Sharing bookmarks to different computers using Chrome
How to share bookmarks via Google chrome.
Google Chrome has the ability to sync bookmarks, passwords, and other browsing data across multiple devices. This is useful if you're logging into a classroom computer and you wish to have the bookmarks available from your office computer.
The university has Google Apps
accounts for everyone's using your NetID. We recommend using this over your personal google account to differentiate between personal and business related bookmarks.
** We recommend ONLY using these instructions in the classrooms with your personal log in to prevent other users from modifying your bookmarks and settings. Do NOT use this with the generic classroom login.
Before Signing into the classroom computer:
- Launch Chrome on your Desktop computer.
- In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu .
- Select Settings.
- Under "Sign in," click the button Advanced sync settings.
- In the drop-down menu, select how much information you want to sync. You have two options:
- Sync everything: All of the information in the checkboxes will sync.
- Choose what to sync: Mark the information you want to sync with checkboxes.
- Under "Encryption options," choose one of the following:
Note: If you change this setting on one computer, you might receive a sync error notification on any other devices you’re signed in to. To fix the error, enter the new sync passphrase on the other devices.
- Encrypt synced passwords with your Google credentials: This option is selected by default. It means any synced passwords will be kept secure by your Google Account.
- Encrypt all synced data with your own sync passphrase: Choose this option to protect all your synced data with a sync passphrase.
- If you created a sync passphrase, you may be asked to provide it. (Forget your passphrase? You’ll need to reset sync.)
- Click OK.
From here on out, when you sign into Chrome on one of the classroom computers, it will sync the information you have chosen to allow.