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169 Tech Tips–Two Great Chromebook Shortkeys

Posted by on November 2, 2016

tech tipsIn these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Today’s tip: #121–Chromebook Caps Lock and #122–Chromebook Delete Key

Category: CHROMEBOOKS

Sub-category: Keyboarding

Q: Where’s the caps lock on a Chromebook? There’s a ‘search’ button where that key is on my normal keyboard.

A: On Chromebooks, caps lock is a shortkey: Alt+search. Search is the magnifying glass located where the caps lock is on other keyboards. To turn off caps lock, tap Shift.

If you’re like me and never plan to use that Search key, you can remap the Search key with Settings > Device > Keyboard settings.


Q: Not only does my Chromebook not have Caps Lock (see Tech Tip above), but there’s no ‘delete’ key. 

A: Use the shortkey, Alt+Backspace.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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