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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.

  1. Tap once on the touchpad using two fingers to right-click, as shown in the picture

    Chromebook - Two Fingers Click

How to right-click on a Chromebook using Keyboard + Touchpad

You can also use your keyboard and touchpad to right-click on a Chromebook.

  1. Press alt + tap once on the touchpad with one finger to right-click

    Chromebook - One Finger Click+Alt

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.

  1. Click on the circle at the bottom left corner, then click on “Settings”

    Chromebook - Menu - Settings

  2. In Settings, click on “Advanced,” select “Accessibility,” and click on “Manage accessibility features”

    Chromebook - Menu - Settings - Advanced - Accessibility - Manage Features

  3. Under “Mouse and Touchpad,” select “Open mouse and touchpad device settings”

    Chromebook - Settings - Accessibility - Manage Features - Mouse & Touchpad - Open Device Settings

  4. 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.

    Chromebook - Settings - Accessibility - Manage Features - Mouse & Touchpad - Open Device Settings - Touchpad - Enable Tap-to-click

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.

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