How To Use Google Chrome To Remotely Access PC

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There are several ways in which you can remote access your computer, for instance, Team Viewer and VNC. But, if you have Google Chrome Installed then you can easily access your PC without using Team Viewer and VNC. Chrome has developed an extension called Chrome Remote Desktop extension; this extension will serve you to access your system remotely. Follow the tutorial here to know more about how you can use Google Chrome to remotely access your PC.

It does not matter whether you’re using Windows or OS X, all you need is the Chrome Remote Desktop extension. Grab a copy of the add-on from the Chrome Web Store – click the Add To Chrome The extension must be installed on both the computers that are to be used remotely.

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This is actually a surprisingly large extension, weighing in at some 22.6MB, but it will install very quickly nonetheless. Once installed, click New Tab and you can access the remote access tool from the list of installed apps.
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The first time you launch Chrome Remote Desktop, you’ll need to grant it permission to access your computer. Click Continue, make sure that you are signed into your Google account, and then click ‘Allow access’.

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Chrome Remote Desktop can be used in one of two ways – to offer remote assistance to someone or to take remote control of another computer of your own. Click the ‘Get started’ button in the My Computers section. Click the ‘Enable remote connections’ button.

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As a security measure, you will need to choose a PIN to protect your computer, so enter and confirm a code that is at least six digits in length and then click OK.
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You will also need to click Yes in the User Account Control dialog that appears to permit the changes. Once this is done, re-enter your PIN and click Confirm, followed by OK.

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Next, comes the system that you are going to use to control you’re a Remote Desktop. Follow the same procedures to install the necessary extension in Chrome. While doing so make sure that you are signed into the same Google account as used previously and then authorize the extension to access it.

Now, click Get Started button at the bottom of the page. You will find an entry for the other computer that is to be accessed remotely. By default, you can see that it is being labeled using the name of the system, but it can be changes by clicking the pencil icon to the right and then enter a new name.

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To access the system remotely, click the name of the computer you would like to connect to, enter the PIN you set up, and hit Connect.
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This will allow you to take control of your remote computer similar with the feeling as if you were sitting in front of it. Take a look at the top of the screen, you will find a slide-down drawer where you can find options like Disconnect button, Send keys menu that allows you to send keyboard combinations to the remote machine without allowing them being intercepted by the local computer. The Screen options menu lets you toggle full screen mode on and off and set the resolution or allow you to scale to fit the size of your browser window.

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That’s all.

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