VMware has created user interaction aids to help you navigate conventional Windows user interface elements on a non-Windows device.

Clicking

As in other apps, you can tap your touchpad to click a user interface element. If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, you can touch to click a user interface element. You can also use an external mouse.

Right-Clicking

The following options are available for right-clicking:

  • Tap with two fingers on the touchpad.

  • Hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and tap the touchpad with a single finger.

  • Use an external mouse to right-click.

  • If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, tap with two fingers at nearly the same time. The right-click occurs where the first finger tapped.

Scrolling and Scrollbars

The following options are available for vertical scrolling.

  • Tap and hold with your thumb and then scroll down with one finger on the touchpad. You can also scroll with two fingers.

  • Use an external mouse to scroll.

  • If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, tap with one or two fingers and then drag to scroll. The text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers. Scrolling with one finger does not work if you have zoomed in or when the onscreen keyboard is displayed.

Zooming In and Out

As in other apps, use your keyboard and press Ctrl and + to zoom in and Ctrl and - to zoom out. If your Chrome OS device has a touch screen, you can pinch your fingers apart to zoom out and pinch your fingers together to zoom in.

Window Resizing

To use your touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize. If your Chrome OS device has an external mouse, place your cursor on the edge of the window and drag the border of the window to make it wider or narrower. You cannot resize the window if it is maximized.

Sound, Music, and Video

If sound is turned on for your device, you can play audio in a remote desktop.