Question: Every day when I start work, I open GMail, Calendar, Drive, and a couple other web services individually in separate tabs. Is there an easier way to make this happen?
Answer: YES!!! And here's how:
This should work Chrome in most operating systems. I've done this on my desktop & laptop PCs and on a Chromebook. It works the same way on each, and helps me savor a few precious moments with my coffee before I start my day!
Many thanks to Galesburg High School Principal Roy VanMeter for posing this great time-saving question!
It's really important that we keep Chromebooks up to date. Students who are not appearing in Hapara or cannot access other local resources may need to apply updates.
How will I know if an update is needed?
Google pushes out updates about every 6 weeks, and generally they tend to download in the background when ids are connected to our network. When you see a small white upward-pointing arrow near the time display (usually in the lower-right corner of the screen), simply click it. Find and click the words "Restart To Apply Updates." In less than 30 seconds, the device will restart and kids will be back to work.
This short video describes this simple process:
Can I Force An Update?
Yep! Here's how:
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