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 the Chromebook 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 the Chromebook has a touch screen, tap with two fingers to right-click.

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 the Chromebook has a touch screen, tap with two fingers and then drag to scroll. The text under your fingers moves in the same direction as your fingers.

Zooming In and Out

Zooming in and out is not supported.

Window Resizing

To use the touchpad to resize a window, touch and hold one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize.

If the Chromebook 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.

If the Chromebook has a touch screen, place one finger at the corner or side of the window and drag to resize.

Sound, Music, and Video

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

Multiple Monitor Feature Limitation

Touch gestures are disabled when the multiple monitor feature is enabled. For more information, see Using Multiple Monitors.