Settings on Chromebooks You Can Change
Chromebooks have many settings that can be changed to enhance your experience while using Chromebooks. These settings can help with time saving and personalizing it to your wants. Privacy can be enhanced and personalized by changing settings that I mention in this blog.
Tip: All of these changes can be made in the settings. The settings can be accessed once you have opened a Google Chrome browser. Click on the 3 vertical dots in the upper right hand corner that is located directly under the close browser button. Then, click on “Settings”. This should be the second to last option.
Autofill Information is information that is saved to your account on your Chromebook to automatically enter your information when prompted.
Accessing Autofill Settings
To edit your autofill information saved to your Chromebook you need to go into your settings. There are two ways to locate it the autofill settings. Scroll to the bottom of the settings and click “Show Advanced Settings.” The autofill settings are under the “Passwords and forms.”
Another way is to search “autofill” into the search.
In this section you can enable or disable the use of this feature. You can edit your information by clicking on “Manage Autofill Settings.” Saved passwords can be edited by clicking “Manage passwords.”
Downloading Themes: You can download browser themes for when you open a new browser. This feature is under “Appearance” in settings. Click “Get Themes.” Then you can choose the themes you want to download. Once you choose a theme, it is automatically made your theme.
If you want to change your theme, you can choose a new theme to apply. You can also reset the theme back to the default theme by clicking “Reset to Default Theme” under Appearance in your settings.
On start up controls: When your chromebook is starting up you can choose to change to benefit yourself. These controls can be found under “On Startup.” This is under the advanced settings or it can be searched in settings.
Upon startup you have the choice to open a new tab and discard what was previously on your Chromebook. You can continue where you left off. Or you can insert an URL for a custom site.
I hope these tools have helped you to learn more about your settings on your Chromebook. There are still many settings on your Chromebook that can be changed to your preference. I would encourage you to sift through the settings to inform yourself about your settings.
Paul Chavez – Student
Paul (@ChavezHelpDesk) is a senior at Ash Grove High School. He is involved in Student Help Desk and Beta Club. He is also on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He is one of nine children in his family. In the future, Paul will be attending college at a college that is yet to be determined.