Right clicking on a MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mikaelrules, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Since the MBP trackpad only has one button, and control clicking doesn't work, how DO you right click on a laptop? Or do I have to settle using a USB mouse?:confused:
     
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    puckhead193

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    #2
    control click (ctrl)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Control click doesn't seem to work on the Windows side.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Right Clicking

    The easiest way without getting a pc mouse is to single click on an icon and on your keyboard press and hold "shift" + "F10" (Note: the menu may appear in the upper left corner of your screen).

    Let me know if it works.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Ohh my god!
    Thats too much to just right click, is there a way to change that and have it shift+click?
    thank you in advance
     
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    The Senator

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    get the cheapest usb mouse you can find
     
  7. macrumors member

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    i was hoping for some kind of a simple hack that could make it Control/click to get a right click..
    anyone know of such thing?
    thanks
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    id be happy to see apple start using hte right click. Its the one thing that bothers me about macs
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Here's a windows app that enables ctrl+click for right clicking:

    http://www.geocities.com/pronto4u/applemouse.html

    Just place a shortcut to it in the start menu under Startup.

    Hopefully someone (Probably Apple) will create a nicer trackpad driver that includes ctrl+click and scrolling.
     
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    Aramis

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    Try this:

    http://www.geocities.com/pronto4u/applemouse.html

    Works for me...
     
  11. macrumors member

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    I know that in RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) a right click is done w/ Ctrl+Shift+Click. This probably doesn't work natively in Windows but have you tried it to be sure?
     
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    Aramis

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    Nope. It doesnt work.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    #13
    Thank you so much... i knew there was a simple solution.
    thanks again
     

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