3 Finger Click = Middle Button on Chromebook

Remember my post about 3 finger swipe for Chromebooks? We knew that this feature is coming but there was no information about how it will be used on our Chromebooks. Now, we have an answer, or may be a part of the answer.

Google team is planning to add a 3 finger click option on Chromebook touchpad which will be equal to middle click on your mouse/laptop touchpad.

I use the middle click on the PC mouse with Chrome all the time. Middle click a tab to close it, middle click a link to open it in a new tab and more. You guys will be able to do this on the Chromebook touch pad when this is out on Chrome OS. For now, this available only on daily builds of Chromium OS.

This is just three finger click now. We should see more functions for 3 finger swipes. That’ll be cool right?

Bluetooth Support for Gaming Devices

Another feature that landed today on Chrome OS was Bluetooth support for gaming devices.This is part of the ongoing effort to make Chrome OS work nice with bluetooth devices. Expect a detailed how-to post on this soon! (as soon as I can get Chromium OS back on my netbook!)

What will be the best use case for bluetooth on a Chromebook? Wireless mouse, and then?

In Category: Chromebook


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 4 Comments
  • James 02/05/2012, 10:21 pm

    This worked until the last update; this is more of a fix for an issue that also affected other Linux-based systems.

    • Dinu 02/05/2012, 10:44 pm


      this is why I keep saying.. NEED A CHROMEBOOK!!

  • Bill 02/05/2012, 10:31 pm

    For me Bluetooth is = VOIP. I do not use any other device.

    • Dinu 02/05/2012, 10:43 pm

      🙂 not even a wireless mouse?