How to Right Click on a Chromebook?

How to Right Click on a Chromebook

How to right click on a Chromebook is the first problem people face when someone switches to a Chromebook from a Windows computer. So if you are facing the same issue, do not feel alone, we all have been there. In this article, we will talk about all the different methods of right-clicking on a Chromebook with step by step guide.

How to Right Click on a Chromebook

1. Two Finger Tap

Two Finger Touch
Two Finger Touch

If you have ever used an Apple or Windows laptop which does not have separate left and right-click buttons you should already know this process. All you have to do is rather than taping on the object you want right click with one finger, you will use two fingers. The touchpad will interpret it as a right-click and you will find the drop-down menu as expected.

If this is your first time using this technique all you have to focus on is the timing. Your two fingers should tap on the touchpad at the same time and rise also to invoke the process. After a little practice, it will be second nature for you.

2. Right Click with Keyboard

If you are still learning the first method and looking for a more reliable way to right-click instead, you can use your keyboard. To perform the right-clicking action, you have to hold down the ‘Alt’ button and tap on the object. It can also come in handy when you are already typing or your fingers are busy doing something else.

3. Right-Clicking to Move Objects

To move objects on the screen on a Chromebook you have to combine both left and right clicks, it might be confusing at first. First, tap on the object you want to move and hold it. Now with the second finger swipe the way you want to move the object. Here your first finger enables to moving option and the second finger does the main job

4. Have a Mouse? Turn the TouchPad Off

Turn off the Touch Pad
Turn off the Touch Pad

Chromebook allows you to change the touchpad settings easily or shut it off completely from the Settings menu. If you already have a mouse around you should turn the touchpad off. It will also help you if you are using the inbuilt keyboard. On the other hand, you can control the speed of the touchpad.


So these are all the way you can control a right-click action on a Chromebook. One thing to remember, the smoothness and the precision of the movement of your finger will be much better on high-end Chromebooks.

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