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Touchpad Tips

On 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:

Chromebook Move

Move the pointer: Simply move your finger across the touchpad.


Click: Just press down on the lower half of the touchpad. Since tap-to-click is enabled by default, you can quickly tap the touchpad to click.

Right Click

Right-click: Click the touchpad with two 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 multiple browser tabs open, you can also swipe left and right with three fingers to quickly move between tabs.


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.

Learn about the keys

To control your Chromebook, use the keys across the top of your Chromebook's keyboard. Keys might vary slightly depending on your Chromebook.

previous page

Go to the previous page in your browser history (F1)

Next Page

Go to the next page in your browser history (F2)


Reload your current page (F3)

Hide Tabs

Hide the tabs and launcher in full-screen Immersive mode (F4)

Show All Windows

Show all windows in Overview mode (F5)

Dim Screen

Dim the screen (F6)

Brighten Screen

Make the screen brighter (F7)


Mute (F8)

Decrease Volume

Lower the volume (F9)

Increase Volume

Raise the volume (F10)

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