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

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Chromebook repeat delay not working

The chrome os has a terminal like interface (crosh) accessible vai the CTL-ALT-T. One of the commands available is setting the keyboard repeat rate: usage: xset-mini option ... To set mouse ...
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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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How to get rid of the self hiding window bar on Chromebox apps?

I've a got a Chromebox with Chrome OS (v. 41.0.2272.53), and installed the Citrix Receiver HTML5 app (V. 1.5.0.19). When I'm using Citrix I want to do so in full screen mode, but it seems that all ...
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How does Chromium OS choose its fonts?

I just started to use Chromium OS. I'm just wondering how does Chromium OS configure its fonts settings (which file it uses), I don't guess it's in /etc/fonts/conf.avail. And Chromium OS has a good ...
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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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Swap search button and escape

I wonder how I can swap the search button and escape button on chrome os (not the physical buttons of course, but the key signal from them).
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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 ...
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Is there a Chromebook OS alternative to Silverlight for NOW TV [duplicate]

Can my Chromebook OS run films from NOW TV which seems to only use Silverlight, which is only available to install on Windows and Mac?
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Can a netbook running Chrome OS be used without a Google account?

Can a netbook with Chrome OS be used without a Google account? If it can, are any features on the netbook disabled if it is used without a Google account?
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How do I change the system typeface/font in Chrome OS (Chromebook)?

Is it possible to change the default system typeface? If so, how?
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Is there a way to paste with middle mouse button in Chome OS?

I'm used to Linux's paste with middle mouse button. However, in Chrome OS shell, the right button pastes but the middle button does nothing. How can I change this behavior?
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Restoring linux after wipe on chromebook?

So... complete Chromebook n00b here, just put my order in for a Toshiba CB2. I will probably be putting Linux on it pretty early on, but after reading warning after warning about the extra chroot bits ...
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Chrome OS local link stopped working

I've created a very simple webpage as a test on my chromebook. I have an index.html and a test.txt file within the same folder. I have linked the test.txt with the html <a href="test.txt">. ...
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ssh on chromeos dev mode terminates quickly

When I open an ssh connection on a chromebook in dev mode to a server and leave it idle for a few minutes it becomes unresponsive and I have to close the tab and start a new connection. Is there a way ...
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IDE for Chromebooks without Developer Mode Acess

I am starting a computer club at my school, and I am running into a problem with Chromebooks. The new freshmen are given Toshiba Chromebooks, where developer mode access to blocked. We are going to ...
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History Provider Cache File for Chrome OS

I have been having a sluggish omnibox, and one of the fixes people suggest is to delete the history provider cache file from the user directory, however I was not able to find this file on Chrome OS, ...
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Remove Enterprise Enrollment from Chrome OS

How to remove Enterprise Enrollment from a Samsung chromebook xe303C12 ? Any help would be appreciated... I have tried wiping the Chrome OS. I have also tried installing image recovery. Nothing I've ...
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Natural/Australian scrolling on Asus Chromebox

I am using a Logitech T630 mouse on my Asus Chromebox and would like to enable Australian scolling. Unfortunately this option is not available in the mouse settings dialog. Any suggestions on how to ...
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How do I put bookmarks into a single folder on a Chromebook?

How do I make folders and put all the bookmarks into different folders, sorted by category (e.g. School, work, social, etc.)? I made a new folder for school, but I don't see it and don't know how to ...
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access other computer's localhost on home network

I have a Chromebook with a Debian chroot command-line environment installed. From Debian, I run a http server (similar to Python's SimpleHTTPServer), and it works perfectly when I navigate to ...
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Is it possible to turn off automatic updates on Google Chrome OS?

Our school has about 12 Asus Chromebooks (Google Chrome OS). Our internet connection is 1 Mbps down / 0.5 Mbps up and whenever the computers are switched on, the internet speed crawls to a standstill. ...
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How-to Write ChromeOS image to USB?

I have downloaded the chrome os build by hexxeh but I am confused what to do next as the link to write it to the usb on the website no longer works so I need to find another way. How can I do this? ...
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Dual boot enrolled chromebook

My wife got this Chromebook (Samsung 303C) from work which is enrolled to her educational institution for centralised management. I'm cool with that. I'd like to install Ubuntu on a SD card to be ...
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How do I remap the Caps Lock key in Chrome OS?

I have a Chromebook and have attached an external keyboard to it. How do I remap the Caps Lock key on the external keyboard to another modifier? (The keyboard settings - ...
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Natural scrolling for an external mouse on a Chromebook?

Chromebook settings allow one to enable "Australian scrolling", which is equivalent to Mac OS X's "natural scrolling", but only for the trackpad. The setting does not seem to have any effect for ...
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multi-booting chromium os in a laptop with two oses already installed and only one hard disk

I've been wondering if their is a way of installing chromium os from this without wiping my only hard drive which I spent years filling it up with documents, videos and stuffs. Wiping it clean is ...
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Is there a way to install Latex, Sage and Gap on a Chromebook?

I just acquire a HP Chromebook 14", and I know it's limited for the installation of new applications. I would like to install Latex, Sage and Gap on it (and also some packages), but I did not find ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with ChromeOS

Is it possible to share my Chromebook's Internet connection with other devices? I have looked around my settings at chrome://settings, but I can only find an option to share a wireless network ...
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Upgrading Chromium OS to Chrome OS mount error

I'm trying to upgrade Chromium OS to Chrome OS with http://goo.gl/4suhf. Unfortunately, when running this script (inside Chromium OS), it says: wget stuff unpacking zipfile RootFS Start: 286720 ...
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Can I use a chromebook as a ssh workstation?

For my work I develop and run a lot of software on remote clusters. Mostly I'm just using bash/vim over ssh and run only a terminal emulator and web browser locally. I was considering getting a ...
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ChromeOS recovery not permanent

I have a Samsung S3 enrolled in a domain. One day it prompts with Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD card. (note: the blue USB port will NOT work for recovery) ...
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Is there any way to monitor ChromeOS updates?

My chromebook has been acting up recently and it's always updating. I can't debug the issue because I can't tell if the issue is with the update or if I've narrowed the problem down. Is there any way ...
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Can Chromebooks be used to execute Java or other programs?

I am planning to buy a Chromebook for academic purposes however I cannot seem to find a concrete answer for my question: Is it possible to execute Java programs, Groovy Scripts, etc on a Chromebook ? ...
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Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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How to run mobile app on chrome os?

As a portable app doesn't need installation like a program but only exe to click on, I wonder if it is possible to run a portable application on chrome os?
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Chrome OS Not Booting

I've been trying to install Chrome OS on my flash drive through Hexxeh's builds. Every time I put it on my flash drive and reboot my computer I select to boot with my USB and a screen comes up with ...
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How can I access files on Windows Server from a Chromebook?

Is there anyway to access a network drive (ntfs) on a Windows server from a ChromeBook?
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Custom Extensions on Managed Chromebooks

I am a developer looking for the best way to set up different schools with their own custom, private extensions (ie School A should be the only one with access to Extension A). Theoretically, I am ...
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Cannot install 3.4 Linux headers on Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbuntu 12.04

So, I'm trying to install Virtual Box on my ChrUbuntu, however, it complained about headers being missing. So, I used the script here: #!/bin/bash set -x # # Grab verified boot utilities from ...
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Can I run mediawiki and wordpress on a chromebook by using developer mode?

On my chromebook, is it possible to download and install apache, php, and mysql from developer mode's terminal, for the purposes of running mediawiki and wordpress?
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How do I automatically login into the Chrome OS as guest mode?

I only use my Google Chromebook to browse the net. I don't want to be bothered with logging in order to open the Chrome browser. sean...@chromium.org suggests the following solution in ...
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Chromebook VPN support

Can a VPN be used in the Chrome OS? I have not been able to determine if a VPN can be used on the various models. I am looking for either pptp or openvpn support.
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Changing language default in chrome os

I am curious if the default language during setup can be chosen by the user, or can it be changed in any other manner? I ask because I am in a Latin country and need to use English.
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VNC access to Chromebook?

My grandmother is beginning to use a computer soon. We are giving her a chromebook so that it will be easier to keep the settings right, and not get lost. However, for support purposes, and helping ...
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Better wifi strength meter?

Is there a way to better visualize my wifi signal strength? I get that the icon with the bars is sufficient for most people, but I want to know how much is noise, how much is signal, and generally a ...
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Send email from Omnibox?

I use Launchy to very easily send one-line emails on my Windows PC. I just type alt-space, then "wife", tab, then the text of the message. However, I can't figure out an easy way to do this or the ...
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Installing Windows on Chromebook Pixel

I know it's not supported, but is it possible? I just don't want to spend $1300 and end up with chrome os... Chances are it is possible, since there are blog posts over how to install Ubuntu on it, so ...