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Ross Edgin
Worked at Open Text Corporation
Attended University of Arizona
Lives in Tucson, AZ
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This is actually real. Funny.
 
The difference between Google and Bing
Gotta love the magic of search suggestions...

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Persistent Notifications

When getting an email or a chat on my Chromebook (Samsung), the notification pops up fine and works as expected....unless I don't see it. If I'm not looking at my screen with the email or chat comes in, I have no indication whatsoever that anything happened.

Are persistent notifications a feature that is coming?

In the mean time, is there an extension that combines chat notification and email notification in a way that allows me to see the notification no matter what window I'm looking at?
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Funnily enough there is a new notification center on the way!

http://www.androidauthority.com/chrome-os-notification-center-unified-messaging-153897/
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Scratchpad: Any theories as to why Google is dropping it?

I want to believe that they are dropping it in favor of something better. I've been looking for an alternative and there's nothing that does what it does.
-- Seamless Drive integration
-- Chrome Panel interface
-- Instantaneous auto-saving

Sometimes I wish I had the time to write software. :)
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I'm just getting settled in to my new Chromebook. How do I get the Gtalk windows to behave like they do in Chrome? They don't stay on top and activating one causes the rest of my windows to minimize.
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As long as desktop notifications are turned on, you'll receive notifications via chrome os' built in system for things like google talk, email, and probably google now when chrome gets it built in.
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What to do while you wait for your Samsung Chromebook to ship.

1. Stare glassy-eyed at your iPad 2.
2. Complain about lousy supply chains to your wife.
3. Open Chrome on your laptop and hit F11 to pretend.
4. Create VM on Virtual Box with an image from Hexxeh
5. Go over (again) how to you plan to use it.
6. Check Amazon (again) to see if they forgot to notify you...

Any other ideas?
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lol at 3.
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hurray! the g+ redesign improved performance on my arm chromebook.
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It was very studdery before. But not anymore.
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Irony:

The slowest scrolling page I use on my Chromebook (series 3) is Google+
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Yes. Scrolling through Facebook is smooth.
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I'm trying to use the Nook web application. It shows my library, but when I try to read a book, it takes me to the sample page and asks me to buy the book.

I contacted Barnes and Noble on it, but after working with them for a while, I tried the same thing on my desktop computer and my laptop (running Ubuntu) and both worked fine. 

This appears to be an issue with the Chromebook. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can check?

I can download the ePub version of the book, but that's pretty clunky and I don't want to have to have to upload it back to a site to read it.
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I got it. If anyone else ever has this problem, delete your cookies. I would have already done that, but I guess I subconsciously assumed that it would have been done by deleting my history... though I know they are different things.
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I tried the Dev channel tonight. I learned a couple of things.

I learned that I didn't understand how the channel system works. And I learned that the current Dev version (25.0.1364.33) causes my trackpad to completely fail. I have to boot the machine with a mouse attached before it will work.

My misconception told me that I could switch back to Stable at any time. For the uninitiated: You can't. You have to select it in Settings, and then wait however many weeks it takes for Stable's version number to surpass that of your installed version.

But there is another way. You can do a Recovery. The problem is, you need to have an SD card or USB stick with a capacity of 4GB or greater. I have an SD card that is "4GB", but it doesn't work. The recovery tool doesn't see it. I'm assuming that's because the formatted capacity is actually less than 4GB.

Nevertheless, going to Dev or Beta is not risk free. Be forewarned, or at least forearmed with a pre-configured recovery SD card or USB stick.
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+Joe Louis The Chromebook reads the SD card just fine. I can read a write to it no problem. It's just ImageBurner that ignores it.
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I got my Samsung Chromebook today. I ordered it on the 6th. I did not expect to have it by now. Hurray Amazon!
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Enjoy it! It's sure made a difference in how I do things online. I believe my next purchase will be a Chromebox for my computer room.
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Just joined. I'm waiting for the Samsung Series 3 to be back on store shelves before snatching one up. I'm going to use it as my primary computer, but I'll still have a full fledged laptop stashed safely in my bedroom for gaming. I have no office and no desk, so I'm going to use the Chromebook out in the family room where there's a huge risk of a 1 year old smashing it on the floor. :) 
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I ordered mine (3G) from Amazon and had it in my hands in four days (with two-day shipping). To me, that's the best option. You save a little on sales tax (at least in GA) and you don't have to stress about checking all over the place.
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