google chrome os - How do I unmute the microphone on my Chromebook?

  • David Faux

    I am trying to call a friend with Google Voice on my Chromebook. However, my friend can't hear me because my microphone is muted.

    Toggling the microphone icon via the Google Voice interface in Gmail chat does nothing. How do I unmute the microphone on my Chromebook?

  • Answers
  • Ido Green

    Near the 'on/off' button on the top right section of the keyboard you will see three buttons:

    • Increase volume
    • Decrease volume
    • Mute

    Make sure you click on the 'increase volume' then if your mic volume is still low - try to connect a combo mic and headphone (TTRS). It will boost your mic volume.

  • Related Question

    google chrome os - Chromebook offline activities
  • Drake

    I read something about the announcement of Chromebook from Google and it seems that is heavily cloud-based OS, but I didn't understood if it works also offline.

    Which activities can be done without a network connection?

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  • JustJeff

    One of the problems with the marketability of the Chromebook -- that it only functions when connected to the Internet -- is also a misunderstanding. Google's Chrome OS doesn't have any locally installed apps like a word processor or spreadsheet manager, so many believe that Chromebooks are dependent on and useless without Wi-Fi or cellular data connectivity. But when Chromebooks ship on June 15, they'll come packaged with offline versions of Gmail, Docs, and Google Calendar.

    Sundar Pichai, vice president of Chrome's product management, announced at the Google I/O developer's conference that the company has been using offline versions of Gmail, Docs and Calendar for months, and that not only will Chromebooks sport this feature, those three core services will be available offline to everyone this summer. Source - PC World

    In Short: Yes, it has an offline support for three apps: gmail, calendar, and docs.

    Additionally, 3rd party apps will also be able to build in offline support. Example

    I should also mention that it has a card reader, and a built in media player. Meaning, if you have movies, music, or pictures on your SD card you can watch them regardless if you have a network connection or not.

  • Sathya

    Which activities can be done without a network connection?

    Nothing. You can log in, if inclined use the terminal and write some text notes but apart from that nothing.

  • TJ Walker

    There are a number of apps that feature offline functionality. There is a section or "collection" within the Chrome Web Store just for apps that will work offline.

    This is the URL

    Additionally, apps that feature offline functionality are indicated by a little lightening bolt icon.