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My Google Chromebook

Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2012.
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Full-color, step by step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your chromebook working just the way you want.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miller, Michael, 1958-
My Google Chromebook.
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que : Pearson Education, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Miller
ISBN: 9780132182256 0132182254
OCLC Number: 808502079
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: P Understanding Chrome, Chromebooks, and Cloud Computing 3What Is Cloud Computing? 4 How Traditional Desktop Computing Works 4 How Cloud Computing Works 4 Defining the Cloud 5Why Is Cloud Computing Important? 6What Is Google Chrome OS? 7What Is a Chromebook? 9What Chromebooks Are Available? 10Chromebook Pros and Cons 13 Chromebook Benefits 14 Chromebook Disadvantages 15Should You Buy a Chromebook? 16 What Types of Users Should Buy a Chromebook? 16 What Types of Users Shouldn't Buy a Chromebook? 171 Unboxing and Setting Up Your New Chromebook 21Unboxing Your Chromebook 21Turning on Your Chromebook-For the Very First Time 23 Setting Up a Chromebook 23Creating a New Google Account 26 Creating a Google Account 262 Getting to Know Your Chromebook 31Getting to Know Your Chromebook 31 Screen 32 Illumination Sensor 32 Webcam 33 Microphone 33 Keyboard 33 Touchpad 34 Multi-Card Slot 34 User Mode Switch 35 SIM Card Slot 35 USB Port (Right) 36 Status Indicator 36 Power Connector 36 Monitor Port 37 USB Port (Left) 37 Headset Jack 37Using the Keyboard 37Using the Touchpad 40 Moving the Cursor 41 Clicking the Cursor 41 Right-Clicking the Cursor 42 Dragging an Item 42 Scrolling the Screen 42 Adjusting Touchpad Sensitivity 43Connecting External Devices 44 Connecting an External Mouse 44 Connecting an External Keyboard 44 Connecting an External Display 45Adjusting Brightness and Volume 46 Adjusting Screen Brightness 46 Adjusting and Muting the Volume 473 Using Chrome OS 49Starting Up and Shutting Down 49 Starting Up and Logging In 50 Putting Your Chromebook to Sleep 51 Powering Off Your Chromebook 51Navigating Chrome 52Understanding Chrome's Status Icons 53Navigating Tabs and Windows 55 Navigating Tabs 55 Navigating Windows 55 Switching to Full Screen Mode 56 Zooming into a Page 57Using the Customize and Control Menu 574 Managing Multiple Users 61Adding Users to Your Chromebook 61 Adding a User 61Editing User Information 63 Changing Your Chrome User Picture 63 Creating Your Profile 65Switching Users 67 Switching User Accounts 67 Logging in as a Guest User 675 Working Wirelessly 69Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 69 Enabling Wi-Fi on Your Chromebook 70 Connecting to an Open Wi-Fi Network 70 Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi Network 71 Viewing Network Status 72Connecting to a 3G Network 72 Activating Verizon 3G Service 73 Connecting via 3G 74 Using Your Chromebook with a SIM Card 75 Roaming with a Different 3G Carrier 76 Monitoring Data Usage 76Connecting to an Ethernet Network 77 Connecting via Ethernet 77Managing Network Connections 78 Automatically Connecting to a Network 78 Forgetting a Network 79 Viewing Network Details 796 Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS 81Changing Themes 81 Selecting a New Theme 83 Resetting to the Default Theme 84Configuring Basic Options 85 Configuring Startup Behavior 85 Changing Chrome's Home Page 86 Displaying the Home Button 86 Displaying the Bookmarks Bar 87 Changing Search Providers 88 Enabling Google Instant 89Configuring Personal Stuff 89 Changing Your Account Password 89 Waking from Sleep 90 Syncing Your Account 90 Saving Passwords 92 Enabling Autofill 93Configuring System Options 94 Changing Your Time Zone 94 Managing Touchpad Sensitivity 95 Customizing Languages and Input Methods 95 Changing Search, Ctrl, and Alt Key Behavior 96 Enabling Accessibility Features 97Configuring Networking Options 98Getting Under the Hood 98 Configuring Privacy Options 98 Displaying Web Content 98 Changing Proxy Settings 99 Translating Pages 100 Managing HTTPS/SSL Security 101Managing Users 101 Disabling Guest Browsing 102 Hiding Usernames 102 Restricting Sign-In 1037 Managing Files and Using External Storage 105Using Chrome's File Manager 105 Viewing and Opening Files 108 Renaming Files and Folders 109 Deleting Files 109 Creating a New Folder 110 Saving Files from the Web 111 sing an External USB Memory Device or Memory Card 113 Connecting a USB Memory Device 113 Inserting a Memory Card 1148 Viewing and Listening to Photos,Music, and Videos 117Viewing Digital Photos 117 Viewing Photos from an External Storage Device 118 Viewing a Photo Slideshow 119Listening to Music 119 Listening to a Single Track 120 Listening to a Playlist 121Watching Videos 122 Viewing a Video 1229 Browsing and Searching the Web 125Browsing the Web 125 Going to a Web Page 126 Clicking Links 127 Reloading a Page 128 Moving Forward and Back Through Pages 128Viewing and Managing Browser History 128 Viewing Your Recent History 129 Viewing Your Full History 129 Deleting Browsing History 130Searching the Web 131 Entering a Query 132 Using Google Instant 133 Using Google's Advanced Search 134 Understanding Search Results 135 Fine-Tuning Search Results 138 Changing Change Search Providers 140Managing Your Home Page 140 Choosing a New Home Page 141 Displaying the Home Button 141Bookmarking Favorite Pages 142 Bookmarking a Web Page 142 Displaying the Bookmarks Bar 143 Going to a Bookmarked Page 144 Managing Bookmarks 144Using Autofill 146 Enabling Autofill 147 Saving Form Information 147 Automatically Entering Form Information 147 Manage Stored Information 148Browsing in Incognito Mode 149 Opening an Incognito Window 15010 Installing Chrome Extensions 153Installing and Using Extensions 153 Downloading and Installing Extensions 154 Using Extensions 155Managing Extensions 156 Configuring Extension Options 156 Disabling or Uninstalling Extensions 158Examining Popular Extensions 15911 Using Chrome Apps 163Understanding Chrome Apps 163Getting to Know the Chrome Web Store 165Installing and Launching Apps 165 Downloading and Installing Apps 166 Launching Chrome Apps 167 Using Chrome Apps 167Managing Installed Apps 167 Configuring App Options 168 Uninstalling Apps 168 Determining How Apps are Launched 169Examining Chrome Apps-by Category 170 Education Apps 170 Entertainment Apps 171 Family Apps 173 Games 174 Lifestyle Apps 175 News and Weather Apps 176 Productivity Apps 177 Shopping Apps 178 Social and Communication Apps 179 Utilities 18012 Working in the Cloud 183Office Suites in the Cloud 183 Google Docs 184 Microsoft Office Web Apps 186 Microsoft Office Live 365 187 Zoho Docs 188 Other Web-Based Office Suites 189Word Processing in the Cloud 189 Google Docs 189 Microsoft Word Web App 190 Zoho Writer 191 Other Web-Based Word Processors 192Spreadsheets in the Cloud 192 Google Spreadsheets 193 Microsoft Excel Web App 194 Zoho Sheet 194 Other Cloud Spreadsheet Apps 195Presentations in the Cloud 195 Google Presentations 196 Microsoft PowerPoint Web App 197 Zoho Show 197 Other Web-Based Presentation Apps 198Photo Editing in the Cloud 198 Adobe Photoshop Express Editor 199 Picnik 200 Picture2Life 200Finances and Banking in the Cloud 201Calendars in the Cloud 202 Google Calendar 203 Yahoo! Calendar 204 Windows Live Calendar 205Email in the Cloud 205 Gmail 206 Windows Live Hotmail 207 Yahoo! Mail 207Instant Messaging in the Cloud 208 IM Solutions 208 Using Google Talk 208Skyping in the Cloud 21013 Printing from Google Chrome 213Understanding Google Cloud Print 213Connecting a Printer to Google Cloud Print 215 Connecting a Cloud Print-Ready Computer 215 Connecting an Existing Printer 216Printing to Google Cloud Print 217 Printing from Your Chromebook 217Sharing a Printer with Google Cloud Print 218 Sharing a Printer 218 Disabling Sharing 219Disconnecting a Printer from Cloud Print 220 Disconnecting a Cloud Print-Ready Printer 220 Disconnecting a "Classic" Printer 22014 Using Google Chrome Safely and Securely 223Cloud Computing and Data Security 223Chrome OS and Malware 224Protecting Against Phishing 225Practicing Safe Computing 227 Protecting Your Personal Data 227 Avoiding Cyberstalkers 229 Protecting Your Children Online 229Configuring Chrome's Privacy and Security Settings 231 Don't Save Passwords 231 Don't Use Autofill 232 Configure Privacy Settings 232 Configure Content Settings 234 Clear Browsing Data 236 Restrict Sign-In 23715 Optimizing Your Chromebook's Performance 239Optimizing Battery Life 239 Using the Right Adapter 239 Keeping It Cool 240 Maintaining a Little Charge .240 Dimming the Screen 240 Disabling Wireless 240Speeding Up Performance 241 Don't Multitask 241 Disabling or Removing Extensions 242 Hiding Images 242 Enabling DNS Prefetching 243 Disabling Feedback to Google 24416 Troubleshooting and Recovering from Problems 247Dealing with a Frozen App or Web Page 247Clearing Local User Data 249Recovering from Severe Problems 250Updating Chrome OS 252A Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts 255Index 261
Other Titles: My Chromebook
Responsibility: Michael Miller.


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