How to Use a Laptop Touchpad

The majority of touchpads work the same regardless of the laptop brand. It is nonetheless an important feature to learn for business owners who desire to work with maximum efficiency. A touchpad allows you to scroll, select and click without ever plugging in a mouse. You'll have to get used to navigating with your fingers instead of your entire hand, but the speed you gain will be worth it in the end.

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    Slide one finger along the center of the touchpad to move the cursor.

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    Tap gently to select or press the left button beneath the touchpad. Tap twice quickly to produce a double-click.

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    Press the button on the right to right-click an object. To drag, hold down the left-click button with one finger while dragging the touchpad with another. Your laptop may have an alternative method for dragging, such as tapping down, up and down again.

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    Place your finger along the right edge of the touchpad and slide your finger up or down to scroll. You might need to click the window or folder to make it active before scrolling. Alternatively, double-tap directly on a scroll bar to snap it to the cursor.