Tuesday Tech Tips

Tuesday, December 5

Is there a hint of the S word in your classrooms?? Have the questions about whether we will have school on Friday already started? We might not be able to control our students' wishes for snow, but one thing we can control are our settings in Google Chrome!

Are you tired of typing in the same websites every day? Learn how to have the same set of pages open every time you start Chrome!

Did you save your password but then it changed and now you have to keep retyping the saved password? Learn how to manage saved passwords!!

Do you download files or images but don't know where they go or want to change where they're saved? Learn how to set the download location!

1. Sign in to Chrome

Before you do anything, sign in to Chrome. In the top right corner of the Chrome window, you'll either see a little person icon or your name. If you don't see your name, click the person and sign in.

If you're using your Wake County account, you will probably have to select that it's an organizational account (instead of a personal account) and then after logging in, you'll get a pop up box and you should click "Link Data"

2. Open the Chrome Menu, go to Settings

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3. Change pages that open on Chrome startup

Scroll down to the "On Startup" section. Here is where you can decide what pages open when Chrome starts. I personally like to have my WCPSS Portal (email/Drive), Twitter, Calendar, and Google Keep pages open every morning since I use those everyday. You might want your school's homepage, an online planbook, or any other site that you use frequently. Just choose the option "Open a specific page or set of pages" and "Add a new page" for each tab you want to open when you start Chrome!
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4. Manage passwords

To get to the next section, scroll to the bottom of the settings and click "Advanced". Now scroll to "Passwords and Forms" section and click "Manage Passwords". You'll see what passwords you have saved and what websites you have said to never save passwords for. Clicking on the eyeball shows you the password for that site. Click the three dots and select "Details" to change the password for that site.
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5. Choose your download location

Scroll to the "Downloads" section. Here you can change the location of where your downloads go. You can also turn on a feature where it will ask you where you want to save your download every single time.
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I hope these tips will help make your day to day life a little easier! Let me know if you have any questions or need help! Also, let me know if you want to be added to my Tuesday Tech Tips mailing list and receive these awesome tips directly in your inbox!

-Katie Heywood


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