Category Archives: General

Relating to Google Drive as a whole, rather than to one specific component.

Sharing Settings for Google Drive Folders

A small update from Google has made it easier to view the sharing settings on shared Google Drive folders.

Previously it was not always easy to find out who the folder has been shared with or how to update the permissions. Now, for shared folders, a new icon appears next to the folder’s name in the  navigation menu:

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Using Google’s Cloud Print Service

On our home network we have a Windows PC (with printer attached), a Chromebook, a Linux netbook used as a media centre, and, intermittently, an Android phone. Visitors often bring their own devices too. The idea of configuring the network and all of these clients to be able to print to the Windows PC’s printer sounds pretty terrifying and, even were I to achieve it, printing would only be possible from within the local network.

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Bookmark All Google Chrome Tabs

Recent posts have discussed pinning and detaching tabs in Google Chrome. Today I’ll describe just one more tabs-related tip before I move on to other topics.

Sometimes you need to leave your computer, perhaps at short notice, and you’ve already built up a number of open tabs. If you don’t have Google Chrome configured to carry on where you left off when opening a new session, then closing the browser will lose those tabs and force you to remember and re-open them later to continue working.

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Disable File Download, Printing and Copying

I’ve discussed the sharing of files in quite a number of previous posts – it is, after all, one of the main collaboration features of Google Drive.

Google has just strengthened its sharing system a little more, with the new ability to let owners of shared files lock some functions like downloading, printing, or copying.

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