Join Doug Winnie for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating the Chrome OS user interface, part of Up and Running with Chrome OS.
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…You'll see the basic interface for Chrome OS is very simple and minimal.…Let's go ahead and take a look at some…of the few things that are on the screen already.…Let's look at the lower left hand corner.…You'll see there are a number of icons…that are appearing at the bottom of the screen.…These are apps that are pinned to what's called either the shelf or the app bar.…As you can see when I move my mouse over these, it gives me…a tooltip that shows me which app is pinned down here to the shelf.…If I go ahead and open up an app say, like Google Chrome,…it'll open up in a window and now I have access to Google Chrome.…
Just like with other operating systems, in the upper right hand corner of…the window there's an X button, which I can click to close the window.…Now, if I wanted to access all the apps that are…currently installed on my Chrome device, I'll click the Apps button.…Now, this might be in a different location on your screen, but essentially, when you…click it, it will show all the…applications that are currently installed on your computer.…
This course explains the differences between Chrome and other operating systems like Windows or Mac OS X, and its advantages and disadvantages in relation to these traditional counterparts. You'll also learn how to navigate the OS user interface, work with files, install and manage apps, and customize the Chrome interface for that personalized touch.