Paolo Amoroso's Journal

chromeOS

The SkySafari 6 Plus astronomy app for Android still works on my Chromebook but no longer on my Chromebox. The app doesn't detect any Internet access despite the Chromebox being wired to a 1 Gbps fiber connection.

It's emblematic of Google never encouraging Android developers to adapt their apps to Chrome OS.

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On Chrome OS, to maximize the content area I leave Chrome's bookmarks bar hidden.

This is also where the reading list icon sat, which is why I kept not noticing and using it. Chrome 99 moved the icon next to the omnibar, where it's always in view. I'm meaning to try the reading list and the new location will hopefully help me notice it.

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Chrome OS is my only desktop operating system and I store nearly all data in the cloud.

When on a website or online platform I see a file I want to keep, such as a PDF document or an image, I save it from Chrome to the local storage of my Chrome OS device. From there I upload the file to Google Drive and remove the temporary local copy.

But I keep forgetting Chrome OS provides a more straightforward, cloud-to-cloud way of doing it without going through the local storage.

The Files app, the Chrome OS file manager, natively mounts my Google Drive space under Google Drive > My files and makes it accessible like a local folder tree. All I need to do to save an online file is to navigate to the desired Google Drive folder via the file save system dialog, a specialized version of the Files app.

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