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Can You Use Microsoft Word on a Chromebook?

One of the best parts about using a Chromebook is that you don't have to install anything to be productive, since Chrome OS is designed to work mostly with web apps. But what if you need to edit a Microsoft Word document? Fortunately, it's easy to do so, with both Microsoft and third-party solutions.
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The Chrome Cast 122: ASUS is back in the premium Chromebook game

This week on The Chrome Cast, we discuss Google’s latest Chrome OS update bugs, how to fix them, and why in the end these bugs aren’t nearly as big of a deal on Chrome OS as they are on competing operating systems. For the second half of the show, we dig into all the new hardware on the way from ASUS, including the new CX9 and surprise Flip CX5400. Both of these devices add high-end, premium options from ASUS that are quite reasonably priced for all the hardware they possess and fill out ASUS’ portfolio for 2021 Chromebook to include a little of something for eveyrone.
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Google fixes 'Chromebork' one-character code typo that prevented Chrome OS logins

Bug of the week Google has fixed a bug in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 that surfaced on Monday and prevented some users from being able to login to their systems. Chrome OS downloads updates automatically but doesn't apply them until reboot, so only those who restarted their Chromebooks to ingest the force-fed broken update were affected.
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You’ll soon be able to change your Chromebook’s name so it’s easier to identify

A hostname is used to distinguish devices within a local network. Not only that, but computers can be located by others this way, and can interface with them through a network. You’ve long since been able to change your hostname on other operating systems, and for those who don’t use their devices on a network or shared server, it can be a fun way to feel a sense of ownership over it. Primarily, though, it’s a way to identify your specific device while troubleshooting network issues and such. Now, Chrome OS is gaining a new feature which will allow users to update their device hostname as well, simplifying much of this going forward.
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Google fixes ‘Chromebork’ one-character code typo that prevented Chrome OS logins • The Register | #firefox | #chrome | #microsoftedge

Bug of the week Google has fixed a bug in Chrome OS version 91.0.4472.165 that surfaced on Monday and prevented some users from being able to login to their systems. Chrome OS downloads updates automatically but doesn’t apply them until reboot, so only those who restarted their Chromebooks to ingest the force-fed broken update were affected.
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This is how the Windows 11 start menu was made

If there is something that has attracted attention about Wndows 11, it is the new design that the desktop presents, including above all the elements centered on the panel and more especially if possible, the new system boot menu. How it was made? How did Microsoft’s designers come to the conclusion that it must be this way and not otherwise?
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Google Laptops Stopped Working Due to a Programmer's Typo

The latest Chrome OS update 91.0.4472.147 found a bug that prevented some users from using their Chromebooks. The problem was caused by a typo in the code. And the mistake was the missing ampersand (“&” sign). The fact is that in the Cryptohome VaultKeyset code, in the conditional construction, one ampersand was written instead of “&&”, which is the logical operator “AND” in the C ++ programming language. Due to this error, Chrome OS was unable to verify user passwords, resulting in some people being unable to log in.
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Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (2021) review: The best premium Chromebook gets better

I was genuinely surprised in May when I heard that Acer was releasing a new Chromebook Spin 713. It had just debuted the first Acer Chromebook Spin 713 last summer, and it was one of the best Chromebooks on the market. For $630, that Chromebook was just about unbeatable between the 13.5-inch touchscreen with 2K resolution and 450-nit brightness and the 10th Gen i5 with 8GB of RAM inside to power through your workload. *"How much could it possibly improve in a year?" I asked myself.
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You Can Blame a Typo for Locking You Out of Your Chromebook

Typos can be pretty embarrassing, but in the case of a recent Chromebook bug, they can also lock you out of your laptop. The major Chrome OS bug is in version 91.0.4472.165, and there’s already another build rolling out to help fix the issue. According to Android Police, the problem...
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These are the Best Chrome Web Store Games: 2048, Funky Karts, Gorescript Classic, and more

The Chrome Web Store remains an excellent resource for getting and downloading new functionality to your Chrome browser or Chromebook. With all the gripes we might have about Chrome, including the upcoming ones, it’s still an amazing browser. There are all kinds of extensions and add-ons you can add, including password managers to themes to spice up your Chrome session. The ecosystem of Chrome add-ons is really diverse. There are even some games to spend your time with.
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XDA Basics: How to turn on caps lock on your new Chromebook

Using Caps Lock on your laptop is a pretty big deal in 2021. If you enjoy yelling at people online, it’s pretty much essential. If you recently moved to a Chromebook from another operating system, you may have noticed the missing Caps Lock key. This is undoubtedly one of the glaring differences when comparing your Chromebook keyboard to a Mac or Windows keyboard.
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XDA Basics: How to right click on a Chromebook in three ways

If you recently moved from a Windows PC to a new Chromebook, you might have noticed a few key differences. There are several design differences between the two operating systems, but there’s also a bit of a usability learning curve. In addition to a different list of settings, there are keyboard touchpad changes on Chrome OS. On Windows, right-click functionality is fundamental to the operating system itself, as you can access several important options within the right click menu.
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A future Chrome OS update To bring dark mode to Google Assistant

We’ve been tracking Google’s efforts to add dark and light system themes to Chrome OS since September of last year, and since then, more details have been trickling out from the Chromium Gerrit. There’s ongoing work to ensure Chrome OS applies dark mode everywhere — including Google Assistant, as mentioned in this merged commit. If you’re rocking the latest Canary channel build on your Chromebook, you’ll be able to get a glimpse of the Assistant’s goth look by flipping on the following Chrome flag in bold:
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Google coding typo effectively bricks Chrome OS devices | #firefox | #chrome | #microsoftedge

Google has fixed a serious bug in a Chrome OS stable channel update released earlier this week that locked Chromebook users out of their machines. The verification error, present in version 91.1.4472.165, came as a result of a single character typo in a string of code in Chrome OS’s Cryptohome VaultKeyset, which is the portion of the operating system that holds user encryption keys.
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