Instead of Teamviewer on Chromebook
I have laptops and desktops strewn about, and I use Windows and Ubuntu. I have gotten along nicely with Teamviewer ever since I abandoned logmein when it became no longer free.
But now that I recently got a Chromebook, I ran into an interesting problem. I wanted to teamview into my Windows desktop from my Chromebook. I was able to, but the mouse control is displaced. From experimetnation, I figured out that this happens when I have my desktop display extended to a second display.
In my case, that second display is a big screen television, on which I'm watching movies in VLC. I don't want to change the configuration. There was no fixing the displacement problem and it made Teamviewer unusable for me.
After some googling I discovered a Chrome app called Chrome Remote Desktop. Once I installed that in both my Chromebook and my Windows desktop, my problem was sufficiently solved.
I have to muck a little bit with settings because of the external display, and the rendering still isn't perfect, but it's at least usable.
And one more odd thing--currently there is no support to connect TO a chromebook using Chrome Remote Desktop. You can only connect FROM a chromebook to some other computer. I see a message on my Chrome book saying "this feature is not yet available for Chromebooks...stay tuned."
(The computer you are connecting TO must be running the Chrome Remote Desktop app of course.)