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How to Add Widgets to the Chromebook Home Screen

One of the more convenient innovations of Android as an operating system is the ability to add app widgets to the home screen. From Google Calendar to the latest headlines, you can have important information displayed right on your home screen. In fact, widgets became so omnipresent that eventually, Apple …

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How to Add Audio to Google Slides

At one point in time, Microsoft’s monopoly over office software had seemed impenetrable. But perhaps if there was someone who could take on the giant, it had to be Google. For the most part, Google’s G-Suite has managed to come at par with, and at times even surpass, Microsoft’s range …

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How To Use Picture in Picture on A Chromebook

One of the latest software features that everyone has come to expect on their phones and tablets in 2019 is picture-in-picture mode. Apparently, we love having videos playing in the foreground as we are texting or are otherwise on some other application. Without a doubt, picture-in-picture can come in very …

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How to Install ADB on Chrome OS 67 without Crouton

For Android app developers, ADB & Fastboot are one of the most important tools to have on your computer – and while ADB has been compatible with Chromebook for a long time, it previously required going through some hurdles and installing a third-party set of scripts named crouton, which basically …

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How to reconfigure the search key (and others) on the Chromebook keyboard

If you own a Chromebook, you have probably noticed the new addition that Google has made to the keyboard, which is the Search key. This key is supposed to add the practice of searching on Google to the hardware itself. After all, that is what the Chromebook as a product …

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How to Instantly Look Up Word Meanings in Chrome

The one feature that Mac OS has that I’ve always been jealous of is ‘lookup’. This feature allows the user to just click on a tap on a word for the meaning of the word to appear right above it. Since so much of our web content is consumed as …

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How to Split PDF Files Using Chrome

Whether you’re a college student or a corporate worker, PDFs are everywhere. Most books or essays available are PDFs, so it is important that you know how to play around with them. One of the things I have had to do from time to time as a student is split …

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Best Emulators for Chromebook

One of the biggest downsides of having a Chromebook is the inability to get some proper gaming done. The low-end hardware that most Chromebooks come with is nowhere close to enough for most modern games. However, we are not completely doomed. Even with their low end hardware, Chromebooks can still …

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Fix: Pixelated Videos on Acer and HP Chromebooks

A common problem reported by users of both, the Acer Chromebook 13 and the HP Chromebook 14, is that Youtube videos at times appear highly pixelated, which makes them unwatchable. This blur effect on Youtube videos is known to occur in Chromebooks that run on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip, …

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How to enable Developer Mode on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is a fairly minimalistic operating system, and is mainly designed for people who want their computers to ‘just work’. To that end, it is also extremely limited in terms of customization and tweaking. However, if you do want to tweak your Chromebook’s settings, install Ubuntu on it, or …

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