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Google Admin portal chromebook android apps managed configuration

Is there a way to add variables like other EMM providers do to the chromebook android app configuration page?
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How to access more than 4gb from a bootable ChromeOS USB image?

I've created a bootable Neverware Chromium OS image on a 64gb usb stick. I expected to see the full 64gb available from the ChromeOS file explorer, but it only shows 2gb free. I suspect this has ...
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How to open PDF files directly in Chrome on Android [migrated]

I am writing from my android. On my laptop its pretty simple to choose to open a pdf file directly in the browser rather than opening it in an external program. The problem comes when I try to open it ...
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How to open ROM files using SWF on Chromebook. (Specifically .nes and .gba right now)

I have a collection of .gba and .nes files that I would like to play on a Chromebook. This Chromebook is managed, And while I am allowed to use it however I want, I can't download APK files and stuff. ...
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Chromium - Synology Surveillence station, unlimited timeout

I´ll describe my situation. I have a Synology NAS that manages my surveillence system via Synology Surveillance station (4 cameras). I have a Raspberry Pi 4B with some monitor with startup command ...
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How to change keyboard shortcuts in ChromeOS?

I'm using a Chromebook as a development system (sort of), and part of that means I'm afflicted with emacs key bindings, which in some cases conflict with existing key bindings, such as Ctrl+Space for ...
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arc_ network interfaces in ChromeOS

I have a Chromebook and if I open chrome://system/ in the Chromebrowser and expand the part ifconfig, then I see some trivial interfaces like eth0 or wlan0 and some mysterious interfaces like arc_eth0 ...
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How do I fix the Google Chrome font?

I was playing around with settings in Windows and now my font in Chrome is really thin, basically one pixel wide. Is there any way to fix this?enter image description here
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How to grab unfocused key events in a ChromeOS input method?

The chrome.input.ime package provides an event onKeyEvent that is sent to the input method when a key is pressed. Using onKeyEvent with sendKeyEvents, you can remap shortcut keys like Ctrl + N so that ...
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To which wireless access point is my Chromebook connected?

In my house I have three wireless access points (192.168.88.247, 192.168.88.253, 192.168.88.254) all connected to the same router/modem (192.168.88.1). For convenience, all three access points share ...
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How can I get ChromeOS/Linux to play nicely with localhost, VirtualHosts and local storage?

I'm pretty new to Linux and using localhost having really only developed using a self hosted, browser based IDE on a live site up until now. Using a Chromebook(v84, regular channel, Debian 10 Buster), ...
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“git: error while loading shared libraries: libcharset.so.1 No such file or directory” when trying to use git on Chromebook/Crostini

I am trying to use git from the command line on my chromebook for dev work. I installed git from apt-get (and then git-all after this issue first appeared to see if that would solve it but it didn't). ...
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How do I modify my mouse settings with crosh/terminal in Chrome OS?

Is it possible to modify the Chrome OS mouse speed setting using terminal/crosh (specifically, the Mouse speed setting under Settings → Device → Mouse (mouse must be plugged in) → Mouse speed)? Reason ...
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Grub Chrome Os, “error : you need to load the kernel first”

It is my first time on Stack Exchange so I hope the question is on the good Stack Exchange website. So, I tried to install Chrome Os with the instructions of a Youtube videos. All went good, but there ...
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Change notification volume on ChromeOS

I have a Pixelbook hooked up to an external monitor with built-in speakers. This works well for the most part, but the default notification sounds (e.g. for Google Calendar) are very loud, so I need ...
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Search menu keyboard shortcut with Caps Lock option?

I've set my Chromebook's search key to act as Caps Lock, since this is standard on all other keyboards. However, I still want to open the search menu sometimes. Is there a keyboard shortcut to open ...
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Chromebook can't download to Google Drive because Hard Disk is full?

I recently had to powerwash my Chromebook to fix a keyboard issue I was having and all my files were deleted as a result. I have downloaded 18GB of files to google drive on my chromebook, and only ...
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Graphic tablet Drivers for Linux on ChromeOS

So I have a graphic tablet and I would like to get it to work with my computer. The problem is following : I have a Chromebook and there are currently no drivers for my huion 1060+ tablet for ChromeOS....
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Remove admin domain in Chrome OS

I would like to ask a question about resetting a Chromebook that I recently got after my graduation a week ago. I followed the steps to go to Developer Mode and wipe the Chromebook, yet it asks me to ...
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Terminal on Linux Crostini on ChromeOS shows white screen

I'm running Linux on ChromeOS, and whenever I go to the terminal, it start OK but when I install something that takes a long time and/or when I go to another window, the screen turn white and doesn't ...
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Unclickable region on VSCode UI when installed on Chromebook / ChromeOS

I have installed VSCode on my Lenovo Yoga Chromebook and I am unable to use the mouse in the bottom right corner of the UI. The problem has persisted through restarts, toggling the Terminal window, ...
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Chromebook not displaying battery life

Sometimes my Chromebook (running ChromeOS 80.0.3987.158 Official Build) doesn't display the wifi and battery life details in the bottom right. This appears to be after opening certain apps that go ...
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Alt-tab does not switch apps inside Amazon Workspace on Chromebook

I'm using a Lenovo Chromebook, and one of the applications I'm using is the Amazon WorkSpaces Chromebook Client Application. My problem is that when I press Alt+Tab it switches out of the WorkSpaces ...
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Mounting SFTP to Files on ChromeOS using Secure Shell App but no files are showing up. Am I doing something wrong?

I've installed the Secure Shell App on my Samsung Chromebook Plus v2 and connected to the server. When I click "connect" it works and I can use the shell app to edit files with vim, but want to use ...
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Did crostini wipe away days of work?

I've been working on refactoring an old PHP project on my pixelbook's linux environment. Seemingly after the Chrome OS 80 update, the data on the linux installation seemed to have reverted to old data ...
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How do I put Chromium OS on Samsung Series 5 Chromebook?

I have a Samsung Series 5 Chrombook that I would like to put Linux on. According to Chromium.org, it is only possible to install Chromium OS. I made a Chromium OS image using Balena Etcher on Gallium ...
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How to reliably connect to pixelbook linux ports on localhost?

I've been running development web services on my pixelbook's linux VM like this. php -S 0.0.0.0:8000 router.php Normally, I can then connect to these development services in Chrome with: http://...
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Use stereo mix or system sounds as microphone input on chrome browse or chrome os?

for example, screen recorder 2.0 for chrome extension can do this, my question is how? is there extension for this, I saw audio picker, but that's for audio outputs.
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Can you pin a ChromeOS Linux app?

Using ChromeOS with Linux installed, I've a .jar file that I use daily and running it from the command line is easy...but I don't work in a Linux terminal on my Chromebook regularly. So to save some ...
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How can I SSH into Chrome OS?

I can ssh from my Google Pixel Slate to any other computer. No problem. I cannot ssh from any other computer into Chrome OS. I think it's because the shell is run as a VM and it even has its own set ...
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Is it actually possible to mount a WebDAV share from ChomeOS… and keep using it?

With a bit of Googling, you could easily convince yourself that of course, WebDAV is possible with ChromeOS and really there's no reason not for it to work: there are WebDAV fs clients for Linux, it's ...
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Reset a Managed Chromebook

I just bought a used Lenovo 300e chromebook and I am trying to enable dev mode. When I do "esc" + "refresh" + "power" and then press "ctrl + d", it says that developer mode has been disabled by the ...
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Access ChromeOs local web server from mobile

From a ChromeOs a access the linux localhost from penguin.linux.test:<port>, what is the equivalent of the address 100.115.92.200:<port>. And I don't know how to access it from my browser....
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How can you change the shelf icon of a pinned website on ChromeOS?

Chrome uses the website's favicon as the shelf icon automatically. Can this be altered?
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Monitor network bandwidth on ChromeOS?

Most OS's have a way to monitor the bandwidth (upstream and downstream) being used on a network interface card, and both Windows and macOS have tools to graph usage over time. How do I do this on ...
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ASUS BIOS settings to boot ChromeOS from USB

I've created a USB stick containing ChromeOS, but I cannot boot from it. I think the USB stick is okay - it contains 10 partitions and from my UBUNTU system, I can read some of them. In the ASUS ...
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How to retrieve wifi password in Chrome policy on ChromeOS?

On chrome://policy, wifi passwords in the network configuration policy are redacted. I have access to the shell on the device. How could I retrieve the password?
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2 Users One Computer Remote Desktop

I had a question on how would you set up a remote desktop system where there would be one computer with one monitor connected via HDMI and one Chromebook which is connected wirelessly. This system ...
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How to install chromium OS on to a hardrive partiion

I have created a Chromium OS image .bin file using this guide and successfully tested by putting image on my USB drive.How can i install it on a hard drive partition without completely wiping out my ...
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Enabling Mock Locations in ChromeOS

I'm looking for a way to use external bluetooth GPS receiver with a Chromebook (because my Chromebook, like many others doesn't have build in GPS). My Chrome OS version is 79.0.3940.0 (Build officiel)...
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are bluetooth headset calls on a 3G Chromebook possible?

Would it be possible to use a bluetooth headset to make a cell-phone call? Or is the 3g capability only for data? I'm inferring this is an OS limitation.
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What is this weird box on ChromeOS / Google Pixelbook?

I have a bit of an odd question. I recently bought a Google Pixelbook to use for classes and not have to carry around my big gaming laptop. I have no issues with it, I can use the stylus to take ...
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Chromebook won't enable developer mode or reset

I have a CTL BLACKTIP-E4B-B2B-E2K-R4Y-S3I-A5J computer that doesn't work anymore. I want to reset it and then enable developer mode. When holding down Esc+Refresh at boot, it shows the yellow ...
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Can't log in to my Chromebook after clearing all cookies and autofill data by accident, any way to fix?

When I was using my Chromebook, I accidentally cleared all of my cookies and autofill data. After I restarted the Chromebook, I couldn't login to my account. Whenever I try, the screen goes black for ...
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No audio on modified Chromebook with Linux Mint

I have a Dell Inspiron 3181 Chromebook. I have removed ChromeOS and replaced it with the most recent version of Linux Mint using the following tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxsckwmRhfw I ...
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Chrome-OS: Understanding the desktop (shelf, app-list/homescreen(s), clickable-shortcuts, etc)

I'm relatively new to Chrome-OS. I started two years ago, initially on my Acer 15 (approx $150...which happens to NOT be a tablet...i.e., it does NOT have a touch-screen, but rather has just a built-...
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What is this strange floating frame in Chrome OS?

I have a Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 and there's always this odd floating box that only shows when you find its edge and hover over it. It's fully re-sizable, but seems to have no purpose. On the ...
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How to set font size, rows, and columns of ChromeOS Linux window?

Newer version of ChromeOS can open a Linux terminal window. However I haven't been able to figure out how to easily change the number of rows and columns or the font size. There are some keyboard ...
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Chrome OS on a VM?

This may be a moot point, but can I run ChromeOS on a VM? CloudReady Home Edition looks good, but is that it? Is Chromium a viable option? Purpose - Here's the requirement: I want to run a legacy G-...
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Unable to update Google Chrome to version 76 in macOS

I tried to update by going to the top right corner in the Chrome window to the three dots and going to Help/About Google Chrome and this error shows up.

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