If you’re switching to a Chromebook from a desktop PC, you’ll have to get used to a few new ways of doing things. Like Apple computers, Chromebooks do away with right and left click buttons, but obviously you’ll still need the right click function for certain tasks. Most people who make the switch will find themselves wondering how to right click on Chromebook.
It’s pretty straightforward, but unfortunately not all that intuitive. That’s why we’re here, to help you get the most out of your Chromebook.
So let’s dive in.
The good news is your buttonless trackpad is much more versatile than it looks. It clicks down like a mouse button, as when you need to select something or move your cursor around.
But the trackpad “button” can do more than that, and the trick is tapping it with two finger instead of one. It’ll feel awkward the first couple times you try it, but you’ll be used to it in no time. If you want to scroll, for instance, slide two fingers up and down or across the track pad, depending on the direction you’re scrolling.
As for how to right click on Chromebook, just use those same two fingers to click down once on the track pad. depending on where you’ve clicked, you’ll see a menu — usually generated by right clicking — that you can scroll through normally.
If you’ve been able to follow along this far, well, you’re all good. You now know how to right click on Chromebook.
Have you come across any issues right clicking this way? Notice anything that works better on either Chromebook or PC? Let us know in the comments!