NEW Update to Chrome OS allows for multiple profiles to be logged-in at the same time.

People who have multiple profiles using Chrome OS can attest to the inconvenience that comes up when you are logged-in as one profile and need to switch over to another one just for a moment; and then switch back.  It required logging out of one profile, logging in to another; emailing the info that you need; sharing a file via Google Drive or placing the item into a flash drive; then logging out of that profile and logging back into the first profile where you need the info.  Even if you have a NEW lighting fast Chromebook, the process can still be tedious.  With a NEW flag that was introduced into the Chrome OS Dev channel, it is now possible to log into multiple profiles as needed without logging out.

* At the time of the writing this article, I was not able to see how to ‘sign out’ of one of the profiles once you are logged into two or more.  The only option that I could find was ‘Sign Out all’.

To login to another account, click on your profile shown in the menu.  You will then see a drop-down that says ‘Sign in another account’.  When you choose that option, you are presented with a small banner advising you of the risks of being logged in and no longer needing a password to access your accounts while in that open session.  When you click-through that message, you then are given a screen with the accounts currently available to you on your Chrome OS device that you can login to.  Once you successfully login into another profile, in the bottom right corner you will see the icons of the profiles that you are currently logged in as.  You change between the two different profiles by clicking on the icons.  You can also switch between them in the menu.

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Files App Can Now Create Files and Folders in Google Drive When Your Chromebook is Offline

What a great news! Google Drive file/folder creation is now possible in the Files App even when we’re offline in the last Dev update,
François Beaufort said on his Google Plus post today. Here is the official crbug.

So next time you are offline, go ahead and create files or folders on your Google Drive and it will automatically be synced to your cloud storage on Google Drive next time you connect to the internet.

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That’s one more item off the offline feature wishlist for Chrome OS. What is next in your list?  ( Story via Chrome Story )

‘Ok Google’ Voice Search Arrives in Chrome OS Dev Channel…

Your Chromebooks will soon get the magical “OK Google” voice command, just like the Android brotherhood.

So saying something like “Ok Google, find a bakery near me” will list suggestions for “find a bakery near me” – in this case just a normal Google Search.

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How to activate “OK Google” in a Chromebook

As mentioned above, be sure to be on the Chrome OS Dev channel.
Enable the experimental app launcher start page flag – chrome://flags/#enable-app-launcher-start-page.
Yes, Chromebooks (Chrome OS) now has the ability to initiate a search when you say “OK Google”.

Google has added a “voice recognizer plugin” to make this feature work offline too. So, even when you are offline, you can get things (that do not need a connection) done using this command.

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François Beaufort, of Google mentions this should just be the beginning. Right now you can only search, but eventually Google should optimize voice actions to work system-wide (much like with Android). Ideally, this will turn into a Google Now variant for the Chromebook. It will probably be able to perform actions like “Open Gmail”, “Open Google Play Music” and more.

Possibilities are limitless François says. This feature is just in its early stages, so we will soon see pretty useful things coming our way.

You can imagine the potential with this type of feature.

With the Google website already supporting more complex voice searches and Google Now features slowly creeping into Chrome itself, it’s only a matter of time before “Ok Google” becomes the fastest – and best – way to search on your Chromebook.

Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai

Google Press Event: Breakfast with Sundar Pichai

Feel free to speculate. I’m guessing we’ll find out about Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7.

Live Stream URL added.

Possibilities:
Android 4.3
New Nexus 7
H2G2 media streaming device
New Chromebook
Chrome Dongle for TV (Chromecast?)

[Sneak Peek] The Google+ Photo App for Chrome OS

We take a sneak peek at the new Google+ Photos app now shipping with the Chromebook Pixel and soon to be available for the rest of the Chromebook family.

The main reason people should buy a Chromebook? Google+ integration. And as time goes on, we’ll be seeing more and more of packaged apps such as Google+ Photos which will make Chromebooks a Plusser’s dream.

More on this article…

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The New ChromeOS Wallpaper Picker Is A Thing of Beauty

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Here’s a change in ChromeOS dev that many of you will find trivial but a few, myself included, will find beautiful: a dark wallpaper picker.

In terms of functionality the re-coloured wallpaper pick is almost identical to the stable channel’s version; you can choose from a range of pre-defined wallpapers, or set your own.

more on this article…

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Chrome’s Giant Touch-Optimized Menu

Somewhere between Chrome 25 (beta) and Chrome 26 (dev), the browser’s menu got bigger. It’s now optimized for touch interfaces even if you’re using a non-touch computer. I’ve checked the height of the menu and it’s now 580 pixels, instead of 420 pixels. That’s a 38% increase and it makes the interface more difficult to use for mouse users.

For more on article…

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Google Launching Touchscreen Chromebook ‘By End of Year’

A touchscreen Chromebook is due for release before the end of the year according to reports from a Chinese industry publication. 

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Chromebook Bluetooth – How To Add A New Device

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Chrome OS now supports Bluetooth, and just like any operating system, you can add new devices and set them up. This will be handy for those who want to set up their wireless headset or mouse. I am sure lots of new Samsung Chromebook owners will be doing this. So, here is how you can set this up.

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The new Acer Chromebook

Creating a better, simpler computer and making it available for everyone is at the core of the Chromebook vision. It’s exciting to see people using Chromebooks as the perfect additional computer in the home, and we continue to work with our partners to make them easy-to-use and more affordable. Today, we’re delighted that our partner Acer is introducing a new addition to the Chromebook family: the new Acer C7 Chromebook.

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New Samsung Chromebook now available in the Google Play Store

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Google’s new Chromebook, made by Samsung, is available in the Google Play Store starting today for just $249.

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How To Redeem The Free 100 GB Google Drive From Your Chromebook

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How To Redeem The Free 100 GB Google Drive and other offers From Your Chromebook.

For Google Drive, you can go to drive.google.com/redeem and follow couple of easy steps!

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Free 100 GB on Google Drive for Chromebook Users – More Details

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A few weeks ago chromestory.com reported that Chromebook users will soon get 100 GB free space on Google Drive as a promotion, thanks to my friend François Beaufort‘s research.

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How to Diagnose Wifi and 3G Connection Issues on Your Chromebook

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Here is a quick tip to find out the cause of Wifi or 3G connectivity issue on your Chromebook – testing internet connection on your Chromebook.

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Chromebook and Google Chrome display at Best Buy

” Ok I’m obviously a huge Google Chrome user and endorser but I couldn’t resist picking up a CD and playing with the Chromebook. Man it’s fast !!! Might need to pass the Cr-48 along and pick-up a Chromebook !! “

 
 

Chromebook Google Drive integration is both handy and slick