Chromebook touchpad don’t come with left and right buttons, some new users confused as how to right click on Chromebook. You can use your Chromesbook’s touchpad to move the pointer, right-click items on the screen and more. Chrome OS enables “tap-to-click” by default, that means you don’t need to physically press down anywhere on the touchpad to click.

How to Right Click on Chromebook

There are two ways to right click on a Chromebook using the touchpad without using a Bluetooth pointer or plug in a USB mouse.

  • Tap once on the touchpad using two fingers
  • Press the Alt key and single finger tap on the touchpad at the same time

Note : If you’ve a problem with one of the above options, you can connect a USB mouse with two buttons to Chromebook. 

Also See : How to Install Android Apps, Google Play Store on Chromebook

How to Middle Click on Chromebook

In Chromebook, you can use middle click on a link to open it in a background tab and middle click on an open tab to close it. To use middle click on Chromebook, just place three finger on your Chromebook touchpad at same time.

How to Scroll on Chromebook Touchpad

To scroll a web-page on a Chromebook, you need to place two fingers on the touchpad then move up or down depending on your desired scroll direction. You can also enable “Australian Scrolling”, where pushing two fingers up the touchpad makes the page move up by changing the option in Settings > Touchpad and Mouse > Scrolling.

Bonus Chromebook Touchpad Tips

To work with Chromebook in a productive environment and save time, you can also use the give shortcut. 

Switch between tabs : If you’ve multiple browser tabs open, you can swipe left and right with three fingers to quickly move between tabs.
Drag and Drop : Click and hold the item you want to move, while holding move the item. Release your finger to drop the item at its new location.

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