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Lost without 'Print Screen'? Here's how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Chrome OS has a number of built-in screenshot options, and can also be used with Chrome screenshot extensions for added flexibility. You have a lot of options, but learning how to take a screenshot on a Chromebook is easy.
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Can Windows Lite take on Chrome OS in the streamlined notebook space?

Microsoft's next version of Windows might not actually be called Windows. The currently code-named, "Windows Lite," is said to be a Chrome OS competitor that's lightweight and streamlined.
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Google working on new project that cleans up app management on Chrome OS

Chrome OS system supports Chrome extensions, PWAs, Android Apps, and even Linux apps, but trying to control settings for each often involves visiting separate menus. That might soon change.
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Google's next-gen operating system, Fuchsia, will have Android app support

Details have emerged about a new operating system Google's developers are working on dubbed Fuchsia OS. Here's everything we know about Google's mysterious new operating system so far.
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You’ll soon be able to scribble all over PDFs on your Chromebook

Chrome OS users may soon be able to doodle all over their PDF documents with the possible addition of a new feature in Chrome OS' PDF viewer. The annotation feature is expected to allow users to hand draw or write over their documents.
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Microsoft to target Chromebooks with new Windows Lite OS, report says

With Chromebooks becoming ever more popular, Microsoft is reportedly once again looking to target Google's popular Chrome OS with a new lightweight version of Windows dubbed "Lite OS."
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Can two operating systems coexist? The Pixel Slate thinks so

The Pixel Slate is a 2-in-1 device like no other. It’s not the most polished product we’ve ever used, but Google has laid the foundation for letting mobile and desktop software live side-by-side in peace.
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Google confirms virtual desktop support will eventually arrive on Chromebooks

Chromebook's support for virtual desktops will someday become a dream come true for multitaskers. Google confirmed that it is exploring this feature, but the Chrome OS maker didn't give a timeline for when it will launch.
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Common Chrome OS problems, and how to fix them

Is something irking you about Chrome OS? Find your problem on our list of bugs, issues, and general complaints about the OS, along with easy solutions to any issues that might arise.
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Tablet or notebook? Our favorite 2-in-1 PCs give you the best of both worlds

If you can’t decide if you need a tablet or a notebook, then don’t bother. The best 2-in-1 laptops are both, and they can provide all the power you need. Check out our list for the best 2-in-1s for any user.
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The rise and fall of the Android tablet

In 2018, Android tablets are effectively dead. Google itself shows little interest in stoking app optimization for the form factor. But how did we get here? And is Chrome OS the natural successor to this once-promising market segment? We…
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Chromebooks will finally get the tablet mode they always needed

Chrome OS 70 introduces a series of new changes focused on making Chrome OS more touch-friendly, including a centered system taskbar with larger icons, and a new Gboard-inspired touch keyboard.
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HP Chromebook x2 vs. Google Pixelbook

HP's Chromebook x2 is the first of a new wave of innovative, premium Chrome OS notebooks. It's well-built, good-looking, and fast. Is that enough to take on Google's premium Pixelbook?
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Chrome OS update could make switching to tablet mode far easier

Google is working on an update for Chrome OS that would make its browser-based operating system much easier to operate in tablet mode, even with the new, streamlined user interface.
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Google’s Pixelbook 2 tablet could debut with fingerprint security

Google's Pixelbook 2 could arrive as early as October 9, sporting a tablet form factor and support for a fingerprint reader, if a leaked animation on a developer build of Chrome OS 70 is to be believed.
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Chromebook users may soon get the Pixel phone’s best feature: Its camera app

Chrome OS users may soon be getting one of the best features from Google's Pixel phone. The Google Camera app may be making its way to Chrome OS in the future, bringing a better camera experience to Chromebook users.
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Chrome OS keeps improving, but it still doesn’t work for me

Chrome OS has made some important strides, adding in Android app support and improving tablet functionality, it's still a limited OS. Is it enough for you? Consider its limitations carefully before making the leap.
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New Chrome OS features make your Chromebook a better Windows replacement

Chrome OS 67 will be rolling out to Chromebooks over the next several days, bringing support for Progressive Web Apps. The update will make Chrome OS work better on newer form factors, like Chrome OS tablets and detachables.