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Working!! UpWork Desktop App On ChromeOS*

deanwest7
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Dean W Member Since: Dec 26, 2020
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Completely agreed!  Frustrating that this thread has been open for years and Upwork still hasn't developed a ChromeOS app yet.

vladag
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Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Dean and Sam,

I understand your experience and suggestion but would like to reiterate that the Upwork Desktop app isn't officially supported on Chromebook. While we are deeply focused on supporting our users there are certain limitations on certain OSs that are preventing the app from operating as designed, which is why we strongly encourage users to use the app on supported OSs. 

 

Dean, I checked your Work Diary and would like to offer advice regarding how the Upwork Desktop app is tracking user activity via private message if you like, since we can't discuss account-specific information publicly. Feel free to select my name > "Message" button if you'd like to discuss this further. In the meantime, please do check the "User Activity" section under the FAQ at the bottom of this Help article for more information. 

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Ian G Member Since: Jan 30, 2021
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Thank you Stephanie M. I was able to install my Upwork desktop app on my ChromeOS laptop. I also configure some system upgrades of my Linux and it works Smiley Happy.

sedobbs
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Sarah D Member Since: Mar 18, 2021
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This was suuuuuper helpful! Worked like a charm!

a915aeac
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Charmaine V Member Since: Dec 9, 2020
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Is this working now? I mean does it take screenshots now?

mproffitt
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Matthew P Member Since: Aug 15, 2017
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As far as I recall,

No, It still does not have public approval and does not allow the application to take screenshots. 

I believe this is due to a call function for WindowsOS in the Upwork application that is not supported inside Linux (including Debian-based variants), but I've never delved into the app's source code (Violations of ToU and what-not) so I can't make a formal statement as to what keeps it from working. 

annswenupwork
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Ann Swen V Member Since: Jun 4, 2021
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Follow this TS, My timetracker is working but when it took a screenshot and when I saw the thumbnail for it it just has a big "failed to take screenshot" . I am using Google Chrome OS Version 91.0.4472.81 (Official Build) (64-bit) and running the desktop app by enabling Linux dev software

mproffitt
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Matthew P Member Since: Aug 15, 2017
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No, It still does not have public support on Chromebook or ChromeOS and as such, does not allow the application to take screenshots when run on either ChromeOS or Linux via ChromeOS.

I believe this is due to a call function for WindowsOS in the Upwork application that is not supported inside Linux/ChromeOS (including Debian-based Linux variants), but I've never delved into the app's source code (Violations of ToU and what-not) so I can't make a formal statement as to what keeps it from working. 

daveowebb
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David O Member Since: Oct 24, 2017
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Thanks!

daveowebb
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David O Member Since: Oct 24, 2017
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This is a request to Upwork to add support for the desktop (time-tracker) App on Chrome OS. Thanks

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