Right Clicking in windows w MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by debrey, May 27, 2006.

  1. debrey macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to right-click in Windows with a MacBook Pro (without an external mouse)? Or do I need to buy an external mouse to right click?

    -- David
     
  2. skillz1318 macrumors regular

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  3. debrey thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, that works great (the only problem is that in Civ IV control-click moves stacks of units of the same type). Do you know if there is a way to make this automatically start up when I load Windows?

    -- David
     
  4. livecn macrumors newbie

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    Ctrl+Click isn't the best way for right-click in Windows.

    In Windows, Ctrl+Click has its own meanings. It is used to select non-adjecent items in a list, or to open links in new tabs in Firefox, etc.

    So Ctrl+Click isn't the best way for right-click in Windows.

    iMouse fully simulates right-click by CapsLock+Click. Try it to know how it works.

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

    It's freeware. I wrote it to use my Apple Pro Mouse on my PC. I've been using it for 2 years and I know it really works.
     
  5. debrey thread starter macrumors member

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    This is a nice program for avoiding the control-click button but I ran into two things:

    1) Something about the way I use a trackpad -- I found that it was inadvertently right clicking a lot (because I had my finger over the mouse button, I guess).

    2) It takes a second to right click. In Civ 4 (honestly, my main reason for windows) you right click about as much as left click -- that second started to get annoying.

    For most people it is probably better than the other program, but anyway, I thought I would report my findings. Thanks!

    -- David
     
  6. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Great Program Livecn!

    I like that it looks like a Mac Program, but running under Windoze :)

    Now if only someone could make the two finger scroll work.... its driving me crazy!
     
  7. EasyB macrumors member

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    Right click by two finger tap on trackpad!

    Im not sure if this a new option, but I just found it.

    You know how you can use two fingers on the trackpad to scroll?

    Well if you tap with two fingers on the trackpad it is a right click. You have to enable it in system preferences in osx. And if works in windows via parallel.
     
  8. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Are you on a 17" or 15" model? I've heard that only works on the 17" MBP.......

    I can't find the option on my 15"
     
  9. EasyB macrumors member

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    Wow, it must be on intel macs only.

    I have a Macbook (not pro) and a G4 15" powerbook.

    The option is not on the powerbook, but it is on the Macbook.

    It is under Trackpad Gestures: and looks like this

    -Use two finger scroll
    -allow horizontal scrolling

    -Clicking
    -Dragging
    -Drag Lock
    -Tap Trackpad using two fingers for secondary click
     
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Sweet, I didn't even know of this feature until someone mentioned it. Nice. :D. I absolutely love this feature. :D
     
  11. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    You have that feature on your 15.4" MBP???
     
  12. Compufix macrumors regular

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