MBP "ctrl+click" not working in WIn XP ??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 10-Dee-Q, May 24, 2006.

  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

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    hil, i just finished installing boot camp on my MBP, everything works well, exept i cant right click using the touch pad,
    pressing ctrl doesnt do anything, is it supposed to be this way ?
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    In Windows, CTRL + click <> right-click. Everyone running Windows has two-button mice except, apparently, Mac users.

    I've read on the Apple discussion forums where InputRemapper (http://www.olofsson.info/) will let you turn one of your keyboard keys into a right-click button.
     
  3. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but when i press ctrl+click
    nothing happened , it just like i press clikc only ??
    is this normal ?
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    Yes.

    In Windows, CTRL + click is something you use when making a multiple selection, either to add a new object to an existing multiple selection or to remove an object from an existing multiple selection. It is NOT equivalent to doing a right-click. For example, if I have items A, B, C, and D, and I want to select A, C, and D, I would

    click A
    CTRL + click C
    CTRL + click D

    If I then wanted to remove C from the selection, I would

    CTRL + click C

    If you've used Virtual PC in the past, CTRL + click worked as a right-click there because the Mac OS was processing that for you and Virtual PC knew that that meant you wanted a right-click... but in pure Windows (no Virtual PC), CTRL + click is not the same as doing a right-click.
     
  5. 10-Dee-Q thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so is there any way i can enable the right click without using external mouse ?
    and also i just noticed that the bluetooth under winXP is not working too,
    is that noramal too ?>???
    sorry :p
    i;'m beginer here :p
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    The InputRemapper thing I linked to above might be able to help... apparently, it's a Windows utility that lets you map keyboard keys to mouse actions.

    I don't know whether Bluetooth should work in Windows on a MBP... I know it works on an Intel-based Mac mini, so I guess it SHOULD work, but it may be that you've not installed the BT drivers or that BT just isn't turned on.
     
  7. Mojo67821 macrumors regular

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    bluetooth works flawlessly on my MBP. And coincidentally, I use it with a Kensington Blue Tooth mouse. I'd recommend it as it's easy to carry around and no wires.

    I"m glad someone pointed out that control-click DOES NOT EQUAL RIGHT CLICK IN WINDOWS. I've seen a handful of people post about this and this is always the response they get from the Mac users here. I too have XP installed and there is no right click. I haven't bothered remapping anything because I'm always using my mouse when in windows.
     
  8. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

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    If an item is highlighted(with one click) shift+F10 will bring up the "right click" contextual menu in windows.
     
  9. livecn macrumors newbie

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    iMouse is here to rescue!

    Real right-click in Windows for one-button mice/trackpads.

    http://livecn.huasing.org/imouse/

    It enables CapsLock+Click for right-click in Windows. (NOTE: Ctrl+Click has its own meaning in Windows -- Item selection/deselection in lists)
     

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