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Use your Pixel Slate Keyboard touchpad

Note: Pixel Slate Keyboard is no longer sold by Google.

You can use your Pixel Slate Keyboard's touchpad to right-click, switch between tabs, and more. Here's how it works:

Pixel Slate | How to Use Your Pixel Slate Keyboard Touchpad

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.
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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.

Change how your touchpad works

You can tap your touchpad to click, or change the direction you scroll. Here's how:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings Settings
  3. In the "Device" section, select Touchpad.
  4. Change how your touchpad works:
    • Turn tap-to-click on or off
    • Turn on tap dragging
    • Adjust how quickly your pointer moves: Move the sliders next to "Touchpad speed"
    • Choose type of scrolling: Traditional (swipe up to move page down) or Australian (swipe up to move page up)

Fix touchpad problems

If your touchpad stops working, try these steps:

  • Make sure there is no dust or dirt on the touchpad.
  • Press the Esc key several times.
  • Drumroll your fingers on the touchpad for ten seconds.
  • Pixel Slate users: Disconnect Pixel Slate from the keyboard, then reconnect.
  • Turn your device off, then back on again.
  • Perform a hard reset.
  • If you have more than one account on your device, delete the account that has problems with the touchpad, then re-add the account.

For information on resetting your hardware or removing an account, see Related articles.

If none of these steps work, contact your device manufacturer.

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