I am unable to unmount three zip files that I have open. I have restarted my chromebook several times but they just don't go away. I realize that they are mounted like drives. If I click no the icon to unmount nothing happens. Has anyone encountered this before? I am using a new Acer chromebook 13.
I have a HP Chromebook 14, and occasionally the speakers will go crackly. Also when using google hangouts to video call someone, I apparently sound like an "alien", I just put this down to poor internet connection and latency issues but nonetheless, would be useful to know if anyone else has had a similar problem?
I have a problem with Play Books on my Chromebook and its cookies! 😭
Hi fellow Chromies, since a few day, every time I want to open a book via the Play Books Chrome app I get a message asking me to allow cookies for Google Books. The problem is that I have never disabled them! Even after following Google's instructions to solve the problem, nothing changes! I need to try to open books on Chrome for Windows to see if it Chromebooks only.
Hey folks! Quick/odd question. My Fiance' is one of those Extreme Couponers. She needs a new laptop and i was going to buy her an older macbook but id prefer to get her a chromebook. Coupon sites always want you to download some funky coupon driver in order to print. Does anybody have any experience printing coupons from their chromebook? Thanks!
Update to my Chromebook/coupon dilemma. I went ahead and just bought her an older black macbook. She loves it and it prints coupons just fine. So far. I don't ever see myself purchasing a brand-new Mac (too expensive for what we do online) and windows... Well windows is just too glitchy. I work IT and I can't believe how many problems I see on a day to day basis with brand new Windows machines. Older macbooks or new Chromebooks for me from here on out. Windows 10 tech preview I'm testing is promising but it's still windows.
I ran into this problem with the update to 40 on my Samsung 303. I tried all the usual troubleshooting. I even tried beta channel, but it's still broken there in v41. What worked in the end was using the stable channel recovery media because it backed it to version v39. But you have to avoid logging off or restarting to prevent the automatic update. Now, I just have to monitor the Google forums for word of a bug fix.
I have it connected through a KVM Switch to large monitor and keyboard, which work fine when my laptop screen is open.
The issue is when I close the lid. The system goes to sleep and cannot be awakened until I disconnect the video cable.
I have tried using Keep Awake ext. which worked great until one day when I needed to take my chromebook with me on a business trip. I disconnected it from the KVM and when I reconnected it, that is when this issue started.
I don't think it has anything to do with the KVM since both the mouse and keyboard work fine when the lid is open.
Anyone have any ideas?
Here is the version of Chrome OS I am using. Version 40.0.2214.93 (64-bit) Platform 6457.83.0 (Official Build) stable-channel parrot Firmware Google_Parrot.2685.37.0
Login with the admin user. Open a terminal by hiting CTRL+ALT+T Type the following shell (to drop into a standard bash shell) sudo stop powerm – to disable sleep when lid is closed. You could go with the longer version of: sudo initctl stop powerm but there is no reason to type more… sudo stop powerd – to disable all other power management features. Now logout from the menu – But do not restart!
I was relying on the files app to automatically sync my recent google docs offline. When I was offline I tried to launch a google docs file from the offline folder in my files app. The document could not open although I could see the file listed, message saying "google docs not available. It eventually worked when I went back online and launched the Google Drive app and it synced, then back to offline mode. I am thinking that the Google Drive app does and more complete sync than the Files app.
True story: I had a student bring his CB in saying, "I can't access any websites for school." I take a quick look through his browser extensions and notice one with the description: "Blocks all websites except those that you allow in the whitelist." I ask him why he has that and he says, "A friend (it's always a friend) installed it, saying that it would allow us to bypass the web filtering."
I was just trying to create an application shortcut to a website I've been going to a lot lately, but they seem to have removed the option from the tools menu. Have they removed the functionality entirely? I'm going to be irritated if I can't add my own shortcuts any more. Thanks in advance for your help. [Beta release]
I lost my app launcher folders a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting for them to reappear as it has happened before for short periods. I really don't want to reorganize the dozens of apps into folders if there is another solution. Can anybody tell me anything? I'm on Beta.
Greetings. Since the recent Stable channel update I am getting lots of "aw snap" failures on pages. I don't have more than 2-3 tabs open. I have powerwashed to no avail, deleted extensions, etc. Any suggestions? Version 40.0.2214.114 (64-bit) Platform 6457.94.0 (Official Build) stable-channel falco
Still trying to figure out how to keep my Acer C710 from going to sleep when i close the lid.
I have tried Keep Awake ext. and still no luck.
As I have stated before, it was working fine on version 39 stable. I disconnected it from my KVM switch. There was an update to version 40 stable. I reconnected the KVM and that is when it stopped working.
I've been noticing an issues with CB2 today. When i close it and then open it, the browser closes and pops back up asking me to restore. Is it normal from the chromebook to disconnect from the wifi when it closes? If so, can this be fixed?