Tips On Using The Touchpad On Your Chromebook

The touchpad on your Chromebook is more versatile than you realize. Below is a list of maneuvers you can perform for specific tasks. I especially like the one that simulates a “right mouse click” by tapping with two fingers.

Move the pointer Move your finger across the touchpad.

Click
 

Press or tap the lower half of the touchpad.


Right-click

Press or tap the touchpad with two fingers. You can also press Alt, then click with one finger.


Scroll

Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, or left and right to scroll horizontally.


Move between pages

To go back to a page you were just on, swipe left with two fingers. To go forward to a page you were just on, swipe right with two fingers.


See all open windows

Swipe up or down with three fingers. If you have Australian scrolling turned on, swipe up. If you have traditional scrolling turned on, swipe down.


Close a tab
Point to the tab, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.

Open a link in a new tab
Point to the link, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.

Switch between tabs
If you have multiple browser tabs open, swipe left and right with three fingers.

Drag and drop

Using one finger, click and hold the item you want to move. Drag the item to its new spot, then release your finger.

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