So I'm looking to buy a Chromebook that supports Android apps but I use PageDown a lot. On Chromebook in browser it is activated by the Alt+DownArrow. Can anyone comment if it works on Android apps on a supported Chromebook? This a yes or no question. I understand it works in Chrome but that isn't new and I already own one. I only have access to Android devices not chrome OS(with Android Apps installed) so I would like to simply state that the PageDown and Alt+ArrowDown do not work in Android which is not really on topic for this site. Hacks are acceptable.

  • @ErezZrihen There isn't anything inherently wrong with a question that can be answered with just a "yes" or "no". Though it would be good on the answerer's part if they could include more details.
    – Bob
    Aug 31, 2017 at 3:34
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    For those voting to close, this question is not about the Android operating system, nor an Android device, and is NOT off-topic on Super User. It is a question about Chrome OS.
    – Bob
    Aug 31, 2017 at 3:42
  • Edited to make clear that it refers to pgdn key, see chat chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/39740878#39740878
    – Bob
    Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30
  • I think you can improve this question by adding a related question: "If it doesn't work, is there a way/hack to make it work?". I'd add it, but since I don't have full editing privilege here, my edit suggestion could be seen as changing author's intent.
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 1, 2017 at 14:40
  • @AndrewT I have added hacks are acceptable but having messed with rooted Android this isn't an a carried over feature I would think even with hacks.
    – William
    Sep 1, 2017 at 15:16

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No. So I have access to a Chromebook with Android app support for a couple days if anyone has any questions I am happy to answer them. Basically this isn't supported in Android apps on Chromebooks. I tried both Alt+ArrowDown and a PageDown key on an external keyboard.


As per googles support pages, you can install android applications directly onto a chromebook - Google support page for android applications on chromebooks. Please note, it doesn't specifically say you need to be running Chrome OS but this is presumed.

You also need to check that the chromebook you're planning to get, is listed as one of the devices that supports the play store (which is how you install android applications). You can see a list on the Chromium-os site

  • Note. I don't know if you can 'side load' applications onto a chromebook that doesn't already have the play store. Aug 31, 2017 at 7:19
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    Forgive me but this doesn't appear to answer the question . The Page down key doesn't work in Android for phones or tablets I have tested it.
    – William
    Aug 31, 2017 at 11:28
  • @William So submit that as an answer be prepared to backup that statement
    – Ramhound
    Aug 31, 2017 at 23:20
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    @Ramhound The point William is making here is that this answer entirely misses the point of the question. Sep 1, 2017 at 2:11

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