How to Right-Click on a Chromebook

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While Chromebooks don’t have a separate right-click button on the touchpad, that doesn’t mean the function isn’t available. Should you need to right-click on something, there are a couple of ways to do so without the need to plug in a mouse.

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The most straight-forward way of right-clicking on a Chromebook is to click the touchpad with two fingers. Just like that, a right-click context menu will appear.

However, you can take that simplicity one step further by enabling the “Tap-to-click” feature.

First, click on the clock to open the system menu and notification tray; then click on the Settings icon.

Scroll to the bottom and click “Advanced.”

Scroll a little bit further until you see the “Device” section. Click on “Touchpad.”

In the touchpad settings, toggle “Enable tap-to-click” to the on position.

Now, all you need to do is tap both fingers against the touchpad to perform a right-click, without the need to depress it completely.

You can also execute a right-click by pressing the Alt key on the keyboard to modify the behavior of a regular click on the touchpad. Hold down “Alt” on the keyboard, then click on the touchpad. That’s it. You just performed a “right-click” on a Chromebook. Additionally, if you enabled “Tap-to-click” from the previous section, you can hold Alt and tap anywhere on the touchpad.

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