Open Google Workspace for Education from Windows Desktop

Google does not have a desktop client for any Google Workspace for Education besides Google Drive. So when you want to access your Google Mail, Google Calendar, or another Google App, you have to open Google Chrome and then log in to Google Workspace for Education at cedarville.edu/google.

However, to access Google Workspace for Education more easily, you can make the CU Google Workspace for Education page your Google Chrome homepage. Then, you can pin Google Chrome to the Windows Taskbar and Windows Start Menu. To go to the CU Google Workspace for Education landing page, all you will have to do is open Google Chrome.

Setting the CU Google Workspace for Education landing page as your Google Chrome homepage

To set the CU Google Workspace for Education landing page as your Google Chrome homepage, please see the Set Your Internet Browser Homepage article. 

Pinning Google Chrome to the Windows Taskbar and to the Windows Start Menu

In Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows Start icon.
  2. In the start menu, navigate to Google Chrome but do not open it.
  3. In the start menu, right click Google Chrome. A pop-up menu appears.
  4. From the pop-up menu, click “Pin to Taskbar.”
  5. To pin Google Chrome to the Windows Start Menu, repeat steps 1-3. In step 4, instead of clicking “Pin to Taskbar,” click “Pin to Start Menu.”

In Windows 10:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. In the Start menu, navigate to Google Chrome but do not open it.
  3. Right-click "Google Chrome."
  4. Select "Pin to Start."
  5. To pin Google Chrome to the taskbar, repeat steps 1-3. After you right-click "Google Chrome," select "More" > "Pin to Taskbar."
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Article ID: 52804
Created
Thu 4/26/18 2:12 PM
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Mon 3/15/21 1:31 PM