Viking Tech Help Center

Welcome to the RV Student Tech Help Center!

On this page you will find links to tutorials and step sheets that can help you get the most from your Chromebook and the digital tools you have access to at River Valley. Use the menu at the top of the page to explore this site.


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To access the wireless network you will need to install the Securly certificate on your device. The instructions are pretty straightforward for anyone willing to allow Securly filtering on your personal device. You will still need to login with your Google credentials to get online.

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Viking Tech Tips

Using Your Chromebook Touchpad

🖐 Touchpad Gestures

1-Finger Gestures

  • Move the pointer - Move one finger across the touchpad.

  • Drag and drop - Using one finger, click and hold the item you want to move. Drag the item to its new spot, then release your finger.

  • Click - Press or tap the touchpad with one finger.

2-Finger Gestures

  • Right-click - Press or tap the touchpad with two fingers. You can also press Alt, then click with one finger.

  • Scroll - Place two fingers on the touchpad and move them up and down to scroll vertically, or left and right to scroll horizontally.

  • Move between pages - To go back to a page you were just on, swipe left with two fingers. To go forward to a page you were just on, swipe right with two fingers.

3-Finger Gestures

  • See all open windows - To see all open windows, swipe up with three fingers. To close it, swipe down with three fingers.

  • Open a link in a new tab - Point to the link, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.

  • Switch between tabs - If you have multiple browser tabs open, swipe left or right with three fingers.

  • Close a tab - Point to the tab, then tap or click the touchpad with three fingers.

4-Finger Gestures

  • Switch between virtual desks - If you have multiple desks open, swipe left or right with four fingers.

🗂️ Multiple Desks

Chromebooks allow you to organize your windows into multiple desks.

Create and access desks

  • To access your desks, press the "Show windows" key

  • Click "New desk" to create an additional desk.

  • Click on the name of any desk to rename it.

  • Click on any desk to switch to that desk.

  • Tip - Swipe left or right with four fingers on your touchpad to move to the next desk.

Manage content on desks

  • To move content press the "Show windows" key and then drag windows or apps to the desired desk.

  • Or right click on a window or tab, then choose to move to another desk or show in all desks.

  • To delete a desk press the "Show windows" key and then click the Close button in the top right corner of the desk thumbnail.