Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Ctrl+M File Manager

A new file manager was introduced with the most recent beta update, here’s a few tips on using it.
Hit Ctrl + M to open the new file manager in a tab.

To select a file just click on it, you can click on it again to change its name.

When a file is selected a preview of it will appear in the preview section on the right side of the window.
Double click a file to open it in a tab.
To delete a file just select it and hit Alt+Backspace, then click yes in the dialog that appears.
You can also rename and delete files by right clicking on them and selecting which action to take in the dialog that appears.
Hit the new folder button to create a new folder.
You can select multiple files by holding Ctrl and then clicking on the ones you want to select.

Or you can use the checkboxes to selct multiple files.
You can select list view or icon view with the buttons to the left of the new folder button.
 List    Icon
You can sort files in list view by clicking the items in the gray bar: file type,name,size and date.

To view a picture in the slideshow select it and click the View button in the bottom right of the window. 
You can also send a pic to Picasa using the Send to Picasa button.
P.S. I made an extension that adds a button to the toolbar and when it's clicked it opens the file manager in a new tab.Download File Manager Extension

CrOS Save

If you like Cloud Save you’ll love CrOS Save. With CrOS Save you can upload files to several well known web hosts straight from the new Ctrl+M file manager. Once you install this extension it adds a button right in the new file manager. Just select a file and click the Save to Cloud button.

Then in the notification that pops up just select where you want to send the file.

If you save lots of files to the cloud, CrOS Save is the way to go.

Currently supports Dropbox, Google Docs, Picasa, Amazon Cloud Drive,, Flickr, Facebook,, Posterous, Twitgoo, Twitpic, Twitrpix, CloudApp, Droplr, and

Download CrOS Save

Shift Click

If you hold Shift and click on a link, the link will open in a new window.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beta or Dev?

Which channel are you using on your cr48, beta or development? I’m still on the default beta channel. I don’t mind waiting for most of the kinks to be worked out, and I had a bad experience in dev on my Windows computer a few months ago.

Comment and tell us what channel you currently use, beta or development.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How and when do you use your cr48?

How do you use your cr48? I chill in my recliner and get on the cr48 while I watch TV or visit with the family. I like to use it for scouring the far reaches of the internet. I use my cr48 to write most of these posts using Google Docs. I also use it sometimes for making and testing Chrome Underground stuff.

When do you use your cr48? I like to use my cr48 later, when I’m winding down after a long day.

Comment and tell us how and when you use your cr48.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Type file:///media/ into the omnibox and hit enter, this will open the usb drive and sd card file browser in a tab. It will display the devices you have plugged in.

Just click on your files to open them. You can also right click a file and save it to your cr48 from here.

Ctrl+S to save

Hold Ctrl and press S to save webpages, this will also save pdfs that are opened in the viewer or save pictures that are opened in their own tab.

Ctrl + S is also a great way to create new folders.

Focus Location Shortcut

Push CTRL+L,  that will move your cursor to the omnibox for faster searching and web address input.
ALT+ D does the same thing