How to mirror and align your screen on Chrome OS
Since I’ve been going back and forth between dev and beta builds of Chrome OS on my Samsung Chromebook, one thing I’ve learned is that HDMI mirroring seems to consistently go back and forth between working perfectly and not functioning at all. This is a big deal to me, as I often enjoy connecting my Chromebook to my television to watch television shows or other streaming content.
Luckily, it’s really easy to access the display settings in Chrome OS, start mirroring your Chromebook to another display, and even realign your screen. Just type chrome://settings/display into your omnibar – you can even bookmark it for quick reference in the future.
Depending on your device, and which channel you are currently on, you’ll see a screen similar to the one above. I’m currently on the beta channel, and this screenshot was taken when my Chromebook wasn’t connected to anything else, so the options displayed are a bit more limited. However, with the latest dev update in Chrome OS, some users can now realign their screen, even if it’s only displaying on a single screen.
This settings menu also gives you quick access to mirroring – for some reason, my Chromebook has been treating my HDTV like an extended display lately, so the mirroring option is very welcome. Again, the options that you will see will vary on your device and your build, but in all cases it’s nice to be able to access these settings quickly and easily.