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Holiday Break!

 Happy Holidays from the Leona Information Technology Department! Next post Janurary 3rd, 2023 See you next year...

When to update chrome and how to do it.

Update Google Chrome To make sure you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome can automatically update when a new version of the browser is available on your device. With these updates, you might sometimes notice that your browser looks different. Get a Chrome update when available Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update: 1. On your computer, open Chrome. 2. At the top right, look at More More. 3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored: Green : An update was released less than 2 days ago. Orange : An update was released about 4 days ago. Red : An update was released at least a week ago. To update Google Chrome: 1. On your computer, open Chrome. 2. At the top right, click More More. 3. Click Update Google Chrome . Important : If you can't find this button, you're on the lat

How To Block Notification Requests In Chrome

You visit a website in Chrome and a window pops up asking if you want to get notifications from the site. You quickly click “No” so you can get on with what you came to do. It’s a minor distraction, no big deal. But then it happens again . . . and again . . . and again. Now the minor distraction has turned into a major annoyance. There’s good news. You can block the notification requests. Here’s how to do it. 1. Click the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of Chrome. 2. Click “Settings”. 3. Scroll to the bottom and click “Advanced”. 4. Click “Site Settings” under "Privacy and security". 5. Click "Notifications" 6. Flip the “Ask before sending (recommended)” toggle to “Blocked”. That’s all there is to it. The same procedure works for Chrome on Windows machines, Chromebooks and Android phones. I don’t know why website owners think it’s a good idea to annoy people with these infernal notification requests, but I’m glad Chrome gives us the me


It’s no secret that we love Chromebooks and truly believe in the future of cloud computing. Chromebooks are awesome for many reasons and they make great daily computers because they boot up in seconds, you don’t have to spend half your day updating the operating system, and are simple to use. You constantly hear about “the cloud” and, to some degree, we are all connected – all the time. Chromebooks take full advantage of this cloud computing future and that’s why so many people have decided to make the switch from other operating systems. But if you aren’t careful, your Chromebook might start to feel bogged down. So I want to go over 4 quick tips to optimize your Chromebook and keep it running fast. 1. Clean up your extension – Extensions are basically small packages of software that can run in the Chrome browser and you can use them to more easily get things done. I use Grammarly, Bitly, and Pocket basically every day and they have become part of my workflow. Occasionally though,