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****** Page 1 ****** Acer Chromebook Spin 3 1 1 USER’S MANUAL
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****** Page 3 ****** TABLE OF CONTENTS Getting started 4 Turn on your Chromebook 4 Select your language settings 4 Connect to a network.. 4 Accept the Terms of Service .. 4 First-time sign-in 4 Create a new Google 4 Browse as a guest .. .4 Sign in to your Google Account . 5 Your Acer Chromebook tour 6 Front view. 6 Keyboard view 7 Function keys. 7 Touchpad 8 Left view . 9 USB Type-C information ….. 9 Right view 10 Bottom view. 10 The Chrome OS Desktop 11 Window controls 11 Shelf ….. ….. ….. 12 Launcher…. . 12 Pinned apps 13 Status area… 13 Apps & extensions 14 Managing apps ….. ….. ….. ….. ….. …………. 14 Installing apps from Chrome Web Store 14 Installing apps from Google Play Store . 15 Removing apps from Chrome OS. 15 Google Drive 15 Difference between Drive and Files apps 16 Creating a new document .. 16 Sync files from Downloads to Google Drive… 16 Enable offline access to Google Drive files 17 Playing video or audio files. Other Supported File Types. Chrome OS tips and tricks Documents… How to create documents . Finding your documents….. .. Table of contents – 3 18 18 19 19 19 20 Gmail Composing an email .. . YouTube 17 17 18 How to share documents with other users 20 How to start a video chat ….. ….. ….. ….. … 20 How to listen to music………………. 21 How to watch videos, TV, or movies 21 Working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) documents . 22 Open and edit Microsoft Office files using Google’s office compatibility mode 22 Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Drive formats.. . 22 Export Google Drive documents as Microsoft Office files. 22 Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoffs Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store or Google Play Store 23 How to use your Chromebook when there’s no internet ….. ….. ….. ….. … 23 Gmail Offline 24 Google Drive 24 Settings 26 Changing the language settings 26 Changing the clock settings. 27 Customizing appearance. 27 Customizing the wallpaper…. 27 Customizing the theme 27 Setting up a printer ….. ….. ….. ….. 28 Updating Chrome OS 28 Automatic update … . 28 Manual update . 29 Resetting your Chromebook. 29 Help 31 Online and offline help……………………… 31
****** Page 4 ****** 4 – Getting started GETTING STARTED Turn on your Chromebook On the Chromebook keyboard, the power button is located on the left hand side of the notebook. A “Welcome” screen will appear when the Chromebook first boots up. Select your language settings Use the “Language” drop-down list to choose your default language setting. If there is more than one way to type in your language, you may be prompted to select a keyboard input method as well. Connect to a network Select a network from the “Connect to network” list to connect to the Internet. If network access is protected, you will need an access password to connect to it. Accept the Terms of Service Once connected to a network, accept the Terms of Service. Your Chromebook will then download any available system updates, so you automatically get the latest Chrome OS features. First-time sign-in Create a new Google Account You can create a new Google Account if you don’t already have one. Select Create a Google Account to set up a new account. A Google Account gives you access to useful web services developed by Google, such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar. Browse as a guest You can also use the Chromebook without a Google Account by selecting Browse as a Guest.
****** Page 5 ****** Getting staffed – 5 Sign in to your Google Account If you already have a Google Account, enter your username and password in the sign-in box that appears and select the Sign in button. Google Sign in to your Chromebook ycnr email Forgot ernail? More options NEXT Back Important Sign in with your primary Google Account. This account will be set as the owner and is the only account that will be able to change certain Chrome settings.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 – Your Acer Chromebook tour YOUR ACER CHROMEBOOK TOUR Now that you are done setting it up, let us show you around your new Acer Chromebook Spin 311. Front view 3 2 Icon Item Description Internal microphones for sound 1 2 3 Microphone recording. Displays computer output, supports Touchscreen multi-touch input. Web camera for video communication. Webcam A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active.
****** Page 7 ****** Your Acer Chromebook tour – 7 Keyboard view r—nrnrnrnrnrn h 2 Icon Item Keyboard 1 2 Description For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Pressing down anywhere on the pad Touchpad / click functions like the left button of a button mouse. Pressing down anywhere with two fingers functions like the right button of a mouse. Function keys The computer uses function keys or key combinations to access some hardware and software controls, such as screen brightness and volume. The dedicated function keys each have a specific function. Icon Function Previous Next Description Go to the previous page. Go to the next page.
****** Page 8 ****** 8 – Your Acer Chromebook tour Icon 4) Touchpad Function Reload Full-screen Next window Brightness down Brightness up Mute Volume down Volume up Lock screen Search Description Reload the current page. Open the page in full-screen mode. Switch to the next window. Decreases the screen brightness. Increases the screen brightness. Turns off audio output. Decreases the volume. Increases the volume. Locks the screen. Search from the Apps panel. The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your fingers across the surface of the touchpad. Action Click Two-finger tap (or alt-click) Two-finger swipe Drag and drop Gesture Press down on any part of the touchpad. Tapping the touchpad with two fingers or pressing (and holding) Alt on the keyboard and tapping the touchpad with one finger both equal a “right-click” on a computer mouse. Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, left and right to scroll horizontally. Select the item you want to move with one finger. With a second finger, move the item. Release both fingers to drop the item. (This gesture works for files, not windows or icons.)
****** Page 9 ****** Left view 1 2 3 Icon US (I) 123 Item USB Type-C port with DC-in Headset/speaker jack Power button Battery indicator Your Acer Chromebook tour – 9 Description Connects to the provided USB Type- C power adapter and to USB devices with a USB Type-C connector. Supports DisplayPort TM over USB- cTM. Connects to audio devices (e.g., speakers, headphones), or a headset with microphone. Turns the computer on and off. Indicates the computer’s battery status. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. USB Type-C information • USB 3.2 Gen 1 with transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. • Supports DisplayPort T'” audio/video output. • Delivers up to 3 A at 5 V DC for USB charging. • DC-in: requires power adapter or power source providing 45 W at 12/18-20 v. For optimal performance, please use a certified Acer power adapter or USB Power Delivery device.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 – Your Acer Chromebook tour Right view Icon +1- Item Description 1 2 3 Volume control key Adjusts the system volume. USB port Connects to USB devices. Connects to a Kensington- Kensington lock slot compatible security lock. Bottom view o o O o Icon O Description 1 o O O Item Speakers Deliver stereo audio output.
****** Page 11 ****** The Chrome OS Desktop – If THE CHROME OS DESKTOP Window controls from Our Chaoman & CEO on COVIO• • W rk and Study, Anywhere – urselfpro•ductive with remote work and study solu lions. .1 Make Impossible Possible The Ultralight Swift S Challenge Window controls 1 a Aee 2 X Google • Laptop’, acer. corn/ oc.’en./1JS.rcontcnt/homc 3 mneqcome to F aceoo.- acer Google search Acer.com W0fldWid.w Shelf 4 a Acer Predator – perf— 9 7 x 10 11 8 Description Number 1 2 3 4 5 Goes Backward and Forward in the current web browsing sessions’s history (closing and reopening the Chrome browser begins a new session). Select to Reload C the current webpage. Closes a tab. Opens a new tab. Type a web address or perform an internet search in this search box (also known as the “omnibox”). Minimizes the window into the desktop shelf.
****** Page 12 ****** 12 – The Chrome OS Desktop Number Description 6 7 8 9 10 II Shelf Launcher Note Maximizes the window to take up the entire screen. Click again to return window to previous position. Also, select and hold to display a left and right arrow next to the icon. These neatly align the window to take up half the left side of the screen or the right side, respectively. Closes the entire window (tabs and all). Bookmark (save) webpage links to this quick-access area called the “bookmarks bar”. Select to bookmark (save) a link to the currrent webpage. Select to use any enabled extensions you have installed in Chrome from this extension list. Select to customize and control Google Chrome. Status area Us • 11:51 Apps pinned to shelf Specifications vary. Some icons may not be applicable to your Chromebook. Launcher Select the Launcher icon to display the launcher page. This is the fastest way to search for something. Simply start typing to search the internet, your bookmarks, any files you have stored in your Google Drive, and items in the Web Store. The Launcher page is also the place to access all your apps. Below the search box are your frequently-used apps. Simply select one to open it. To see all apps you have installed, select
****** Page 13 ****** The Chrome OS Desktop – 13 Pinned apps You can pin or unpin apps on the shelf. To pin an app to the shelf 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type the name of the desired app). 3. Locate and two-finger tap the desired app icon. 4. Select Pin to shelf. To reorder the apps on the shelf, just drag them around. To unpin an app from the shelf 1 . Locate and two-finger tap the desired app icon from the shelf. 2. Select Unpin. Status area The Status area enables you to see vital computer information at a glance, such as the time, Wi-Fi signal strength, and battery life. Tap the Status area to display a box with more options. Icon O Description Notifications Lock screen Volume control Bluetooth status Night light Brightness control Icon Description Shut down Settings Wireless network connection Battery status Keyboard
****** Page 14 ****** 14 – Apps & extensions APPS & EXTENSIONS You can enhance your Chromebook with extra web applications (Chrome apps, for short), features for the browser (also known as extensions) and apps designed for Android TM (Play Store apps). Chrome apps work like regular software programs for desktop computers, except they run entirely on the web. Extensions provide custom features and functionality for the Chrome browser. Android apps, designed for Android mobile devices are supported on Chromebooks. You can find Chrome apps and extensions through the Chrome Web Store, and Android apps using the Google Play Store. Managing apps Note Certain apps and browser extensions may not be available in all countries and regions. The contents and design of the Web Store may vary by region. Updates may add new categories or change how to navigate the Web Store at any time. Installing apps from Chrome Web Store e 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Web Store”). 3. Select Web Store. 4. You can then browse through the app categories in the left column or search for a specific type of app using the search box. 5. When you find an app that you would like to add, select it and then select Add to Chrome. 6. A verification window will pop up, select Add to download and install the app, or select Cancel. To open your new app, select the Launcher, then All Apps (or type the name of your new app), and then select the app.
****** Page 15 ****** Apps & extensions – 15 Installing apps from Google Play Store 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Play Store”). 3. Select Play Store. 4. You can browse apps by category or search for an app by keyword 5. Select an app to view more information. 6. Select INSTALL to download apps. Downloaded apps will be installed in the Launcher. If you cannot find the apps, select All Apps from the Launcher. Removing apps from Chrome OS 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type the name of the desired app). 3. Two-finger tap on the app you want to remove. For more information see Touchpad on page 8 4. Select Uninstall. Note Some apps such as the Chrome web browser cannot be uninstalled. Google Drive All files saved to your Google Drive are saved online and are accessible to other devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. Files saved to the Downloads folder are saved to your local drive and are only accessible to your Chromebook. Note You must be connected to the Internet to do the following Google Drive operations.
****** Page 16 ****** 16 – Apps & extensions Difference between Drive and Files apps Google Drive is a web-based storage service offered by Google, and the Files app is the onboard storage system for your Chromebook. Because your Chromebook makes heavy use of the web, you can easily access files both from Google Drive and those that are stored locally by using the Files app on your Chromebook. To use the Files app, select the Files icon in the apps list, or use the keyboard shortcut + + . This user manual uses Google Drive and Files interchangeably when giving instructions regarding accessing files. Creating a new document 1. From the Apps list, select the Google Drive icon. 2. Select New and select the type of document you want to create. Note For an alternative method of creating documents, see How to create documents on page 19. Sync files from Downloads to Google Drive 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Files”). 3. Select the Files icon. o o o
****** Page 17 ****** Apps & extensions – 17 4. Select the files that you want to upload Oownlo;ad• @ Recent Audio Images Videos Downloads b• Play files v O Diiv My Drive Shared with me Name Screenshot 4.509] png • Screenshot 4.503 Size Type PNGirnage 5. Drag-and-drop the files to My Drive. O Recent Audio Vdeos Downloads E• Play My Google Photos Name Welcome to Google Drive! AJI files in th•s folder are backed up online automat Learn more Site O sop google Photos e screenshot at PMvng O dd.gdoc G Untitled spreadsheet.gsheet Fold Ot folder Word Google doc Gcog•e s Enable offline access to Google Drive files You can access files stored on your Google Drive while offline, first you must enable offline access: 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Files”). 3. Select the Files icon and then select My Drive. 4. Select the file(s) you want to access offline. but 5. Two-finger tap to bring up the context sensitive menu and select Available offline. For more information see Touchpad on page 8. Gmail M Composing an email 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Gmail”).
****** Page 18 ****** 18 – Apps & extensions 3. Select the Gmail icon and then Compose. 4. Enter the recipient’s email address, the subject, and the message. 5. When you are finished composing your message, select Send. YouTube YouTube is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. You can access it by doing the following: 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “YouTube”). 3. Select the YouTube icon. Playing video or audio files Your Chromebook has a built-in media player to play audio and video files. To play a file, double-click on an audio or video file in your Files app. Media type Supported formats .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, -mp3, .mkv, .ogv, Audio / Video .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav Other Supported File Types Your Chromebook supports a number of other file formats. File type Microsoft Office files Images Compressed Other Supported formats .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt (read-only), .pptx (read- only) .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .webp .zip, .rar .txt, .pdf (read-only)
****** Page 19 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 19 CHROME OS TIPS AND TRICKS Your Chromebook is a new type of computer that works somewhat differently than what you may be used to, so you might like to know how easy and useful things are when using it. Here are some tips and tricks. Documents How to create documents 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Google Docs”, “Google Sheets”, or “Google Slides” depending on the type of document you want to create) Create word processing files with Google Docs, spreadsheets with Google Sheets, and presentations with Google Slides. 3. Select Google Docs Google Sheets or Google Slides That’s it. You’ve just created a new document in a few seconds. With your new document, you can add text, insert images, change the font, make it bold, underline it, italicize it — you get the gist. Most of the formatting and other stuff you might be familiar with from other productivity suites like Microsoft Office you can do with Google Docs. Note For an alternative method of creating documents, see Creating a new document on page 16.
****** Page 20 ****** 20 – Chrome OS tips and tricks Finding your documents All documents you create are saved to your Google Drive where they are online and accessible to other devices, such as your smartphone or tablet. To find your documents, do the following: 1 . Select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Google Drive”). 3. Select the Google Drive icon. 4. Select My Drive (or whatever sub-folder you’ve created to put your files in). Since your files are saved in Google Drive, they are saved online and available anywhere you have internet access. To access your files from any internet-connected computer do the following: 1 . Open the computer’s web browser. 2. In the browser’s address bar, type “drive.google.com” (this is the Google Drive web address). 3. Login using your Google account username and password. 4. Select My Drive (or whatever folder you’ve created to put your files in). How to share documents with other users 1 . Select Share in the upper right corner of your document. 6 Share 2. Add people by typing in their email address. The sharing option works with your Gmail contacts, so as you type your email contacts appear for you to quickly select. 3. After you select Done they’ll receive an email letting them Done know a document has been shared with them. How to start a video chat For all you Skype users out there, Google+ Hangouts are free video chats for up to ten people. To make a Hangouts video call, do the following: 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Hangouts”).
****** Page 21 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 21 3. Select the Hangouts call icon. 4. Type in the name or email address of a person. 5. Select the Invite button to start your Hangouts. How to listen to music 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Play Music”). 3. Select Play Music Note Play Music may not be available in all countries and regions Google Play’s current list of country availability for apps and digital content, visit support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2843119?hl=en To listen to streaming music, you can download streaming apps like Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and more (availability varies by country) from ChromeTM Web Store or Google Play Store How to watch videos, TV, or movies 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps and select one of the following options: a. Select YouTube to view a vast amount of user-uploaded videos covering nearly everything imaginable. to watch the movies and TV shows you b. Select Play Movies love. Note Play Movies may not be available in all countries and regions. Google Play’s current list of country availability for apps and digital content, visit support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2843119?hl=en c. To find more entertainment apps like Netflix, Flixster, and more (availability varies by country), select Web Store or Play Then, search for “Netflix” or other entertainment apps. Store
****** Page 22 ****** 22 – Chrome OS tips and tricks Working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) documents Open and edit Microsoft Office files using Google’s office compatibility mode 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Files”). 3. Select the Files icon. 4. Double-click on any Microsoft Office file stored in Google Drive or on an external hard drive or USB flash drive connected to your Chromebook. Google Chrome automatically opens and enables limited editing of the document. Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Drive formats 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Files”). 3. Select the Files icon. 4. Double-click on any Microsoft Office file stored in Google Drive or on an external hard drive or USB flash drive connected to your Chromebook. 5. Select File > Save as Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets (format depends on the type of document). Export Google Drive documents as Microsoft Office files 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Docs”). 3. Select Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides (depending on the document you want to create).
****** Page 23 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 23 4. After creating the content of your document, select File > Download as and select the type of format you want to save as. 5. The file is saved to the download section of the Files app. Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store or Google Play Store Another option for working with Microsoft Office files is to use Microsoft’s own free web-based Office Online tools. You can download the Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online apps from the Chrome Web Store or Google Play Store (you’ll need to create a Microsoft account if you don’t already have one). Then, you can login and create files or upload files you have already created and edit them. Note Office Online programs save files you create exclusively to Micrsoft’s own OneDrive cloud storage. Though you can download a file you create and then move it to Google Drive or a removable storage device, you cannot save it directly to those locations. Also, to work on a file you’ve already created, you must first upload it to OneDrive by selecting Open from OneDrive from within whichever Office Online product you are using (you can install the OneDrive app from the Web Store as well). How to use your Chromebook when there’s no internet The Chrome Web Store contains useful offline apps. For more information see Installing apps from Chrome Web Store on page 14. You’re able to filter your app search by selecting the Runs Offline checkbox. For those times you don’t have an internet connection, these apps help you stay productive and entertained. A few of the pre-installed options are described below.
****** Page 24 ****** 24 – Chrome OS tips and tricks Gmail Offline Note The first time you use Gmail Offline you MUST be connected to the internet to enable offline viewing. 1. Go to Gmail and select Settings > Settings. 2. Select Offline tab. 3. Select Enable offline mail. 4. Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync. 5. Select Save Changes. 6. Use the app like you normally would. It’ll update and send your emails the next time you log on to the internet. Google Drive (D Important Any changes you make to a current document or any document you create while offline are saved locally on your computer and will not be seen if you open the document from Google Drive on another computer or device. The changes will only be reflected in the Google Drive online version of the document the next time you connect to the internet and access Google Drive. 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Google Drive”). 3. Select the Google Drive icon. 4. Open a Google document you have already created or create one as you normally would. For more information see Creating a new O document on page 16. Notice the offline icon displays next to the file name reminding you that you are working on this document while not connected to the internet.
****** Page 25 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 25 5. Make your desired changes. The next time you are online and have Google Drive open, your local changes will upload to Google Drive. Note If you make changes to a Google document while offline and someone else makes changes to the document as well (for example, if the document is shared with someone else), the next time you are online and have Google Drive open, your changes will merge with the other person’s changes. You can’t open and access every type of file you have saved in Google Drive when there is no internet connection. To enable offline access to file types other than Google documents when offline, see Enable offline access to Google Drive files on page 17.
****** Page 26 ****** 26 – Settings SETTINGS Use the settings menu to adjust the various options for your Chromebook. To access the settings menu do the following: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. Sign out Fri, May g – 8:38 left 3. To show the advanced settings, scroll to the bottom and select Advanced. Note Using default settings, the Chromebook will enter hibernate mode after one hour. Changing the language settings 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. Select Advanced. 4. Scroll down and select Language in the Languages and input section. 5. Select Add languages to add additional languages. 6. To enable a language for keyboard input, under Input method select the checkbox next to your desired input method. 7. Select Add when finished.
****** Page 27 ****** Settings – 27 Changing the clock settings You can change the time format and time zone on your Chromebook. If the date or time is incorrect on your Chromebook, try adjusting the time zone. To change the time zone: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. Select Advanced. 4. In the Date and time section, select the desired time zone from the the drop down box. Customizing appearance Customizing the wallpaper 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. In the Personalization section, select Wallpaper (or right-click your desktop and select Set wallpaper). 4. To pick your own wallpaper, select My Images. To pick Chrome wallpaper, you can browse through the categories in the left column and click an image. You can also choose Daily Refresh to set your wallpaper to cycle through random order daily. Customizing the theme 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. In the Appearance section, select Browser themes. 4. You’ll be taken to the Chrome Web Store, where you can find extra resources for the Chrome browser.
****** Page 28 ****** 28 – Settings 5. Once you find a theme that you’d like to try out, select it and then select Add to Chrome. Setting up a printer You can use the Google Cloud Print service to send print requests to many types of traditional cabled printer and wireless “cloud ready” printers; however, not all printers are supported. To learn more about Google Cloud Print and how to set up your printer, reference Google’s own Chromebook Help to find comprehensive information on this topic. To access Chromebook Help, do the following: 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Get Help”). 3. Select the Get Help icon. 4. Select Printing. Updating Chrome OS Automatic update Each time you turn on your Chromebook, it automatically checks for O updates. When an update is available, this update icon will appear as a notification in the status area. To apply the update: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Restart to Update. 3. Your Chromebook will shutdown and automatically restart, with the update applied.
****** Page 29 ****** Settings – 29 Manual update To manually check for an update or check what version of Chrome OS you are using: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. Select About Chrome OS from settings at the top left corner. 4. In the dialog that opens, select Check for updates. If any updates are available, they will be displayed on the page. Important Do not modify your Chromebook’s hardware yourself. Doing so will cause the update function to no longer work. Please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center. Visit acer.com to find an authorized service site. Resetting your Chromebook There may be times when you want to reset your Chromebook (for example, removing your personal information and settings). Completely resetting your Chromebook is known as “Powerwashing”, which is basically factory resetting your computer. After powerwashing, your Chromebook will look like it did out of the box (including all apps that came pre-installed). To powerwash your Chromebook, do the following: Important Powerwashing your Chromebook will remove all local settings, data, and programs from your hard drive. Backup any data on your hard drive that is not saved online by moving it to Google Drive and waiting for it to sync. 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen. 2. Select Settings icon. 3. Select Advanced.
****** Page 30 ****** 30 – Settings 4. In the Reset settings section, select Powerwash. 5. Select Restart. 6. In the box that appears, select Powerwash > Continue.
****** Page 31 ****** Help – 31 Online and offline help Additional help is available both online and offline. Chromebook Help is installed on your Chromebook and doesn’t require internet access. It covers basic troubleshooting as well as more detailed information about Chrome OS and using your Chromebook. Make the most of your new Chromebook 11 Note Some sections in Chromebook Help have web links, which require you to have internet access to view the additional information. To access Chromebook Help, do the following: 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard or select the Launcher icon. 2. Click to select All Apps (or type “Get Help”). 3. Select the Get Help icon.
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