Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easier Copy and Paste for Text

Here’s a simple shortcut that will save you some time on your cr48. Just selecting text automatically copies it and a three finger click pastes what you selected.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

VGA Out (Video Mirroring)

To use an external monitor with your cr48 just plug the monitors VGA cable into the port on the left side of the laptop.
To enable or disable video mirroring hold Ctrl and press the Full Screen button.
To use both screens, plug your external monitor into the cr48 while the cr48 is completely off.  When you boot up, both the lcd and external monitor will be active.

This works best with widescreen monitors, because there’s currently no way to change the output resolution.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Google Cloud Print Sharing

Do you use multiple Google accounts on your cr48? I do. Well now you can print using Google Cloud Print on all your Google accounts by simply sharing your printers with those accounts.

  1. Sign in to your main Google account that has cloud print enabled.
  2. Visit
  3. Click the Printers tab.
  4. Select Share from the Actions menu that appears when you hover over your printer's name with your cursor.
  5. In the dialog that appears, enter the email address for the account you want to share with.
  6. Click Share.
You will see a notification the next time you try to print using Google Cloud Print on one of the other accounts you’ve shared your printers with.

To disable sharing, follow the steps above to open the Sharing dialog for the printer and edit the user list.

Screenshot Shortcut

Need to take a screenshot? It’s easy on the cr48, just hold Ctrl and press the Next Window button. This will save a screen capture to the screenshots folder in your downloads.

Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player

Amazon Cloud Drive is another hard drive in the cloud. You can store music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon's secure servers. Just sign in with your Amazon account or create one, then just upload your files. Cloud Drive offers 5 GB of free storage, enough space to store lots of files.
Amazon Cloud Player allows you to play the music you have stored in your cloud drive. The cr48 can’t upload directly to cloud player so just upload your songs into your cloud drive first. I use cloud player to listen to music on my cr48, just until Google launches their cloud music service soon.