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    Default Just Purchased my First Chromebook

    Yesterday picked up my pre-ordered Samsung Chromebook from Best Buy. It looks and feels great, and I'm excited about using it. I also own the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, and Galaxy Note 2 phone.

    Any tips, suggestions, or usage ideas are welcomed! By the way, any suggestion on a slim profile carry case?
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    I just bought one for my wife.... she loves it. Also have galaxy nexus and nexus 7. She hasn't had much time to tinker with it but she will. Have you come across any tips or tricks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gencoabandando View Post
    I just bought one for my wife.... she loves it. Also have galaxy nexus and nexus 7. She hasn't had much time to tinker with it but she will. Have you come across any tips or tricks?

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    I haven't come across any tips yet, but I am thinking about giving it to my wife. She is not much of a gadget person, and new technology often intimidates her. This unit is fairly simple and easy to use with virtually no set up. I have it with me at work today so I can play around with it. I hope some others chime in with some usage tips.
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    Me too, I'll let you know if I come across any tips or tricks..

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    Actually, I just realized there are no tips or tricks, just a great device for internet use.



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    yes..... we love it

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    I just got mine today (early Christmas present), and I figure it's gonna take a little getting used to. But so far so good! I'd also be interested in any tips or tricks if anyone comes across any. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightyfacundo View Post
    I just got mine today (early Christmas present), and I figure it's gonna take a little getting used to. But so far so good! I'd also be interested in any tips or tricks if anyone comes across any. Thanks.
    It's a really nice device. I haven't discovered any tricks per se, but so far I am quite impressed with the battery life.

    I also own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet so at first I didn't really see a need for this device, but the more I use it the more I like it.

    Enjoy

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    I know this isn't a tip or trick, but I really like scrolling up and down with two fingers and being able to fling the web page. It's a tiny feature, but I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightyfacundo View Post
    I know this isn't a tip or trick, but I really like scrolling up and down with two fingers and being able to fling the web page. It's a tiny feature, but I like it.
    Yes. That is a good feature.

    Initially I was using the scroll bar on the side which is not nearly as easy as two finger scrolling.

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    ScratchPad! It's a very useful app that rest over whatever you are doing and allows you to take quick notes and have them saved as a Google doc within Google Drive. The other day I'm using the CB to browse the web, and I had scratchpad open to the left. My wife asked me a question which I needed my attention a little later. Well, instead of writing it down, I used scratchpad to make myself a little note/reminder and the task was saved across all my other devices. Pretty nice.
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    Not really tricks, but Chome To Desktop is a fantastic feature!

    I also love that my wife can instant message, call, or video chat with my Galaxy S3 directly from her Chromebook using Google+/Talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaj6503 View Post
    Not really tricks, but Chome To Desktop is a fantastic feature!

    I also love that my wife can instant message, call, or video chat with my Galaxy S3 directly from her Chromebook using Google+/Talk.

    Galaxy S3 - Thanks Appreciated!
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    Video chat? I'm not sure how to do this, but I will check it out.

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    I did a video chat by setting up a Google + hangout. I invited my wife, and when she accepted, we could video chat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Video chat? I'm not sure how to do this, but I will check it out.

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    Like mighty said above, it's just a Google+ hangout, but it's great! I suggest leaving your Google+ tab open and you can revived/send messages, calls, and video calls just by jumping to it.

    Essentially, it uses Talk for text/voice, and Google+ for video chat but both services are in the single Google+ message client. You can use it to chat with anyone on Google+ on their desktop/laptop, or anyone with an Android device/Google+ and Talk (usually stock apps), or I imagine iOS users can download said apps and use it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAS View Post
    Any tips, suggestions, or usage ideas are welcomed!

    One feature I found today, and I'm sure the rest of you already know about it, is the ability to translate web pages to whatever language you want to read them in. I've been trying to learn Spanish, so I spend a little time on Spanish speaking websites to work on reading comprehension. Today, I couldn't quite figure out what a sentence said, so I researched getting Google Translate for the Chromebook. One of the links I clicked on said that if I 2 finger click within a web page, the option to translate the page will appear in the menu. Sure, enough, a few seconds later, the page was in English. Very cool.


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