How to do a barrel roll on a Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook Pro
Samsung Chromebook Pro (Image credit: Android Central)

I love how productive I can be on a Chromebook. I probably spend three-quarters of my day typing away on my ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 researching and writing articles for Android Central, but every now and then, I need to take a short break to clear my head. One of the sillier and surprisingly fun things that I like to do is to freak out those around me by making my entire Chromebook screen spin into a barrel roll. Sure, you may know the trick about how to do this from a Google search page, but did you know you can make the entire screen of your Chromebook perform this acrobatic feat? I'll show you how!

How to do a barrel roll on a Chromebook the entire screen

  1. From whatever screen you happen to be on, hold down the following key combination: Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Rotate (rotate is the curved arrow key on the top row, just above the number 4).
  2. Watch your friends and family gawk as your Chromebook's screen spins around.
  3. Repeat as needed (or wanted).

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How to do a barrel roll on a Chromebook from Google search

  1. Go to the search bar and type in the words "do a barrel roll."

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  1. Watch as the content in that specific tab spins around.

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)
  1. Repeat as needed (or wanted).

See what I mean? Not every guide has to be about drab or dull productivity hacks. Some, like the barrel roll or dinosaur game, can just be about killing time and having fun!

Our top equipment picks

If you're looking for a Chromebook that can handle an actual barrel roll, I suggest the kid-proof ASUS Chromebook Flip C214.

Jeramy Johnson
Editor-in-chief

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.