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Lock your Chromebook if you have to leave it unattended

Occasionally, you may want to leave a session running while you step away from your laptop for a second. You can do this by quickly locking your screen. Simply press either the search or the launcher button at the same time as the L key. Alternatively, you can click the clock in the bottom right […]

Powerwash your Chromebook before giving it away

For security and convenience, one of Chrome OS’s major benefits is its ability to integrate seamlessly with your Google Account. However, you should make sure to close out all connections if you choose to pass the device on to a trusted friend or family member. From Settings, scroll down to the section labeled “Advanced” and […]

Hide the bookmarks bar on Chrome before sharing your browser

Keep your browser looking tidy and prevent the exposure of personal information when you share your screen with Chrome. Remove your bookmark bar temporarily by right-clicking it, then unselect “Show bookmarks bar.” To bring it back up, simply select the vertical ellipsis menu in the upper right corner, hover over “Bookmarks” and then select, “Show […]

Verify that your version of Chrome is up to date

Ensuring that your web browser is up to date is an important step toward guarding against the latest security threats online. To check if you’re using the latest version of Chrome, select the vertical ellipsis in the upper right corner of your browser. Either you’ll see an option that reads “Update Google Chrome,” or you’re […]

Use suggested passwords in Chrome

Secure tools like those built into Chrome and other web browsers can help you keep track of your login credentials without having to memorize passwords or write them down. Chrome can also suggest secure passwords. The next time you have to create a password, if you’re logged into your Google account in Chrome, click into […]

Disable notifications from websites on Chrome

Distracting notifications can be intrusive and share too much information to people who have a clear view of your screen, whether in person or remotely. To turn off website notifications in Chrome, navigate to the Settings menu. Select “Privacy and security” from the left bar, then click Site Settings. Navigate to Notifications. Here, you can […]