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i am just trying to turn on chrome OS developer mode to install apps from sources other than the play store. but have no idea where to go in settings to do it.
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It's absolutely mind-boggling that there isn't a response to this yet
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Been trying to do the same thing.The 9to5google.com article says to press esc+refresh+power at the same time. I am using a windows laptop but found that the refresh button is F3 but still won't work. Here is the article. Hopefully you have better luck:
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I found this on the web, so IDK, I'm about to try it. Will update.
  1. Turn off your ChromeBook
  2. Holding Esc + Refresh (F3) buttons while pressing Power button. Then release Power Button.
  3. Your screen will display Recovery screen. Here, press Ctrl+D to turn on Developer mode. Then wait for couple of minutes.
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This forum does not support Developer mode problems.  There are other forums out there that handle these issues.

Either way, it is not recommended to enable Developer Mode or download apps from outside the play store, these could contain malware, and being in Developer Mode can make it do a lot more damage, as many security features are disabled.

Edwin Zapata,
Esc-Refresh-Power only works for Chromebooks.  You are using a Windows laptop, which does not work for this procedure.  Either way, this forum is not for Windows devices, so try to find a different forum to solve your issue.
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