Category: Chromebook

Chromebooks are computers that run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. As a result, they are easy to set up and maintain. In addition, the modern Chromebook can support a wide range of apps.

With a Chromebook, you can browse the web using the Chrome browser, and install web apps, PWAs, Android apps, and even Linux apps.

Chrome Story is a website for Chrome and Chromebook users. We help you stay up to date on all the latest Chrome and Chromebook news.

We also regularly publish how-to guides that help you make the best out of your Chrome OS device.

Chrome Story also takes pride in bringing you all the breaking news from the Chrome OS world. We use the bleeding edge version of Chrome and Chrome OS, called Canary. We also go through all the code changes that the team makes to bring you news about upcoming features of the browser and the operating system.

  • How to Enable Navigation Buttons on Chromebook Tablet Mode

    How to Enable Navigation Buttons on Chromebook Tablet Mode

    Your Google Chromebook can display Android-like back and launcher buttons in tablet mode. Here is how to enable them. Show Back and Launcher Icons on a Chromebook To enable navigation buttons on your Chromebook: From the launcher, open the Settings app. From the left pane, select Accessibility. Select Cursor and touchpad. Click and enable the…

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  • How to Highlight Chromebook Mouse Cursor

    Chrome OS allows you to highlight the mouse cursor while it moves. The red circle around the cursor makes it easy to spot. In this article, I will show you how to enable the mouse highlight on your Chromebook. To highlight the mouse the pointer while it moves: From the launcher, open the Settings app.…

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  • How to Make Mouse Pointer Larger on a Chromebook

    Is your Chromebook’s cursor too small for you? Let me show you how to increase the mouse pointer size in Chrome OS. Make Chromebook Cursor Big To increase the pointer size: From the launcher, open the Settings app. From the left pane, select Accessibility. Select Cusrsor and touchpad. Click and enable the Show large mouse…

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  • How to Create a Folder on a Chromebook

    You can create a folder on a Chromebook by right-clicking inside the Files app or using the keyboard shortcut CTRL + E. Let me show you in detail. Create Folders on a Chromebook Before we start, let me remind you that you cannot create folders on a Chromebook desktop. To create a folder: Open the…

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  • How to Sort Apps on Chromebook Launcher

    Chrome OS now allows you to sort apps on the launcher. In this article, I will show you how to sort Chromebook apps while in tablet mode. Sort Chromebook Apps I am yet to find out a way to sort Chromebook apps while in desktop mode. However, if you are using your Chromebook in tablet…

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  • How to Uninstall Apps from a Chromebook

    Chromebook users can install web apps, Android apps, and Linux apps. In this article, I will show you how to uninstall all types of Chromebook apps. Uninstalling Chromebook Apps The quickest way to uninstall an app is from the apps menu. Open the Chrome OS apps menu. Find the app you want to uninstall, right-click…

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  • How to Restart a Chromebook

    Google has finally added an option to restart Chromebooks. You can now restart your Chromebook by clicking the power button and then choosing Restart. Restarting a Chromebook A note before we start. The menu item to restart is not available in all Chrome OS versions yet. If you do not see this option on your…

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  • How to Pair a New Bluetooth Device on Your Chromebook

    Do you want to connect a wireless headset or a keyboard and mouse to your Chromebook? This article explains how to pair a new Bluetooth device on your Chromebook. Pair Bluetooth Devices on a Chromebook My Pixel Slate’s folio keyboard recently stopped working and I bought a Logitech keyboard and mouse to replace it. I…

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  • Android-like Privacy Indicators Coming to Chrome OS

    Google is bringing a recently added privacy feature from Android to Chrome OS. On your Android phone, a green bubble appears whenever an app accesses the camera or microphone. You’ll soon see this on your Chromebooks too. Enable Privacy Indicators As usual, Google’s plan to add privacy indicators to Chrome OS showed up in the…

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  • Chromebooks to Get MAC Address Randomization

    Media access control (MAC) addresses are used to identify devices on WiFi networks. For additional security, you can randomize them. ChromeOS is working on MAC address randomization for Chromebooks. MAC Address Randomization If you ask Edward Snowden, he will tell you about how agencies track you on networks using your device’s MAC address. To work…

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