According to a code commit that we spotted today, Chromebooks might be getting “mic gain sliders” in the system tray. Chromebooks currently do not have an option to control the gain. This is a feature that allows you to control how the microphone handles the audio. Enables sliders for setting mic gain levels in the […]
Chromebook News and Chromebook Tips
Chromebooks are computers that run Google's Chrome OS operating system. They are easy to set up and maintain. Modern Chromebook can support a wide range of apps.
With a Chromebook, you can browse the web using the Chrome browser, install web apps, PWAs, Android apps, and even Linux apps.
Chrome Story is a website for Chrome and Chromebook users. We help you stay up to date on all the latest Chrome and Chromebook news.
We also regularly publish how-to guides that help you make the best out of your Chrome OS device.
Chrome Story also takes pride in bringing you all the breaking news from the Chrome OS world. We use the bleeding edge version of Chrome and Chrome OS, called Canary. We also go through all the code changes that the team makes to bring you news about upcoming features of the browser and the operating system.
One of the first things that you will notice on your new Chromebook is the keyboard layout. Chromebooks come with a Search key instead Caps Lock. They also do not have Delete keys. In this article, we will look at how to turn on or turn off Caps Lock and also turn the Search key […]
Chromebooks are good personal computers. They are also easy to share securely. You can add new users or create guest user access. This article explains how to manage users on a Chromebook. We will look at: Owner account Adding new users Removing users Enabling “Guest” user access Note: If you are looking for a way […]
Google has a couple of easter eggs hidden inside your Chromebook. If you have a Chromebook or any other Chrome OS device, like a Pixelbook or a Pixel Slate tablet, you can make it do a barrel roll. To make your Chromebook do a barrel roll, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + SHIFT […]
This article explains how to rename Chrome profiles. Google Chrome allows you to create multiple profiles to keep browsing history and bookmarks etc separate. This is useful when you share the same computer with other users or to keep your work and personal browsing separate. Changing Chrome profile names for different users or purposes will […]
Google is testing a new “Help” app for Chromebooks. The new app is now available on the Canary version of Chrome OS. However, the app is far from ready. We recently wrote about the upcoming Media app for Chrome OS. The new Help app that we spotted in the Canary version of Chrome OS also […]
Every time you contact Google support or the official community forum, they will ask you questions about your device. This will include your Chrome OS version, firmware version, and many other things. Google has made it easy to copy and share Chrome OS build details with a single click. To do this, open the Settings […]
Your Chromebook gets a software update every six weeks. The latest version of Chrome OS is downloaded and installed automatically. This, however, will stop after a few years. This varies from device to device and depends on the Chromebook’s end-of life or EOL date. This article explains how to find this end-of-life date. You can […]
Chromebooks receive a new version of Chrome OS once every six weeks. To update a Chromebook all you have to do is to keep it connected to WiFi, let the update download and install and then restart the Chromebook to apply the changes. This article explains this process in detail. Downloading Chromebook Update Chrome OS, […]
Update: A flag to enable this feature has been added to the Canary version of Chrome OS. “Enable Family Link managed accounts and EDU accounts coexistence: Allows Family Link managed users to add secondary EDU accounts. – Chrome OS#enable-edu-coexistence“ If you search Family Link on Google’s official Chromebook forum, you will find many threads similar to this […]