Right click in Windows with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by richard4339, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    How do I get the right-click in Boot Camp with WinXP to work? I have tried every key combination I know of, and can't figure out how to do it. Is there an option somewhere that must be enabled?
  2. Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Have you installed the driver CD from Boot Camp?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    Yes, and everything installed correctly as far as I know. I've got wireless internet, I see an Apple keyboard program running in the taskbar, hell, two finger scrolling is even working... however... I can't get a right click to save my life.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    And, did we consult the README in BootCamp?

  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    The information on Apple's website says to use the right command key along with single clicking the trackpad. In the Installation Instructions (since there is not a README I can find, I will assume you are referring to this), it says to put two fingers on the trackpad and to click the button.

    Neither of these solutions seems to be working, so I am going to assume that something did not install correctly with my drivers CD, so I'm going to try reinstalling.
  6. macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2006
    click on the item once, then hit

  7. macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Apparently for the newer version of Bootcamp, they replaced the right-click method from a background program (much like Brightness.exe and AppleTime.exe), to an actual Trackpad driver that will allow a two finger + click on the Trackpad as a right-click.

    During my saga to install Vista, I kept wondering why the right-click functionality doesn't work, and finally when I gave up and moved back to XP I found that it still did not work. What I ended up having to do was force the Trackpad driver to install, as Windows seems to prefer a more generic (but signed) driver over the Apple specific (and unsigned) driver.

    Your mileage may vary, but first check under USB devices to see if "Apple Trackpad" is listed. If not, you might try to reinstall the Bootcamp drivers, however what I ended up having to do is go there every single device in the "Human Interface Devices" list, try to update the driver, and see if Windows lists "Apple Trackpad" as a compatible device. Once the driver is installed, right-click functionality, and scrolling via the Trackpad works properly.
  8. macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2006
    hey i was just going to post this question! so have you guys also gotten the volume buttons to work? that would be nice
  9. macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2006
    On My C2D MBP it's hold down the "Fn" key and then click.
  10. macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2007
    United Kingdom
    For my macbook i can right click by placing 2 fingers on the trackpad and pressing the trackpad button.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008

    click and hold your two fingers in the trackpad and then click the mouse,

    BUT you have to hold your two fingers on the pad.

  12. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Only if you've installed the Apple drivers.
  13. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2008
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    On the unibody mbp you use a 3 finger click for a right click and of course with an attached mouse, the buttons are the same in windows or leopard.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2004
    California, USA
    On XP in BootCamp for me, accessing the volume buttons on my desktop using the thin aluminum keyboard, it would be holding the FN key then the volume buttons! It also works for ejecting the CD-rom tray, and reloading a webpage.

    How do you get a screen capture in BootCamp running XP Pro with the thin aluminum keyboard???
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    Yeah I was about to post about this exact same thing, but then I read the comment about triple-finger clicking under Windows and that worked for me (Late 2008 MBP). I wonder why this is, its rather annoying to retrain yourself to do a triple finger click under Windows when it's only two fingers in OS X.

    I also installed the 2.1 Boot Camp update for Vista x64. Odd stuff.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2008

    cg165 is right, you should use 3 fingers I had the same problem
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    South Africa
    Macbook and virtual windows

    I am in the situation that my bootcamp bootup windows responds to the 2 fingers tap, hold and click the left touchpad button. However, in VMware bootup of my bootcamp partition, the right click button works first time every time with the actual touchpad right button. So does the 2finger single click as a right click. Why so different? Why does it only work correctly in VMware?
  18. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    first time i install the BootCamp soft at Window,
    The Right Click is work fine,

    But after several IMPORTANT update at the mac OS,
    the Right click function at the window XP side,
    loss the function, and even now i cant fix this.....
  19. macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2009
    Tripple Click

    The two finger thing worked everywhere for me except in the task tray;
    There I had to use a three finger click.
    Hope this helps.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2010

    i just want to thank the room moderator yellow.yellow you may laugh but ive been using my windows-installed mac for around three months with the help of a usb receiver and wireless mouse..it has created much inconvenience for me but i had to because i didnt know how to right-click ...well i didnt read boot camp read me thank you very much...:)
  21. macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    And, is Magic mouse right-clicking working in Windows XP/Vista/7?
  22. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010
    how to right-click on a Mac using Boot Camp

    You simply have to find the sweet spot.

    For my base level Macbook running on BootCamp, it's in very middle of the bottom right side of the touch pad. At times it requires a single click, others a double.

    I wrote about it in my blog here: http://chicktech.com/2010/02/07/how-to-right-click-on-a-macbook/
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2010
    no help!!

    tried everything in the thread!!

    I'm on Windows 7 w/ 2008 mbp
  24. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    And you've installed the Bootcamp drivers from the Mac OS X Installation DVD?
  25. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2010
    Wow dude, thanks a lot. I usually kinda lazy reading the Readme, hmm I guess I should be reading incase there's more.. :rolleyes:

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