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How to Disable Guest Browsing on a Chromebook

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If you leave your Chromebook sitting around where it could potentially be used by others—but you don’t want them to—it’s easy to disable guest browsing in Google’s Chrome OS so that only registered accounts can use the device. Here’s how to do it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/758253/how-to-disable-guest-browsing-on-a-chromebook/
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How to Stream Your Windows or Mac Desktop to Your Chromebook

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For a lot of people, Chromebooks are all the computer that they need. Aside from some heavy-duty image and video editing, there isn’t much that you can’t do inside a web browser these days. If there are times when you need a full Windows or macOS desktop application running inside Chrome OS, this is pretty easy to set…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-stream-your-windows-or-mac-desktop-to-your-chrom-1847652449
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Microsoft is discontinuing its Office apps for Chromebook users in favor of web versions 

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Since 2017, Microsoft has offered its Office suite to Chromebook users via the Google Play store, but that is set to come to an end in a few short weeks.

As of September 18, Microsoft is discontinuing support for Office (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook) on Chromebook. Microsoft is not, however, abandoning the popular mobile device altogether. Instead of an app that is downloaded, Microsoft is encouraging users to go to the web instead.

“In an effort to provide the most optimized experience for Chromebook customers, Microsoft apps (Office and Outlook) will be transitioned to web experiences (Office.com and Outlook.com) on September 18, 2021,” Microsoft wrote in a statement emailed to TechCrunch. 

Microsoft’s statement also noted that “this transition brings Chromebook customers access to additional and premium features.” 

The Microsoft web experience will serve to transition its base of Chromebook users to the Microsoft 365 service, which provides more Office templates and generally more functionality than what the app-based approach provides. The web approach is also more optimized for larger screens than the app.

In terms of how Microsoft wants Chromebook users to get access to Office and Outlook, the plan is for customers to, “…sign in with their personal Microsoft Account or account associated with their Microsoft 365 subscription,” according to the statement. Microsoft has also provided online documentation to show users how to run Office on a Chromebook.

Chromebooks run on Google’s Chrome OS, which is a Linux-based operating system. Chromebooks also enable Android apps to run, as Android is also Linux based, with apps downloaded from Google Play. It’s important to note that while support for Chromebooks is going away, Microsoft is not abandoning other Android-based mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.

For those Chromebook users that have already downloaded the Microsoft Office apps, the apps will continue to function after September 18, though they will not receive any support or future updates.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/27/microsoft-is-discontinuing-its-office-apps-for-chromebook-users-in-favor-of-web-versions/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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How to Print a Google Doc With Comments

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By default, when you print a document on Google Docs, it doesn’t print your document’s comments. But, there’s a workaround to print your comments with your document, and we’ll show you how to use it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/742256/how-to-print-a-google-doc-with-comments/
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The Best Chromebooks of 2021 for Students and Everyone Else

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Today’s Chromebooks rival Windows PCs and Macs in functionality and quality. These “glorified web browsers” running Chrome OS are capable of everything you need for school or work, editing photos, and can even run Android and Linux apps. Here are the best Chromebooks you can buy.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/746692/best-chromebook/
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How to Forget a Wi-Fi Network on Chromebook

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Chromebooks are built for the internet, which means you’ve probably connected to lots of Wi-Fi networks in the past. Sometimes you might not want a Wi-Fi network saved anymore, and that’s where “forgetting” a network comes in.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/732461/how-to-forget-a-wi-fi-network-on-chromebook/
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The Biggest Chromebook You Can Buy Is Extremely Basic

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It might seem like an antithesis to the way you should be using a Chromebook, but the decidedly ginormous Acer Chromebook 317 is best used while sitting at a desk. And really, that’s the point behind the world’s first 17-inch Chromebook.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-biggest-chromebook-you-can-buy-is-extremely-basic-1847310763
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How to Use Do Not Disturb on Chromebook to Silence Notifications

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed on your Chromebook or Chromebox with notifications from websites, any Android apps you may have installed, and even mirrored texts from your connected Android phone. Thankfully, with Chrome OS’s “Do Not Disturb” mode, you can silence them in an instant.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/728153/how-to-use-do-not-disturb-on-chromebook-to-silence-notifications/
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How to Install Signal for Desktop on a Chromebook

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Signal, the secure encrypted messenger app, doesn’t offer an app for Chromebooks. The Android version won’t run on Chromebooks, either—but, by using the Chrome OS Linux subsystem, you can easily install and use Signal. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/730644/how-to-install-signal-for-desktop-on-a-chromebook/
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