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How to shutdown a Chrome Box

by tomg35 / January 22, 2015 11:41 PM PST

Could domeone please tell me how to shutdown a Chromebox?

I can log out Okay, but the only way I can see to totally shutdown is to use the power button - Something I always regarded as the last resort for any computer?


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it's on the clock, located on panel
by James Denison / January 23, 2015 2:14 AM PST
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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 2:17 AM PST

The long hold down wasn't noted by the OP but maybe that's what their question was about.

Thanks JD.

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I want my shutoff button
by James Denison / January 23, 2015 2:28 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for that.

to look like a Miller beer bottle. Wink "when it's time to relax...."

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by James Denison / January 23, 2015 2:34 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for that.

Have you found the help button yet in latest firefox versions after 30? I patched mFF28 against the SSL exploit and haven't moved on to the "new" FF versions, simply because I hate the way it looks. My daughter wanted to know where the help was since she'd moved on to the newer version, and I almost didn't find it! Microsoft drops start menu, FF hiding the help button, and Chrome hiding the shutoff, what the heck has gotten into all of them?!

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Just tried Alt+H
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 2:47 AM PST
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Only a little hellish.

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I'll try that next time
by James Denison / January 23, 2015 3:06 AM PST
In reply to: Just tried Alt+H

I finally found it with no text, just icon, about 2 levels down in the "pancake". Actually there's two "pancake" looking icons, but one proved to be the bookmarks icon. I also realized there was a top header "bar" that cold be turned back on, making things easier. Seems it's not on by default, as in past.

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Tapping Alt brings it up top left.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 2:48 AM PST
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by tomg35 / January 23, 2015 11:58 PM PST

Thanks for the post - Sorry to be a little pedantic, do you know if its the same for the ChromeBox? I'm away at the moment so cannot test.

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the link was for the manual of Chromebox
by James Denison / January 24, 2015 1:07 AM PST
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It applies directly to your question.

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by James Denison / January 24, 2015 1:09 AM PST

I thought I'd linked to a manual, confused with another post I did. Checked back and see that's a chromebook, not chromebox. I would suspect however the system is the same, "ChromeOS"?

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Did you try it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2015 1:19 AM PST
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I won't see our chromebox for weeks. If it's in that menu or area, that's next.

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I'd never thought of looking there
by tomg35 / January 25, 2015 2:15 AM PST

Yes its in the same place.


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Times change.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 12:15 AM PST

That power button for shutdown was an issue over a decade ago. I can see why folk may ask this.

What I suggest is you try this anyway.

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by tomg35 / January 23, 2015 2:00 AM PST
In reply to: Times change.

just seems the wrong way to do it - I did search the Google support site but all the hits related to Chromebooks.

There's very little on using the box (but then it is very simple to use).

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Something you see more and more today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2015 2:05 AM PST
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Is the death/loss of deep documentation. The Chrome OS is pretty different. Since all your stuff is synced and more, you don't risk it all like before.

I've used the Chrome full recovery reset a few times to try to lose something. Because of the sync and more, after I setup it all came back fine.

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