Android Police - Guides on Chromebooks https://www.androidpolice.com All the latest mobile tech news, deals, reviews, guides, editorials, and more. True Android fans come to Android Police! Wed, 25 Oct 2023 12:00:20 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[How to reset your password on your Chromebook]]> There are several ways to log in to devices and services, but no way is more secure than a strong password. Passwords are great, especially if you use a password manager to create and store them, but sometimes, we can forget them, or they can be leaked from a data breach. This problem is not unique, and all Chromebooks, even the best and most secure, can have password issues. Chromebooks make it easy to change your password or login information.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 12:00:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/change-chromebook-password/
<![CDATA[27 Chromebook keyboard shortcuts you should know]]> Chromebooks are some of the most cost-effective and exciting computers on the market. They have great hardware and useful software for users at all price points and are simpler and more user-friendly than Windows or Mac computers. Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes, but for those who want a little more out of Chromebooks, Google introduced the Chromebook Plus program in October 2023, which has several minimum standards Chromebooks must follow.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 15:01:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-keyboard-shortcuts/
<![CDATA[What file types can ChromeOS run?]]> The ChromeOS operating system was made popular by Chromebooks, which are web-based laptops that are fast, affordable, and easy to use. However, since ChromeOS is mainly built with the web in mind, you might run into limitations compared to a regular Windows or Mac laptop. For example, you can't install Windows (.exe) files on ChromeOS, so you might have to find new programs when purchasing a budget-friendly Chromebook. In the guide below, we cover the common files you can run on ChromeOS.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 13:00:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-files-can-chromeos-run/
<![CDATA[How to right-click on your Chromebook]]> Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular as they've evolved from a glorified browser into a full-fledged computer. And Premium Chromebooks offer plenty of advanced hardware like beautiful screens and fingerprint scanners that bring the user experience to a new level. No matter which Chromebook they have, most new Chromebook users will notice that there isn't a right-click button built into their device. Even though it's not obvious, there is still a way to right-click on a Chromebook.

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Sun, 15 Oct 2023 10:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/right-click-chromebook/
<![CDATA[How to Fast Pair on your Chromebook]]> We all have Bluetooth accessories, such as a great pair of headphones, that improve our experience with our devices. However, pairing them is not always a walk in the park since the devices don't always communicate correctly or stay connected. Modern Chromebooks have a feature called Fast Pair, which makes connecting and staying connected to compatible devices easier. This guide discusses what Fast Pair is and how to use it on your Chromebook.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2023 15:00:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/fast-pair-chromebooks/
<![CDATA[How to move from Windows to ChromeOS]]> Windows is an operating system widely used for entertainment, work, school, and gaming. It has a worldwide appeal for offering a user experience tailored to your needs using premade or custom-built computers. At the same time, Windows is synonymous with viruses, malware, and other infections that plague its users daily. And constant Windows updates in the background often go ignored by many, causing more issues in the future. Some of the best Chromebooks on the market can be very appealing, and it's easy to see why some might want to switch to ChromeOS.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2023 11:01:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-switch-from-windows-to-chromeos/
<![CDATA[How much RAM does your Chromebook need?]]> Chromebooks are capable machines, and the best Chromebooks can be used for browsing, watching videos, and editing documents. You can also use Android and desktop apps via Linux. Its lightweight ChromeOS operating system makes Chromebooks power-efficient. These computers don't need powerful processors and RAM in double-digits.

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Sat, 30 Sep 2023 19:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-much-ram-does-chromebook-need/
<![CDATA[How to find ChromeOS updates on your Chromebook ]]> Staying on top of software updates keeps your Chromebook running efficiently and securely. Typically, you don't have to manually install updates on a Chromebook. Google ships ChromeOS updates and security patches frequently, and they typically download and install in the background. If you've noticed your laptop is running more slowly than normal, its worth a quick check to make sure your computer is up to date. If a missing update or ChromeOS Powerwash fails to help, it may be time to to upgrade to a a high-end Chromebook.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 12:54:54 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-chromeos-update-check/
<![CDATA[How to play Roblox on your Chromebook]]> Roblox is an incredibly popular game, especially with a younger audience, that's been around since 2006. It's showing no signs of slowing down, with more than 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store alone and countless others across all the compatible platforms. It's a great place for children to express their creativity, and it gives them an outlet to create their own games within the game. Roblox can be enjoyed on an Android or Apple phone, Windows or Mac computer, some consoles, and even on the Amazon Fire OS. But can you play Roblox on a Chromebook? Let's take a look at how to get the smash hit running on ChromeOS.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2023 13:05:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/play-roblox-chromebook/
<![CDATA[ChromeOS: How to switch between Stable, Beta, and Dev channels]]> Chromebooks are capable and easy-to-use devices that run Linux-based ChromeOS on the software front. The best Chromebooks offer premium builds and receive operating system (OS) updates for many years. Chromebook updates are mainly released in Stable, Beta, and Developer channels. You can switch between these channels to access the newest features while they're being finalized. However, each channel offers a different mix of new features and stability. This guide details the ChromeOS channels available to you and how you can try them out.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2023 10:00:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-chromeos-channels-stable-beta-dev/
<![CDATA[How to use an SD card for storage on your Chromebook]]> Whether you're rocking a top-of-the-line Chromebook or our favorite budget ChromeOS devices, at some point, you may want to expand your storage. Downloading content from apps like Netflix or Plex takes up a lot of space, so you'll want to install an SD or MicroSD card to avoid filling up your laptop's internal storage.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-enable-sd-card-storage/
<![CDATA[Can Chromebooks get viruses?]]> ChromeOS is one of the most secure operating systems. Still, it can't guarantee protection against viruses. While the chance of a virus infecting your Chromebook is slim to none, understanding your Chromebook's security features and why you don't need antivirus software will give you peace of mind when setting up your new device.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2023 13:00:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/can-chromebooks-get-viruses/
<![CDATA[How to use split screen mode on your Chromebook and ChromeOS]]> When you use the same device for work, school, and play, it's hard to fit everything on the screen at once. You may be able to switch between windows with some keyboard shortcuts on one of our favorite Chromebooks, but it can get confusing. To make this easier for Chromebook users, Google includes some great multitasking features in ChromeOS. Split screen is one such feature to place two windows side by side to review relevant data. This guide details how to use the split screen mode on your Chromebook through various methods.

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Thu, 07 Sep 2023 10:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-split-screen-chromebook/
<![CDATA[Can Chromebooks run Windows?]]> Chromebooks have been extremely popular in the world of casual computing for a long time, and they've now blossomed into powerful computers with relatively high-end specs that can accommodate the needs of professionals and more intensive users. Many of the best Chromebooks now have a build quality that rivals and, in some cases, surpasses that of Windows laptops, with strong Intel performance hardware and high-res displays to suit a wider audience.

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Mon, 29 May 2023 18:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/can-chromebooks-run-windows/
<![CDATA[ChromeOS: The AP guide to Google's desktop operating system]]> While Microsoft produces computers designed for Windows and Apple MacBooks are built for macOS, Google computers like Chromebooks have their unique operating system called ChromeOS. If you're thinking about making the switch to Google's bespoke OS, we're here to make a formal introduction.

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Tue, 02 May 2023 08:25:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-chrome-os-in-depth-guide/
<![CDATA[What is a Chromebook?]]> There are four main computer operating systems: Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, and Linux. Many of these have been around since the invention of the computer, but ChromeOS is a relative newcomer. ChromeOS is the operating system that powers all Chromebooks, including the best available Chromebooks. Since Chromebooks are newer than Windows or macOS devices, many people are unsure what they do. This article looks at what a Chromebook is, what it can do, and its limitations.

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Sat, 15 Apr 2023 08:45:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-a-chromebook/
<![CDATA[How to unlock your Chromebook with Smart Lock for Android]]> Most people have several devices that they log in to in a number of ways. You may have a password on your laptop, a fingerprint on your phone, and a pin or pattern on your tablet. These differing login methods can be frustrating and tedious to remember. However, if you have an Android phone and one of our favorite Chromebooks, Google included a feature to unlock your Chromebook with your phone. This feature is called Smart Lock, and this guide details how to set up, use, and troubleshoot it.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:03:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-smart-lock-chromebook-chrome-os-explainer/
<![CDATA[How to find deleted files on ChromeOS]]> Chromebooks are the perfect device for many people due to their simple user interface and relatively low cost. If you're willing to spend a little more money, you'll find many of the top Chromebooks include premium features like fingerprint scanners, and 4K screens. ChromeOS, Google's custom operating system that's based on the Chrome browser, is more capable than many people think.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2023 09:36:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/find-deleted-chromebook-files/
<![CDATA[How to use your Chromebook without an internet connection]]> Almost everything we do on a computer relies on an internet connection. Without it, our computers lose functionality, but they can still complete many tasks. Contrary to popular belief, this is also true for Chromebooks. Even though they run the ChromeOS operating system, which is based on Google Chrome, they can still complete several tasks offline. All Chromebooks, including the best Chromebooks, can sync documents for offline use and use Android apps when offline. This guide discusses how to get your Chromebook set up for offline use.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2023 10:19:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-chromebook-offline/
<![CDATA[How to set up your new Chromebook ]]> Chromebooks are great devices for most people due to their low cost and ease of use. The best Chromebooks have premium features, such as built-in fingerprint sensors or 4k displays. Before you can use these features, you must sign in and get your device going. Fortunately, you can complete the process in minutes.

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Wed, 04 Jan 2023 12:44:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-set-up-chromebook/
<![CDATA[How to set up and use a Chromebook with an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse]]> The best Chromebooks are simple yet capable computers that offer incredible versatility out of the box. However, attaching a peripheral device like a monitor, keyboard, or mouse may be tricky. Chromebooks don't have the same capability as Windows or Mac computers but don't let this dissuade you from connecting to one.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2022 10:30:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-set-up-chromebook-with-external-monitor-keyboard-mouse/
<![CDATA[How to enable Chromebook parental controls ]]> Chromebooks are inexpensive and easy-to-use devices that many people turned to during the pandemic. Some bought one of our favorite Chromebooks as a remote work device, and others purchased or were provided a more affordable and durable Chromebook for their child's remote learning. While these devices are useful for learning, there are some things that parents may not want their kids to see or have access to.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:21:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-parental-controls-chromebook/