Google Now on Chromebook

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What things annoy me about Google Now on Chromebook? What things want to make me jump with joy? You will find out here. So I have been using Google Now/ Rich Notifications on my Chromebook for about 2 weeks now. A couple of things that I have noticed.

  • Notifications Disappear even if I do not look at them? – This is very strange. I would assume that they would stick around till I look at them at least. I guess that is beta for you. I will submit a bug report on this later today.
  • Pop Ups when you click notifications- these seem to be pretty intuitive. Mail opens in its own window where you can reply and archive the incoming message as you would expect. (screenshot below)
  • Notifications only show for a limited amount of time- this can be quite annoying especially since they don’t stay put till you look at them.

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To enable Google Now and Rich Notifications on your Chromebook or Chrome Browser please follow the steps below:

#1 Open a Chrome Browser window and navigate to chrome://flags

#2 Enable Google Now and Rich Notifications flags towards the bottom of the screen. Screenshot 2013-05-06 at 6.58.40 PM Screenshot 2013-05-06 at 6.58.28 PM#3 Restart the computer if you are on a Chromebook or Restart the browser if you are on Mac, Windows, or Linux.

Overall I am glad that this is available and working whether buggy or not. I would definitely suggest enabling this on your Chromebook or Windows based Chrome browser if only for a day to see what we are looking forward to.

What other features do you wish that your Chromebook/ Chrome browser had?

Let me know in the comments section down below!

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11 thoughts on “Google Now on Chromebook

  1. I have a acer c720 chromebook, and i cant get google now. I looked in chrome://flags, but couldent find rich notifications or google now. please help!

    • Hey Kevin Sorry for the late reply. I have been locked out of wordpress account until they responded to my inquiry today. I hate to answer your question with a question, what version ChromeOS are you running. The newest version that just came out makes Google Now more apparent.

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    • I apologize for that. I kept thinking that I had added it in a previous post. Apparently I had not. I have updated this post with the instructions. It is very simple to do. Thanks for letting me know!

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