Chrome OS is an operating system designed primarily for running web applications.

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Can Chromebooks print to USB printers?

I'm posting this question because there is a lot of outdated information on the internet, from the days when Google Cloud Print was the only available option. For folks on WiFi, or printing to an ...
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What is the difference between a “ChromeBox” - and a “Chrome Book”?

I have a Chrome "Box". What is the difference between a "ChromeBox" - and a "Chrome Book"?
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Installing chromium on old windows vista, asus f5nseries

I followed the guide from http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/ Use 7zip to extract IMG file from the downloaded file. Use Win32 Image Writer, then select the IMG file and select the USB ...
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Activate vxm on Chromebook C720

Not sure if this is possible, I have a Chromebook C720 running crouton, I need to turn on vxm in the BIOS, but as far as I remember I have never entered a BIOS on the device. Has anyone had success ...
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How to go fully fullscreen in Chrome OS?

When in immersive fullscreen mode in Chrome OS, how do I remove the pixel garbage that remains at the top of the screen? In the screenshot below you should be able to see a dark bar along the top. I ...
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Display pdf in presentation mode on a chromebook?

Is there any way to display a pdf in fullscreen presentation mode on a chromebook? I have crouton installed but I want to give a presentation without boot into crouton. I found one chrome extension ...
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Use Google Feeling Lucky as search engine

I use Google search engine a lot and I usually select the first result of Google search. How can I force Chrome to automatically select the best result without showing the search result?
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Is there a way to use xterm on chromebook?

I'm using Secure Shell on chrome which is great. Now the only problem is that I cannot use xterm. Is there a way to install X11? Thanks!
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Skip “Select a Network” during Chromebook setup

I purchased a Toshiba Satellite Chromebook for testing and evaluation of ChromeOS. On the first screen I am prompted to select a network. The image below is from HP docs because Toshiba does not ...
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How to automount in ChromeOS? Biggest partition not mounting at startup on my Chromebook

I was pretty excited to realize there's a Chromebook tag on here on SuperUser, very cool! Not finding this answer on SO or SU or after a lot of Googling. Question is: My biggest partition (9Gb) ...
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Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
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Disable “OS verification is turned off” screen on Chromebook

I have an Acer C720 Chromebook. I have it in developer mode, and whenever it turns on, it shows a screen that says, paraphrasing, "OS verification is turned off, CTRL+D to continue, SPACE to start ...
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Wrong characters displayed when typing on Chromebook

When I try to type a question mark character (shift-/) on my Samsung Chromebook, I get an underscore. Other non-letter characters are wrong too. I haven't had the machine for long, but I think it ...
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How do I delete chrome OS off my computer [closed]

Can I delete my chrome OS off my Chromebook? If you do know this answer can you explain it to me step by step. If you can it will help me out.
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How to disable auto deletion of files in my Chromebook's Downloads folder?

How can I stop the files in my Downloads folder from being automatically deleted when I begin to run low on space? Ref: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1061547
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Can I disable to Chromebook Developer Mode Warning?

Everytime I turn on my Chromebook (I actively use Developer Mode (for running Linux)) I get a warning that Disk Verification is disabled. Can I remove this warning WITHOUT losing access to developer ...
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Chromebook: How do you increase the size of the Chrome webbrowser GUI?

I have a Chromebook with a small screen size and relatively high pixel count (aka resolution)[1]. Some of the text that normally would be easily readable on my large 27 inch screen is literally... ...
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How to remove beeping sound in dev mode in chrome-os?

How would I remove the beeping loud annoying sound when entering developer mode in Chrome OS? Is there a terminal command to remove this?
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Advanced Rest Client (user error)

I am trying to use Google Advanced Rest Client by sending xml to a server and waiting for a response. I know the xml works because I use it in a Perl automated script. As soon as I enter this xml in ...
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Chrome OS auto run command periodically?

Is it possible to make a command run every 2.5 hours on a Chromebook with a script or something? Also can I make this script start on startup every time?
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F10 in devtools in chromebook ChromeOS

How can I use the Step over(Windows=F10) in the chrome dev tools on a chromebook (chromeOS)?
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Raw TCP on Chrome OS

I have an Acer Chromebook 13, with an ARM processor, and am trying to connect to my friend's server via TCP. I have tried all of the promising web apps for Chrome but they either will not connect or ...
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Google Chrome pre-pends % sign in front of search query in new tab

I have an issue where Google Chrome pre-pends a symbol to my search query when I open a new chrome tab and type a search query in the url bar. For example. I open a new tab and type in "news" and the ...
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Is it possible to boot from a USB flash drive on the recovery screen?

When one is using a Chromebook, they can forcefully get it into recovery mode by pressing Esc+Refresh+Power. This will then display a recovery screen. I’ve had a couple of friends tell me that I can ...
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Theoretically, how does one take the keyboard and touchpad drivers from Ubuntu on ChromeOS and convert them for use with Windows?

I asked this on AskUbuntu, but they said it was 'off-topic' and to post it on a list of other forums (including this one), so: In theory, it is possible to install Windows on a Chromebook. To do so, ...
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May I use portage on ChromiumOS natively?

May I unlock Portage on ChromiumOS or reinstall it natively without jails and other 'install linux inside ChromiumOS' approaches? May I use Gentoo default repository then? Why I like ChromiumOS ...
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Chromebook - stop usb/legacy mode from resetting on empty battery acer c720

I have an acer c720 chromebook. Apparently, the usb and legacy boot options keep resetting forcing me to reinstall linux everytime as I use seabios. My guess is this happens when the laptop battery ...
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How can I wipe my Chromebook without the powerwash button?

I have a Chromebook, and ideally, I'd like to restore it to it's factory state, without any owners, any user accounts, or any data whatsoever. There's only one problem. I have no access to the ...
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Cant open a .sh file in ChromeOS?

So I’ve been struggling while learning how2linux, and I’m trying to install screenfetch. I have a .sh file in my downloads, I’ve gotten to this point: Found the file in the terminal. Made it ...
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Location of mounted Zip File on Chromebook via Crosh

See this answer for context. I believe these steps could easily be recreated via crosh (Chrome Shell) given the location of the mounted media. Anyone know this path? Any references to Chrome ...
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Wipe ChromeOS drive and start net

Is there a way to fully wipe the harddrive for a ChromeOS laptop and do a full install of Linux? I've been playing around with the many different ways for installing linux to a ChromeBook to make it ...
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Getting “Chrome didn't shut down correctly.” on a Chromebook

I have been getting the “Chrome didn't shut down correctly.” message on my Chromebook for over a month when signing on. After clicking on the Restore button to restart the previous session of the ...
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Is it possible to copy text by mouse selection in Chrome OS?

On Linux there are two buffers: primary and selection - and there are apps that can synchronize them. Is this possible on Chrome OS? Is there a selection buffer? How to copy and paste using it? Can ...
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How would I SSH into a chromebook?

I want to poke around the chrome os filesystem in a more powerful terminal, and I'm not sure if the chromebook is set up to be a host for another machine to ssh into.
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How can I display Unicode characters in Windows Chrome like I do in Chrome OS?

How can I have Unicode characters such as {u+1f167} display in Windows Chrome like they do in Chrome on my Chromebook? In Chrome OS, my example character looks like this.. But in Chrome on Windows ...
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Assign “Command” key on external keyboard in Chrome OS

I'm using an external Mac keyboard with a Chromebook (Chrome OS). Apparently the Command key is unassigned because it doesn't work as a modifier. It would be really helpful if it even just duplicated ...
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Reset root password for Chromebook

How could I do this? I tried: putting the chromebook in dev mode enabling debugging options set the root password browse as guest(also tried with a google account) open shell ctrl + shift + t enter ...
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Where is the hardware write-protect screw on the Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571?

I'm trying to find the hardware write-protect for the Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571. I believe its the same hardware as the C910, and should have the same screw but I can't find documentation for either ...
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Provide shut down icon on single kiosk app

I want to allow users to turn off the device via the Shut down icon on the screen,if chrome device is being run as a kiosk Mode(With single kiosk app). Please can any help out.
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Is it possible to create shut down button in single Kiosk app through Chrome App Builder?

I mapped Kiosk app to chrome os in Kiosk mode. 1st time lunches kiosk app in chrome os it working fine. Case1: If I lunches kiosk app 2nd time onwards in kiosk mode by after below attempts app is ...
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How do I print multiple images to one page on Chrome OS?

I cannot seem to figure out how to print multiple pictures per page using Chrome OS. Would appreciate any advice. I'm googling and searching for a Chrome OS app or extension now, but so far no luck. ...
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disable incognito mode in ChromeOS (ChromeBook)

Is there a way to disable incognito mode in ChromeOS (like a ChromeBook) other than Google's Supervised User? I am interested in doing it on my personal ChromeBooks (they are not enterprise devices). ...
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Transcend MTS400 SSD crashes my Acer C720 Chromebook, how to disable SATA power management in Chrome OS?

So I upgraded my Acer C720P Chromebook with a larger Transcend MTS400 SSD. However this SSD has a firmware bug, because of which it is incompatible with SATA power management (ALPM). This Transcend ...
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Using USB Drive as Boot Drive and Storage

I have a 32GB USB drive that I am trying to use as both a boot drive for a ChromeOS version available from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/, and to use the remaining space on the drive as I ...
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Ssh chronos@localhost without ALWAYS having developer mode on

I have an older samsung chromebook that I use for schoolwork, and I like having access to its root, but the problem is that my roommates also use the chromebook and they do not know how to get around ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...
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How to enable the new right-corner username menu in Chromium?

I see that in Google Chrome in Windows the old user avatar icon was replaced with a name-menu in the right corner. How to get that in Linux Chromium?
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ChromeOS - Apps for supervised users?

My niece recently got a chromebook, and her parents added parental controls (supervised user) to her account. Unfortunately, they claim they only had the option of completely denying access to the app ...
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Local access to cloud files on Chromebook

I just got a Chromebook, and understand that anything in the Downloads folder is stored locally. Let's say I am starting a new document of some kind. If I put the files in the Downloads folder, I ...
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Newest build of Chromium OS won't boot

I haven't found anything useful related to this question but I bet many people having fun with the Chromium OS get this problem. Problem: All builds from chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk don't boot ...