Instead of Teamviewer on Chromebook


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.)

Use the hard drives from inside your failed NAS (in Windows)


Use the hard drives from inside your failed NAS (in Windows)

  1. Remove the hard drive(s)
  2. Use a Sabrent adaptor to connect your hard drive to your computer by USB
  3. When Windows tells you to format, say no
  4. Run EaseUS
  5. Find the disk in EaseUS and select "delete all partitions" and click "apply"
  6. In the partition column of EaseUS, right click on the partition for that disk and you'll see the choice to "create partition." Click on that. Then click "apply"
  7. You don't have to format. It's ready to be used.