Can I change the settings for my Chromebooks touchpad?

You can make changes to the way your Chromebooks touch-pad works and how the mouse pointer moves.

Change touch-pad settings

  • After signing into your Chromebook.
  • Click the status area where your account picture is.
  • Choose settings.
  • Under the Device area, use the slider to adjust the speed of your touch-pad or mouse pointer.
  • Click Touch-pad settings to:
  • swap the primary mouse buttons
  • turn on or off the tap-and-click feature
  • change the scrolling method
  • Choose OK.

Resolve touch-pad issues

If you experience issues with your touch-pad not functioning, there are troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve this issue. It is recommended that you test the touch-pad after each step to see if it starts working.

  • Examine the touch-pad for dirt, dust, or other obstructions.
  • Press the Esc key multiple times.
  • Drum or tap the touch-pad for at least 10 seconds.
  • Try restarting your Chromebook.
  • Perform a hard reset on your Chromebook.
  • Lastly, login to your Chromebook to see if the issue still occurs. If logging in with a different account reveals that the touch-pad works, you will need to remove the account that causes touch-pad issues and then re-add the account.

Performing a Hard Rest on your Chromebook

You can reset your Chromebook to factory default settings by performing a hard reset.

  • Unplug your Chromebook.
  • Use a paperclip, press the small hole on the backside of your Chromebook as indicated in your user guide.
  • Plug in the power adapter.