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Cut The Cord For Philo? You tell me…

Here at “What’s On My PC”, I have been looking over the online TV services. One service you may want to look at is “Philo“. If you can live without the news and sports, for $20 a month (can cancel anytime) and stream up to 3 devices, Philo is a very reasonable cost effective option; OR, could combo this with another service to patch in the news, sports, etc… You tell me. Is Philo a good option?

Source: Welcome to Philo

ColorPick Eyedropper – Chromium Based Browser Extension

I use Google Drawings quite a bit for amateur graphic design and have found it quite capable; however, one aspect I find missing in Google Drawings is a color picker eyedropper. As a result, what I did was install a Chromium based browser extension (that will work on Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi, etc..) that gets the job done, called ColorPick Eyedropper.

ColorPick Eyedropper is described as a zoomed eyedropper & color chooser tool that allows you to select color values from web pages and more. If you do any type of graphic design on the computer you already know what this type of tool does. One thing to point out is that the tool is FREE; but, after saving 50 color choices, it may prompt you to contribute. You can get around that by clearing the history. Overall, excellent job by the developer on this tool and has met my needs when working in Google Drawings.

Source: Google Chrome Store – ColorPick Eyedropper

Microsoft Edge 81.0.416.72

Seeing Microsoft Edge [homepage], final release version, posted at the Download Crew. Key points I picked up from their post is Microsoft has decided to stop trying to build their own browser from scratch and moved to the Chromium framework, which is the engine that powers Google Chrome and other browsers. I can tell you, I have tested this browser and Microsoft has done an excellent job.

Edge is the release version of this new browser. Unlike Chrome, Microsoft has deployed their own account system which will eventually synchronize your data including favorites, extensions, themes and browsing history. Right now, only your favorites are synchronized.

A Good Guide on “How to get the newest version of LibreOffice on Chrome OS”

If you have been following along here at “What’s On My PC“, you probably noticed that the Linux install option on the Google Chromebook has piqued my interest. So far, I have learned some Linux terminal commands, have installed the Linux version of the Vivaldi web browser (now my default browser) on my Chromebook; AND, now I want to pass onto you on “How to get the newest version of Libre Office on Chrome OS” (instruction provided by Chrome Unboxed). If you want to install the Linux version of LibreOffice on your Chromebook I strongly suggest you follow the instructions as provided by the web site “Chrome Unboxed”. I initially installed LibreOffice from the Linux terminal window. Well, it will install; BUT, do not do that in this case. The version that is pulled down and installed through the terminal is not stable and when I was finished, it was in black and white (icons and everything). I had to uninstall that version and that is when I found (through further research) the instructions at Chrome Unboxed (that was posted on March 1, 2020). After following those instructions, I now have a fully functional office suite on my Chromebook that runs like a charm and is very stable. Thank you Chrome Unboxed for these instructions…

How to get the newest version of Libre Office on Chrome OS

Source: How to get the newest version of Libre Office on Chrome OS

Chromebook Linux (Debian) Commands You May Need To Know

I recently activated the Linux (Debian) OS feature on my Chromebook so that I could install the Linux version of Vivaldi (the Chromium based web browser). I am also thinking of installing the Linux version of LibreOffice, as well. I have been doing computers for many years and the Linux platform I am aware of, but never took the plunge. As a result of not taking that plunge, I had to learn a few commands to run from the Linux terminal window, on my Chromebook, in order to install and update the Linux software on my Chromebook. If there is anything else I need to know, feel free to comment or if there is something here I have posted that is incorrect, definitely let me know.

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The Windows Club Will Show You How To Add A Watermark In Google Docs

As I suspected, when I saw this article from The Windows Club, there is no built-in method to embedding a watermark in Google Docs. Watermarks are often used to protect a document or an image from being duplicated; or, as a common example to show the document is a “draft copy”.  Since Google Docs has no method to insert a watermark on the fly, you can still insert a watermark, but you will have to jump through some hoops to create a watermark that can be used in future documents.

Click on the link below, where you will land at “The Windows Club” website to learn how to add a watermark in Google Docs… Really not that hard to do and will be worth jumping through those hoops.

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