Switching between vertex, edge and faces ? (laptop user)

It seems as if you haven’t been installing and dealing with addons before.

I thought I might note here, I have Wazou’s Pie Menus v2 integrated into my custom blender setup. Among many other things. Maybe it’d be an easier way for you to check out what it’s all about, and who knows maybe find something else you like. If you want to give that a go, here’s where to grab it and how to install: