Find & organize apps

If you've installed apps from the Google Play Store or the Chrome Web Store, here are tips for finding apps quickly and organizing them.

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Find an app

To search for an app on your Chromebook:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Search key Search.
  2. Enter the name of the app you want. The app will show in your search results.

Open an app

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher.
  2. You'll see a list of apps you've used recently. Select the app you'd like to open.
  3. Optional: To see all your apps, select Up arrow Up arrow.

Use app shortcuts

Some apps offer shortcuts to a specific feature or action within the app.

To see if an app has a shortcut:

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow.
  2. Right-click on the app. From the drop-down menu, you will see if there are any shortcuts.
    • For example: When you right-click on Gmail Gmail, you will see Compose Compose . When you select Compose, you will go directly to a new email draft.

To search for an app shortcut:

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher Launcher.
  2. Start typing in the search box. If a shortcut is available, it will appear just below the search box.
    • For example: When you enter "trending" in the search box, you will see what videos are trending on YouTube.

Organize your apps

Put apps in folders

 

  • Put apps together in a folder: Drag an app on top of another app.
  • Name a folder: Click the folder.

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Move apps around

Click and hold an app, then drag it.

Learn more about apps

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