If you have a Chromebook, you may notice that it has one trackpad with no buttons. It can make figuring out how to right-click difficult (as well as some other functions). You can insert a USB mouse into a Chromebook, which will function well. If you don’t have a mouse, seek the “Works with Chromebook” badge, assuring compatibility when buying one. But you can also right-click without a mouse.
Here’s how you can accomplish it. We have added another helpful hint as well.
How to right-click on a Chromebook using the touchpad
This method to right-click on a Chromebook using the touchpad is pretty simple; all you need to do is to use your two fingers, as explained in the following step.
- Tap once on the touchpad using two fingers to right-click, as shown in the picture
How to right-click on a Chromebook using Keyboard + Touchpad
You can also use your keyboard and touchpad to right-click on a Chromebook.
- Press alt + tap once on the touchpad with one finger to right-click
How to Enable Tap to Click on a Chromebook
The simplest method to right-click on a Chromebook is to use two fingers on the trackpad, and a right-click context menu will display. You may, however, take that ease of use a step further by enabling the “Tap-to-click” option.
- Click on the circle at the bottom left corner, then click on “Settings”
- In Settings, click on “Advanced,” select “Accessibility,” and click on “Manage accessibility features”
- Under “Mouse and Touchpad,” select “Open mouse and touchpad device settings”
- Under “Touchpad,” toggle the “Enable tap-to-click” to turn on/off the right-click feature on ChromeOS / on a Chromebook
Turning on this feature will allow you to right-click with a single tap with both fingers without depressing it downright.
How to Copy and Paste on a Chromebook / on ChromeOS
Similar to right-clicking, also Copy and Paste on a Chromebook works a bit differently as you might expect. Read our other tutorial to find out all the ways how to Copy and Paste on ChromeOS.