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Getting the Caps Lock key back
Google put the Search button in place of the Caps Lock key. Some like that change but others like me need the Caps Lock key.
That's easy to fix in the keyboard settings in Chrome. It gives you the option to change what happens when you hit the Search, Ctrl, and Alt keys.
Since the Search key is where the Caps Lock is normally located, it makes sense to change that one to Caps Lock.
You can change these keys any time you like so feel free to try something new.
Touchpad gestures: Accessing previous/next web pages in the browser
Chromebooks have good trackpads and they have multi-touch gestures that make it easy to do certain functions. This includes the 2-finger swipe in the browser to cycle back through previously visited web pages.
Simply swipe left or right with two fingers to go to the previous or next web page on the active tab. It works smoothly and keeps your hand on the trackpad. I use this method more often than hitting the left or right arrow keys next to the Esc key on the top row of the keyboard.
Touchpad gestures: Cycling through open browser tabs
Another useful touchpad gesture makes it easy to cycle through open tabs in the browser. This is a 3-finger swipe to the left or right to spin through the open tabs. This is especially good for those who have lots of tabs open in Chrome.
I find it necessary to swipe slowly for precision, but you can quickly swipe and jump all the way left or right.