Chrome OS

  • Camera Not Working on Chromebook? Here’s How to Fix It

    A lot of Chromebook users are reporting a weird issue with their incorporated Chromebook camera that refuses to start when attempting to attend a video call or using a video app that works through Chrome. In most cases, affected users are reporting that the camera works normally within other applications.…

  • Fix: DHCP Lookup Failed in Chromebook

    Your Chromebook may encounter DHCP lookup failed when trying to connect to a network mostly due to an outdated OS, corrupt firmware of the router can also cause the DHCP error, or if your network is using a frequency that is not supported by your device. Usually, the affected user…

  • How to Run Windows Software on a Chromebook

    A Chromebook is a laptop or tablet running the Chrome OS as its operating system. Chrome OS is designed by Google and based on the Linux kernel operating system. It is based on free software Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its main user interface. As a result, Chrome OS supports web applications…

  • How to Install Windows on Chromebook

    Chromebooks don’t officially support Windows and generally, we can’t install Windows on a Chromebook. However, on many Chromebooks, there are several unofficial ways to install Windows. This is not generally recommended by Google but it gets the job done perfectly. Step 1: Requirements for Installation of Windows There is a…

  • How to Use Virtual Desktops on Chrome OS

    A Chromebook is a laptop or tablet running the Chrome OS as its operating system. Chrome OS is designed by Google on basis of the Linux kernel. It is derived from Chromium OS and uses Google Chrome as its main user interface. So, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications, in which data is mainly stored in the…

  • How to Add Widgets to the Chromebook Home Screen

    One of the more convenient innovations of Android as an operating system is the ability to add app widgets to the home screen. From Google Calendar to the latest headlines, you can have important information displayed right on your home screen. In fact, widgets became so omnipresent that eventually, Apple…

  • How to Add Audio to Google Slides

    At one point in time, Microsoft’s monopoly over office software had seemed impenetrable. But perhaps if there was someone who could take on the giant, it had to be Google. For the most part, Google’s G-Suite has managed to come at par with, and at times even surpass, Microsoft’s range…

  • How To Use Picture in Picture on A Chromebook

    One of the latest software features that everyone has come to expect on their phones and tablets in 2019 is picture-in-picture mode. Apparently, we love having videos playing in the foreground as we are texting or are otherwise on some other application. Without a doubt, picture-in-picture can come in very…

  • How to fix the ‘Dangerous download blocked’ error in Chrome

    If you’re using a Chromebook, you’re completely locked into the Google environment. This means that Google can and does often make security decisions for you, like blocking web-pages and downloads from sites that Google identifies as dangerous. When you try to open such a page or download a file, Chrome…

  • How to Install ADB on Chrome OS 67 without Crouton

    For Android app developers, ADB & Fastboot are one of the most important tools to have on your computer – and while ADB has been compatible with Chromebook for a long time, it previously required going through some hurdles and installing a third-party set of scripts named crouton, which basically…

  • Fix: Chromebook not Charging beyond 1%

    When your Chromebook gets completely discharged, there is a chance that it might not take charge instantly. The battery gets stuck at 1% even if you charge it for hours, and as soon as you disconnect your charger, the laptop runs out of battery and shuts down. If you’re lucky,…

  • How to use Gmail Offline in Chrome

    There’s a limited number of things you can do on Chrome when you’re offline. You can work on Google Docs, Sheets, Slides. You can also use some extensions or apps that work offline, like Pocket or Google Calendar, and you can also manage your email with Gmail Offline. Gmail Offline…

  • How to reconfigure the search key (and others) on the Chromebook keyboard

    If you own a Chromebook, you have probably noticed the new addition that Google has made to the keyboard, which is the Search key. This key is supposed to add the practice of searching on Google to the hardware itself. After all, that is what the Chromebook as a product…

  • How to Instantly Look Up Word Meanings in Chrome

    The one feature that Mac OS has that I’ve always been jealous of is ‘lookup’. This feature allows the user to just click on a tap on a word for the meaning of the word to appear right above it. Since so much of our web content is consumed as…

  • How to Split PDF Files Using Chrome

    Whether you’re a college student or a corporate worker, PDFs are everywhere. Most books or essays available are PDFs, so it is important that you know how to play around with them. One of the things I have had to do from time to time as a student is split…

  • Best Emulators for Chromebook

    One of the biggest downsides of having a Chromebook is the inability to get some proper gaming done. The low-end hardware that most Chromebooks come with is nowhere close to enough for most modern games. However, we are not completely doomed. Even with their low-end hardware, Chromebooks can still run…

  • Fix: Pixelated Videos on Acer and HP Chromebooks

    A common problem reported by users of both, the Acer Chromebook 13 and the HP Chromebook 14, is that Youtube videos at times appear highly pixelated, which makes them unwatchable. This blur effect on Youtube videos is known to occur in Chromebooks that run on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip,…

  • How to Enable Night Mode on Chrome OS

    For some years now, Chromebook owners have been requesting the Chrome OS team to add a ‘Night mode’ feature in the operating system to make the screen easier on their eyes. This little feature, now available on a lot of smartphones, adds a tint to the screen in order to…

  • How to enable Developer Mode on Chrome OS

    Chrome OS is a fairly minimalistic operating system, and is mainly designed for people who want their computers to ‘just work’. To that end, it is also extremely limited in terms of customization and tweaking. However, if you do want to tweak your Chromebook’s settings, install Ubuntu on it, or…

  • How to Install Google Docs Dark Theme

    Google Docs has now become one of the most popular text editors for students and professionals alike. Being a Chromebook user myself, Google Docs is my go-to word processor. This means that I spend long hours in front of Google Docs, as does anybody who uses it as their primary…

  • How to: Torrent on Chromebook

    “But will I be able to download torrents?” is one of the top concerns of people considering the shift from traditional operating systems to Chrome OS. For a lot of people, torrenting is a daily activity, whether it be the newest episode of your favorite TV show or a movie…

  • Fix: Chrome PDF Viewer Disabled by Enterprise Policy

    Google Chrome has it’s own PDF viewer, which is lightweight and handles large files smoothly, as would be expected from a Google product. While it lacks crucial features like annotations and highlighting, Chrome PDF viewer is still the quickest way to access PDFs on Chrome. However, the default PDF viewer…

  • How to Play Videos using VLC on Chromebook

    If you have lived with a Chromebook for a while, you know that playing video files of different formats with subtitles is not a straightforward task. As ridiculous as it sounds, the native video player on Chrome OS does not support adding subtitle files at all. Also, it only supports…

  • How to Increase Memory on Chromebook

    The primary selling point for Chromebooks till now has been that they are affordable. Chrome OS is a very light operating system, and can run smoothly on the most low-end machines. Chromebooks are cheap because they run on low-end hardware. The RAM on these machines ranges from 2GB on the…

  • How Safe are Chromebooks from Ransomware

    With the recent surge in ransomware attacks, the security of popular operating systems has increasingly become a pressing concern. Chromebooks, generally speaking, are much more secure than other machines running on Windows or even Mac OS. They are relatively less in number, and hence do not form a primary target…