Chromebook Basics
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Take a Chromebook tour.
Customize and control Google Chrome by clicking on the three lines icon (settings).
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Previous page in browser history
Next page in browser history
Reload current page
Hide tabs and launcher
Show all windows
Decrease brightness
Increase brightness
Decrease volume
Increase volume
Power button
These are where your extensions will appear after installation.
This is the omnibox. You can search the web directly from here. For speedier searching, use the Instant feature to see dynamic results as you type. Look for the bookmark icon (star) in the omnibox menu as you type. Found what you're looking for? Use the arrow keys to select the item and press Enter to open it. If there's something about the page that you should know about, such as blocked pop-ups or security issues , icons will appear in the omnibox to let you know.
Drag and drop tabs along the top of the window. You can even pull a tab down and out into a new window. Right-click and pin a tab to make it stay in place. You can open a new tab by clicking the parallelogram button. New tabs show a list of your most visited sites. When you don't want website visits or downloads to be recorded in your browsing data, use the incognito mode. Click the Chrome menu to open a new incognito window.
Search your apps and the web at the same time. On a Chromebook, this key is located on the side, where you'd normally find the Caps Lock key. Tip: To turn Caps lock on temporarily, press Alt + the search key.
Click the star to add a bookmark.
This area is called the launcher or shelf. You can open a new app by clicking any of the logos here. Place the apps you use the most on the shelf at the bottom of the screen. Right-click (two-finger tap on touchpad) the app and select Pin to shelf. To remove an app from the shelf, right-click the app and select Unpin. To see all of your apps, click the launcher (waffle) icon. Click an app in the list to open it. You can also hold Shift while clicking to open it in a new window. To add more apps to this list, visit the Chrome Web Store.
To search the web, the Chrome Web Store, and your Google contacts, use the search box. After you find a contact, you can either chat with them using Google Hangouts or send them an email.
Window controls: minimize, maximize, close. Click the window control button and drag the window downward to minimize it on the launcher, or to the left and right to dock it to the side of the screen. Place your cursor on the edges of your current window to manually resize your window. You can drag the border of the window to make it wider or narrower.
At a glance, the status area allows you to see all your essential settings–network connection, battery life, the account you’re using, as well as any notifications. You can also quickly change your network connection, keyboard input methods, volume, and select the audio output directly from the panel. Need to step away from your Chromebook for a few minutes? Use the Sign out option or click on the lock icon to make sure no one messes with your account. Select Settings to see everything you can adjust on the device. There, you’ll find settings for your mouse and touchpad, web browsing, and device permissions, among others. Click the question mark icon to open the Get Help app. You’ll find a searchable database of helpful tutorials and troubleshooting information for your Chromebook, as well as support contact information.
Watch a video on the Chromebook status area. YouTube
Watch a video about the launcher/shelf. To learn more about Chromebooks (and the rest of the Chrome device family), visit:
Watch a video about window controls. To learn more about Chromebooks (and the rest of the Chrome device family), visit:
When your browser windows are closed, you can right-click the background area and select Set Wallpaper. Display one of the background images by selecting a category and choosing an image. If you prefer to display a custom image, select the Custom category and click Choose File. Select an image and click Open. Choose to center, center crop, or stretch the image. You can also select the Surprise Me box to be given a random wallpaper image. (Deselect the box to choose your own image.) To help you see more of your webpage, the launcher and the status area at the bottom of the screen are hidden automatically if the browser window is maximized. Right-click this area to see more display options.
Watch this video to learn how to change your background wallpaper. To learn how to change your wallpaper on a Chromebook, visit
You can enable tap-to-click on your trackpad and do two-finger scrolling. Right-click by tapping two fingers on the trackpad. You can use your Chromebook's touchpad to move the pointer, right-click items on the screen, and more. Here's how it works: Move the pointer M
Hold down ctrl+alt+? to see a map of all shortcuts on your screen.
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Page up=alt+up arrow
Page down=alt+down arrow
Home (top of page)=ctrl+alt+up arrow
End of page=ctrl+alt+down arrow
Delete the next letter (forward delete)=alt+backspace
Toggle the bookmark bar off/on=ctrl+shift+b
Open a new tab=ctrl+t
Open a new window=ctrl+n
Open the link you clicked in a new background tab=ctrl+click link
Switch to your next tab=ctrl+tab
Switch to your next window=alt+tab
Sign out of your Google account=ctrl+shift+q
Close your current tab=ctrl+w
Go to the tab at the specified position in the window=ctrl+1 through ctrl+8
Go to the previous tab in the window=ctrl+shift+tab
Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbar to see browsing history for the tab.
Go to the next window you have open=alt+tab
Go to the previous window you have open=alt+shift+tab
Go to previous page in your browsing history=backspace or alt+left arrow
Go to the next page in your browsing history=shift+backspace or alt+right arrow
Open the link in a new window=shift+click a link
Open the link in a new tab and switch to the newly opened tab=ctrl+shift
Save your current page=ctrl+s
Print your current page=ctrl+p
Reload your current page=ctrl+r
Zoom in on the page=ctrl and +
Zoom out on the page=ctrl and -
Reset zoom level=ctrl+0
Stop the loading of your current page
Save your current webpage as a bookmark=ctrl+d
Save all open pages in your current window as bookmarks in a new folder=ctrl+shift+d
Open the find bar to search your current page=ctrl+f
Take a screenshot of current page=ctrl+overview key
Select a region for a screenshot=ctrl+shift+overview key
View page source=ctrl+u
Open the History page=ctrl+h
Open the Downloads page=ctrl+j
Open the Task Manager=shift+esc
Go to the Help Center=ctrl+?
Open list of available keyboard shortcuts=ctrl+alt+/
Copy selected content to the clipboard=ctrl+c
Paste content from the clipboard=ctrl+v
Paste content from the clipboard as plain text=ctrl+shift+v
Delete the previous word=ctrl+backspace
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