Chrome Presentation Mode
Simple plugin to add presentation mode to chrome. This will force chrome into full screen mode and hide tabs and the address bar.
Chrome presentation mode is back. Simply install this plugin to have quick access to a fullscreen window that removes all browser elements including the address bar and all tabs.
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Jangho Kwon Nov 23, 2021
What is the difference between just pressing F11 key and this extension?
Gary Goodger Nov 26, 2020
So simple and perfect for what I needed. The review that says this doesn't work needs to look again... Works perfect.
Andrew Ruggles Dec 10, 2019
Just what I needed. Thank you!
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How to Use Present and Edit Modes in Google Slides
Whether you’re new to Google Slides , or already have some tricks up your sleeves like adding fancy fonts and adding backgrounds , it’s important to understand presenter view and edit mode. Just like any digital tool, knowing the best way to use each of these will make your teacher life easier.
Present or Edit: That Is the Question
Edit mode in google slides.
So, what’s the difference between these two options in Google Slides? The answer is pretty simple. “Edit” mode allows you to create and make changes to the slides. This mode isn’t just for you as a teacher though. If you want students to complete any activity, move pieces, or type on a Google Slides presentation, they need to be in Edit mode. (With one exception, but I’ll get to that in a moment.)
Edit mode is the default mode when you create a new slideshow. It’s also the default when you are sharing a presentation with students. Typically, if you want your students to DO anything with the presentation, they will be working in Edit Mode.
Presentation Mode in Google Slides
Presentation mode is exactly what it sounds like. It’s where information is presented full screen. You can play videos and listen to audio through presentation mode, but students can’t complete any activities in present mode. (With one exception, but we’ll talk about that next.)
Presentation mode is great if you want to share information with your students. And, if you are sending them a presentation, you can share it with them so they can’t edit it. Here’s how.
- Copy the share link (in the top, right hand corner of your Google Slideshow.
- Paste it into the address bar.
- Close to the end of the URL, you’ll see the word “edit”. Remove the word edit and replace it with “present”.
- Copy the new URL, and share it with your students.
When students open the URL, it will automatically open in present mode. Be sure not to change any other part of the URL, or it won’t work. Also, I always recommend testing your URL before sending it out to students.
Presentation Mode Exception
I’ve said that you can’t edit activities in presentation mode, but there is one exception. In the Chrome Web Store, there’s a chrome extension (meaning, students will need to be using the Chrome Web Browser), called Fullscreen Interactive Google Slides (TM) . This extension allows students to edit Google Slides activities in present mode! The benefits of this extension is that it removes all of the things from the sides, which makes it less distracting for your students. However, if they’re doing just fine working in edit mode, it’s probably not necessary.
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How to Use the Presenter View in Google Slides
Google Slides, like PowerPoint, has different presentation modes that can come in handy when you’re presenting and you want your slideshow to look smooth. Whether you’re looking for slides only, speaker notes or the Q&A feature, in this new Google Slides tutorial, you’ll learn about these and their respective settings. Ready? Then let’s explore the presenter view!
Types of presentation modes in Google Slides
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There are three presentation modes in Google Slides.
If you click the “Slideshow” button or press Ctrl/Cmd + F5, your presentation will start directly without any speaker notes. This is the most widely used and the simplest option.
Next to the “Slideshow” button, there’s a drop-down arrow. Click on it to see the different presentation modes:
In this mode, you’ll be able to see the speaker notes, check the timer and adjust other settings, such as questions from the audience. For more information about the speaker notes, please refer to this Google Slides tutorial .
To view the different tools, after clicking “Presenter View”, move your mouse to the lower left-hand corner of the screen. You’ll see the slide number, previous and next slide arrows and three dots. Click on the dots and here are your options:
Open speaker notes
This enables the speaker notes and makes them visible. If you click this button, you might exit fullscreen mode. To go back to fullscreen, press Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F or click the “Fullscreen” button. For more information, please refer to this Google Slides tutorial .
Turn on the laser pointer
You’ll see a red dot on the screen, which you can move around to point out any element from your presentation.
Click this button (or press Ctrl+Shift+F) to enter or exit fullscreen mode.
Click this button to finish the presentation or just press Esc.
If you click on “Auto-play,” more options will appear: Click “Play” and the slides will advance automatically (by default, every two seconds, but there are other options available. You can also choose to play the slideshow on a loop).
If you have a mic set up, you can enable captions. Click the drop-down arrow to adjust the size of the text and its position on the screen.
If you click on “more”, you can enable the Audience Q&A panel by clicking on the first option that appears. For more information, please refer to this Google Slides tutorial .
More: Downloads, printing, info and options
Under the “More” tab, you can also choose different download formats for your slideshow or print it out. This tab also contains a handy list of keyboard shortcuts (if you prefer handling keys to using your mouse) and the possibility to report problems.
Your presentation will begin from the first slide (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + F5).
Your presentation will be shown on a different screen via a media display device, such as Chromecast. This option will be available only if there’s another screen available.
Now you’ve mastered the presenter view in Google Slides, which, with a bit of practice, will be a game-changer! Not only will it make you look like a presentation pro, but it will also streamline the process of nailing those crucial talking points. So go out there and strut your stuff – with presenter view on your side, you are unstoppable! And if you’ve found this tutorial helpful, check out more of them on our blog !
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- Workspace organizations with admin capabilities can switch this feature on or off for the entire organization.
- On your computer, when you click Present before you join a meeting, you join in Companion mode. When you use this option, your mic and speaker are unavailable.
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Join a Meet video meeting . At the bottom, click Present now . Select Your entire screen, A window , or A tab . If you present a Chrome tab, it shares that tab's audio by default. To present a different tab, select the tab you want to present, click Share this tab instead . If you present a Slides presentation through a tab, you can control it in Meet . Click Share. Optional: To unpin your presentation and view it as a tile, click Unpin . See how to un-pin a presentation in Google Meet using Google Workspace for business You can now see more participants while you present.
- If your camera is turned on, your video is active while you're presenting.
- For better presentations and to prevent mirroring, share a new window or a specific tab instead of the meeting window.
- To share your audio, you must select Share a Chrome tab or Share this tab.
- In the Meet window, click Stop Presenting .
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- At the bottom, click Present now .
- Select Your entire screen , A window, or Chrome Tab.
- Select Present instead .
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If you’re using Google Meet on an eligible work or school account, you can control Google Slides presentations from within a Google Meet video meeting. You can also make other people in the video meeting co-presenters.
Important : To control a Google Slides presentation from a Google Meet video meeting, you must use a computer with a Chrome browser.
- In a Chrome tab or window, open the Slides file you want to present.
- In a different Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting.
- You can either present from the Google Meet tab, or present directly from the Slides tab .
- Select the tab with the Slides presentation, then click Share .
- Important: You can only control a presentation in Google Meet when you're in slideshow mode.
- Click to the next or previous slide with the arrow buttons.
- Jump to a specific slide by clicking the slide number, and choosing from the list of slides.
Present to Google Meet from Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
Share files you present.
As you present, you can share access to the file when someone needs it. You can only share Docs, Sheets, or Slides files.
Important: To see share suggestions, you must use the Chrome or Edge browser and not be in Incognito mode.
- A sharing suggestion only appears if you select “Present a tab” as the sharing mode.
- You can grant access to the file and attach the file to the meeting’s Calendar event.
- You shared the file.
- The link is shared in the meeting’s chat.
Share during the presentation
- If all participants have access to the file, the link is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the Calendar event.
- If a participant doesn’t have access to the file, you’re notified with a pop-up. Click Share in Meet chat .
- The file is shared in the Meet chat and attached to the Calendar event.
Tip: To not attach a file to an event, in the pop-up, uncheck “Attach the file to the Calendar event.”
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- If all participants have access to the file, the link appears in the Meet chat.
- The file is shared in the Meet chat.
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How to use the google slides presenter toolbar.
The presenter toolbar in Google Slides gives you everything you need for a successful slideshow.
Start the slideshow, google slides presenter toolbar features.
When you're presenting a slideshow, the last thing you should worry about is how to control it. With the Google Slides presenter toolbar, you can concentrate on your presentation, not the navigation.
Google listened to users and updated the presenter toolbar in the Spring of 2021. This new version allows presenters to enjoy an unobtrusive toolbar with simple buttons on hand to control the show. Plus, this tiny toolbar offers other helpful features in its small package. Let's see what's inside.
As a refresher, you can start your Google Slides presentation in a couple of different ways.
After opening your slideshow, click View > Present from the menu, or use the Present drop-down in the upper-right corner and choose "Present From Beginning."
With your slideshow ready to go, move your cursor to the bottom-left corner of the screen, and you'll see the presenter toolbar display.
The presenter toolbar is transparent but brightens up when you place your cursor over it. This offers a nice, subtle appearance throughout your presentation.
The two arrows let you advance forward or move back one slide at a time. If you click the slide number in the center, you can jump to a particular slide in the presentation. This puts you in complete control of the show.
On the right side of the toolbar, you have the overflow menu (three dots). The features in this area allow you to do even more with your presentation. Here, we'll point out a few notable ones.
Open Your Speaker Notes
If you like to use the speaker note feature for talking points during your presentation, you can open them by selecting "Open Speaker Notes" in the menu. You'll get a separate window that you can control and close when you finish with it.
Turn on the Laser Pointer
With the built-in red laser pointer, highlighting parts of a slide is a breeze. Click "Turn on the Laser Pointer" in the menu. You can click it again to turn off the laser pointer or use the "L" key on your keyboard for a quick shortcut.
If you prefer your slideshow to play on its own, select "Auto-Play" in the overflow menu. You'll see a pop-out list of time intervals for each slide. Choose one and watch the show play automatically.
You can also hit "Loop" for the continuous playing of your slideshow. When the presentation reaches the last slide, it will restart from the beginning.
More Slideshow Options
At the bottom of the overflow menu is a "More" option. When you select this, you can do things like beginning a Q&A with your audience, downloading your slideshow as a PDF or PowerPoint file , or printing the presentation.
You can also pick "Keyboard Shortcuts" to open a separate window. You'll see all the handy Google Slides keyboard shortcuts you can use while presenting your slideshow.
With the Google Slides presenter toolbar, you'll have everything you need and more for a successful presentation. But if you'd like additional help, take a look at our beginner's guide to Google Slides for some great tips!
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Chrome is getting a presentation mode for the built-in PDF viewer
December 15, 2020 By Robby Payne Leave a Comment
I’ll file this under things I’ve never considered wanting, but am still very glad to see in the works. Apparently, there are users out there who use PDFs in presentations and do so with enough regularity that the Chrome team is hard at work on implementing a new PDF viewer option for what is simply being called presentation mode. The idea is simple enough, I suppose, and this new feature is going to have all sorts of tools for users that want to offer up hardwired or cast-enabled presentations on a big screen.
From the commit shown above, presentation mode for the Chrome PDF viewer will handle the sorts of navigation and zooming controls you want for basic presentations while disabling the parts you really don’t need. Getting rid of scroll bars, accidental pinch-zooming, and forcing content to fill the screen as much as possible are all things you need when flipping through items during a meeting.
From the looks of things, they are still working out kinks with extra zooming functions like CTRL+/- and rotation with CTRL+[ or ] , however, so there is work to be done still. From what we can tell, most of the changes around this feature are already merged, so we’re likely not too far out on this addition to the PDF viewer in Chrome.
Once the kinks are all worked out and this becomes a regular part of the upgraded PDF viewer for Chrome, I could see this being a very handy tool for in-person meetings on an external screen and more near-term as a way for users to show page-by-page presentations of PDFs in virtual meetings like Zoom or Google Meet. Love them or hate them, PDFs are an important part of our digital usage these days. They already provide a great way to send read-only documents that are rich in graphics to other users, and it looks like they’ll be easier to use as presentation slides via Chrome in the near future.
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- Mac: Select the green circle in the upper-left corner of Chrome, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Command + F .
- Windows: Press F11 , or select the three dots in the upper-right corner and click the square icon in the Zoom section.
- To make text larger, hold down the Ctrl or Command key and press plus ( + ) or minus ( - ) on the keyboard.
This article explains how to use full-screen mode on Google Chrome for Windows and macOS.
Enable and Disable Chrome Full-Screen Mode in macOS
For Chrome on macOS, in the upper-left corner of Chrome, select the green circle to go to full-screen mode, and select it again to return to the full-size screen.
There are two other options to activate full-screen mode:
- From the menu bar, select View > Enter Full Screen .
- Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Command + F .
To exit full-screen mode, repeat this process.
Enable and Disable Full-Screen Mode in Chrome for Windows
The quickest way to get Chrome in full-screen mode in Windows is to press F11 on the keyboard. The other way is through the Chrome menu:
In the upper-right corner of Chrome, select the menu (three-dot) icon.
In the Zoom section, select the square icon on the right.
To return to the standard view, press F11 or hover near the top of the screen and select the X button that appears.
Google Chrome full-screen mode hides distractions on your desktop, including the bookmarks bar, menu buttons, open tabs, and the operating system clock and taskbar. When you use full-screen mode, Chrome occupies all the space on the screen.
How to Zoom In and Out in Chrome
Full-screen mode displays more of the page, but it doesn't make the text larger. To make text larger, use the Zoom setting.
Go to Zoom and select + to enlarge the page contents or select - to reduce the size.
Alternatively, use keyboard shortcuts to modify the size of the page contents. Hold down the Ctrl key (or the Command key on a Mac) and press the plus or minus keys on the keyboard to zoom in and out, respectively.
If you want more screen space using the Chrome browser on an iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the page; this causes the toolbar to disappear, giving you more screen real estate. If you swipe down on the screen, the toolbar will reappear, and your screen will revert out of full-screen mode.
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How to enable the better PDF Viewer in Google Chrome
Google Chrome may be used to display PDF documents; the feature is included natively in the web browser, which means that it does not require third-party tools or extensions to function.
PDF viewing functionality is basic and while that is fine for going through a PDF document, it lacks when it comes to everything else.
Google has been working on an update for the integrated PDF Viewer, and it has been overdue, considering that web browsers such as Firefox provide a much better experience when it comes to viewing PDFs in the browser.
Right now, Chrome users may use the viewer to zoom in and out, print the document, and change its orientation. Compared to Firefox, which has a table of contents, automatic zooming, or quick jump functionality, it is lacking.
The Chrome PDF viewer update will change that. It is currently available behind a flag in all recent versions of the web browser, including Chrome Stable. The update introduces a table of content, two-page view option, quick jump support, and more.
Enable Chrome's new PDF Viewer
- Load chrome://flags/ in the browser's address bar. Alternatively, load chrome://flags/#pdf-viewer-update directly and skip the second step.
- Search for PDF Viewer.
- The PDF Viewer Update description: When enabled, the PDF viewer will display an updated UI with new options and features.
- It is available for all desktop versions of Google Chrome.
- Restart Google Chrome.
The new PDF viewer is active immediately in the Chrome web browser. You will notice the difference right away thanks to the new table of contents sidebar that it displays when it is activated.
A click on the menu icon on the right side of the toolbar displays the new "two page view" option that you may activate to display two sheets side by side.
Chrome Canary users may enable PDF Viewer Presentation Mode furthermore to unlock a full screen PDF viewing mode. Just use the shortcut F11 in the PDF viewer in Google Chrome to toggle the feature.
Full mode hides the browser UI when it is activated.
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i want “Document Properties…” just like in firefox (pdf.js)
Use the pdf.js extension on the chrome webstore, or create your own extension using the PDF.js code (hosted by mozilla) on github.
The typical PDF being viewed by most is short and has no ToC. Generally, the less the viewer does, the more purpose-driven it is (lighter, quicker… good things). Larger and longer PDFs usually get downloaded for later viewing, typically not in the browser. I mostly see no need for more features in the browser’s built-in viewer.
The free version of Above Reader DC has more features and is faster than any of the viewers that are offered by the browser makers!
I no longer support Adobe after forcing their creative cloud bloated garbage. They also banning legit countries, dropping support for Windows 7 so quickly, claiming using old versions of their software will you get sued. Terrible company. I wish Adobe will be gone in a few years and Macromedia came back.
“Google has been working on an update for the integrated PDF Viewer, and it has been overdo,…”
The word you want is “overdue.”
OMG. Yoo must bee reely prowd ov yerself Mister Brownshit!
I genuinely hope that he was joking when he said “web browsers such as Firefox provide a much better experience when it comes to viewing PDFs in the browser.” I guess you don’t have much credibility to lose when you don’t know how to spell the word “overdue,” however. Firefox has had the worst .PDF viewer in the business for a long time, and I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t been updated or improved in any way in close to ten years now.
What’s this about “credibility” and misspelling a word? Martin is a native German speaker (hence the occasional typos), and good spelling is not a criterion for IT expertise anyway.
Firefox used to have a pretty crummy PDF viewer, but over the last couple of years it’s been improved significantly in terms of compatibility and functionality. You can’t just assume if you haven’t actually tried it in the last “ten years”…
F11 works to hide the browser interface for those w/out canary :-) (this applies to Brave too)
In fact, there’s nothing in the current new, updated Chrome PDF Viewer which wasn’t available in the old one. I don’t understand this article.
Chrome PDF Viewer has had table of contents for ages now…
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I continue to be pleased with the free version of Foxit Reader. Browsers are trying to be everything to everyone; I call it bloat.
I think that Edge Chromium’s PDF reader is by now the best one, amazing good speed, stability, speech with non errors, multiple printable options and more. EdgeC is better than Chrome imho. ;]
Edge is a data gathering tool for Microsoft, much like Windows 10. That already totally disqualifies it for anyone who cares one iota…
And Google Chrome isn’t the same, just for a different company? Your response is pointless unless you point to an alternative that avoids this while providing the desired functionality.
@Captain Browncoat, Hmmm:
You two must be new here… Iron Heart is not the type to recommend Chrome instead of Edge. He’s a big Brave fan, so data collection would be minimal.
why the fuck would anyone want to get to know you guys?
Small addition: Even though Brave is currently my primary browser, if one needs Chromium and the privacy between the user and the parent company of the browser is of concern, Vivaldi, Ungoogled Chromium, or Bromite would be equally valid picks. :)
Chrome is about as bad, Edge takes it a step further by assigning a hardware identifier which enables Microsoft to link the gathered data to you even across installatione, not even Google Chrome does that:
> Your response is pointless unless you point to an alternative that avoids this while providing the desired functionality.
Browsers that do not spy on you: Vivaldi, Ungoogled Chromium, Brave, Bromite.
Happy now? I don’t know if there PDF reader is the same as the one in Edge, but a PDF reader in a browser which would be worse than any standalone PDF reader anyway, hardly just jusifies feeding the Microsoft kraken even more than you have to. In my opinion, people should avoid that if possible, but in the end, as the old saying goes: Use whatever you want.
And Chrome doesn’t collect data? What kind of world do you live in?
Perhaps you should not only think of data-collecting browsers like Chrome, Edge, Opera… What about Vivaldi, Brave, Ungoogled Chromium etc.?
Chrome is not the only alternative to Edge even though you seem to think that.
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This Awesome Extension Lets You Use Google Slides with Movable Pieces in Present Mode
by Creation Castle | Technology
If you spent any time working in Google Slides this past year, you may have noticed that in order to utilize Google Slides with movable pieces, you need to be working in edit mode . This can be a frustrating realization when you are trying to work on an activity as a whole group.
Well, today I’ve got a solution to that problem – and the answer is easy… as long as you are using the Chrome browser . But first, let’s talk about the differences between the two modes of Google Slides.
Google slides edit mode.
Anytime you open a “presentation” in Google Slides, you are in edit mode . The only exception to this is if you have access to view something, but cannot work with it. In that case, you still see edit mode, but you are unable to actually make any changes.
So what can you do in edit mode ? Well, simply put, you can edit. This means you can create a new presentation, make revisions to an existing presentation, or likely in your case, have students work within a premade presentation.
For any work that your students are completing that requires them to move pieces or type answers, they will be working in edit mode . Unless you use the handy Chrome extension that we will talk about in a minute.
So, if you’ve got some Google Slides with movable pieces, this is probably where your students will be working. But, what if you want to do something as a class?
Google Slides Present Mode
In the top right-hand corner of edit mode , there is a button that says present. This opens a new full screen window or present mode .
Most often this mode would be used if you were sharing information with your students, but not expecting them to interact with the slides.
Another way you might use present mode is if you have created or purchased an activity that relies on clicking buttons to navigate through the presentation. This is more like a rudimentary version of Boom Cards .
As you can see here, a resource that is based in Google Slides with movable pieces will not work as you expect it to (without this powerful extension!)
Google Slides Extension
Now for the good stuff… the real reason, you’re here. If you are using the Chrome browser , you can add extensions to your browser. While other browsers offer extensions or add-ons, I’m not aware of any with these capabilities at this time.
The Fullscreen Interactive Google Slides extension offered by Noreen Ranallo presents your slides full screen and allows you to edit them at the same time. Essentially you are looking at edit mode while in present mode . It’s pretty handy when you want to do whole group activities with an interactive Google Slides resource.
After you add the extension to your browser, you can pin the extension next to your toolbar by clicking on the puzzle piece, finding the extension name, and clicking the pushpin icon.
To utilize the extension, simply open the Google Slides resource you want to use in this way. Then instead of clicking on that present button , use the button on your toolbar (orange with green arrow) to open the presentation in the full screen, interactive mode.
Try out this extension today to test some Google Slides with movable pieces and pick up one of these free sentence building activities:
Heather is the author of Creation Castle. She has experience with general education, special education, and ESL students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She specializes in early elementary math and literacy, as well as organization.
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How to open this ppt link in my web browser?
This is the link.
I click on it using my browser (chrome), and nothing happens. Why is that? How can I see its internals?
- 1 Browser may be trying to download it rather than 'read' it, but you may not have downloads allowed from that site. – Tetsujin Jun 5, 2022 at 14:46
- @Tetsujin Are you able to access it? – tryingtobeastoic Jun 5, 2022 at 14:49
- 1 Yes, on 2 browesers, Safari & Chrome. Safari asks before allowing downloads from any new site. I didn't let it [because I'm not interested in what is in it]. Chrome on the other hand doesn't have such good security, so it just downloaded it - you see the download & resulting file bottom left of the page - i.stack.imgur.com/8goZ7.png [If that had since vanished, see Downloads in the 'burger' menu, top right. – Tetsujin Jun 5, 2022 at 14:53
- 1 @Tetsujin I was able to access it. I created a snapshot in the wayback machine, and then I was able to download the file from there. – tryingtobeastoic Jun 5, 2022 at 14:59
Welcome to SuperUser! The link you provided is a download link that refers directly to a file on a server. When I click it, it automatically downloads an old PowerPoint file, but I will not open it on my computer. Probably your browser is not able to show you the contents of the file, and you have no programme that is assigned to the file mime type. In order to view it, you will need either MicroSoft PowerPoint, LibreOffice Impress or anything that handels presentation files.
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How to Do a Presentation on a Chromebook
As Chromebooks become more popular people see them in classrooms, boardrooms and other places where users will want to do presentations on a Chromebook. It’s now easy thanks to some awesome online presentation tools available for use on a Chromebook.
Read on for the best services to use for creating presentations on a Chromebook, some useful tips for great presentations and the accessories needed to present your hard work using a Chromebook.
Creating Presentations on a Chromebook
Google Slides, part of Google Docs
Google’s presentation tool, Google Slides , offers the best simple option for Chromebook users heavily invested in the Google Docs service. It’s part of Google Docs and the user doesn’t need to sign up for a new account to use Google Slides. Google Slides offers a simple user-interface and shows PowerPoint files imported into Slides. To install the web app version, head over to the Chrome Web Store .
Prezi is a popular tool especially among educators.
Prezi offers a slightly different approach to presentations, but still has a nice online tool used to make and share presentations. Instead of a linear series of slides, Prezi organizes their presentation tool on a large overview screen with smaller elements. The tool fluidly moves from one part of the overview screen to another to show the smaller parts. The user organizes the “slides” on the larger screen and then puts links them in the order the person wants to show them. Look at the image above and notice the circles. The represent parts of the presentation.
It takes getting used to how Prezi works, especially for a person used to the traditional presentation styles of PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote. The service will hold your hand to help you learn to use it. It benefits presenters because their presentations won’t look like all the other PowerPoint or Keynote presentations we’ve seen. They’ll stand out.
The image insertion tool searches the Internet for copyright-free images that users can include for free in their presentations. It also offers an awesome image editing feature powered by Aviary. Insert the image, click on the toolbar button that pops up just above the image to edit it or add effects. Only Pro and Team users can edit images. See more on those price plans below.
The biggest drawback of Prezi is the cost. Prezi offers four price points – Free, Enjoy, Pro, Teams.
- Enjoy – $10/month or $59/year with online editing and presenting and 4GB of storage. Best for light users.
- Pro – $20/month or $159/year with online editing, offline editing on Windows and Mac and unlimited storage.
- Team – contact them for a price quote based on your enterprise needs.
The free version’s not a good option since everyone can see your presentations unlike Google Apps and Microsoft’s PowerPoint Online which offer free versions and don’t expose them to the world.
PowerPoint online running on a Chromebook
People with a lot of PowerPoint presentations may prefer to use the web version of PowerPoint. It seems like Microsoft gives users a bunch of ways to get to their web apps. Just install the web app from the Chrome Web Store or log in via Live.com . Chromebook users can use Office Online free, but they won’t get advanced features. Most people will do fine with a free account.
iCloud includes Keynote editing and presentation inside the Chrome browser.
Owners of Apple products get free access to iCloud, Apple’s version of online office and personal information management tools. Head over to iCloud.com , log in and select Keynote to create and edit presentations online. It works fine on a Chromebook. You can also install the launcher icon for iCloud available in the Chrome Web Store , but it’s not needed.
iCloud comes free to anyone with an Apple account, but users get more storage if they pay extra for an iCloud storage account that starts at just $2/month.
Tips for Great Presentations on a Chromebook
After years of doing weekly presentations and researching the topic for my graduate studies, the following tips gleaned from research and experience will help you present more effectively to the audience.
Start with a main idea. Presentations that scatter a bunch of unrelated ideas will bore audiences, confuse them and go unremembered. Find one big idea that summarizes the point in a single sentence. Then build on it from that point.
One of the best outlines for organizing presentations comes from Alan H. Munroe and his Motivated Sequence outline . He said to begin by grabbing attention, unearth some need that your message meets in the introduction. Then share the solution in the body of the message followed by a conclusion that gives a summary of the big idea presented in the form of a visualization of the idea in an illustrative story. Finally, call the hearers to action in some concrete way.
In this PowerPoint Online presentation, I put an image of a doctor’s office on this slide instead of putting words about a person’s health.
When creating slides, use lots of images in very few words. If a slide has more than a dozen words, then people won’t read it. Exceptions include quotations, but even then it’s often better to only show a key phrase in the quotation.
Instead of words, illustrate the ideas presented using images. Find images online from places like Flickr, Google Image search or use Prezi and their copyright-free image searching tool.
Change the image search in Flickr to find images legally usable in your presentations.
When searching Flickr , change the license filter. After a user performs a search using the main search box on the home page of Flickr, the service will show a bunch of photos in a grid format. Above the images on the left side of the screen there’s a drop down box labelled Any license . Click the arrow to show the list seen in the screen shot above. Choose one of the following depending on your needs:
- Any license for personal use if you don’t plan to show the presentation to others
- All creative commons to use images for nonprofit educational purposes but when you will show it to others
- Commercial use allowed if you plan to use it in business or for promotional purposes even if it’s for nonprofit
- Modifications allowed if you plan to edit the image before using it in the presentation
- Commercial use & mods allowed if you combine those two uses
- No known copyright restrictions if you want to use it for any reason and want no restrictions from the person who owns the image
- U.S. Government works if you work for the government
When creating presentations avoid complex animations and transition. This becomes distracting from the message. Also, use consistent fonts. Changing fonts often from slide to slide or worse on a single slide will look amateurish and distract from the message. Finally, consider the look of the slides. The colors should match and the layout should look clean and professional. Use themes, but be careful to avoid themes you’ve seen repeatedly from co-workers or other presentations at the business or organization where you plan to present.
Tools Needed for Presentations on a Chromebooks
To present you need a few things like a device that runs the presentation, a display of some kind to show the presentation and a way to connect the two. Optionally, add a remote to easily advance the slides in the presentation without standing or sitting right next to the device.
For the most reliable presentations opt for a wired connection between the Chromebook and the display. If that’s not possible due to the distance between the display and where the Chromebook needs to sit, use wireless. More on that below.
Any Chromebook does a great job presenting with the above services or web apps. Consider the video output available on the Chromebook. Most come with full-sized HDMI ports, but a few use mini-HDMI or micro-HDMI. In those cases look for a cheap adapter or cable with mini or micro HDMI on one side and regular HDMI on the other, like one found on Amazon for $8-$10.
Use the HDMI cable to plug it into a TV, monitor or projector. If your display doesn’t include HDMI, which many older projectors don’t, then you will need an adapter of some kind to plug into VGA, DVI or component (red, blue, green or RGB inputs).
Use an HDMI to DVI adapter if possible. The [amazon_link id=”B0035B4LJM” target=”_blank” ]Importer520 Gold Plated HDMI Female to DVI-D Male Video Adapter[/amazon_link] will connect for a few bucks.
Grab the [amazon_link id=”B00IVD019I” target=”_blank” ]Mnxo® HDMI Male to VGA Female Adapter Converter with Audio[/amazon_link] to plug a Chromebook into a display with only VGA. It’s $12, a great price for this kind of adapter since many cost $40-$100. The adapter splits the video and audio signal that HDMI output carries. Plug the HDMI connector into the Chromebook and then plug a VGA cable into the other end of the MNXO adapter. There’s a stereo 3.5mm port on the side of the adapter. Plug a stereo cable into the port and the speakers used to play audio, if needed.
Google Chromecast with extension sets where the Chromecast won’t fit without it.
ChromeOS now supports casting the screen to a Chromecast or Android TV . Plug the Chromecast or Android TV into the projector via HDMI. Some of the above adapters will work with Chromecast, but not all do, so test your adapter out before the presentation. Set up the Chromecast on the local Wi-Fi network in the presentation room or connect directly. Use the setup tool from Google to make this work. Follow the instructions in the setup tool.
Alternatively, users can cast using an Android TV like the awesome new NVIDIA Shield . This device costs $200 but it makes for a great gaming device and includes Chromecast style mirroring.
Roku streaming stick has Chromecast functionality built-in.
If you own a Roku 3 or Roku Stick you might be able to get it to work as well. Use the Google Cast Chrome plug in that enables casting to Roku 3 and Roku Stick as well as Chromecast or Android TV.
To show a presentation, get a good projector with the right kinds of inputs or a large enough HDTV that everyone in the room can see without squinting. According to THX.com a good rule to follow says take the size of the screen and use it to find the distance from the screen that works best for the space. If participants will sit 6 feet from the screen, then git a 60-inch screen or a projector that shows a 60-inch image. Follow their guide to set up the room if you can change things.
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How to make google chrome the default browser on your phone or pc.
Tired of trying to remember your bookmarks? Make Google Chrome your default browser on every device
There are many browsers for web surfing, but not all offer the best experience. While Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge get the work done, Google Chrome outshines the others. It includes support for various languages, syncing across devices, tab grouping, and incognito browsing. Chrome is the default browser on most Android phones and Chromebooks . We show you how to make it your go-to browser on any device.
Why Google Chrome is a great choice for your default browser
Several elements of Google Chrome make it a great default browser. One advantage is that it's an essential part of the Google ecosystem. Chrome supports integration with Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, and other Google services. When you log in to your Google account on various devices, you can sync your bookmarks, apps, and extensions. Browsing updates you make on one device are reflected on other devices where you're signed in.
It also supports cross-migration, allowing you to import settings from your previous default browser. You don't need to set up the browser from scratch. Depending on the web browser you're switching from, you can import your bookmarks, browsing history, homepage, search engines, and saved passwords .
How to update Google Chrome to the newest version
Chrome is the default browser for affiliated Google products. Most Android devices and Chromebooks have Chrome set up. Make sure to update the application when an update is available. Windows PCs and other devices must download and install Chrome before setting it as the default browser.
If you feel Chrome isn't doing enough, extend its capabilities with extensions from the Web Store.
How to make Google Chrome the default browser on Android
Samsung's smartphones and Apple's iPhones are popular smart devices that don't feature Chrome as the default. Follow these steps to set Chrome as your default web browser on any Android device you own.
- Go to Settings .
- Scroll up and tap Apps .
- Tap Browser app .
If you don't see the Choose default apps menu on your version of Android, use the following steps:
- Go to Settings > Apps .
- Tap Chrome from the list to open the app info.
- Select Chrome to make it your primary browser.
You've now set Chrome as the default browser on your Android smart device. You can follow the same steps to change to a different browser.
How to make Google Chrome the default browser on Windows
Windows 10 and 11 PCs have Microsoft Edge set as the default browser. Windows 8 and 7 use Internet Explorer as the default. However, Microsoft stopped support for those OS versions and Internet Explorer. Google made a similar move at the start of 2023 and now requires Windows 10 or higher to run Chrome. If you want to make Chrome your default browser, update your computer's OS.
How to make Chrome the default browser on Windows 11
Follow these steps to set Google Chrome as your default browser on Windows 11:
- Download and install Chrome if you haven't.
This process sets Chrome as your default browser for your Windows 11 computer.
How to change the default Google account on a web browser
How to make chrome the default browser on windows 10.
Changing your default browser looks slightly different if you're running Windows 10 on your computer. Follow these quick steps to do so.
- Click Default apps .
- Scroll up and click Microsoft Edge under Web browser . If you see Chrome , it means Chrome is your default browser.
Following these steps makes Chrome your default browser, whether your computer runs Windows 10 or 11.
How to make Google Chrome the default browser on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Apple devices have Safari as the default out of the box. You can change your default browser and email client to Google apps if that's your preference. This setting came with the release of iOS 14, despite the rivalry between Apple and Google.
Chrome is available for download on iOS 12 and higher. But only iPhones running iOS 14 and higher can set Chrome as the default app. MacBooks need macOS High Sierra 10.13 or a subsequent OS version.
Make Chrome your default browser on your iPhone or iPad
Setting Chrome as your default browser on an iPhone or iPad may feel strange, but it's hardly any trouble. Follow these steps:
- Open Chrome .
- Tap the three-dot icon in the lower-right corner of your screen to expand the app menu.
Chrome is now the default browsing app on your Apple smart device. When you launch a browser from a different app, your device uses Chrome.
Make Chrome the default browser on a MacBook or another macOS device
You can also make Chrome the default browser on your Apple computer. All it takes is a few simple steps.
- Download and install Chrome on Mac . Run the app.
- In the upper-right corner of your screen, click the three-dot icon to expand the app menu.
- Click Default browser .
Altering your default browser is easy whether you use Android, iOS, a PC, or a MacBook. You can change your mind later if Chrome isn't working out like you thought it would.
How to import data from a previous browser into Google Chrome
When switching your default browser, you'll likely want to bring your bookmarks, browsing history, and saved passwords from your old browser to Chrome. Here are instructions for importing data into Chrome from the most common desktop browsers (Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge):
- Select the desired browser from the drop-down menu.
- Click Import .
You'll need to install the browser you want to import data from on your system.
What to do if you can't make Chrome your default browser
You may need to update Chrome or delete your cache if you can't make it your default browser. If that doesn't work, reset the settings.
How to reset Settings on Chrome
Here's how to reset Chrome:
- Click the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner.
How to update Google Chrome
Using an outdated version of Chrome can lead to unexpected behavior. Here's how to update it:
- Select Settings .
How to delete cookies and cache
- Select All time .
Google Chrome's best features for browsing
Constantly copying and pasting links to your preferred browser can be frustrating. Setting your preferred browser as the default tool simplifies the web surfing experience. You can even set your favorite website as the default homepage .
Here are some of the best features that make Google Chrome the perfect default browser:
- Simplicity : It has a clean, minimal interface. The streamlined tabs and Omnibox make navigating the web straightforward.
- Extensions : You can customize Google Chrome with powerful extensions from the Chrome Web Store for productivity, privacy, and entertainment.
- Sync : You can sign in to sync bookmarks, history, passwords, and settings across all your devices. Doing so makes it easy to access your browsing information anywhere.
- Security : It offers leading security against malware and dangerous sites with Safe Browsing technology and sandboxing to isolate web pages and applications.
- Updates : Because Google Chrome downloads updates in the background and applies the update upon restart, you always have the latest features and security fixes.
- Compatibility : It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome, Android, and iOS. You can use the same browser experience on any device.
To improve your browsing experience, learn about Chrome's hidden features and tricks on the desktop version.
Make browsing easy with Google Chrome
Changing your default browser is easier than it sounds. You should import your browsing data from Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge when switching to Chrome. Its clean and easy-to-use interface improves your browsing experience.
Google regularly pushes updates for the Chrome browser with new security features and other add-ons. However, there's always room for improvement. Level up your web browsing experience by installing some of the best Chrome extensions .
How Chrome's Reading Mode Makes the Web Easier to Read
I f you have updated your Chrome browser to version 114, you can begin enjoying the new reading mode. Try it out and see how it helps. make your reading easier on the web by removing all extraneous elements that mar your reading of an online article.
How Do You Turn On Reading Mode in Chrome?
Some browsers replace the open webpage with a more readable version. For instance, Microsoft Edge uses the Immersive Reader . Chrome is doing it differently by using the Chrome side panel, which also houses the Reading list.
- Select the Show side panel icon on the Chrome toolbar.
- Select the drop-down menu in Chrome's side panel and choose Reading mode .
- A simplified version of the article is displayed within the side panel.
- You can use the options on the toolbar to customize your reading experience. Change the font, the font size, the theme, the line height, and the little spacing to your liking Also, you can expand the viewable area by dragging the margin to the left with your mouse.
- Select the Close button on the top right to close the side panel and the reading mode.
Note: As the feature is rolled out, you may not see the Reading mode in the side panel's dropdown list. In this case, you may have to force the feature by enabling a Chrome flag. Type or paste chrome://flags/#read-anything in the Chrome address bar. Then, select Enabled in the dropdown menu, and relaunch the browser on the prompt.
Benefits of Using the New Reading Mode
You can use the Dark theme in the Reading mode to read long-form articles at night. Open an article in the panel and select any content anywhere on the webpage or the reading version. It's a small usability feature, but you will notice that the two views align concurrently.
The reading mode removes all distractions from a webpage, such as ads, images, and navigation elements that use graphics. Any article is displayed in a simplified format, and you can also customize the page and the background color to make the text easier to read. In short, it can help you focus on the text off the page without any distractions.
Now, you won't need to treat it as a hidden setting or need to install third-party reading extensions anymore unless you need some flexibility.