I’ve just recovered my first Chromebook from under my daughter’s desk and I’d forgotten just how much I liked it. Nice screen, super lightweight (at just over 1kg), micro USB charging and of course the Google light bar on the back of the case. Please can we have the Pixel style light bar back on […]Read more "I found my first Chromebook!"
Many times I’ve been looking for a quick place to paste a load of text as I gather it from various places or need to tidy up some formatting before I put the text into a document. Back in the old Windows days I’d have a shortcut to Notepad on my Taskbar and just open […]Read more "Simple notes"
Taking a screenshot or partial screenshot on a Chromebook couldn’t be easier: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/183101?hl=en-GB The result is then stored in your Downloads folder and as a nice little touch you can even copy it to your clipboard from the notification: This all just works really nicely and I find myself using screenshots a lot to send […]Read more "Screenshots"
Just found that the most recent Beta channel update has a feature that has been missing for some time, the power button puts the Chromebook to sleep! Up to now the only ways to make the machine sleep was to close the screen or let it time out. That’s fine in laptop mode but in […]Read more "Power Button Update!"
Another idea I’ve been playing with is to use a Chrome device as a simple Eddystone beacon to broadcast a url to local devices. I found this post by Francois Beaufort describing how to get it running with a link to some source code too: After a bit of playing (and remembering to enable the […]Read more "Chrome Beacons"
We have a specific requirement at work to be able to identify a machine’s host name and pass that through to a telephony solution which then associates that machine with a specific telephone number. At the moment we have a Windows script to do it but obviously this won’t work on a Chrome device… I […]Read more "Identifying an Enterprise Chrome Device"
Having found ChromeOS easy to use and only lacking a small amount of the functionality I was used to in an OSX world I was finding the speed and small amount of memory on the HP Chromebook 11 G1 was slowing down when I had a lot of tabs open or if I was loading […]Read more "Time for an upgrade"