Chromebook is a great choice if it’s a functional laptop without too much expensive. Moreover, you can even get even more out of it with some great tricks. So in this post, we’ll share with you the best Chromebook tips and tricks to help you use your Chromebook much easier.
Tips And Tricks For Chromebook
Use Chrome Goodies
The first tips after powering on a Chromebook or a laptop running the Chrome OS for the first time is the goodies. Chromebook provides some useful free offers so that you can get the best out of it. The freebies available for a new Chromebook are:
- 100GB free of Google Drive in 2 years
- 60 days free trial to the Google Play Music All Access
- 12 free passes for the Gogo Inflight internet
However, these offers are only valid for 60 days after signing in your Google account with your Chromebook and after that, it will expire. So, you should make sure to use the freebies before that.
You can easily take screenshots of your new Chromebook. Screenshots are so helpful in some situations. To do so, simply press and hold the Ctrl button and then tap on the task-switching key. You will then take a screenshot and the screenshot will be saved in the Files app.
Access To System Info
Sometimes, we need details about the system such as CPU, memory, RAM etc. Accessing the system information is very easy, all you need to do is typing ‘chrome://system’ in the Omnibox and you will then see a GUI in a web browser consisting of all the information such as CPU, memory, X-session and more.
Enable OK Google
The Google Now assistant now reaches to every Android smartphone and this assistant is finally integrated to the Chromebook. But you will need to enable it from the settings menu. So, go to the settings > search heading, and you will see the OK Google option. Here, simply tick the box next to it and the Google Now assistant will be activated.
Unlock Chromebook Through Smartphone
Specifically, your Chromebook can be unlocked through the smartphone. This is a great tip that allows you to unlock your Chromebook by only clicking on your avatar. However, to do so, you will first need to turn it on from the settings. Simply head to the Settings on your Chromebook and then choose the ‘Show Advanced settings’ option. Next, go to the Smart Lock, then set up and then pair your phone with Chromebook using Bluetooth. Next time, you just take your connected phone and your Chromebook can easily be unlocked using it.
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Use Three Fingers To Close Tabs
As usual, we close tabs and open links in the background tab by right-clicking the mouse and then choosing the desired option. But if your mouse has a clickable middle button or you enable the gesture on your Chromebook, things can be done more quickly. You can easily close tabs and links in the background with only your three fingers. To do so, simply click on the link with your three fingers tap and it will then open link in the background. If you want to close it, hover over the tab and tap with your three fingers.
Those are the tips that you can apply to your Chromebook. If you know other useful tricks, let’s know in the comment.