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Features

The Fourth Edition features: 

  • Practical, approachable coverage completely flattens the Google Chrome OS slim learning curve for every new user
  • Full-color, task-based approach that makes learning easy
  • Coverage of the Chromebook's most powerful web, media, and application features

Description

  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 4th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-591182-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-591182-2

Step-by-step
instructions with callouts to Google Chromebook photos that show you exactly what to do
Help
when you run into Chromebook problems or limitations
Tips and Notes
to help you get the most from your Chromebook
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing exactly what you want with your Chromebook. Learn how to

  • Set up and configure your new Chromebook
  • Personalize your Chromebook’s desktop and other settings
  • Use your Chromebook with the touchpad, keyboard, or touchscreen
  • Browse and search the Web with the Google Chrome browser
  • Manage your files wherever they’re stored: on your Chromebook, on an external drive, or in the cloud
  • Find great new Chrome and Android apps in the Google Play Store
  • Strengthen privacy with Incognito Mode and Google’s privacy settings
  • Watch streaming TV shows and movies with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video
  • Listen to streaming music with Pandora, Spotify, and Google Play Music
  • View and fix photos with Google Photos
  • Print from anywhere with Google Cloud Print
  • Send, receive, read, and manage email through Google Gmail
  • Get productive with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Use your Google Chromebook for education
  • Optimize Chromebook performance and battery life
  • Troubleshoot and recover from problems

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Using Chrome OS and the Chrome Desktop

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding Chrome OS, Chromebooks, and Cloud Computing 3
    What Is a Chromebook? .......................................................... 4
    What Is Google Chrome OS? ............................................... 5
    What Is Cloud Computing? .................................................. 7
    Should You Buy a Chromebook? ..................................... 9
Chapter 2: Unboxing and Setting Up Your New Chromebook 15
    Unboxing Your Chromebook ...........................................15
    Turning On Your Chromebook–For the Very First Time ......................................................16
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Chromebook 23
    Understanding the Parts of a Chromebook .......23
    Using the Keyboard ..................................................................27
    Using the Touchpad .................................................................29
    Connecting External Devices ..........................................32
    Adjusting Brightness and Volume ..............................35
Chapter 4: Using Chrome OS and the Chrome Desktop 39
    Starting Up and Shutting Down ...................................39
    Navigating the Chrome OS Desktop ........................42
    Navigating Chrome Windows .........................................47
    Using Touchscreen Gestures ............................................50
Chapter 5: Managing Multiple Users 53
    Adding and Switching Users ............................................53
    Editing User Information .....................................................57
Chapter 6: Connecting to Home Networks and the Internet 63
    Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network .....................................63
    Managing Network Connections .................................68
Chapter 7: Using the Chrome Browser 73
    Browsing the Web ......................................................................73
    Viewing and Managing Browser History ..............76
    Managing Your Home Page ..............................................79
    Bookmarking Favorite Pages ...........................................81
Chapter 8: Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS 87
    Personalizing the Desktop .................................................87
    Configuring Other Settings ...............................................89
Chapter 9: Managing Files and Using External Storage 101
    Using the Files App ................................................................101
    Using External Storage Devices .................................107
Chapter 10: Using Google Drive to Store and Share Files 113
    Storing Files on Google Drive ......................................113
    Sharing with Google Drive .............................................117
Chapter 11: Using Chrome and Android Apps 121
    Understanding Chromebook Apps .........................121
    Getting to Know the Google Play Store .............123
    Installing and Launching Apps ...................................124
    Managing Installed Apps .................................................126
Chapter 12: Printing with Google Cloud Print 129
    Understanding Google Cloud Print ........................129
    Printing to Google Cloud Print ...................................132
Chapter 13: Texting and Video Calling 135
    Sending and Receiving Texts with Messages for Web .........................................................135
    Video Calling with Google Duo ..................................140
Chapter 14: Emailing with Gmail 145
    Reading and Replying to Messages .......................145
    Sending New Messages ....................................................149
    Managing Your Messages ................................................152
Chapter 15: Watching Streaming Video 157
    Watching Netflix and Other Streaming Video Services ......................................................157
    Watching Local TV Stations and Cable Networks ...................................................................162
    Watching Videos on YouTube .......................................164
Chapter 16: Listening to Streaming Music 167
    How Streaming Music Services Work ....................167
    Listening to Pandora ............................................................168
    Listening to Spotify ...............................................................171
    Listening to Google Play Music ..................................172
Chapter 17: Viewing and Editing Photos 175
    Viewing and Editing Photos in Chrome OS .....175
    Viewing and Editing Photos with Google Photos ...................................................................178
Chapter 18: Getting Productive with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides 187
    Getting to Know the Google Docs Suite ............187
    Using Docs, Sheets, and Slides ....................................193
Chapter 19: Using Chromebooks in Education 199
    Why Schools Like Chromebooks ...............................199
    Using Google’s Tools for Education .........................200
    Popular Educational Apps ...............................................202
Chapter 20: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Your Chromebook 207
    Using Chrome Safely and Securely .........................207
    Optimizing Your Chromebook’s Performance ............................................................................210
    Troubleshooting Chromebook Problems ..........212
Appendix A: Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts 217
Appendix B:Chrome Settings 221
Appendix C:Searching with the Chrome Browser 227
9780135911822, TOC, 7/1/2019

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