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How To Get Widgets and a ‘Start Button’ on Your Chromebook

You’ll need to be able to install Android apps on your device

screenshot of the ‘start menu’ on a Chromebook
image courtesy of the author

The desktop on a Chromebook is as barren as the Sahara Desert. Save for a wallpaper you’ll rarely see, it has no function whatsoever. I still cannot understand why Google have kept things this way rather than allow shortcuts and widgets to be displayed on the…