2: Login to Chrome

For real. Logging into Chrome with your school account makes your life easier.

Use Chrome.

We’re going to set up Google Chrome as your default browser. It prevents a bunch of compatibility problems and makes your life easier as it will save you from some extra login screens.

Do you need to install it?

Check if it's already on your system. Plenty of folks try downloading and installing stuff they already have. Windows users should press the little Windows logo on their keyboard and type "Chrome" while the start menu is open and it'll search for you. Don't have to click a thing. MacOS users should open their Launchpad by clicking the rocket or drawing their hand in on their touch pad and then typing "Chrome".

If no app appeared in your search, you've got to download and install:

Login to Chrome

Once you have downloaded and installed Chrome, sign into the browser using your school email, SmithJ@gilmour.org. You may notice that logging into your Google account, you’ll be redirected to Microsoft. Yes, you’ll need to type your email address a bunch. Sorry about the extra screens, but that lets us keep your accounts linked.

Setup a bookmark bar

Students have been known to struggle finding all the sites used at school. Easy fix: we’ll just lock your bookmark bar under your address bar. Press CTRL + Shift + B on PC or CMD + Shift + B on Mac to toggle the bookmark bar. Your bookmark may appear blank and thus hard to tell when you’ve docked it to your address bar.

You can drag these links onto your bookmark bar, too:

If you install the Chrome browser on your phone and login with your @gilmour.org account, you can see these same bookmarks from your phone. It's a time-saver!

Fit more in your bar

By removing the labels on your bookmark bar, you can fit more into the space.

Before you move on, you should now have Google Chrome set up and you can see that you're logged in. You even know how to set up a bookmark bar so you can jump between frequently used websites. Now let's get your email inbox sorted.

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