Chromebook - How to drag and drop with the touchpad

Document created by Community User on Jul 28, 2017Last modified by Community User on Oct 16, 2019
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On a Chromebook, drag and drop is supported with the touchpad.

To drag and drop using the Chromebook touchpad:
  1. Click the item you want to move with one finger.
  2. With a second finger, move the item.
  3. Release both fingers to drop the item at its new location.

Alternatively, you can use the "click and pop" method, where you click or tap the item you want to move, and then click or tap the location you want to move it to. All drag-and-drop questions also support the "click and pop" method.

For more information about gestures and actions for the Chromebook touchpad, see Use your Chromebook touchpad at

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