data usuage with google chrome

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if i have bookmarks on my google chrome, do the bookmarks run and use up data constantly, also if i have shortcuts on my desktop, are those running all the time eating up my data? Can i safely have these shortcuts and bookmarks without eating up my data? or do i have to not have any of these at all?
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Are you referring to the browser Google Chrome or are you talking about the Chromebook device?

The Chromebook device is a known data hog, since many of the apps run off cloud based storage, using the internet to pass data back and forth. Maybe some of the others on the forum can add their comments, since I do not have a Chromebook, and will not because of its heavy appetite for data transfer.  
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i am just refering to the browser google chrome 
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also just in general wondering if by adding shortcuts to the desktop, does this keep the apps running by adding the shortcut to my desktop, costing me data usuage?
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Paula - Shortcuts and bookmarks do not consume Exede data unless you click on them.  Live Tiles under Windows 8.x consume data just sitting there.
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Leaving open tabs in any of the browsers will consume data also, even though you are not actually using the tabs. I close any tab that might update periodically, like Facebook, news feeds, email programs, just to conserve data.
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Paula,

Windows 8.1 does have a not so obvious usage meter built-in and I'm finding it to be fairly consistent with Exede's usage meter. See:

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/07/track-your-data-usage-with-windows-8-1/

In addition, Windows 8.1 Task Manager provides a number of not so obvious features. The easiest way to get to it is by Alt-Ctrl-Delete and selecting Task Manager. The App history provides a good breakdown of usage on a Windows 8.1 app by app basis (at least for those apps specifically designed for 8.1). More info at:

http://www.nextofwindows.com/10-windows-8-1-task-manager-features-you-may-not-know/

And then there's also this link:

Some tips on Windows 8 data usage | Exede Internet Community

After a month of steady use of the Surface Pro by my wife, the Windows 8.1 usage meter shows her at about 2.9 GB of data used. Most of that consumed by updates during the LNFZ. I'm continuing to loosen the reins on it, turning off metered mode and enabling selected live tiles (but limiting the tests to the LNFZ to avoid any unexpected surprises). It's for many of these obscure or not so obvious features that Windows 8.1 is growing on me.
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Hello Paula, what everyone above has said is correct. If you have shortcuts or favorites they do not use the services, unless you click on them and go to the site, etc. Leaving tabs open on your browser can use usage depending on what is in the tab. If you have any further questions please send an email with your information to exedelistens@viasat.com.

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