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Using Touchscreen Gestures

Many newer Chromebooks come with touchscreen displays. This is particularly useful if you have a convertible Chromebook that you can also use as a tablet.

To take full advantage of a touchscreen display, you need to master various touchscreen gestures. The following table details some of the more useful ones.

Chrome Touchscreen Gestures




Tap where you want to click

Close a window

Swipe down from the top of the window

Display the App Drawer

Swipe up from the Shelf at the bottom of the screen

Go to a previous page

Swipe your finger left to right

Go to the next page

Swipe your finger right to left

Hide the App Drawer

Swipe down from the top of the App Drawer


Touch and hold where you want to right-click


Drag your finger in the direction you want to scroll

View all open windows

Swipe down from the top of the screen

Zoom in

Spread your fingers apart

Zoom out

Pinch your fingers together

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