Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: New to Chromebook: very basic question
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > New to Chromebook: very basic question

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
RoyF

Fayetteville Arkansas

Senior Member

Joined: 12/20/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've always been a Mac user, but I just bought a Chromebook for RV travel. I'm getting the hang of it, but I have a few basic questions.

When I turn it on, it wants me to enter my (complicated) Google password. I would like to turn that off (which I can on my Macs), since it will be used in the RV and there are no kids, relatives, co-workers, etc., to look at my (boring) emails.

Another question: can the Chrome browser have more than one window open? (I don't see menus -- "file", "edit", "view",... -- that I am accustomed to when I use Chrome on my Mac.)

2oldman

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've tried turning off the password but never figured out how. If it ever got stolen you might be thankful for a password.

The Chrome browser can have several 'tabs' open, but not separate windows(that I'm aware of).

I don't have any File, Edit.. menus, just bookmarks. Those menus would be present in other applications, like Notepad.

stallsmi

Northern Alabama

Full Member

Joined: 08/30/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To set up a PIN:
On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.
Select Settings .
Under "Security and Privacy," select Lock screen and sign-in.
Enter your password and select Confirm.
Select PIN or password Set up PIN.
Enter a PIN of six digits or more and select Continue.

2oldman

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

stallsmi wrote:

To set up a PIN
Isn't he asking about getting rid of it?

theoldwizard1

SE MI

Senior Member

Joined: 09/07/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

stallsmi wrote:

To set up a PIN
Isn't he asking about getting rid of it?

A PIN is a number, probably no more than 6 digits.

2oldman

NM

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 02:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

theoldwizard1 wrote:

A PIN is a number, probably no more than 6 digits.
Ok, but the question was about a password. Am I missing something here?

MRC54

Colorado

New Member

Joined: 07/12/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A google search using Chromebook without a password should give you some guidance.

Regarding windows and tabs; the top right of the browser window should have three verical dots. Clicking that will give you options of new tab, new window, etc.


2021 Keystone Alpine 3712KB
2009 Sierra 3500 DRW

Full timing starting May 1

MitchF150

Puyallup, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dunno about the Chrome book device, but my Google Chrome web browser on a Windows 10 computer if you right click on the open tab, you can select "move tab to new window" and then you will have that in it's own window.

Mitch


2013 F150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab Max Tow Egoboost 3.73 gears #7700 GVWR #1920 payload. 2019 Rockwood Mini Lite 2511S.

MRC54

Colorado

New Member

Joined: 07/12/2020

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Btw, CTRL-ALT-/ brindgs up a new window with keyboard shortcuts. Very handy, especially if you're not using a mouse.

dieseltruckdriver

Black Hills of SD

Senior Member

Joined: 08/24/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 01/22/22 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RoyF wrote:

I've always been a Mac user, but I just bought a Chromebook for RV travel. I'm getting the hang of it, but I have a few basic questions.

When I turn it on, it wants me to enter my (complicated) Google password. I would like to turn that off (which I can on my Macs), since it will be used in the RV and there are no kids, relatives, co-workers, etc., to look at my (boring) emails.

Another question: can the Chrome browser have more than one window open? (I don't see menus -- "file", "edit", "view",... -- that I am accustomed to when I use Chrome on my Mac.)


If you just close the lid, you do not have to log back in. You might have to adjust the settings to do this. Go to the lower right of your screen and click on the time. Then click on the gear at the top part of the menu that pops up, then it will be under Device, then Power.

This will work fine for short time use, but obviously will not work if it sits for long periods of time.

You do not usually need to have more than one "window" open, it is all done with the tabs. The other menus aren't there, and usually not needed. Remember to right click if there is something you are trying to do that you would have used those menus. Many things are automatically backed up as you work. I don't remember if using word processing or spreadsheets automatically back up when you are using them offline. I haven't done that in quite s while.

Now I have to get off my Chromebook and go do some things on a clunky Windows machine. There are some things the Chromebooks can't do, like run Windows or Mac programs.


2000 F-250 7.3 Powerstroke
2018 Arctic Fox 27-5L


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Technology Corner

 > New to Chromebook: very basic question
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Technology Corner


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.