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How To Video: Make your Chromebook more PC-like

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How To Video: Make your Chromebook more PC-like

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Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to get a PC feel on your Chromebook.

[MUSIC] Chrome books make a great alternative to a traditional laptop. They boot instantly, they're always up to date, and they can be had for as little as two hundred bucks. But if you're reluctant to make the jump because you're so used to getting around and multitasking on your Mac book or PC laptop. Here are some simple tips that will make the transition easier. First let's talk about the Trac Pack. You like to multi tasks with all your fancy smancy gestures. Well I got your gestures right here. A two finger tap works as a right click. Three fingers swipe side to side, works the scroll between open tabs. And a three finger swipe up reveals all the currently open windows so that you can juggle between them quickly. Next let's talk about your shelf, or your tray, or your doc or whatever you wanna call this thing down here at the bottom. Give this thing a two finger tap and you'll see options for moving the shelf to the left or right side of the screen. You also see an option for automatically hiding the shelf when you don't need it. If you Alt click or two finger click on the app icon you'll be given the option of pinning or unpinning the app to your tray. This also works if you go into the app folder and Alt click an icon. Now by default most of these google apps will open as a new tab within the Chrome browser, but if you're more of a window juggler than a tab shuffler. An Alt click on an app icon will also give you a number of options on how to open the app. Open as widow is the third option. Gives the whole thing a more conventional laptop feel. Now one final tip wither you're working with a tab or a window. If you slam the thing into the far right or left of the screen and let it go, it will snap into a split screen mode or split pane mode. Hold it there for an extra second and it will snap into a quarter pane. Pull the window back into the center and it will inflate back to normal size. So, there you go. Some simple tips to make your Chrome Book behave more like a conventional laptop. To learn more check out Jason Capriotti write up over at cnet.com/how-to. For CNet. And all about it. [MUSIC]

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