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.