Secondary Click - Finger Tap?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Ragnar-Kon, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    You folks with newer Macs probably don't have this issue, but anyway...

    Just upgraded by Early 2008 Macbook Pro to Mountain Lion... and the secondary click two-finger tap function has disappeared. Instead, I have to place two fingers on the trackpad, and then click the button to right-click.

    Has anyone been able to get the traditional two-finger tap functionality back instead of the two-finger click? I can see myself liking the click if the entire trackpad was a button... but such is not the case in the older Macs.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    download better touch tool.
    and then u can assign whatever u want it to.
    i personally use three finger tap for middle click and two finger tap for right click (and so on)
    trust me..your touchpad will become magical after u get used to the gestures you assign using BTT ;)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've used BTT in the past... but after looking at the latest version today (0.785)... two-finger tap isn't an available gesture. Where do you find it?
     
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    shows how novice i am!!
    its in system prefs/tracpad option/ secondary click: 'click or tap with two fingers'
    :D
    sorry for the confusion.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't exist for me. The only option is "Click with two fingers." Hence the problem I've been having.

    I know on newer Macbook Pros, there is usually a drop-down menu that allows you to refine exactly how you want the gesture to work. But for myself and my seemingly ancient Macbook Pro, I can't start refining gestures until I get to the 3-finger & 4-finger stuff. 1-finger and 2-finger is essentially locked. I've had the "Tap with two fingers" option since Leopard, so I know it is possible, but its seems Apple decided to leave it out in Mountain Lion.

    That said, my gut says there is a way to re-activate it using a terminal command to change one of the values in the settings file. Just don't know what that value is.....
     
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    It's because you don't have "Tap to Click" enabled. Enable that and tap for 2 fingers will become available.
     

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  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hot diggidy damn, thank you so much. You just saved me a month or so of having to re-train my fingers and brain.

    Would rather not have the "Tap with one finger" on, but if that's what it takes to get the two-finger tap back I'll take it.
     
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    glad icy could solve it for you. enjoy!:D
     

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