A few Chromebook tips and tricks I have found so far
Remember how I was only going to use the Chromebook and say goodbye to my MacBook Pro?
Yeah, that photo is a little bit embarrassing.
The reality is that reality happens. I have used my Macbook to the minimum but I have had to edit some video for a student and I use iMovie for that. I have found some great resources to help me on this journey.
There are a lot of them! I printed this out and put it up on my wall. Valuable stuff!
Type that in your browser and you can get a lot of info about your device. Play with the wrong ones and you might just brick it.
3) Find your IP address
This one can be useful for admins.
Click the clock on the lower left corner of the screen (equivalent to the Windows systray)
From the configuration/info popup, click the right arrow on the network section (where it shows what network you are connected to)
The window switches to a network window, showing available networks and connection status.
The header bar of that window has three icons: WiFi, 3g (on my Samsung Chromebook), and an “i” in a circle.
Click the “i” to get your current IP address and MAC address (labeled “WiFi” on the information box)
4) Open a terminal window
This one is another for the admins or hackers out there. CTRL-ALT-T.
Don’t get excited yet. This one is a bigger hack and I failed getting it into developer mode. On top of that there are no “F” keys on the Samsung Chromebook. I’ll probably figure it out but this one is for the not-so-light-of-heart.
How about you? If you are reading this you probably have a Chromebook or are looking to get one. If you have one, what tips and tricks have you found?