Day 2 of Google 2019 – Google Chrome

Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 6.54.02 AM.pngDay two of Google focuses on the browser, Chrome. Today we will dive into two features that are good to know.

UPDATING CHROME

From time to time, you may notice that a green, yellow, orange, or red arrow will show up on the top right corner of your Chrome Browser. It is important to pay attention to this when it shows up. Chrome is letting you know that it is time to update the browser itself. (If you see an exclamation point, one of your Chrome extensions needs attention as a setting/update must be addressed.) For those of you who are worried that you will loose your open tabs, have no fear, they will pop back up! Do the updates as soon as possible by selecting the arrow and updating the browser. It is important that your browser is as updated as possible so that it is as secure as possible.

ENABLING FLASH ON CHROME

The Science department at our school uses a lot of simulations that require flash in order to interact with it. There is a way to make flash work on the chromebooks, however this is a setting that students must change in order for it to work.

Any time a website must use flash, the user must select the icon on the far left of the omnibox (search box). A pop up menu will show. Next to flash, change ‘block’ to ‘allow’. There will be a message at the top of your screen that will ask you to refresh the page so that the new setting can be applied. NOTE: If you don’t see flash on the pop up window, choose ‘settings’ and make the appropriate change on the next window.

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If you have any questions about the items listed above, you know where you can find me.

And that is my Spiel…

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