Your Chromebook will make you sign in again with your password. Click the icon to log in without typing your password. A new pop-up window will appear. For many users, keeping your devices locked is a means to a secure end. That way you can just define your smartwatch or fitness tracker as a trusted device and as long as your phone is within range, it will stay unlocked.
Combined with the Ctrl key, it takes a screenshot of your entire desktop and saves it to your Downloads folder. So, it got me thinking. Go to Google's and click on the Delete icon. Alt-1 opens the leftmost app pinned to the shelf, for example, while Alt-9 opens the rightmost app. So, let's see how to get it done. The ease with which it remembered and and my phone made my work buttery smooth. You have sensitive data that can't fall into the wrong hands.
To do this, your phone and your Chromebook have to be linked and trusted with each other which is a quick five minute process. Maybe you try to remember them all good luck! Google is giving Chromebook users a way to skip the password screen with help from a nearby Android phone. The procedure goes like this: You need an Android phone running Lollipop duh. However, the 'Expectation vs Reality' scenario is quite different. Those folks wiping and reloading their phones were basically forcing the phones to re-register themselves with Google Play services. Also, you must have a lock screen enabled on your Android device and the screen must be unlocked in order for Smart Lock to work.
Why this matters: Chromebooks are supposed to be all about speed, yet entering a password to access your account has always been mandatory. Note that both your phone and the Chromebook will need to have active internet access and Bluetooth functionality enabled in order for Smart Lock to work. Of all the Smart Lock features, Trusted Devices is probably the best, especially if you have some sort of wearable. To turn it off, I had to go into Settings - Security - Trust Agents and disable Smart Lock on the phone there. Setting up Smart Lock is quick and simple. But sometimes you don't want to have to keep entering your password to unlock that device.
How to set up Smart Lock In order to use this feature you will need both your Chromebook and your Android smartphone to have incorporated Bluetooth. Smart Lock works only if your Android phone is unlocked, and constantly fishing your phone out of your pocket could be more trouble than it's worth. You can still do caps lock, however, by hitting the search key while holding down the Alt key. And, it also needs a Bluetooth. Only Android phones will work with this, not Android tablets. Now it's available in the stable version though very few devices are at the moment.
As I continued searching for a solution I found a number of people who claimed to have had the problem and to have solved it by wiping their phones - doing a factory reset. During the process, the Bluetooth will be activated on both your devices and as soon as the connection has been established, and the devices have paired, you will receive a notification on your phone that will announce the authorization. If it's not enabled, the Chromebook won't be able to located your device for the pairing. Fortunately, Google offers a separate Smart Lock feature for Android that keeps the phone unlocked when it's in a trusted location such as your house or paired with a trusted Bluetooth devices such as your. Once there, the new Material Design-infused guide will offer step-by-step instructions to help users find and sync a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to their Chromebook.
Android phones themselves have a similar feature that can be activated by proximity to a Bluetooth device, within a particular geographic location, etc. Alt + backspace The backspace key deletes the character to the left of your cursor. You will have to enter your password for your Chromebook to verify that you are indeed the owner of the account. When you activate the feature by going into the Chromebook's settings - advanced section and clicking the setup button for Smart Lock the first thing that happens is the Chromebook locks itself, requiring you to supply your password. This feature is potentially useful, although the requirement that you have to both unlock your phone and click a button means it can be slower than you might expect. And they both have to be connected to the Internet. The feature, called Smart Lock, uses Bluetooth to connect a Chromebook with any phone running Android 5.
In such a case, gaining access to your phone's content would be a walk in the park. However, if the phone is locked, the Chromebook will also be locked and you will just have to type in your password as usual. Coming to the main point, it does an awesome job of remembering all your passwords and keeping them secure. We look forward to hearing from our readers. If you have a Chromebook and an Android phone running Lollipop 5. Locate Smart Lock and click Set up Smart Lock Figure A. It's not quite full-screen mode because it leaves the header at the top of the window.