Photo by @topgold of our 3yo Chromie.
WE HAVE THREE Chromebook users in our home and I've scribbled some notes below for hands-on practise with the Chromebook touchpad.
To move the pointer simple slide across the touchpad.
Click: Press down on the lower half of the touchpad. Since tap-to-click is on by default, you can quickly tap the touchpad to click.
Right-click: Click the touchpad with two fingers, or hold Alt while doing a single click.
Middle-click: Click the touchpad with three fingers.
Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, left and right to scroll horizontally. If you have multiple browser tabs open, you can also swipe left and right with threefingers to quickly move between tabs.
Swipe: Quickly move two fingers left or right to go backward or forward on web pages or while using apps. You can also swipe up with three fingers to see all of your open windows.
Drag and drop: Click the item you want to move with one finger. With a second finger, move the item. Release both fingers to drop the item at its new location.
[Bernie Goldbach is trying to teach young people how to swipe between Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS without pausing for ECDL Training.]