Using the Touchpad to Navigate Google Chrome by Paul Brugh

How will this make using a Chromebook more efficient?

Using the touchpad you will be able to switch between tabs without the hassle of moving the mouse and clicking back and forth between tabs. This is useful for when you have to navigate between multiple tabs quickly. You can also use two finger swiping to scroll up and down a page, as well as quickly swiping left to go back to the previous page. All of this uses only the touchpad. No clicking back and forth and inefficient navigation.

Steps

1.First open Google chrome on your Chromebook. Then open multiple tabs on the web browser Google Chrome. This happens naturally during most sessions of surfing the web and click on links or you can click the new tab button at the top of the screen that looks like a parallelogram. This tool will allow you to switch between tabs without moving your hand away from the touchpad.Parallelegram

2. On your touchpad place three fingers.File_001

 

3. Slowly swipe the three fingers left or right until you reach the desired tab. The tabs on the top of the screen will briefly light up as you scroll over them. Then it will switch tabs automatically. Release when you reach the desired tab.File_000

4. In order to scroll down or up through the page you are currently on, place two fingers on the touchpad. From there you can swipe up and down to move the web page up and down accordingly. To go back to the previous page you were on, place two fingers on the touchpad. Now swipe left and Google Chrome will automatically go back to the previous page.

FNcoeh.gif5. You can open the desired link in a new tab in the background by tapping on the touchpad with three fingers while hovering over the link. This makes sure you are not taken away from an important website that you have no desire to stray from.

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Video example of switching between tabs

Bio

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Paul Brugh ( @PaulBrugh )  is a senior at Ash Grove High School. He is the centerfielder for Ash Grove Pirates baseball and a superfan during any home sports game. Paul is currently taking Industrial Maintenance classes at OTC thanks to the help of Ash Grove High School. He hopes to continue his journey through college at Missouri S&T to become a petroleum engineer while learning to be a jack of all trades.

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