Yeah because it's so hard to change the settings so it doesn't do anything when you hit the power button. Hell, that's one of the first things I change when setting up a laptop just incase some asshat comes along and hits it for fun.
@Gamasennin, does ChromeOS even have that option?
@Elmato, If it's distributed by the school districts they disable almost all of the settings. I had these last year
@Langenator, hitting the power button on one of those doesn't do anything; you have to hold down the power button to turn the system off.
@Langenator, I got in trouble for loading Ubuntu on mine
@Elmato, Within a week of getting them at my school, someone got suspended for changing the operating system to Linux
@Gamasennin, I worked it in a public school last year, they have virtually no power over the settings.
@Cenyoawakened, they just put an administrator password, which disables pretty much everything.
Macs are like this too. It's really not a problem.
@OriginalName022, unless you're an idiot. Seriously, who holds down the delete key after it doesn't work the first second you pressed it
@OriginalName022, Yeah, I have a MacBook so I honestly couldn't figure out what the issue in this picture was until I googled it and read the comments on another site. I don't think I've ever hit the power button by accident, and even if I did, nothing would happen.
@Poisonwolf, depend on your setting power button click can be shut down. Or more likely put your computer to sleep
@OriginalName022, that's because Macs are the problem
@Poisonwolf, you can hold down the delete key to delete a string of text, much like backspace
*Patrick voice* I don't get it.
@DaMoon, they're complaining about the placement of they power button. Apparently they haven't realized that you have to hold it down if you want the computer to turn off, so the chances of them turning it off by accident are very low.
@B1azernmn, tapping the power button on my laptop puts it in hibernate
@HSA, huh, maybe it works differently on other laptops then. On my Mac I can spam the power button all I want, but if I don't hold it down nothing actually happens.
@B1azernmn, you can actually change the settings
@HSA, both windows and Mac OS allow you to change the function of pressing the power button so all of you are right.
The real problem is that the keyboard is tiny all around
I've had a chrome book before, and I have to ask, why would you ever use one? It's basically just an Internet browser with a keyboard. It doesn't have any storage space, and it can't access files more complicated than a .txt. A tablet has more functionality, and costs about the same to buy.
@Sybil Reisz, if you're furnishing a school with them.
But in all actuality, they're pretty good for college classes. I thought they were useless at first too, but chrome is like the only thing I use on my $1200 gaming computer. Our school has gmail domain so we get unlimited Google drive space, and drive + chrome does EVERYTHING
@Oh so cherry, except run .exe files or any kind of video driver. And there's nothing a chromebook can do that I can't do on my laptop or my phone.
@Sybil Reisz, but you generally don't need to run .exe files or video drivers for school-related reasons. schools are going to buy the cheapest thing that will serve their purposes, and the purpose of them is mainly for Google Drive.
@Ruupasya, and maybe that works for schools, but I'm not a school. Anything I can do on a chromebook is something I can do on either my phone or my laptop, and both of those devices have more functionality than a chromebook, so I see no reason to ever own one.
I thought this was funny until I had to experience this myself
I support a highscool and middle school that has gone 1 to 1 with these devices. They're dumb and aren't a real world representation of the kind of technology adults use in the workforce. I also hate keeping inventory of these things. Especially since you little sh1ts leave your dang chromebooks everywhere and 'lose' them. Also hour of code is a complete joke on a chromebook.
MacBooks have the same thing. It's like, "thanks for throwing me off!"
I did a summer job setting up Chrome books for a school district, I wonder if it's the same one
When iyou hit it the screen turns white so it should be easy to know you hit it. Also google docs automatically saves your progress.
My school uses these chromebooks and you have to hold it down for about 5 seconds before it fades to power down which you recognize and let go of the key and ot stays right on whatever you were on
I don't see the problem?
@clintfromhere, the power button is right next to backspace
Aaaand fini... Damn