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Jerad Hill

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
Got my 3 year old started on a Chromebook yesterday. He is figuring it out quickly.
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Kiyo Gallimore's profile photoJerad Hill's profile photo
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+Walter Ruggieri This is his Chromebook. I want it to be customized for him.
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Jim Gamerl

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Props to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his moves to build out his products for multiple platforms. While the Office Online apps aren't that big of a deal, the fact that he allowing his companies products available on or through different platforms speaks volumes.
Microsoft makes it easier for Chromebook users to launch Office apps.
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Yeah, what about Skype?
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Kenny Strawn

▶ Breaking News  - 
 
Should have posted about this a couple of #ChromeOSCanary  builds ago when it first came out, but yeah, in 36, you'll notice this notification (in contrast to the status icon in the Chrome menu seen previously) when a "captive portal" is restricting Internet access...
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Glen M

▶ Tips and Tutorials  - 
 
Just realized something interesting on my Acer C720. When I'm using it at my desk, I like to hook it up to an external monitor, but I still use it as my keyboard. Having both screens on at the same time was distracting though. Turns out, you can lower the brightness all the way down (for the internal display only) and that puts the Chromebook into docked mode, even though the lid is still open and I'm typing on it. Perfect!
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Carl Muonio's profile photoJoe Marini's profile photo
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yep works awesome on mine!
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Chris Collins

▶ Acer Devices  - 
 
Finally...Best Buy had the Acer C720 in stock while I was there. Using the gift cards and one of the coupons I received from the XP Trade-in deal (I traded in 4 XP laptops), I was able to pick the C720 up for $36 and change.  Not a bad deal!  
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Ted Turner's profile photoNathan Keeley's profile photo
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Its all good I found someone with a Acer c720 4gb so I justed picked that up 
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Anyone who wants the Samsung chromebook 2 before the release date , pay attention to eBay.
Some were already sold on eBay. 
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Marcelo Ivo Martinho's profile photoShane Menshik's profile photo
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All I know, from a user who already has the Samsung chromebook 2, is that the performance is like c720. But we'll see some reviews to confirm that in the following days 
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Eric Eldridge

▶ General Discussion  - 
 
If I download a file from a website to my Google Drive, does the file travel through my Chromebook before being saved to Drive? Or, does it go directly to Drive?
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Kuan Hing's profile photoCoralie Campobasso's profile photo
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+Michael Dopp Perhaps, but I still believe you cannot move something form the cloud directly into Drive that is not from a linked app. As it stands now,  I have my download file set as a file in Drive but I am certain files are still downloaded to my Chromebook before being synced with Drive.
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Nick Wue

▶ Apps / Extension Discussion  - 
 
Do you've ever searched for a fully customizable, great looking, informal, awesome new Tab Page for Google Chrome? Your search has finished! MyTab (goo.gl/oIIHkt) shows you the information you want in all the ways you want. Add cards to your main view (for example the weather, news, bookmarks, jokes, facebook newsstream, unread gmail's, notes, recently closed tabs, an alarm clock, ...). PS: There are over 7257600 different ways to customize your myTab! It's foreever free! Have fun.
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Matt Lyons

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Any suggestions for good weather apps/extensions? Right now I just search 'weather' whenever I want a quick view but I want to be even lazier :P
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Matt Lyons's profile photoJerry Foreman's profile photo
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Thanks for the suggestions, all. Went with +Michael Tillgaard's suggestion. Loving it so far.
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First Samsung chromebook 2 11.6 inches unboxing
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K. Christopher Carvalho's profile photoMarcelo Ivo Martinho's profile photoDerek Vigs's profile photoDean Addison's profile photo
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The good news is there is starting to be a lot of choice for all price points.  Just depends on how much you feel like paying for what is a essentially a disposable device that you will probably only keep for three years or so.  Having said that, if someone threw in a backlit keyboard (cause I type in the dark a lot), I would probably spring for that.  OTOH, IPS doesn't really matter much to be (as much as for a tablet, anyway) because with the laptop I can angle the screen to the optimal viewing angle.  Hard to tell how good the screen is on this Samsung cause I think the camera may be compensating for the backlighting coming from the window, making the screen appear dimmer than it is. I just wish some retailer would carry all of them side-by-side so it would be easy to compare them. 
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W. Todd Land

▶ Release / Update Discussion  - 
 
After Friday's (April 18) update, the cursor must hover over a control for maybe a second before you can click on that control. The sky is not falling, but it's annoying, making my Acer C7 chromebook feel a lot slower than it is.
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Welcome to our community! View our Community Guidelines here: http://bit.ly/ChromieGuidelines • • • The largest unofficial Chrome OS, Chromebook, Chromebox, Chromebase, and Chromecast community on Google+. Logo information can be found here: http://goo.gl/vWv4L • • • This community was founded by Dinsan Francis and is currently lead by Craig Tumblison, Adrien Pierret, Jonathan Roemer, and Brent Sullivan.

Chris Cox

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+Craig Tumblison Why is this community so fantastic? There's no name calling, no flame wars, no spam, etc. There are disagreements, yes, but they're more in the spirit of a healthy debate. And in the end, everybody lines up like in Little League or playoff hockey, shakes hands and says, "Good game." This is my favorite community by far. So I'm offering appreciation here for the owner, moderators and my fellow community members for keeping everything civil and allowing ideas to be exchanged and opinions to differ without turning on each other. Thanks, all!
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Kevin Burns's profile photoWalter Ruggieri's profile photo
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Maybe people who buy Chromebooks are different than the rest of the world? 
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Andy Castille

▶ Troubleshooting Help  - 
 
Has anyone else had this issue?
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Ken MacKenzie

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Used my chromebook last weekend on stage for the first time.  More details in the crouton users group as they are more on point for that group.  But my chromebook supported running two different live synth engines for real time playing and DJ software running for in between sets.  All controlled from USB midi keyboard.

Anyway worked flawlessly as a proof of a less than normal chromebook usage.  Granted having linux in the equation was a must, but still a testament for the hardware.

Machine is the HP 14 4g version.
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Those are all Linux programs I am running via crouton. 
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Nathan Keeley

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Just picked up this little guy earlier today. Had a nice drive in my GTI, got to the house where the people were selling it and ended up staying for an hour talking about computers and cars. I've only got to spend an hour with it so far bit I can't wait really start playing around!!!!
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Davy K.M's profile photoDaehyun Kim's profile photo
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Sure .. say that when you have a several tabs open and specially trying to watch streaming videos in HD from Netflix or Youtube on the HP11 .. that machine cannot handle it and it stutters and lags .. trust me my brother has it  and it annoys him all the time
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Brent Sullivan
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▶ Chromecast Devices  - 
 
Chromecast Owners - I don't know if this app has been mentioned here before, but I am trying it today to cast local movie files to my Chromecast and so far it is working flawlessly.  No lag, no degradation and even plays MKV and AVI, 1080P included.  What surprised me is there is no complicated setup like some of the other solutions.  Chrome Store install and go straight to play a video.  Would like some feedback if anyone else is experiencing the same with this app. Before this app, I was having to upload to Real Cloud first and then stream from there. Real Cloud converts the video so the quality is not as good as the original, btw.
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Adrian Cuthbert's profile photoyznn Garandel's profile photoDean Dalton's profile photoStefannie Tan's profile photo
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Ok will try this and see
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ciprian moloci

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New flag: Enable MTP support in File Manager - Show MTP devices as a file storage in the file manager

Chrome OS Canary 36.0.1946.3
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Kenny Strawn's profile photoДимка Мочалов's profile photoCarl Rogers's profile photoLeon Davis's profile photo
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+Jeremy T. I also tried with my Nexus 4 but nothing... I do love Canary channel though!
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Beau Hindman

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Heya! I am the CM/PR manager for Illyriad games now, and we make browser-based MMOs. Today is another playtest for www.ageofascent.com -- it's a space shooter that can support literally thousands in the same space. (The test is at 4:00 pm EDT) The playtests run about 30 minutes to an hour, and I play them on my Chromebook all the time. No downloads or sign up. It uses WebGL! Neat stuff, especially if you want to see what Chrome can do.
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John Oliphant's profile photoIvan Bigelow's profile photoPractical Chrome's profile photo
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Cool, time to change your about page +Beau Hindman 
I guess I messed it. :(
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Nick Spathis

▶ Troubleshooting Help  - 
 
I think I need the expertise of the community.
I have been able to create folders in the launcher and group apps together. The problem is that if I logoff or shutdown my chromebook, then the folders are not on the launcher the next time I sign back on.
Very strange behaviour. Any advice on how to resolve the issue?
By the way the flag for folders found in chrome://flags/#enable-app-list-folder is enabled
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Craig Tumblison's profile photoNick Spathis's profile photo
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Thanks Craig . I appreciate the suggestions. I think I'll switch to Beta :-) 
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Michael Daniels

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After a week with my new HP Chromebook 11.  I am in love.  I can do all but a couple of things that normal laptops do.  I can't add music to my iPod, or upload Music to my Google Music account, but other than that...  I can do EVERYTHING ELSE I need or desire to do.  And though I use Google Docs now, there is now Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote online apps.  I can download music, movies, tv shows, e-books, etc....  This is truly an experience I couldnt have imagined.... CHROMEBOOKS RULE!!!!!
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Kuan Hing's profile photoMichael Daniels's profile photo
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+Michael Daniels HP Chromebook 11 is ARM based - running on Exynos 5 Dual. 
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