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Mary Tannehill

Asus Chromebooks  - 
 
I have the new Asus Chromebook Flip and have had some problems.  One is a Resolving Host message and slowdown for both my partner on his Toshiba Chromebook 2 and me on the Flip.  This only happens when I am using the Flip.  When I use my HP Chromebook 11 G3, we don't have the problem.  The other problem I am having is with it spontaneously shutting down without powering off.  Anyone else having those problems?
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Peter de Vries

HP Chromebooks  - 
 
A few days ago my HP14 came back from official repai, new motherboard and disk. I am not happy.

It starts ugly as in pic with black lines and in not verified mode. It beeps when spacebar is pressed, but no changing to verified.
The installed version is of 2014 and I cannot update somehow?
The app menu is the old square type, and many apps (restore chromebook for example) are "not supported".
In gmail, a line pops up that the "this version of chrome" is not supported.

This is not how a clean and smooth chromebook should look. Should I resend it, or am I overlooking a quick user-install thing here?
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Good news everyone! The newest update to the stable ChromeOS build allows users to Add to Shelf!

AFTER YEARS WE FINALLY GOT IT IN STABLE!
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Roy Danby

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Google Cloud Print help would be greatly appreciated please.
I had my printer working and it would print when an old windows laptop was switched on, (I originally set up Cloud print on this machine) This has now died and I have the chromebook and a windows 7 pc. When I go to settings-advanced settings-Google cloud print, the printer shows as being there, but is always offline and therefore will not print from the chromebook, but will print via the pc which is connected by hard cable.
The printer is turned on, but shows on pc and CB as offline. Any ideas on how to solve this? Is it a good idea to delete the machine via manage printers, and start again? Helpful suggestions welcomed.
Thanks in advance.
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Cheers, both. Will try that when I get home. 
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Miles Minor

Toshiba Chromebooks  - 
 
I have a Toshiba Chromebook 2, a,nd I have the 2GB and 720P model and I was wondering how do I install Pokemon Trading Card Game Online on Ubuntu 14.04LTS?
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John Hill

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
Anyone need a nice Asus Chromebox that's only a month old? Like new condition, with box, manuals, power supply, etc. $130 including shipping, Paid $180 for it. This is the standard 2gb model with 16gb SSD. Selling it because I bought a Windows machine. I can upgrade the SSD and/or install Ubuntu on this machine for someone if they want. Thanks!
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Paul McEvoy

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From this Sunday's - SBP. Mulroy College in Donegal is one for the first schools in Ireland  to roll out Chromebooks. 
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Melanie Lucas

Toshiba Chromebooks  - 
 
I am considering a Toshiba Chromebook 2. I was ready to buy, but I saw a few reviewers on Amazon have had major issues with the display. Have any of you experienced that? 
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Had a problem with the display and toshiba won't warranty it. They say it was damaged. Very disappointed with their warranty process. Anyone know where to find a replacement display? I'm going to have to DIY. 
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Trisha Bagby

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New to Chromebook and I am looking to use them in the classroom. How did you handle the lack of java?
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I suggest you use Linux for these activities then. It's safer
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Manabu Kobayashi

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
Does someone know how to login to chromebook inside the office from outside of office with chrome remote desktop as like Mac or Windows except the way with support mode which requires a temporary generated passcode?
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Reymund Cabarrubias

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
Hi All, I'm new here and looking to find a solution to my problem.  I was trying guest mode casting on my chromecast from a chromebook as well as an android mobile phone.  The android phone handles it well, no dramas, but the Chromebook seems unable to 'guest mode' cast.  It seems to be that chromebooks can only stream to a chromecast IF both devices are on the same wi-fi network.

Anyone else experienced the same and found a solution?
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Lindsay Dawe

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Hi All, I'm looking to buy a chromebook to stream TV shows from a Chrome tab to Chromecast/TV, whilst also using a adblock extension. Does anyone do this or have any issues. I assume all my normal windows/Chrome extension work just the same on a Chromebook browser?
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Ad Block works fine except when using Hulu.
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Curtis Vaughan

News/Gen Discussion  - 
 
One year into owning this C720 and another test. Five-day vacation without a power cord. So far it has never failed to make it through a vacation with power to spare. Log this under: "Why I love my Chromebook!"
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Well, crap, this year my CB failed me. I made it through all the days, but by the last day the battery level was in the red and I didn't even bother using it. I have to rest blame on two possible reasons: 1) the computer's a year old so the battery has likely lost some of it's potency; 2) Internet on the Oregon coast SUCKS!!!! The first couple of days were hell. It took forever to connect to the services I needed or to do anything! I had to calm myself down by remembering the days of dial-up modems. Alas my family was not amused....
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Ron Killenbec

Toshiba Chromebooks  - 
 
Looking for a replacement screen of Toshiba Chromebook 2, model CB35-B3340, PN#LP133WF2(SP)(A1), WUXGA 1920 x1080 Full HD. Toshiba won't warranty it and every site I find it is Out of Stock. Any thoughts or ideas on where to look for it?
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+Quinn Harley not real sure. The screen just became full of horizontal lines. Finally got a hold of Toshiba a few weeks after the fact and there was a small white area in the upper right corner. They maintain that indicates it was damaged and will not warranty it. I think there is a problem with the display, which explains why several sites I found a replacement was out of stock. 
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Susan Dennis

Urgent Questions  - 
 
Sync... not so fast...

[don't we have a category for non-urgent questions? this is so not urgent :)]

I have two chromebooks.  One in the living room and one in the bedroom. They are both on the same os channel (beta now but the issue also plagued me when they were both on stable).  They won't sync unless I insist.

I can save a bookmark on one and it will never show up on the other. Not today, not next week. Ditto with tabs and apps and everything else.

I can force it most of the time by going to >settings>advanced sync settings. If it is set for sync everything and I change it to sync everything except one thing, then the two machines sync immediately. If I make ANY change to the sync settings, it sync's immediately. 

But, it will not sync again until I repeat that sync change routine.

This has been going on for months so through several updates. What the heck is the problem? And how do I fix it?
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Matthias Buesing

Tips / Workarounds  - 
 
Keepass under Chrome OS - does someone uses Keepass on a Chrome OS device? I used Lastpass for years and it's running absolutely great on my Chrombook - but I have some security issues with it being a US company and the software is closed source. Can I really trust them?

So I switched to Keepass which runs pretty decent on my windows PC but with Chrome OS you have to go with the extensions and apps. Both are not sufficient to me:

- CKP (chrome extension) - I have to enter my master PW every time. I can't access or even see groups. A lot of logins aren't found automatically so I have to search for them manually ever time I want to log in. The developer does not answer any request :-( - Keepass Chrome - it works but it does not fill in my credentials. Extremely annoying: I have to enter the path to both the database and my keyfile every time I want to access my passwords. Not usable.

- KeepassX (Rollapp) - runs in a secure enviroment - not for practical use, to my my mind.

Any other proposals? Or do I have to go with LastPass and they seem the only one with 100% functionality under Chrome OS?!

Thank you very much and best wishes from northern germany!
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+Fred W. H. I agree with you, being a long time Lastpass user as well. It's just the fact that especially here in germany a lot of people care about their data. Much more than in the US, that's for sure. And storing the most sensible datas in the cloud, especially in a closed source proprietary US software is a no go for a lot of people out there...

Lastpass is unbeatable when it comes to functionality and ease of use. 
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Angelocracy Xue

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How to change / add your own wallpaper on #Chromebooks https://youtu.be/geMZmCLCu3E  I just recently got a chromebook and still learning stuff. I will post more chromebook related videos as I learn. If you have any suggestions for videos. Please let me know.

#chromebook #chromeos #tech #hangoutsonair
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ciprian moloci

Asus Chromebooks  - 
 
 
The Asus Chromebook Flip C100 packs a lot of features into a small, low-cost package.
A Chromebook that manages to add hybrid features without driving up the price, the Asus Flip C100 trades speed for long battery life.
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Los Woods

Urgent Questions  - 
 
Woke up this morning and my Chromebook was like this. A red blinking battery, bunch of question marks at the top, and it won't come on
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You can also just press the refresh button and the power button together. Reboots the computer. It happens when the battery dies.
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Rene Lindhout

Urgent Questions  - 
 
how do I play a photo slide show from with google foto app on my chromebook??
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You didn't ask about casting; you asked about a slide show. USe G+ on
Android, and use the Cast Screen option via Chromecast App; you must be
Lollipop.
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