptop? – By Simon Batt,

If you’ve been in the market for a laptop recently, you may have seen a type of laptop called a “Chromebook” It might sound a little weird; after all, isn’t Chrome a web browser? Why are there laptops named after it?

Chromebooks fill a specific niche in the laptop world. If you purchase one expecting something similar to a normal laptop, you may end up very disappointed with your purchase. However, if your needs and wants from a laptop match what a Chromebook does, you may find yourself saving a bit of money in the process!

Best Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals

Best Chromebook Black Friday 2018 deals: by

From $99 budget systems to the pricey PixelBook, these Chrome-running laptops will all be on sale.

Thanks to their low price and popularity with schools, Chromebooks remain one of the bright spots in a flagging PC market. No surprise, then, that retailers are offering many Chromebook deals for Black Friday. While some of the sales are for Chrome OS running laptops with smaller screens and minimal specs that cost as little as $99, Chromebooks have evolved to offer bigger displays, 2-in-1 capabilities, and more high-end features as found in Google's PixelBook. We've rounded up those specials below to make it easy for you to find the right deal if you're planning to buy a Chromebook on Black Friday. 

Here are my favorites!

Google Advanced Protection Program

Google Advanced Protection Program by

What is phishing?
Phishing is a common technique that can be used to trick you into giving away your username, password, 2-Step Verification code, or other personal information. Phishing attacks can happen through a variety of channels, including email, telephone, text message, or in apps.How does Advanced Protection defend against phishing?
Advanced Protection requires you to use a physical Security Key.

Chromebook vs Laptop

Chromebook vs Laptop by

If you’re working to a tighter budget for your next laptop – say, under $400 – then it’s a decision between an entry-level Windows laptop or a Chromebook.

The key thing to know about Chromebooks is that they aren’t as versatile as a Windows laptop

Google’s New Gmail Features

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live by

The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web. The new Gmail begins a global phased rollout today, which is to say that it won’t be available to every one of Gmail’s 1.4 billion users right away, and the first to get it will be invited to opt in rather than being able to just turn it on themselves.

Google’s New Gmail Features and How Best to Use Them by

This year, Gmail’s 1.4 billion users are getting their first major upgrade since 2011. From a game-changing “snooze email” function to the exciting option to make sent messages “self-destruct”, we run through the key features of the new Gmail upgrade.

How to Find Contacts in the New Gmail by

The new Gmail started rolling out last week, and it’s awesome. But many people are asking the same question: where did Contacts go?

The previous version of Gmail, now called “Classic Gmail,” had a drop-down at the top-left for quick access to Contacts and Tasks.

Google will force you to switch to the new Gmail whether you want it or not — here's when you'll get it by

Google recently announced a massive update to its popular email platform. So far, it's given personal account holders and company admins (who run company's G Suite accounts) the choice to leave their Gmail inboxes as-is, or to opt into the new Gmail, which comes with a new look and a lot of new features. If they don't enjoy the experience, users and admins are welcome to opt back out.

That's no longer going to be the case in a matter of months, as Google announced

How to undo the Gmail update – and what features you'll miss if you do by

The new Gmail update features a snooze email function, a fresh design and a 'confidential mode' that protects outgoing emails.

However hundreds of Gmail users took to social media to complain about Google's new design. Fortunately for them, there is a way to switch it back to the old version, but only for a limited time.


– Grammarly, an online grammar checking too

Grammarly Review: Is Grammarly Worth All The Hype? by

Do you make a lot of grammatical and punctuation errors? Don't worry; you are not the only one to face this problem.

Grammarly, an online grammar checking tool, claims to make writing a lot easier by proofreading your content in real time as you type. Off late, it is gaining a lot of popularity and is being used and recommended by many people.

Grammarly – Advanced grammar and spell checker for iPad and Mac by

Grammarly is an advanced grammar and spell checker for iOS and the Mac. It helps me to write better copy at work and in my capacity as a blogger. If you write as much as I do, I would highly recommend to check it out.

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet by

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names into actual internet IP addresses, just like your contacts app converts names into actual phone numbers. You can change which DNS server your devices use though, and perhaps get yourself a faster, more secure internet connection along the way.

How to Change the DNS Server on a Chromebook by

Chromebooks allow you to set a custom DNS server, but Google doesn’t make the option easy to find. There are many reasons to change your DNS server, after all.

Chromebook keyboard shortcuts every student should know

18 Chromebook keyboard shortcuts every student should know by

There are keyboard shortcuts that are universal — Crtl + C for copy, Ctrl + V for paste — but just as often there are shortcuts that change between systems, websites, and programs. Chromebooks have some fairly standard shortcuts — and a handy shortcut Ctrl + Alt + / to show you the more basic ones — but looking at the full list of shortcuts can make your eyes glaze over like staring down the 400-page book you were supposed to read and write your book report on over summer vacation.

– The Best Photo Editors for Chromebooks

The Best Photo Editors for Chromebooks by

One of the biggest question we see about Chromebooks is “can they run Photoshop?” The answer to that is no—at least not the full version you’ll find on other platforms. But that doesn’t mean they can’t do photo editing.

And that’s really the key here: knowing when you need Photoshop versus when you just need something to edit photos. There are some powerful tools available for Chromebooks—perhaps not quite as powerful as Photoshop, but they can get pretty dang close for most uses.

Switching to a Chromebook – What You Need to Know

Switching to a Chromebook? Here’s What You Need to Know by

If you’re considering making the switch from a traditional PC (or Mac) to a Chromebook, you may be concerned about the transition. Not to worry—moving to a Chromebook is simple, and these tips will help ease the move.

First Things First: Is a Chromebook Right for You?

If you’re only considering making the jump over to a Chromebook, you may be curious whether a Chromebook is even feasible for you. 

What makes a Chromebook so secure? by

One of the things you'll see written whenever there's talk about Chromebooks is how secure the platform is. If you're into computers or software design or any type of IT you know a good bit about why, but most of the time the talk just stops after saying that Chromebooks are secure.

Google Unveils A Major Security Enhancement For The Chrome Browser by

The stable build of the Chrome browser (Chrome 67) has been upgraded with a major security enhancement called Site Isolation that protects users from malicious websites that steal sensitive data. The Spectre CPU vulnerability is an example. Site Isolation is currently operating in Chrome for Windows, the Chrome OS, Mac, and Linux. Google estimates that 99% of users on these operating systems are protected. Site Isolation hasn’t rolled out yet to Chrome for Android.

Factor Authentication (and Sync Your Codes Between Devices)

Factor Authentication (and Sync Your Codes Between Devices) by

Strong passwords are not enough anymore: we recommend using two-factor authentication whenever possible. Ideally, that means using an app that generates authentication codes on your phone or a physical hardware token. We prefer Authy when it comes to authentication apps—it’s compatible with all sites that use Google Authenticator, but is more powerful and convenient.

What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly

What is Google Smart Lock, Exactly? by

Google does this thing where it uses bad names for products. Then it re-uses those names for other products, confusing everyone. Such is the case for Smart Lock, which is technically three different things, depending on whether you’re talking about Android, Chromebooks, or passwords.

Here’s are the three different things that are housed under the Smart Lock name:

Chromebooks you can buy in 2018

9 great Chromebooks you can buy in 2018 by

Once upon a time, Chromebooks were low-budget options for students without many features or high-end specs. 

But no longer. As Google refines Chrome OS, and manufacturers continue to build and innovate, Chromebooks are becoming great options for users of all ages and occupations. There are hundreds of sellers, makes, and models to choose from, all of which have access to the millions of Android apps Google has to offer. 

For $250, laptops don’t get better than this

For $250, laptops don't get better than this by

Ah, Chromebooks. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I'll continue to praise them for as long as I walk this mortal plane. I mean, what's not to love? They're secure, affordable, and durable. The only complaint I ever have is that they're plain-looking. Well, that's not the case with the Acer Chromebook 11

Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking?

Help Me, Laptop: Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking? by

There's nothing worse than discovering your bank account's been attacked. Gotta pay the rent, after all. So, if you're unfamiliar with a certain operating system, it's understandable why you'd want to make sure it's secure before banking on it.

Kim's 5 Reasons to Set Up a Financial Chromebook  by Komando 

Do you have a Chromebook in your arsenal of gadgets? If you don't know, they are similar to a laptop but…

Best Chromebooks 2018

Best Chromebooks ​2018 by

Chromebooks have come a long way, with solid performance available for a couple hundred bucks. Here are top picks for businesses, schools and families.

Chromebooks have become familiar sights on best-selling laptop lists thanks to their low-prices, long battery life and an internet-focused operating system that's easy-to-use. But don't rush right into buying one; there are plenty of questions to ask first, including whether or not aChromebook is right for you. 

Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking?

Help Me, Laptop: Are Chromebooks Safe for Banking? by

There's nothing worse than discovering your bank account's been attacked. Gotta pay the rent, after all. So, if you're unfamiliar with a certain operating system, it's understandable why you'd want to make sure it's secure before banking on it.

Best Chromebooks 2018 by

Chromebooks have come a long way, with solid performance available for a couple hundred bucks. Here are top picks for businesses, schools and families.

Chromebooks have become familiar sights on best-selling laptop lists thanks to their low-prices, long battery life and an internet-focused operating system that's easy-to-use. But don't rush right into buying one; there are plenty of questions to ask first, including whether or not aChromebook is right for you. 

How Chromebooks Became the Go-to Laptops for Security Experts

How Chromebooks Became the Go-to Laptops for Security Experts by CNET

Chrome OS has provided one of the most robust cases of “usable security” available. Here’s the design philosophy from Google that led to that.

When the team behind Google's Chrome OS software and Chromebooks set out to reinvent the laptop, it quickly zeroed in on security as an area where it could bring a fresh perspective.

"On Chrome OS, we were like, 'We control all the pieces. We can do…

Carry Around Your Google Account’s Backup Two-Step Verification Codes in Case Your Phone is Stolen

Carry Around Your Google Account's Backup Two-Step Verification Codes in Case Your Phone is Stolen by

Two-step verification is great. However, if you happen to lose your phone and don’t have a few backup codes on you then it can make finding your device on the fly a bit complicated. You can score backup codes whether you use SMS or an Authenticator app for verification (you should really be using an Authenticator app), and carrying

The Chromebook Has Arrived

The Chromebook Has Arrived: Switching From Mac, Windows Is Easy by

I'm a Chrome OS convert. The Google Pixelbook made the conversion easy.

Here's the tl;dr: my Pixelbook runs everything I need. It runs Android apps, Google Docs (of course), Microsoft Office, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud (yes, Chrome now can access iCloud photos online), my social networking apps, Firefox, Skype, imaging apps…

Unlock Your Chromebook With a Pin Code

How to Unlock Your Chromebook With a Pin Code by

Passwords are great but inconvenient. If you want to keep your Chromebook secure but easy for you to get into, follow these steps.

A long, complicated password — coupled with two-factor authentication— is an essential part of modern life. While a long password is the most secure option, it can be inconvenient if you just want to quickly open your Chromebook. This isn't to say you shouldn't keep

Cloud Ready Printer

This printer will work with Chromebook (Google Cloud Print) and will scan to Google Drive, permitting scanning compatible with Chromebook, of course, it also works with Windows and Mac computers.
  • 4-in-1: print, copy, scan, fax Note: Scan to Google Drive
  • Network and Wireless Ready: Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Hi-speed USB 2.0
  • Automatic duplexing (two-sided printing)
  • Prints Up to 12ppm Black (ISO/IEC 24734) & Up to 10ppm Color (ISO/IEC 24734)
  • Mobile device printing via: AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and Brother iPrint&Scan
  • NFC Connectivity lets you "touch to connect" for direct printing or scanning from your NFC-capable mobile device
  • 100-sheet paper capacity up to legal (8.5"x14") sized paper
  • Print on photo paper, cardstock or other specialty media using the single-sheet bypass tray
  • Easily navigate onscreen menus on the 2.7" TouchScreen display
  • Scan to popular cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Box, OneNote and more
  • Fast print speeds of up to 12 ppm in black and white and 10 ppm in color increase your productivity
  • Works with mobile cloud printing technology so you can use it from your smartphone or tablet
  • NFC touch-to-connect technology allows for direct printing or scanning from NFC-capable devices
  • Features a 100-sheet capacity to save time on refilling the paper tray

Generic ink for Brother MFC-J885DW printer on Amazon.
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  • This fits your BROTHER MFC J885DW.
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  • Page Yield: 550 pages per black ink cartridge. 550 pages per color ink cartridge.
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Setup Google Cloud Print

Setup Google Cloud Print

How to create a Google account

In order to use Google Cloud Print, you must have a Google account (this is usually your Gmail account and password) and sign in to your account.

If you do not have an account, use a computer or mobile device to access the Google website ( and create an account.

If you already have a Google account, there is no need to create an additional account. Continue with the next procedure, How to register your machine with Google Cloud Print.

How to register your Brother printer with Google Cloud Print

You must register your machine with Google Cloud Print using Web Based Management (web browser). A standard web browser can be used to manage your machine using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

NOTE: There is no limit on the number of printers you can register with Google Cloud Print.

  1. Before you begin to register your machine, confirm that the correct time and date are set on the control panel of the machine. See the Quick Setup Guide included with your machine for instructions on setting the correct time and date.
  2. Confirm that the machine is connected to the same network as the computer or mobile device.
  3. Open the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
  4. Type "http://machine's IP address!" into your browser's address bar (where "machine's IP address" is your machine's IP address).

For example:

NOTE: ​You can see your machine's IP address in the Network menu on the control panel of your machine. For more information, see your Brother machine's Software and Network User's Guide (or Network User's Guide, depending on your model).

​Setup pages from other printer manufacturers.

Connect a cloud-ready printer (2.0)

  1. On your computer, open Chrome .
  2. Type chrome://devices and press Enter.
  3. Under "New devices," find your printer.
  4. Next to your printer, click Manage.
  5. In the "Confirm registration" box that appears, click Register.
  6. On your printer screen, follow the steps to finish registering. You might have to press a button that says Register or OK.
  7. To check if your printer is registered, on your computer, go to and click Printers.

Connect a cloud-ready printer (1.0)

  1. On your computer, open the Cloud-ready printers page.
  2. Click your printer manufacturer.
  3. At the bottom of the section, click the link to go to your manufacturer’s help website.
  4. Follow your manufacturer’s steps to set up your printer.

How to Print from a Chromebook by How-To Geek

While many of us have strived to move into an all digital world, printing is still a necessary evil for most people. If you’re a Chromebook user, printing can be a bit of a pain, but thanks to some recent changes by Google, it just got a little bit more convenient. Click Here to Continue Reading

Chromebook Improved Printing Options

Your Chromebook is about to get some improved printing options by TechRadar

Printing from Chrome OS has always been a somewhat convoluted affair, with printers needing to get hooked up to Google Cloud Print in the cloud before becoming available on a Chromebook or wherever else you've got Chrome installed.

Google Help – Set up your printer

You can print from your Chromebook using most Wi-Fi printers.

Note: If your printer doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi, you can’t set it up with your Chromebook.

Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi

  1. Turn on your printer.
  2. Connect your printer to a Wi-Fi network. If you need help, follow your printer manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. If you haven’t yet, turn on your Chromebook and sign in.
  4. Connect your Chromebook to the same Wi-Fi network as your printer. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi.

Step 2: Add your printer to your Chromebook

Important: You’ll need to know your printer’s IP address, protocol, and queue. To find them, check your printer’s display panel, manual, device specs, or help website.

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. In the "Printing" section, click Printers.
  5. Click Add Printer.
  6. Enter your printer information:
    • Name: Type any name.
    • Address: Type your printer’s IP address.
    • Protocol: For most printers, the supported connection protocol is IPP.
    • Queue: For most printers, the queue is ipp/print.
  7. Click Add.
  8. In the box that appears, choose your printer manufacturer and model.
    • To find this info, look at the label on your printer.
    • If you don’t see your printer in the list, check your printer info for its "printer language" or "emulation." Then choose the "Generic" option that looks similar.
    • If you have your printer driver, click Browse to upload it. The file must be 250 kb or smaller.
  9. Click Add.

Step 3: Print a page

After you’ve set up your printer, you can use that printer to print from your Chromebook:

  1. On the page you’d like to print, press Ctrl + p.
  2. Next to "Destination," click Change.
  3. Under "Local Destinations," select your printer.
  4. Click Print.

Best Chromebooks 2017

Best Chromebooks 2017 – Chromebook Reviews – Laptop Mag

Feb 13, 2017 – Ready to run Android apps or plenty of browser tabs, the Chromebook Flip C302CA offers a premium aluminum chassis, zippy performance …

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA *

Ready to run Android apps or plenty of browser tabs, the Chromebook Flip C302CA offers a premium aluminum chassis, zippy performance and solid battery life, all in a bend-back, 2-in-1 package. Its bright, 1080p screen is great for watching videos today and for playing your favorite games from the Google Play store when it becomes a standard part of Chrome OS tomorrow.

Best 2-in-1 Chromebook

Samsung's Chromebook Pro is the first step towards the future of Chrome OS. The convertible 2-in-1 has an aluminum metal body, a 2400×1600 display with 3:2 aspect ratios (which feels natural when using it like a tablet) and an integrated stylus pen for notetaking and drawing. It's among the first work with Android apps from Google Play out of the box, but Google really needs to take some time to iron out the issues with them. 

Samsung Chromebook Pro Review **

Best School Chromebook

Students need laptops that can handle being tossed into lockers, jammed into backpacks and dropped in the schoolyard and the 11.6-inch Asus Chromebook C202 can take it all. Starting at $199, this laptop can drop 2.6 feet on its side and 3.9 feet on its bottom thanks to a rubberized exterior. The C202 also has an excellent keyboard and lasted 8 hours and 23 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which is more than enough for a full day of school.

Best Chromebook for Business

Not only does the first Chromebook with a 6th generation Core i5 CPU get impressive performance and a solid 8 hours and 33 minutes of battery life, but it's also an IT administrators dream. The chassis is sexy enough to turn some heads and so rugged that it can survive being dropped from four feet Plus, it comes with some helpful tools for companies such as TPM, SAML support, and remote configuration through the web-based Chrome Device Management panel.

Best 15-inch Chromebook ***

The 15-inch display is still the most popular screen size for any laptop, and Chromebook shoppers will soon have an option that's sized just right. The $249 Acer Chromebook 15 sports an Intel Celeron CPU under the hood and will come with either 2 or 4GB of RAM and a 16GB or 32GB SSD. That should offer plenty of processing power, now with the real estate people want. It even looks great, with your choice of a white or black fabric-like finish. 

Here is a solid windows suggestion.

Acer Spin 5 Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop – Intel Core i5 – 1080p  Item #1135723

$499.99 After $100 OFF $100 manufacturer’s discount is valid 3/24/17 through 4/27/17. While supplies last. Shipping & Handling: $14.95*


  • Backlit Keyboard with Pricision Touchpad
  • Dual-Band Wireless-AC WLAN (featuring MU-MIMO) + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Acer TrueHarmony High-Performance Sound System
  • 1x HDMI (with HDCP support)




Pin Apps to a Chromebook’s app Shelf

3 Ways to Pin Apps to a Chromebook's app Shelf by CNET

In an effort to appear like more than just a browser, Chrome OS outfits you with a desktop that features familiar items along the bottom edge. The Launcher button in the bottom-left corner will immediately remind Windows users of the Start button. Akin to the Windows taskbar, Chrome OS has an app shelf where you can dock icons for your favorite apps. And there is a small area in the bottom right that acts like the Windows system tray where you can access settings along with battery and network information.

The app shelf saves you the step of first clicking or tapping the Launcher button before clicking or tapping the app you wish to open. By pinning apps to the shelf, they are but one click or tap away.

How to Use a Chromebook

How to Use a Chromebook: Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts by CNET

Curious about Google's alternative to a Windows laptop or a MacBook? You've come to the right place.

Kicking the tires on a Chromebook purchase? As a cheaper alternative to a Windows laptop or a MacBook, a Chromebook is an attractive option for budget buyers. The simplicity of Google's Chrome OS, which is little more than its Chrome browser with a bit of window dressing (Windows dressing, if you will), is also a key selling point.

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