How to Right-Click on a Chromebook

As Chromebook is similar to laptops, they all come with trackpads or touchpads. One thing that you would have noticed is that your Chromebook doesn’t come with two buttons below as you might be used to on your Windows laptops. T

his could make it slightly tricky to work out how you should right-click and perform other functions. You may even be wondering if the right-clicking function even exists on Chromebooks. It actually does and in this guide, you’ll get to know how you can right-click on your Chromebook.

Remember that you can easily plug a USB mouse into a Chromebook and it’ll work without any issues. If you don’t have a USB mouse but you’re thinking of purchasing one, it’ll be worth looking for one with a Chromebook logo as it’ll guarantee compatibility.

How to right-click on your Chromebook

Right-Click on a Chromebook

In most cases, you can simply tap with two fingers at the same time on the trackpad of your Chromebook for right-clicking. However, if that isn’t working, you’ll have to enable the feature.

  1. Head over to the Settings by tapping the menu located in the bottom-right corner of the screen and then select the gear icon
  2. It’ll prompt a settings window to open and you’ll need to scroll down and then click on “Advanced”
  3. Choose “Manage Accessibility Features”
  4. Under “Mouse and Touchpad”, you’ll need to select “Open mouse and touchpad device settings”
  5. Now, click “Enable Tap to Click”

Once this is set up, there are a couple of ways to perform a right-click on your Chromebook.

  • Tap two fingers on your Chromebook’s trackpad at the same time
  • Hold down the “Alt” key located to the left of the space bar and then tap the trackpad with one finger

As with any other operating system, you’ll know that you’ve successfully completed the action once a pop-up menu appears. Within the menu, you’ll be given different options depending on what you were right-clicking.

Aviral Sharma
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