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Chromebook Tips

Chromebook Tips

 

Google's tutorial on Chromebooks: CLICK HERE

I received my Chromebook at the end of the school year and I began to explore the differences in a Chromebook and  a PC. I struggled and if you have students who are used to a PC they may struggle as well. Every time I hit a brick wall trying to figure out how to do something( from right clicking to attempting to take a print screen) I used Google as my resource for resolving my problem! I used to tell my students Google is our friend, if you get stuck; see if Google can help you! 

  • Use TWO fingers to scroll
  • Use TWO fingers to right click
  • Caps lock: Alt + Search
  • Search to find APPS
  • Search + Files  to find your files

 

Top Row: Shortcut Keys

  • Key 1: Esc key
  • Key 2: Go to the previous page in your browser history
  • Key 3: Go to the next page in your browser history
  • Key 4: Reload your current page.
  • Key 5: Open your page in full-screen mode.
  • Key 6: Switch to your next window
  • Key 7: Decrease screen brightness
  • Key 8: Increase screen brightness
  • Key 9: Mute
  • Key 10: Decrease system volume.
  • Key 11: Increase system volume.
  • Key 12: Power

Bottom row:

  • Key 1: Control
  • Key 2: Alt
  • Key 3: Spacebar
  • Key 4: Alt
  • Key 5: Control
  • Key 6: Left arrow
  • Key 7 - Top key: Up arrow
  • Key 7 - Bottom key: Down arrow
  • Key 8: Right arrow

Turn on Google Drive offline

To save your Google Drive documents for offline use:

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Make sure that your Chromebook is connected to the web.
  3. Open Chrome .
  4. Go to drive.google.com.
  5. In the upper right corner, click the settings icon Settings > Settings.
  6. In the "Offline" area, check the box for Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline.
  7. Click Done.
  8. Wait for a few minutes. Your Chromebook will automatically save your Google Drive documents so you can read or edit them when you're offline. If you have a lot of files, you might see a message that your files are syncing.

 

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