Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Remove Unused Google Meet Extensions & Using Meet’s Built-In Grid View

Ok...the days of needing any of the Google Meet Grid View extensions are over. This is now built into Google Meet. What does that mean for many of you? You need to remove all those Grid View extensions as they are fighting each other, causing issues, using a TON of Chromebook/PC resources, and slowing down your device. The more extensions you have, the more resources are used all the time and the slower your device.

One Way to Remove Extensions:

  1. Click on the Puzzle Piece in the top right of Chrome.

  2. Click the 3 dots to the right of the extension you are no longer using.

  3. Click on "Remove from Chrome..."



You should do this for any extension you are no longer using, not just Meet Grid View. Now is a great time to remove all those extensions you forgot you installed. The ones that you cannot remove are pushed by the District.



How to use the Built-In Grid View in Meet:

  1. Click the 3 dots in the bottom right corner.

  2. Click on "Change Layout".

  3. Choose "Tiled".

  4. Slide the slider at the bottom to the right.

Meet Grid View.gif


You will have to do this each time you start a meeting. Unfortunately, there is no saving this to default.

See all Participants in Meet While Presenting:

The only issue is when you are presenting you get that box that says "You are Presenting" (like we really need to be told?). This is usually the issue for those using 2 monitors (if you only use one you only see the screen you are sharing and not any participants).

  • If you take that screen with the "You are Presenting" showing and hold Control and tap the -  button then the "You are Presenting" box will shrink. All your kids will show up (the more you tap the - button the smaller that box gets and the more kiddos you can see). 

  • When you want to go back to normal you can hold Control and tap the + button. Not perfect, but gets the job done.

If you want these directions in a Document click HERE!