Google Chrome

The Chrome web browser is available on all LPS computers and is the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

Sync Chrome with Your LPS Google Account

When you sign into the Chrome browser, you can save and sync things like bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings, which makes it easy to get them on any device.

Follow these simple steps to sign in with your LPS Google Account:

  1. At the top right, click the ‘Person 1’ or People button.
  2. Click Manage people.
  3. Click Add person.
  4. Choose a photo and a name.
  5. Click Save. A new window will open and ask you to sign in.
  6. In the Google dialog that appears, enter your user@class.lps.org username.
  7. At the LPS Login page, enter your username and password.

Bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings saved with your account will automatically sync.

Sync Chrome with Other (personal) Google Accounts

You may benefit from having two (or more?) “profiles” in Google Chrome. A benefit of this approach is the ability to be logged into multiple accounts simultaneously while keeping work and personal content separate. Each profile is tied to a different Google account and keeps bookmarks, extensions, themes, cookies and other browsing data separated.

  1. At the top right, click the button with your name or People People.
  2. Click Manage people.
  3. Click Add person.
  4. Choose a photo and a name.
  5. Click Save. A new window will open and ask you to sign in.
  6. In the Google dialog that appears, enter the username for another Google account. Bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings for that account will automatically sync with the new profile.

Syncing problems?

It’s possible that you appear to be logged in, but aren’t actually syncing your settings with Chrome. A yellow exclamation mark may appear next to your username in the top right corner of the Chrome window: chrome_triangle_blur.

Follow these steps to remove your Google Account:

  1. At the top right, click the button with your name and exclamation mark.
  2. Click Manage people.
  3. At the top right of the person you want to remove, click More More.
  4. Click Remove This Person.
  5. Confirm by clicking Remove This Person again.
  6. Use the steps listed above to re-add your Google Account to resume syncing.

Tip: Be Colorful!

Choose a theme with a distinct color for each profile you have. This will make it easier to tell which window you are looking at. Choose Themes:

Bookmarks

You can edit, delete, and organize the webpages you bookmark to make it easier to find them. You can also update your bookmarks across your devices so that they show up in Chrome whenever you log in.

See this Chrome Support page for information about managing bookmarks in Chrome.

chrome_import_bookmarksFollow these steps to import bookmarks from another web browser (Firefox or Safari) into Chrome:

  1. IMPORTANT: Quit any other open web browser(s).
  2. Click the Chrome settings menuMoreto the right of the Omnibox.
  3. Select Bookmarks.
  4. Select Import bookmark and settings.
  5. In the Import bookmarks and settings dialog that appears, select the application that contains the settings you’d like to import.
  6. Click Import.

NOTE: This process is a one-time import and does not synchronize the bookmarks between browsers.

The Omnibox & Searching

chrome_omniboxYou can quickly find what you’re looking for on the Internet, in your bookmarks, and in your browsing history by typing your search in the address bar (also called the Omnibox in Chrome).

See this Chrome Support page for more on searching.

Keyboard Shortcuts

ActionKeyboard Shortcut
Open a TabCommand ⌘ + T (Mac)
Ctrl + T (Win)
Close a TabCommand ⌘ + W (Mac)
Ctrl + W (Win)
Reopen a TabCommand ⌘ + Shift + T (Mac)
Ctrl + Shift + T (Win)
Switch TabsControl + Tab (Mac & Win)
Control + Shift + Tab (Mac & Win)

See this Chrome Support Chrome page for a full listing of keyboard shortcuts.

Apps & Extensions

LPS believes high-quality Curriculum and Instruction can and should include instructional technology for improving student achievement and preparing learners for adult success. Please refer to the LPS ITT Matrix and follow the process for Choosing Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs) in LPS as you consider the use of Chrome apps and extensions.

Currently, LPS Staff can add and open apps from the Chrome Web Store, but Students are restricted from doing so.

Helpful Settings

Set Chrome as your default browser:

  1. Click the Chrome settings menuMoreto the right of the Omnibox.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the “Default browser” section, click Make Google Chrome the default browser. (If you don’t see the button, Chrome is already your default browser.)

Set your Homepage:

  1. Click the Chrome settings menuMoreto the right of the Omnibox.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under “Appearance,” check the box or slide the switch next to Show Home button.
  4. Below “Show Home button,” enter a custom web address to set your Homepage.

Set what Chrome should do on startup:

  1. Click the Chrome settings menuMoreto the right of the Omnibox.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Under “On startup,” select:
    •  Open the New Tab page
    • Continue where you left off
    • Open a specific page or set of pages

Printing

See this page for instructions for printing from Google Chrome using a Mac or Windows computer.

NOTE: There is currently no mechanism to print directly to an LPS MFD from a student Chromebook.

Incognito

Incognito mode opens a new window where you can browse the Internet in private without Chrome saving the sites you visit.

To temporarily enter incognito mode:

  1. Select “New Incognito Window” from the File menu in Chrome.
  2. A new window will open. Check for the gray Incognito icon Incognito mode.
  3. To exit Incognito mode, simply close your incognito window(s).

It is important to note that Incognito mode does not make you invisible on the web. Operators of the websites you visit, your employer, or your service provider can still see your browsing activity.