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Chromebook tips and tricks

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  • Click: Press or tap the touchpad with one finger.
  • Right Click: Press or tap with two fingers.
  • Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, or left and right to scroll horizontally.
  • Previous/Next Page: To go back to a page you were just on, swipe left with two fingers. To go forward to a page you were just on, swipe right with two fingers.
  • See all Open Windows: To see all open windows, swipe up with three fingers. To close it, swipe down with three fingers.
  • Open a link in a new tab: Point to the link, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.
    Or … Close a tab – Point to the tab, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.
  • Switch between tabs: If you have multiple browser tabs open, swipe left or right with three fingers.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Copy & Paste
    • Ctrl + c copies the highlighted area to your clipboard
    • Ctrl + x cuts the highlighted area and store it on your clipboard
    • Ctrl + v pastes whatever was copied or cut from your clipboard
  2. Paste Without Formatting
    • Ctrl + Shift + v pastes whatever you copied while clearing the original formatting
  3. Undo/Redo
    • Ctrl + z Undo your last action
    • Ctrl + Shift + z Redo your last action
  4. CAPS
    • Search + Alt Turn Caps on or off (toggle)
  5. Select
    • Ctrl + a Select everything on the page
    • Ctrl + l Select the content in the address bar
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