Most of us have heard of these things called Cromebooks. They are Google’s take at the mighty PC market, and they are brilliant. The theory behind it all is; when all the work is or can be done online, there is no principle behind storing files on a local hard disk, it can all be cloud. Because of this, the Chrome OS is very simple and there isn’t much to it than Chrome browser itself. Many(for whom Google Docs are more than enough) have come to love this fact, as the systems are fairly cheap and one won’t need a heavily rigged machine to run.
In the following tutorial we will guide you step by step, so you may have the look, feel and functionality of a Chromebook. There are two steps basically:
STEP 1: Hiding the Windows taskbar
The taskbar is that strip containing the Start button, icons, clock and the notification tray.
1. Right click on the taskbar and select Properties
2. In the Taskbar tab, tick ‘Auto-hide the taskbar’
3. Click OK
Alternatively, you can download Taskbar Eliminator here and press Alt+T to disable taskbar completly.
STEP 2: Setting Chrome as a starup program
1. Find Chrome in your Start Menu
2. Right click on Chrome and select properties
3. Select and copy (Ctrl + C) all the text in the Target box
4. Return to your desktop, right click and select New > Shortcut
5. Paste (Ctrl + V) the text copied from the Target field of Chrome
6. Click Next
7. Add a name for the shortcut and click Finish
8. Cut (Ctrl + X) the shortcut from your desktop
9. Click the Start button
10. Right click All Programs and select Open All Users
11. Navigate to Programs > Startup
12. (Optional) Delete the current shortcuts in the Startup folder to speed up Windows when you start it
13. Paste (Ctrl + V) the Chrome shortcut in the Startup folder.
Restart your PC and see the changes.
Do you have a better set-up?
We want to know how you have your PC set up. Do you use a Rainmeter theme or some other super-duper highly customised layout? Maybe you have a more minimal set-up. Feel free to share whatever you are running in the comments below.
Blogtechnika would like to thank Mr. Ankur Jangra for his immense contributions towards this post. His inputs are greatly appreciated.