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Chromebook is a Google netbook which runs the cloud operating system Chrome OS.

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Why do multiple windows open on my Chromebook

When I'm reading my Yahoo emails on my Chromebook, multiple windows open for no reason. In fact, while submitting this question on your Website, three additional windows have opened for no reason. Has ...
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Why do multiple windows open on my Chromebook when I'm reading my Yahoo emails? [closed]

When I'm reading my Yahoo emails on my Chromebook, multiple windows open for no reason. In fact, while submitting this question on your Website, three additional windows have opened for no reason. ...
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Chromebook - disabled keys by google console

we are a bring your own device school. students have their personal Chromebook. I can manage application deployment by the Google console but I am limited, Chromebooks are not managed. I'm trying to ...
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write protect screw on Lenovo Chromebook S340

I've been looking for a way to boot ubuntu mint on my chromebook and with MrChromeBox's firmware utility script I've had some success in getting to legacy boot options from developer mode, but as of ...
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Touchpad Right-Click on Debian

I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition on my Chromebook laptop. ChromeOS has an amazing feature where if you hold ALT, then click, a right click will register. I did some quick searches online and I ...
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How to correct mouse pointer misalignment in screen recording on external 4K display in ChromeOS?

Problem: The mouse cursor is in the wrong position on screen recordings I make with my Chromebook but only when the recording is done of my external monitor. Take a look: This is a high DPI 4K ...
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Is there a way to make a chromebook type right to left to type in reverse?

A want to type in reverse for fun but it is kind of hard to type with regular left to right.
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Command line disabling of Incognito on a Chromebook

I'm trying to permanently disable incognito mode on a chromebook at the command line level. I'm utilizing a remedy I found here: https://robots.net/tech/how-to-disable-incognito-mode-on-chromebook/ ...
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Is there any way to recover or reinstall ChromeOS after accidentally running “rm -rf /”

I use developer mode on my Chromebook. At the time, I was so sleep deprived, I somehow managed to rm -rf / in the console. I have probably lost a lot on there, it was pretty old. Is there any way to ...
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How to start Linux applications automatically start on Chromebook

I hope that maybe someone has tried it, maybe there is someone who has experience in Linux, maybe there is also someone who has experience in Chromebook Please, all the answers and suggestions here ...
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How to make the Chromebook's Linux VM terminal run automatically when booting/booting up?

enter image description here How to make the Chromebook's Linux VM terminal run automatically when booting/booting up?. I hope that maybe someone has tried it, maybe there is someone who has ...
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How to use a thermal printer on a Chromebook?

If I test it using an application called Test Bluetooth Printer which I downloaded from the Play Store, it works, but if I use the Google Chrome browser on my Chromebook, it doesn't detect my thermal ...
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How to make XAMPP/LAMPP on a Linux Chromebook automatically start or turn on?

How to make XAMPP/LAMPP on a Linux Chromebook automatically start or turn on when the Chromebook/device is turned on? I hope that maybe someone has tried it, maybe there is someone who has experience ...
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Why might the Terminal app not come to command prompt in a fresh installation of Chromeos on new Chromebook?

Just bought a new Asus Chromebook and did the initial setup. Since I'm familiar with Debian-family Linux, I also “turned-on” the Linux environment, I thought I was good to go. I wanted to do some ...
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Gmail app won't scroll beyond a few days of emails on Chromebook

I'm trying to scroll back to an email from last week in the gmail app on my Chromebook and it just stops at a certain point and won't scroll back any farther. Has there been a new feature introduced ...
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Forced enterprise enrollment [duplicate]

Recently picked up an Acer Chromebook 14. Have tried to unsuccessfully wipe it using the esc arrow power trick, but it always instantly re-enrolls me into enterprise enrollment. Dev mode is blocked by ...
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How to hide ChromeOS Coreboot on startup after installing Kali Linux

I have an HP x360 and I have installed Kali linux via TianoCore and I originally was using MrChromeBox but everytime I restart the chromebook it shows the Recovery screen. Is there a way to set the ...
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stop google-chromebook from repeatedly opening "Fix Issues with Business Messages" support page

I have a ~4 year old Google Model C0A Chromebook that repeatedly opens an error message in a new window, especially when using gmail composer or linkedin chat. It seems to be spontaneous and can ...
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Partial Linux GUI install on Chromebook was interrupted. How do I undo all that was done and start over?

I got a phone call and bumped a key and have no idea where I am and want to undo all that is done so far, go to back to bare bones penguin so that I can start over.
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How to Unenroll Chromebook Acer C733? [duplicate]

I have tried unenrolling my Acer Chromebook C733. Dev mode is blocked, recovery images don't work under v117 don't work and I have tried to disable Write Protection by unpluggin the battery, but it ...
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Google EOLed my Chromebook Flip C302 (CAVE), so I installed coreboot and ChromeOS Flex. Now I can't boot from SD slot. USB boot works, any ideas?

Google decided my Asus Chromebook Flip C302 (CAVE) was EOL. Fine. I flashed coreboot (Thanks, MrChromebox,tech!) and installed Chrome OS Flex. Before, I spent most of my time booting Linux from the ...
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Edge for Business stuck on "setting up sync" when using on Linux enviroment in ChromeOS

I'm using Edge for Business inside Linux environment installed on ChromeOS on my Acer Chromebook 315. I've logged into my AAD Microsoft account by linking Edge to profile. The profile on AAD server ...
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is there a command line in ChromeOS which is equivilent to the terminal in linux

The terminal(penguin) in ChromeOS is just a VM which does not really seem to effect the chromeos it self. And then you got crosh which does not save things after you close it. So is there a full ...
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How to tell Chromebook to say on a particular Wifi connection and not jump to another one unless it is told to do so?

I have two internet providers because I absolutely must have internet access for work, and both of our local choices for ISP have had problems over the years where each has been down for more than a ...
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I can't find where to turn off grammar issues highlighting in Chrome; where is it in Settings? I don't see it under Languages

I can't find where to turn off grammatical ssues highlighting in Chrome. Where is it in Settings? I don't see it under Languages, where advice I've found online says to look for it.
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How to copy files from Google Chromebook up to Google Drive? in what view or place can I see the two together?

Is there a way to sync the Files app folders on Chromebook with Google Drive? If yes, how is that done? Or a way to copy individual files from the Chromebook up to Google Drive? I don't see my local ...
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Does Linux on chromeOS have desktop environments?

Ive been trying to figure this out for a while and really need some help with knowing. Im using a ARM64 lenovo duet 5
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Wget starts fine but gets locked out on chromebook. Why?

Did I try to connect to something I shouldn't have, locking wget out until reboot? On a chromebook, enable Debian, and use apt to install wget. Then if we do $ wget http://www.example.com/ -O /tmp/x --...
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how to create a mac operating system pendrive on a chromebook

I'm trying to create a Macosx (pendrive, installer, downloadable file), for a wiped Macbook Air on a Chromebook. Using the base Chromebook operating system, it's rather foreign to me and I do not ...
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Rainbow lines in chromebook on using Video capture Card input from mini pc?

Using output from a HP mini PC with Display Port and input into Chromebook laptop and a Tobo Video Capture Card HDMI. Output from mini PC to Video Capture Card via Display Port to HDMI Cable, input ...
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Is ADB backup on a Chromebook somehow different than on PC?

I'm attempting to run adb -t ... dev# ... shell backup -nosystem (with or without -f ~/backup.bk. For some reason, nothing appears in the device notifications, and on the terminal side no error or ...
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how to force chrome task manager to end a task

I am using an administrator-restricted Chromebook and things can often get out of hand, so naturally like any PC user I'd open the task manager (chrome task manager) and when I go to close the ...
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Unable to unlock hardware protection on ASUS C204MA-BU0448 Chromebook - seeking advice

We are currently facing an issue with an ASUS C204MA-BU0448 Chromebook, and we would greatly appreciate any assistance or advice you can provide. We have been trying to unlock the hardware protection ...
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Manually Set the Date and Time on a Chromebook (ChromeOS 111)

I have a 13" Lenovo Flex 5 (2022) Chromebook, running ChromeOS 111 and I need to be able to manually set the date and time. From internet searches, I found that I should be able to use the ...
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Setup a USB to prompt to go to a site

I was exploring all the Chrome URLs on my Chromebook, and I stumbled upon the USB internals. I saw that there was an option to add a test device. As curious as I was, I created one, noticing that ...
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Recover Chromebook from attempt to install Windows

I have an ASUS Chromebook model C523N. I tried to install Windows following a guide like this one. Unfortunately it didn't work, leaving my Chromebook in a state that I can't use it at all anymore. It'...
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How do you download Node.js on a Chromebook?

When i'm on nodejs.org and I select the Recommended to Download. A index of different nodes to download appear. I don't know which one to select or if i'm doing something wrong? I use Linux on my ...
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Streaming data and firewall on Chromebook Linux

I'm trying to use a custom python app that needs to expose a port (5000) on my Google chromebook and it's not working. The python package is python-osc. How do I check if a firewall in Linux is ...
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How to determine whether Chromebook without wireless connectivity has a hardware or configuration issue?

It's a Lenovo Flex 3 Chrome-11M836 - Type 82KM Bluetooth is working, and Nearby Share works but only on inbound. Here's the network_diag log output: Trying to contact https://clients3.google.com ... (...
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Linux Chromebook

Update: I put back into developer mode and got the apk's installed needed; but still will try to install linux I had this same thing with a previous chromebook but can't remember the fix / step used ...
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How to put a Chromebook into Developer Mode

This article says how to enable Chromebook into Developer Mode, Turn off your Chromebook. Turn your Chromebook back on. While your Chromebook is restarting, simultaneously hold the Esc key, Refresh ...
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How to install stripped-down Windows on Chromebook

I'm using Asus CX1400CN Chromebook. My idea is to use Tiny11 or Tiny10 on a Chromebook without removing ChromeOS. Is this possible? The problem with Windows 10 or 11 is that they require UEFI, whereas ...
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How to find WiFi password of all available networks on Chromebook crosh?

I have a wifi password I need to find, but how can I do something where I can find the WiFi password for all available networks?
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Chromebook dictation setting is enabled but in Google search there's an error that "Voice search has been turned off"

I would like to speak my search-phrase into Google search on my Chromebook. Dictation has been enabled in Settings and the device responds to "Hey, Google". But when I go to Google in ...
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Is there a way to bypass Enterprise Enrollment Chrome OS DELL 3100 [duplicate]

Chrome OS BOOT UP SCREEN When I POWERWASH my MANAGED Chromebook I can't bypass the Wi-Fi setup screen. Which automatically enrolls my Chromebook to my school but I don't want to take apart my ...
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Chromebook cannot connect to local server/ private network address ("This site cannot be reached")

I need some networking and chromebook help... I bought a Chromebook,... I connected it to the local wifi network.,. this is composed of My main computer (web server #1) and a raspberry pi running pi-...
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chrome crashed on chromebook (android). How to recover tabs?

I was looking for something over google search page, nothing so far besides the classical 'check your history and open the tabs', the issue I had is that chromebook updated and asked if it can restore ...
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Where is the BIOS write protection screw in the HP Chromebook 14-db0500sa? [duplicate]

I am trying to completely trash my Chromebook and install linux mint on it instead of ChromeOS. I have followed some tutorials on similar HP Chromebooks. I have removed what I think is the write-...
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Chromebook Linux Hypnos Lullaby V2

Ok so I have linux on my chromebook and I cd title && wine title.exe --disable-frame-limit but I do this with Hypnos Lullaby but even though it works with every mod I've tried so far it just ...
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How do I change the units for measured distances in Google Maps on ChromeOS?

In the Google Maps app included with ChromeOS, the "Measure Distance" feature seems to always want to use miles no matter where you're at. How do you change this?
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