Create input shortcuts

You can customize the buttons on your input devices such as mouse, keyboard, and pen tablet. You can find all the categories of your connected devices on the “Device settings” page. Each category has sub-pages where you can customize your devices.

Customize your keyboard settings

For each keyboard category, you can modify the following:

  • Built-in keyboard
    • Treat top-row keys as function keys
    • Enable auto-repeat
    • Remap keyboard keys
  • External keyboard
    • Convert F keys to ChromeOS top-row keys
    • Enable System/Launcher key to switch the behavior of the top-row keys
    • Enable auto-repeat
    • Remap keyboard keys

Remap keyboard keys

You can remap keys to change their function. To restore to default settings, select Restore defaults.

Customizable keys:

  • Modifier keys
  • Escape
  • Backspace
  • Caps lock
  • Assistant (for some keyboards)
Customize your mouse button settings

To customize a button on any connected mouse:

  1. On your Chromebook, go to Device settings.
  2. Select Mouse and then Customize mouse buttons.
  3. Under “Customize mouse button,” you can:
    • Turn on or off Swap your left and right mouse buttons.
    • Click additional buttons on your mouse to add or locate buttons.

To edit a button name:

  1. Select Customize mouse buttons.
  2. Hover over the button name.
  3. Select Edit .
  4. Input the button name you prefer.
  5. Select Done.

To assign action to a button:

  1. Select Customize mouse buttons.
  2. Next to the button you want to add an action to, select the drop down menu.
  3. Choose an action for that button.
    • If you choose “Key combination,” you can assign keyboard shortcuts or a single key for mouse buttons.
      1. In the “Enter key combination” box, press and hold any modifier keys and one other key or a single key on the keyboard.
      2. Release the keys.
      3. Select Save.
      4. If you want to edit the keys, select Edit .
Customize your pen tablet button settings

To customize a button for any connected pen tablet:

  1. On your Chromebook, go to Device settings.
  2. Select Pen tablet.
  3. Select either:
    • Customize tablet buttons
    • Customize pen button
  4. Under “Customize pen button,” you can:
    • Click additional buttons on your pen to add or locate buttons.
  5. To arrange the order of the buttons, select More More.

To edit a button name:

  1. Select either:
    • Customize tablet buttons
    • Customize pen button
  2. Hover over the button name.
  3. Select Edit .
  4. Input the button name you prefer.
  5. Select Done.

To assign action to button:

  1. Select either:
    • Customize tablet buttons
    • Customize pen button
  2. Next to the button you want to add an action to, select the drop down menu.
  3. Choose an action for that button.
    • If you choose “Key combination,” you can assign keyboard shortcuts or a single key for tablet or pen buttons.
      1. In the “Enter key combination” box, press and hold any modifier keys and one other key or a single key on the keyboard.
      2. Release the keys.
      3. Select Save.
      4. If you want to edit the keys, select Edit .

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