Chromify Your Workspace

Why use Chrome?

  • The Chrome browser is a Google product, so the Google Drive components naturally work better in Chrome.
  • When you log in to the Chrome browser, Chrome syncs across all your devices. You always have your preferred settings, saved features, and browsing history - wherever you log in.
  • Chrome allows you to switch between two or more Google accounts on the same workstation, keeping your personal life and your work life separate. OR keep family members' accounts separate.
  • Available extensions and apps greatly increase the browser's functionality.

Logging in to Chrome vs. Logging in to Drive

Chrome sign-in can sometimes be confusing, because you can think you're logging in to the browser when you're really logging in to either Google Drive or Google Docs. If you're logged in to Chrome, you are logged in to Drive, but not vice versa.

There are a couple of ways to be sure you're signing in to the browser:

*When you launch the Chrome browser, the homepage is often set to chrome://chrome-signin. Enter the email address and password associated with your account.


*Open Chrome, click the Chrome menu > Settings, and click Sign in to Chrome. Enter the email address and password associated with your account.


Open Chrome, click the silhouette to the left of the minimize icon (top right corner of the screen) and select Sign in to Chrome there.

When prompted, click Link data to sync all your apps & extensions. (You will do that the first time you log in to Chrome on a device.)

Note: when you're on an unfamiliar workstation, it's always a good idea to go back to Settings at the end of your session to click Disconnect your Google Account..., then Clear data and disconnect.

If you're using a Chromebook, you sign in to everything when you sign in to the Chromebook.

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