Best way to Add Widgets to the Chromebook Home Screen

One of the more beneficial developments of Android as a working framework is the capacity to add application gadgets to the home screen. From Google Calendar to the most recent features, you can have significant data shown directly on your home screen. Truth be told, gadgets turned out to be inescapable to such an extent that in the end, Apple needed to add them to iOS too. Shockingly, a similar gadget pattern has not gotten on to work area working frameworks. In case you’re on a Chromebook, however, there may be an approach to change that.

Presently, there are two different ways we can approach setting up gadgets for a Chromebook. One is simply to introduce gadgets legitimately from the Chrome Web Store. These are not android gadgets but rather have been grown explicitly for Chrome. The subsequent course is to make Android gadgets deal with Chrome OS. For that, however, you have to ensure that your Chromebook is perfect with Android applications. Here’s the rundown of perfect Chromebooks. Furthermore, the strategy just deals with Android Pie, so ensure you’re running Pie.

In case your Chromebook isn’t on the List , or you’re not ready to run the most recent form of Android, we will stroll through introducing straightforward Chrome gadgets on the Chromebook first. If you do have a Chromebook with Android Pie, you can hop legitimately to the second 50% of the article.

Easy way to Add Widgets to the Chromebook Home Screen

For Chromebooks without Android Pie, essential gadgets like the clock, climate, schedule, and clingy notes can at present be introduced. This is because engineers have made accessible gadgets applications for Chromebooks on the Chrome store. Here’s a case of how your work area could look once these applications are setup

Easy way to Add Widgets to the Chromebook Home Screen

To begin with, we will introduce the different applications for these gadgets from the Chrome Web Store.

Note this isn’t a select rundown, yet they’re the gadgets I utilize and find dependable.

  1. Calendar Clock – The Clock and Calendar widget
  2. Sticky Notes – For Note-taking on your desktop
  3. Rift Weather – The Weather Widget

When you’ve downloaded these applications from the Chrome Web Store, you should open them from the Apps menu. You can either scan for them utilizing the inquiry button on your Chromebook’s console, or peruse the App cabinet from the work area.

When these applications are open, the gadgets will appear on the work area, and remain there. They won’t consequently overlay over different applications, similar to the Chrome program, yet on the off chance that you need them up, you can simply press Alt+Tab to get them to the closer view.

Easy steps to add Android Widgets for Chromebooks Running Android Pie

For Chromebooks that run Android Pie, the potential for gadgets increments fundamentally. There’s no clear method to get Android gadgets on Chrome OS, however, there is a workaround. Here are the means to follow –

How To Install Taskbar on Chromebook running on Android Pie

Download and introduce the Taskbar application from the Play Store on your Chromebook. Open the application, and explore to Advanced Features under Settings. Here, ensure the Box‘Replace home screen’ and ‘Enable Widget Support’ are ticked. 

At the point when you tick ‘Replace home screen’, a spring up window will request that you give Taskbar consent to draw over different applications. Ensure you give this consent since it’s basic for the gadgets to appear.

At that point, an extra taskbar will appear on the work area. On the taskbar, you will see a gadgets button. Snap on that catch, and afterward click anyplace on your screen. A spring up will appear with a rundown of application gadgets you can browse. For whatever length of time that the application is introduced on your Chromebook, the comparing gadget ought to be on the rundown. You would then be able to set up gadgets like Google Calendar, the Android clock, Spotify, from news applications, and so on.

On the off chance that you don’t need the taskbar to appear on the base of the screen (which is the place the Chrome OS taskbar as of now is) you can move it up to the highest point of the screen as well.

It’s just as simple as that. You would now be able to try different things with a wide range of gadgets, and give your Chromebook work area the look and usefulness you need.