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Right-click on a Mac

If you don’t have a 2 button mouse connected to your Mac laptop there are only 2 other ways to perform a right click:

1. Hold down the Control key while you click
2. Click and hold down your click for a second or two

BUT today I discovered a much nicer version for when I’m on the road and not hooked up to a real mouse. You can tap the trackpad with two fingers for right-click. To enable it on your Mac go to System Preferences, click “Keyboard & Mouse”, and select “Tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click”. Voila!
Right Click on a Mac

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  1. August 16th, 2007 at 00:56 | #1

    best. mac. tip. ever.

    One of my friends refuses to turn this on with her macbook. It’s a constant frustration when I’m at her house and using her computer. I’m such a lazy ‘net surfer.

  2. niru
    June 4th, 2008 at 23:39 | #2

    Thanks much. This information helped me.

  3. kishore
    September 8th, 2008 at 07:25 | #3

    Such a cool Hint… Never realized. Also this works when you are on Windows using Parellels.