3 Ways to Right Click on a Chromebook

Updated on by Jim Mendenhall

Chromebook Right Click

Because Chromebook touchpads don’t come with left and right buttons, people are often confused about how to right-click on a Chromebook. Thankfully, opening the context menu (or right-click menu) on a Chromebook is quite easy. Here are three easy ways to right click on a Chromebook.

  1. The easiest way is to double tap on the touchpad. Simply tap or click on the touchpad with two fingers at once. This may be a familiar gesture for some Mac and Windows laptop users.

  2. Alternatively, you can hold the alt key while tapping the trackpad.

  3. Finally, if you don’t like touchpads and gestures, you can always connect a traditional mouse to your Chromebook. Most USB and wireless mice work fine with Chromebooks and offer a traditional right mouse button along with other features such as scroll wheels.

Watch the video tutorial below for examples of each right click method.