View Full Version : Is there Right-Click in Lion?

Feb 25, 2011, 09:02 PM
I noticed that 2 finger tap is utilized for zooming in Lion, and that there are a lot more prominent action menus in Finder and other apps.
So my question is, is there a secondary click in Lion, and how do you activate in on the trackpad?

Feb 25, 2011, 09:05 PM
Zooming is double-tap (one finger twice), like on iOS. Two finger tap is the same as before.

EDIT: Actually double tap with two fingers zooms. Just figured that out. I was wondering why it didn't work most of the time. A single tap with two fingers still brings up the contextual menu without any noticeable delay.

Feb 25, 2011, 09:05 PM
Have you taken a look at the Trackpad Preferences?


Feb 25, 2011, 09:05 PM
The same way as in Snow Leopard: Use two fingers and click on the trackpad. Lion is very good at recognizing the different gestures and what to do.

Feb 25, 2011, 09:06 PM
Zooming is double-tap (one finger twice), like on iOS. Two finger tap is the same as before.

Zooming is pinching not double tap.

Feb 25, 2011, 09:08 PM
Double tap works too. It's featured in the gestures video on the Lion page.

Feb 25, 2011, 09:45 PM
Speaking of two finger gestures. A two finger swipe to the left or right in Safari now functions like hitting the Back or Forward buttons to flip through the window's history. My question: if two finger swiping activates Back/Forward, how can you pan/scroll around a webpage that is bigger than the window? That should also be a two finger swipe. How does Lion know the difference?

Feb 25, 2011, 10:10 PM
If it's anything like Preview it would scroll to the edge and then to the other page.