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FutureStarrHow to right click on a mac
When the first Apple computer that used a mouse came out, a feature common to PC hardware was conspicuously absent: a right-click button. While today your Macbook Pro or Air will work seamlessly with just about any mouse you connect, for a while, the struggle to right-click was real.There are two buttons on computer mouse that are referred to as “left” and “right” buttons. On a desktop computer, these buttons are typically near the back of the mouse. On a laptop, the “left” button is considered the front of the mouse. In limited circumstances, a third button is added.
My friend and old boss Ben Patterson answered a reader question on his blog about the various ways in which one can right-click on a Mac trackpad. I read the post and was surprised that my preferred method of right-clicking was not covered. Although my method is a derivative of one of the four Ben outlined in his post, I still count it as a separate and distinct manner of right-clicking. Without further ado, let us discuss the five ways in which you can perform a right-click on a Mac trackpad.
This is how your intrepid blogger initiates a right click. Since my index finger is usually mousing about on the trackpad while my thumb lies in wait to click, I simply drop the ol' middle finger down next to my mousin' finger and click with my thumb to perform a right-click. I use it because requires the least amount of movement from my standard mousing-and-clicking posture; my index finger and thumb remain in their usual position, leaving me to move only my middle finger down to the surface of the trackpad. (Source: www.cnet.com)
When the first Apple computer that used a mouse came out, a feature common to PC hardware was conspicuously absent: a right-click button. While today your Macbook Pro or Air will work seamlessly with just about any mouse you connect, for a while, the struggle to right-click wasMacs introduced the world to multiple handy ways of working with a computer. But one of these innovations feels confusing to many users.
Apple’s Magic Mouse, as well as its older Mighty Mouse, doesn’t have the right-side button, but you can easily activate this function. Before proceeding, make sure your mouse is connected via Bluetooth or plugged in a USB port. If you have a non-Apple mouse with two buttons you can simply click the right button. If this doesn’t seem to work, perform a right-click by clicking and holding the Control button on a keyboard.The trackpad on your Apple laptop— MacBook Air or MacBook Pro—can perform all the functions you usually do with a mouse, including the right click. (Source:mackeeper.com)