How to use right click function by Chromebook pc’s touch pad?


When a regular windows user switches to a Chromebook one problem he might find is, with right clicking function of its touch pad because no such feature is present there (as in my Chromebook too). So here is the solution for it.

Actually, right clicking in touch pad of Chromebook can be done in 2 ways.

First, is to tap gently with two fingers slightly apart, and the function that you expect from the right click will become evident. The biggest demerit of this process is sometimes the touch pad might not appreciate the pressure and you might require repeated similar strokes, and that probably holds true for other windows based laptops too.

The second way is a more stable path in my view. In this, one has to simply click (press to click) on the touch-pad with 2 fingers instead of tapping. It seems, clicks are better perceived than gentle taps and the right click function is easily obtained by clicking by pressing with 2 fingers. Unlike, regular mouses or touch pads you don´t need to think of left or right click feature, simply the no. of fingers you use will dictate your instruction to the Chromebook. When using a single finger,its like the left click and and 2 fingers will count for right click.

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Where is the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key in a Chromebook?

Like various other keys which are generally present on traditional keyboards, Chromebooks lacks the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key. However, there is no reason to despair for that, there is an alternative solution provided in the Chromebooks, only thing is you should be aware of it to use.

To enable the ‘Home’ and ‘End’ key function do the following-

-first choose a sentence or word and place the cursor at the beginning of it.

-secondly, press the ‘search’ key (the key with a search symbol on it), and while pressing it next press the right side (or forward) direction indicating arrow key. This will take the cursor to the end of the sentence directly. So this is how you can do the ‘End’ key function on the Chromebook.

-in the same manner if you repeat the maneuver by pressing the left side ( or backward) direction indicating key it will take the cursor back to the beginning of the sentence or word. This is a function that is similar to the function of ‘home’key in traditional key boards.

VLC Media Player Finally Available on Chrome OS

The much loved VLC media player is already available on every significant desktop operating system, and even a few obscure ones, with one major exception: Chrome OS. But that’s about to change.

The nonprofit VideoLAN organization on Friday announced that the free, open source, cross-platform VLC multimedia player is finally available on Google’s Chrome OS. Like the desktop version of VLC, the new Chrome OS iteration can play most video files, as well as network streams and DVD ISOs. It’s also a full audio player capable of playing even “weird audio formats” like FLAC.

“VLC is intended for everyone, is totally free, has no ads, no in-app-purchases, no spying and is developed by passionate volunteers,” VideoLAN President Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote in a blog post. “All the source code is available for free.”

Source: Google Chromebook Pixel (2015): VLC Media Player Finally Available on Chrome OS