Chromebook touchpad tips
If you're using a Chromebook, use the touchpad to move the pointer and select items on the screen. Here are some gestures and actions supported by the touchpad:
|Move the pointer: Simply move your finger across the touchpad.|
|Click: Press down on the lower half of the touchpad. Since tap-to-click is on by default, you can quickly tap the touchpad to click.|
|Right-click: Click the touchpad with two fingers, or hold Alt while doing a single click.
Middle-click: Click the touchpad with three fingers.
|Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, left and right to scroll horizontally.
If you have Australian scrolling enabled, move two fingers up to scroll down. (It works in the same way as say, your smartphone or tablet.) If you have multiple browser tabs open, you can also swipe left and right with three fingers to quickly move between tabs.
Swipe: Quickly move two fingers left or right to go backward or forward on web pages or while using apps. You can also swipe up with three fingers to see all of your open windows.
|Drag and drop: Click the item you want to move with one finger. With a second finger, move the item. Release both fingers to drop the item at its new location.|
- If you'd like, you can also connect a USB or Bluetooth mouse to your Chromebook instead of using the touchpad.
- Learn how to adjust the pointer and touchpad settings.
Discuss with other Chromies in Chromebook Central.
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