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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.
Touchpad gestures: Accessing graphical Task Manager
My favorite touchpad gesture is the 3-finger swipe to invoke the graphical Task Manager. Just swipe up with three fingers and every active window is displayed in a thumbnail image on the main screen.
From the Task Manager you can swipe down with three fingers to return to the last active window or tap on a thumbnail to jump to that app.
This is particularly useful if you run apps in a window and not in a tab in the browser.