Sunday, January 9, 2011

the other way to move files around on the cr48

if you open the download shelf with ctrl+o and go to a folder you've created and then open another download shelf to another location you can drag a file between the will copy the file to the location you dragged it to.

WARNING: if you drag a file around on just one shelf, like say trying to change the order of your files, it will corrupt the file dragged and it will be useless

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

my cr48 official app

link to

click here to download our official app

Media Player

to enable the built in media player go to about:flags. 
it plays MP3s,wavs and MP4 video files fine for me.
i tried flvs,avis and mpeg 1,2 and they wouldn't work yet.
comment if you've gotten these or anything else to play.
it has a playlist function too.
to add something to the playlist use the option button to the right of the file name on the downloads shelf. click enqueue.
playing mp3
playing mp4

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Downloads Shelf / Content Browser

hit ctrl+o to bring up the downloads shelf.
this is where all the files you download to your cr48 live.
click on files to open them
you delete files by clicking on the button to the right of the file name
with advanced file system turned on

Monday, January 3, 2011

move files around on the cr48

go to file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/

right click or alt click the file you want to move and save link as
rename file and move to any folder you’ve created or make a new folder
this makes a copy of the original file

Index of your Downloads

Type file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/ into the omnibox.
Hit enter.
This is the index of your downloads folder.
Bookmark this location for easier access later.
You can open files here and see all the files you've downloaded.

create folders on the cr48

First go to the about:flags page by typing about:flags in the omnibox and hitting enter. Enable the advanced file system option. Now go download a picture or file from the internet. In the save dialog click into file shelf and you’ll be in the downloads section,you now have the option to create folders in the downloads directory by clicking the new folder button and naming it what you want it to be.


type about:flags into the omnibox to open a page where you can enable some experimental features

Media Player
Enables mp3 playback and video playback in a standalone popout media player.

Advanced File System
When you enable it, you can see a USB drive or SD card come up in a panel, but you’re unable to navigate through folders, making it impossible to open any files. This also enables the ability to make new folders when saving stuff to your downloads. It also adds a back button to the downloads shelf (ctrl+o).

Side Tabs
This changes the UI for the tabbed browsing interface. This is more likely to be used on widescreen monitors, and is not really that intuitive for laptop configurations.

This enables the famed “Chromoting” remote desktop-style interface in Chrome OS. As of right now, it doesn’t appear to do anything more than enable the Cr-48 as a client, with the Chrome browser being the host on my other computer. The understanding now is that this will be different than Citrix’s Receiver products, which is aimed at using enterprise applications like SAP within Chrome OS.

Disable Outdated Plugins
With this option, any plugin that is out of date will automatically be disabled. The issue of plugins having vulnerabilities is an issue on a cloud OS that is supposed to provide for automatic updates. It will be interesting to see whether or not this will become a feature, which would seem to be the best idea to keep users from having to worry about old plugins.

XSS Auditor
This is another safety feature that arrived in Chromium at the same time as the outdated plugins flag. XSS allows for something called cross-site script injection which can put malicious code into your browser and then allow it to move on to other sites. Again, this seems like something that should come standard.

Background Webapps
Some web applications are going to require background processes to be running in order for them to work. This is a feature that may be required in future apps made by developers. It will notify users that there are app processes running via a number near the wrench icon. This is already a feature that is found in Chrome.

Click-to-play gives you the ability to choose what plugins run on a page . You have the option in the settings menu to determine whether or not you’ll see things on a site that you might deem annoying, like Flash advertising.

change cr48 profile pic

The first thing you need to do is install Picnik, it's an image editing web app. Download here. You'll need the picture you want to use as you profile pic on a USB drive. Plug it into your cr48. Load up picnik. Click on the upload a photo button.
Your usb will be in the panel on the left. Chose your picture and edit anyway you want. Then hit the save and share button on the right.
Choose png as your save format.
Click save photo.
In the dialog that appears you will be saving your picture to a location. In order to replace the current profile pic head to the chronos folder.
Find the PNG file that is your account name.Click on it and hit ok. Confirm that you want to replace it with the new one and then logout. Then shut down. When you restart you should then see your new profile pic.

CR48 specs

Processor: Intel Atom Processor N455 1.66GHz 512K Cache
Chipset: Intel CG82NM10 PCH
Motherboard: Tripod Motherboard MARIO – 6050A240910 – MB – A03
Ram: Hynix 2GB DDR3 1Rx8 PC3 – 10600S Ram

Read Only Memory: ITE IT8500E Flash ROM
SSD Drive: SanDisk sdsa4dh-016G 16GB SATA SSD
Wireless Wan: Qualcomm Gobi2000 PCI Express Mini Card
3g Adapter: AzureWave 802.11 a/b/g/n PCI-E Half MiniCard
Bluetooth: Atheros AR5BBU12 Bluetooth V2.1 EDR

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcome to my cr48

Welcome to my cr48. This blog is all about the cr48 chrome notebook from Google.