[Chromebook] Learning how to use your Chromebook touchpad
Touch gestures empower you to execute tasks and access various settings on your Chromebook. Please refer to the illustrations below for a guide on touchpad gestures.
Table of Contents:
- Moving the point
- One-finger gestures
- Two-finger gestures
- Three-finger gestures
- Customizing your touchpad
You can tap anywhere on the touchpad to activate its pointer, then slide your finger on the touchpad to move the pointer on screen.
|Drag and drop
|Tap on an active screen then slide the same finger without lifting it off the touchpad. To drop the screen to its new location, lift your finger from the touchpad.
|Tap two fingers on the touchpad to simulate the right-click function.
|Two-finger scroll (up/down)
|Slide two fingers to scroll up or down.
|Two-finger scroll (left/right)
|Slide two fingers to scroll left or right.
|Drag and drop
|Select an item then press and hold the touchpad. Using your other finger, slide on the touchpad to drag the item, lift your finger off the button to drop the item.
|Swipe left/Swipe right
|If you opened multiple tabs on your web browser, swipe three fingers left or right to switch between these tabs.
|Swipe up to see an overview of all the screens currently opened on Chromebook.
If you wish to modify settings such as touchpad clicking, dragging, scrolling direction, or cursor movement speed, please follow the steps below:
- Click on the [Status bar]① located at the bottom-right corner of the screen, and then click [Settings]②.
- In Settings, click [Device]③, then select [Touchpad]④.
Note: If your Chromebook is connected to a mouse, the setting may appear as 'Touchpad and mouse.'
- Within the touchpad settings, you can make adjustments according to your preferences.
You can also refer to the Google Chromebook Help on the official website for more detailed information: