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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 enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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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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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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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 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 https://groups....
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What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
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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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How to run chromium OS under virtual box on MacOS?

I'm trying to make Chromium OS running under VirtualBox on MaxOS. I downloaded image from http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/ and virtual box. But on start, chrome OS does not boot: just black screen.
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Chrome OS (CR-48) mic boost?

The built in mic is way too quiet. It seems to be line level and needs boosted. Is there a way to do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chrome OS is not loading on an Inspiron B130

When attempting to load Chrome OS from a USB stick on my Inspiron B130 the Chromium logo comes up and then disappears to a black screen. After pressing Alt-Right I can login to the terminal and ...
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Installing Chrome OS on HP Pavilion

Trying to install Chrome OS on HP Pavillion tx1000. I changed the BIOS to boot from USB before hard drive, and created a bootable USB drive (SanDisk Cruzer 4GB). No matter how many ways I try to make ...
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Stop Chrome from refreshing tabs

Ever since an update or two ago (I am currently at Chrome OS 51), changing the value of #memory-pressure-thresholds to Conservative memory pressure release strategy doesn't prevent tabs from being ...
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USB removable storage issues with HP Chromebook 11-2001TU

I have an HP Chromebook 11-2001TU running stock Chrome OS 51.0.2704.64 beta. In Chrome OS, every time which I close the lid, or the system goes into standby, any USB drives are shut down, and only ...
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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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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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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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setup Chromium OS package manager?

Using bash under root I tried to install some packages and whenever I tried I got !!! Invalid PORTDIR_OVERLAY (not a dir): '/usr/portage' !!! main-repo not set in DEFAULT and PORTDIR is empty. !!! ...
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Is there anyway to get the date showing on ChromeOS

I am running ChromeOS on a Samsung Chromebook and was wondering if there is any way to get the date to appear alongside the time on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. There doesn't appear to ...
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How do I remove the day from the Chrome OS taskbar?

A recent update to Chrome OS added the day of the week in the taskbar, making the time smaller. Is there way to remove the day from the clock in the taskbar? I want the clock back to its original ...
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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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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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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) /dev/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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I am having problems duel booting Chromium OS(hexxeh) and W8

I have a Lenevo YogaPad 13 with w8 on it. I just downloaded the latest Chromium OS build from Hexxeh http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/ and would like to duel boot it with w8. I followed the instructions he ...
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Add key in known_hosts file in ChromeOS

With the very limited ChromeOS crosh shell, how do I add a host key to my known_hosts file in ChromeOS.