Sure. But can’t you cut it down to “open lid”? :p
That was the response from Philip Sum on Google Plus when I asked my friends if they can review a small ebook I was writing for Chromebook users. Yes, setting up Chromebook is as easy as opening the the lid and logging in.
So, why a guide to get started with Chromebook?
My own experience.
I have been blogging about Chrome OS for sometime now. But I got my own Chromebook only this month. It was using Chromium OS on a netbook and knew how to use a Chromebook. But an actual Chromebook is different from a netbook with Chromium OS.
The keyboard is different. There are keyboard shortcuts and settings that you can change for a better experience. I had to Google a couple of things (and yes, search results had articles I wrote!) like taking screenshot and replacement for the Delete key.
That’s when I had the idea of writing a very small guide to help new Chromebook users get started.
Contents of This guide:
- Getting To Know The Keyboard
- The Search Key and Caps Lock Key
- No Delete Key
- No Home or End Keys
- Dedicated Browser Keys
- Some Track-pad Tricks
- Chrome OS Apps Menu
- Changing Time Zone
- Changing Wallpaper
- Taking Screenshots
- Add More Users
- Screen Lock and Password Protection
- Going Offline
- Managing Files
- Google Drive
- Drag and Drop Between Google Drive and Downloads
- Deleting Files
I got very positive response from my Google Plus circle, offering to review the Chromebook. Their review did help this ebook a lot, but more than that, it helped me feel better, you know, that positive energy that you always look for!
Thank you all!