Computers & Laptops

Google Chrome - Activating Your Home Button

Cracking the Chrome Code

Sometimes settings in Google's Chrome Browser are a little less than intuitive. Say you want a home button, something that used to be standard on all browsers. Well on Chrome it's a little hidden depending on how your account is set up. 

Chrome Home Button - White Paper

We've created a white paper to walk you through the steps of activating your home button, and also assigning a specific website to open upon clicking. The directions are below, and you can also download the white paper HERE

  1. Click the setting button at the top of your chrome browser (three dots on top of each other at upper right hand side beneath your user name)
  2. Click Settings within the drop down menu
  3. Scroll to Appearance in the new page that appears
  4. Enable the home button
  5. Click on the second option
  6. Type in the link you would like to open when the home button is clicked
  7. Click the home button to test the link

How To Wipe an Apple Computer

Start From Scratch

If you are a small business owner and are utilizing Apple laptops and systems for you team, you may find yourself in a position to completely clear a computer for a new employee. 

Follow our step by step instructions on your White Paper HERE or below: 

1. Restart Computer & Hold ‘Command & R’

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Make sure to do this before the computer chimes the restart sound. This will access “recovery mode”

2. In macOS Utilities Select “Disk Utility”

  • In Disk Utility Find the Hard Drive (Should be the first thing listed on the panel on the left side of the screen)
  • Select the second option listed (this has all of the files that are currently on the hard drive)
  • Find “Erase” on the top bar and click
  • Rename Hard Drive the same name as it was prior
  • Leave all other fields as is
  • Click “Apply” This will erase all files on the computer.
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3. Restart Computer & Hold ‘Command & R’ Again

This will bring up the MacOS Utilities Again

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4. Reinstall MacOS

  • In macOS Utilities Select Reinstall macOS
  •  Choose the hard drive you would like to install the OS on (should be the one you just named) and press next.
  • Follow on-screen prompts
  • Will take roughly 30 - 40 minutes

NOTE

Wiping a computer this way will remove ALL files and programs from the system including Microsoft office, adobe programs, and mac office programs.