How to Enable Plugins on Google Chrome


When was the last time you saw this message? It’s garbage trash! All that you wanted to do is get on the page, right? Sure, you can click “run all plug-ins this time” but next time this pestering box returns and you have to do it all again. That extra click can really get tiring and painful, especially if you have crippling osteoporosis.

The following steps will quickly and safely show you how to permanently allow all plugins for Google Chrome.

Step #1: Identify your browser

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If you are using a Chromebook from Ash Grove High School, you will only have the Google Chrome browser, so this step is optional.

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The most user friendly way to do this is to head on over to This website will automatically detect and display on-screen your browser’s name and what version you are using.

As you can see, I am using Google Chrome, version 54.


Step #2: Enable Plugins


Click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of your screen, and then click on “Settings” as shown in the image.

PLASDS.jpgThe next step is to scroll down, until you find the button that says

“Show Advanced Settings”.  Click that one.

Screenshot 2016-12-05 at 8.jpgScroll down just a tad after clicking “Show Advanced Settings”. Click on the button labeled “Content Settings”.


Next, you scroll down a little until you find the “Plugins” section. Simple click “Run all plugin content”.  Now you should never see that annoying box ever again.


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Cole Davis (@Cole_Davis64) is a student at Ash Grove High who attends classes at OTC for Computer Information Science. He dabbles in 3D animation in his spare time, and likes to help people make the most out of their computers. It’s not uncommon to find him browsing spicy memes, or making some internet.


Basic Google Translate Functions

Google Translate is a very useful tool to interpret foreign languages to a language you understand. Translate allows you to travel across the world and be able to function without the language barrier. It is also great a tool to interpret full websites online.

Basic Translate Feature

You can type in any language into the the translate box and google will recognize the language and translate to the selected language. You can also paste text into the box.


The translated text will appear on the right side of the text box. This text is copyable.


Translating Whole Websites

To translate a website copy and paste the URL into the translate box. The click on the blue hyperlinked URL in the translated section. This will translate the website to the language that is selected.


In some cases, Google will recognize a site is in a different language and you can click the translate button on the far right end of the address bar next to the bookmark star.

Saving Phrases

You can save phrases that you have translated by clicking on the star in the translate box under the translated phrase.


The saved phrases can be accessed by clicking on the star shape to the upper right of the translate box.


Sharing Phrases

You can share a translation with people via Email, Twitter, or Google+. To share click the furthest right tool at the bottom of the translation box and select the option you want to use.


When you share via Email, it will automatically be copied into a new Email draft.


When shared via Twitter, it will create a tweet with the translated information ready to tweet.


When you share via Google+, It will create a post that you can comment on.screenshot-2016-12-13-at-10-33-20-am

Questions and Comments

Thank you for viewing, if you have any questions or comments you can email me at . Thank you.


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.



Using Google Trends

Using Google Trends

By Nick Manning

Google Trends is a site that shows what stories and topics are trending on Google, this site allows for people to look at a specific topics search rate and compare it to other searches. It also allows the user to look at search trends in different parts of the world.


Comparing Search Terms

When you open Google Trends, There is a search bar at the top of the page and allows the user to search the search rate of specific words or phrases.

When you do so it takes you to a page with options to change what region the trends show up from, the time frame for which the search rate shows up, the categories on which they searched, and what google app they used to search it on (Google Search, Images, YouTube, etc). (11).gif

Below that is a chart which the search rate is displayed based on your selections above. Below the chart there is a global map showing the regions which your term or phrase is most searched in.

Below that shows the related topics and queries to the term or phrase you searched. At the top of the page you will see the term you searched at the left and to the right it gives you the option to compare the search rate of another term with the first term you searched. And you can do this more than just once.

Google Trends on other Google Apps

On the Main page of Google Trends, at the top left you can see the lines, if you click on that it’ll open a sidebar and gives you the options to, Explore, look at the trending searches, look at what is trending on YouTube, look at the top charts, and to check on your subscriptions (subscriptions being topics and stories you want updated on). (12).gif

Bio – Nick Manning

20160830_102530Nick (@ManningHelpDesk) is a Junior at Ash Grove High School and a student in the ASSIST help desk. He is brother to Lindsay Buckley, (@Lbuckley08) the Librarian at the Ash Grove School District in southwest Missouri. His dream is to attend college for computer science and make innovations in the computer and technology industry. His Google Apps Jam is working with Google Forms and creating polls and tests.