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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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What file types can a chromebook run?

Considering that on my school chromebook, (.exe, .targz, .rar, etc) file types cannot be run, i want to know what filetypes the apps are from in the playstore, since i do not have direct access to ...
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Does CrOS have an equivalent to Window's Task Manager/Process Explorer, in the context of hung system remediation?

So in Windows, when the system starts to hang and say, .e.g., folders are stuck in unresponsive state. We can invoke Task Manager/Process Explorer directly via shortcut input Alt+Ctrl+Del, kill ...
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How can I export cookies, local storage, and other site data from Chrome OS?

I have a Chromebook that's not in developer mode. I'm looking to migrate all of its data to a new computer. I've figured out how to get most of it, but I'm not sure of a good way to get site data, e.g....
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How to change drive numbers in Windows?

I installed a dualboot of Chrome OS and Windows on my laptop. But whenever I create a partition in Windows (with any partitioning tools), the drive number will be messed up and result in unbootable. ...
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Chrome OS Version 105 cannot eject CD on old MacBook Pro

I have an old MacBook Pro (2013 model), a supported laptop of Chrome OS, installed with Chrome OS Version 105.0.5195.112. I inserted a CD-ROM into the laptop, but the Files app in the Chrome OS does ...
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ChromeOS: How to go to last (or nth last) window?

When I click the Chrome Icon, I can see a sorted list (creation time) of Chrome Windows. What's an easy way to Alt-Tab to the chosen window (eg the last one)? (The order shown when I hit Alt-Tab is of ...
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Word (.docx) document not opening in Chrome

I opened a link my teacher provided to do an assignment, this link opened a Google word document (.docx). When I was finished I downloaded the assignment. This was all done on my Google Chromebook. ...
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Copying and pasting between ChromeOS and Linux X11 apps

Running Linux on ChromeOS in developer mode, it is simple to run xterm. I simply install it with apt and then execute it, and the window seamlessly opens on the ChromeOS desktop. What is not simple is ...
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L2TP/IPsec VPN on Chromeos but don't forward all traffic

I configuered a L2TP/IPsec VPN on a chromebook (version 102) to connect to my company network. But now all traffic is redirected through the vpn which is a bottleneck for teams and other services. ...
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Chrome OS Developer Options Root Password

I'm trying to flash a custom UEFI system or BIOS to my Chromebook (Lenovo c330) and I ran the command in the Shell in Crosh and it asked me for my password. I entered the password for my Google ...
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Samsung Chromebook won't sign-in wheel keeps spinning

I have a Samsung Chromebook with an updated ChromeOS version installed. I can access the guest mode just fine. However, when I try to sign in, I get the spinning wheel screen flashing on and off. It ...
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My Chromebook Still says OS Verification is off even though I pressed CTRL+D

I have a HP Chromebook 14a-na0037nr. I recently went into developer mode. And, as I decided to turn off the computer, I decided to press Refresh+Power to restart it. But, it showed the screen that ...
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How to run .js script on Chromebook?

I have saved a .js script that enables backing up chrome://flags from DevOps console. Running the .js script directly from console does not work though, and after a bit of research, I see that the ...
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Grub2win is showing a bunch of errors while trying to dual boot ChromeOS

I tried to install chromeos using this guide I did exactly everything except the step at 5:34 because it didn't show for me and continued to the end,when booting to grub2win and trying to start ...
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Removing enterprise enrollment from chromebook [duplicate]

I recently moved and my school said I would keep my Chromebook. The only problem is that they left the enterprise enrollment on. They told me to remove it, but I didn't manage. I have an Acer cb5 312t....
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How to troubleshoot Android connected device (Better Together) enrollment issues on Chromebook (CrOS)?

I've posted this up on the Chromebook Support community forum, but have not received a single answer in three days. I'll copy & paste it here just in case the original thread breaks: I have a T-...
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Crostini XWayland does not work all the time

Sometimes, when I start up Crostini (the Linux feature in Chrome OS), XWayland does not work, and I get this error. It can vary across apps, but this is the tkinter version of the error. File "/...
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how to set-up grub / partition when attempting to set dual boot Linux Mint + Chrome OS on an old PC?

I am attempting to install Chrome OS alongside Linux Mint installation on an old PC. I am following this guide: https://www.droidthunder.com/install-chrome-os-dual-boot-windows/ The installation ...
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I accidentally put an wrong password to the chrome-os developer console

I activated chrome os developer mode, then, I entered developer console (CTRL+ALT+F2), I introduced the "setdevpasswd" command and I putted an wrong password, (I mis"clicked") and ...
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Chromebook ChromeOS 99 (2022) how to resize STATE partition and setup dual BOOT ARM64 (Lenovo DUET Mediatel HP60T)?

e feedback for you) I got recently well build Lenovo DUET ARM64 Mediatek HP60T tablet device. I would like to have 2 OS, ChromeOs (hardware video acceleration and crostini for linux app) and ubuntu/...
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ChromeOS linux show in folder

When I click 'show in folder' in a Linux app running on Chrome OS, Visual Studio Code will be launched. I would much prefer the Chrome OS built in file manager to display the folder. I have found the ...
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How safe is it to install chrome OS flex in a usb without affecting your main system?

So I have windows 7 (Ik, I have ancient PC), I have installed Kali Linux through a bootable USB before. I installed chrome OS using their official site and following the instructions but my whole PC ...
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Unable to boot into Chromebook after blocking incognito mode

disable incognito mode in ChromeOS (ChromeBook) So i followed this and it works but my Chromebook doesn't boot up after shutdown I recovered the chromebook back to normal using traditional recovery ...
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More word candidates for Chinese Input Method in Chromium OS

In Chromium OS, by default the Input Method "Chinese Quick" has only 5 character candidates. How can I change to 10 candidates, just like other operating systems? Also, for the notebook that ...
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mount operation not permitted in ChromeOS developer mode

I want to install texlive on my Chromebook by enabling the builtin developer mode of ChromeOS, which runs debian on a virtual machine. So, I downloaded the ISO file of texlive from here. The problem ...
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How to make Chrome OS notifications show up while in full screen?

I'm wondering if there's a way to make chrome OS notifications show up while I'm in a full-screen application. Is there something in chrome://flags?
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can you use sd card/thumbdrive for app storage on chromebook?

I have a Chromebox with 32 GB M.2 SSD, Chrome OS v97 numerous apps installed and Linux. Apparently I can't install any more apps since it says 31.9 GB (of 32 GB) are in use Is there any way that I can ...
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How can I solve this issue when using apt install on Crostini on ChromeOS?

After using sudo apt install the following error code shows: debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed Selecting previously unselected package libarchive13:amd64. dpkg: ...
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Resizing Chromium OS's stateful partition

Ok, I am using CloudReady, and I want to resize the stateful partition to it's max. I'm installing to a secondary HDD (external, 100 MBps read/write), and I want to install Crostini. Apparently, 3GB ...
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Did Chrome os lose its file services with version 96?

Previously you could 'add services' in the file manager, in order to add a sort of 'driver' to Dropbox, OneDrive etc... This 'add services' option seems to have disappeared in version 96. Did you ...
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How do I fix Chromebook touchscreen alignment?

I have a Lenovo Chromebook Duet (10.1"). The touchscreen works, but it is not registering the touches in the right places. For example, when I touch an app on my Chromebook, it will open the app ...
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Sockets failing to connect from Chromebook Linux terminal

I'm running the most recent version of ChromeOS and I have had the following problem for about a month. Sockets over ssl (?) generally are failing to connect from the Linux (Beta) terminal environment....
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Computer thinks right arrow key is constantly held down when in roblox

this is my first post. Today, in Roblox, my computer thought the right arrow key was held down. It would start moving the camera in 180's alot. Then, after I pressed it, it stopped. And by the way, I ...
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Kill Linux of Chromebook installed via Linux

Some aplications I need (like VLC player, Office, etc) I instaled via linux beta on my Chromebooks. It works fine most of the time but when one of those processes crashes I can't kill it or restart it ...
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Do chromebook-updates also patch hardware issues?

I recently read about a vulnerability in Mediatek-chipsets (https://research.checkpoint.com/2021/looking-for-vulnerabilities-in-mediatek-audio-dsp/). My chromebook has such a chipset. A solution is ...
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Access root parent directory on Chromebook from different computer

I am trying to access all of the files on my Chromebook from a different computer. From the Chromebook, I can access all of the local files that I have created or downloaded, just not the ones that I ...
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sending dbus message from chromeOS to Concierge/Cicerone shows error

i am trying to send a dbus message within the chromeos terminal to actually shutdown the vm. there is a dbus-api for that either https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/platform/system_api/+/...
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How to configure mouse actions on a linux system?

If the question sounded simple, let me specify: I'm using Chrome OS, which is a heavily modified Gentoo distribution, but I have dev mode enabled so i am able to do most things, and in theory ...
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Where are Chrome OS release notes published?

Where can I read Chrome OS official release notes? I searched but I could only find https://www.google.com/chromebook/whatsnew/ which is updated less regularly than once per release.
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Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps

I have two versions installed for several apps on my Chromebook, an Android version and a Chrome OS version, e.g. Gmail. How can I identify what type of app I'm selecting? Is it possible to do so ...
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What frequency wifi is my Chromebook connected to?

Is my Chromebook connected to 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz wifi? How can I tell? My router has both with the same network name.
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How do I boot into developer mode on Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd Gen when device management blocks it

I have a Lenovo Chromebook 500e 2nd gen which I need to boot into developer mode, but a device management blocks it. I bought the chromebook secondhand but it has a device management on it which ...
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How to fix “/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found”?

When I tried to compile chromeos_unittests of chromium, these errors showed: ❯ autoninja -C out/Cros/ chromeos_unittests ninja: Entering directory `out/Cros/' [0/1] Regenerating ninja files [10299/...
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how can i install and use eclipse for java development in hp chromebook

Actually there is no enough storage to install eclipse in my hp chrome book. Only 8 GB memory space is remaining and also I couldn't find the way to download and install eclipse for chrome OS.Is there ...
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How Do I download a Chrome OS version older than 75?

I am trying to download an old chromebook recovery image to test some things and https://cros.tech/ only supports down to chrome os 75. The recovery image I need is like a chrome os 70 (Or as old as ...
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How do I set o365 browser version of Microsoft Excel as the default editor for xlsx files in my Chromebook My Files folder?

Chromebook w/OS v88.x Microsoft 365 Family subscription Situation: I have a file in my Chromebook's My Files folder called 'test.xlsx'. Currently, if I double-click on it, it will open that file in ...
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Chromebook starts with magnified screen

My son's HP Chromebook from school has 2 accounts. The one he's supposed to use goes to a massively magnified screen, the only time I see anything is when I move the cursor to the upper left corner of ...
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Linux backup restore not working

I got errors yesterday from my Linux terminal, but I backed up my files from Linux and then uninstalled and reinstalled Linux. Then, I am trying to restore the Linux files from the .tini file I got. ...
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How to fix the terminal and Linux files for error 20 on a chromebook

Today, I was trying to access the terminal and Linux files for Linux, but it suddenly all crashed! I got crosh (press ctrl-alt-t on chrome to get there) to act as my terminal with the code "vsh ...

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