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Chrome Sync
   Signing into Chrome will sync your settings, apps, extensions, history, and        bookmarks on any device. 



Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+NOpen a new window
Ctrl+Shift+NOpen a new window in incognito mode
Ctrl+TOpen a new tab
Ctrl+OOpen a file in the browser
Ctrl+Shift+TReopen the last tab you've closed. Google Chrome remembers the last 10 tabs you've closed.
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8Go to the tab at the specified position in the window
Alt+TabGo to the next window you have open
Click and hold the Back or Forward arrow in the browser toolbarSee your browsing history for the tab
Press Ctrl and click a linkOpen the link in a new tab in the background
Ctrl+Shift+LLocks your screen

   Don't Fear the Settings/Gear!   
There are lots of helpful and useful settings hidden underneath "the gear" / line icon
    • Set tabs to open automatically when you start Chrome. 
    • Turn on/off the bookmarks bar
    • Change your default search engine
    • Manage saved passwords (or turn them off)


Taking Screenshots

When working with Google Docs, it’s often helpful to take screenshots and incorporate images in your documents.

  • To take a screenshot, press CTRL + .
  • Your screenshot will automatically be saved to your File Manager (see previous section).
  • To crop/edit the screenshot, navigate to your File Manager, click on the file to open it, and then click the edit icon (). Several editing options are available as shown in the image below (the crop icon is second from the left):


Understand the File Manager


Your Chromebook has a File Manager for temporarily storing files you download from the web. In addition, when you connect an external device to your Chromebook such as a USB storage device or SD card, you can browse the device’s files in the File Manager.


Open your File Manager:  You can open the app by clicking the apps list button in the launcher, then clicking the Files icon ().


Use the left panel to browse your various file collections.

  • Downloads: See all the files you've saved on your Chrome device.

  • Google Drive: See all the files you've saved to the web. Google Drive allows you to access your files online and offline, from any device.

  • External storage device: If you're connected to an external storage device, the device name will show up on the left. Click it to see the files on the external storage device.