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Hi.. My name is Robbie and I joined a couple of weeks ago..

I've an Acer Chromebook 720 and finding it an interesting little machine to play with.. Ideal for vacation purposes..

Also got two or three PCs.. One running XP (quite old) Acer windows 7 (aged two) and a windows 8 Lenovo (all in one ~ retirement/Christmas gift)...

It all make the mind boggle.... :confused: . com
 

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Hi Dutchie Mommy...

You've probably found out how to delete text by now, but on the off-chance that you haven't, try holding down the large 'Alt' key and using the backspace key... That does the trick...

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Keyboard shortcuts ~ etc....

Yeah... The Chrome book's quirkiness is one of its main attributes... It never ceases to amaze me, how it all come together so sweetly...
 

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I'm no (top of the ladder) operator when it come to chromebook usage, but I do know the score on a number of features...

If anyone need general help with a C720 (or similar) give me a shout on here, or drop me a personal message.... All are welcome, from newbies upwards... Maybe I'll be able to learn something as well...

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Well done Richie... Good choice...

I have never regretted buying mine - the same model as you...

Give me a shout if you're stuck with anything... Always pleased to be of assistance as and where I can... Don't know it all , but have a fair understanding of most processes...

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Well done bullybeef... I've been delighted with mine and I'm sure you and your wife will agree with me as you get more proficient with your machines...

It takes a bit of time, not only to become accustomed to the way things work, but remembering all the right moves, without giving it a second thought....

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I must say, I've been surprised by the way they've laid out the CB keyboard, as though they haven't missed a trick... Even like the way they've got around screen shots (do lots of those) although I think the win 7 - 8 and 8.1 - snipping tool is by far the best anyone could hope for...

I've more or less got my head around 8.1, although I still have the odd problem with resolution and screen settings...

Never tried Ubuntu, but I've seldom come across harsh criticism about that OS

Anyway, enjoy the CB experience and if you're ever stuck (although I doubt that 100%) pop on here and drop me a line or two...

Kindest regards...

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Hi de Hi Tim... Welcome to the fold... You're a bit like me, having an array of equipment, all of which has it's useful purpose...

I bought my Acer CB 720, primarily for teaching purposes, but in essence, I love it to death... It's been great fun fining out what's hidden here and there within the structure of this wonderland of quirkiness... I have got the main principles at my fingertips now, so I don't have to spend quite so much time delving here, there and everywhere, in case I'm faced with the odd question...

Have a good day pal, and do keep popping by for a chat....

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Hi again Tim...

It's not really a classroom setup... Let me explain...

I live in a small community, referred to as 'Sheltered Housing' that provided safe and warden controlled accommodation for 40 or more elderly people...
When I moved in here, because of my interest in the subject, I set up an IT room and started giving one to one lessons on computers, laptops and now (for instance) the Chromebook... I actually bought mine, because one elderly person asked me if I could teach them to use one... And I'm mighty glad I did... It's been an interesting journey - to say the least...

I do use it for my own purposes, although I'm fortunate enough to have quite a range of equipment at my disposal, down to my (as I said earlier) deep interest in the subject... Didn't start using computer gear until I was sixty five and now, having just celebraited my eightieth birthday, I just can't set it all to one side.... Smile...

Rather a longish reply, but it will give you a full and clear picture of where I'm coming from and the direcion in which I'm heading... It's a good job we haven't got to take everything with us when we finally go - isn't it....

I'd need a good sized van for my bits and pieces and a double depth hole in the ground... lol....

Leaving it there for now... Please come back to me if I can be of any further assistance..

Regards...

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Hi Dusty...

Sorry I can't be of much help with your problem... I've no experience with that model...
My only thoughts are, that it may be something to do with the memory side of things... Most computers tend to slow down and/or freeze when the memory gets low...
Other than that, have you been in touch with the Toshiba techies???

Best I can offer...

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Normally, you would look in the settings and if you had used all your memory storage (i.e. the remaining memory was showing a low reading) you would need to transfer some items to a memory stick, or simply delete the offending material..

That's the best I can come up with, sorry if it's not that helpful...

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I've no experience with HP Chromebook, but with the Acer c720, on odd occasions, when things weren't quite right, I've managed to update the machine, which has helped...

Don't know if that's any help to you, but I'd certainly give it a go before restoration...

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In the settings, if you see a tab called 'help', click on that... I found my update tab behind that... The first one took close to 20 minutes...

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Click and open settings... At the top of the page, it should say: 'About the chrome OS' in blue...

Click on that, and it should give you the option to check for updates... It may, (or may not) say that your CB is already up to date... But it's worth a look...

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Would you mind saying how you overcame the problem, so that others can learn from your findings...

It's always helpful to give feedback...

Thanks... Robbie....
 

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Thanks for that Betabilly - clear as a bell...

I have several mail addresses, simply for the sort of problem you encountered and other issues... I can get around anything now...

Anyway, have a good 'rest of the week' and enjoy using that CB...

Robbie....


 

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I haven't got an Ipad and know very little about them... But by most standards, are you not able to go into the organise part of the bookmarks and choose to export them to an HTML (or some such) file, so that the said file can then be transferred to the Chromebook...

Again, depending on how many favourite links you have saved on the Ipad, these can be transferred one or two (or a few) at a time, by email... I'm sure I'd find a way of doing it if I did own such a machine...

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