Resolved 2009 MacBook right click

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  1. TyShawn, Sep 11, 2014
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    TyShawn macrumors 6502

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    Long story short my church blessed me with a macbook last night and I upgraded it to 10.9. I want to setup the right click function on it but don't see the option in the mouse are of preference could someone point me in the right direction on how to do this?
     
  2. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Try with the trackpad preference? It should say something about secondary click
     
  3. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    I don't if you are asking for a mouse or for the trackpad ?

    For the trackpad : System Preferences / Trackpad / Point & Click : see "Secondary click" (= right click).
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of mouse do you have? This may help: http://www.extensions.in.th/amitiae/2013/prefs/mouse.html
     
  5. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    a standard USB mouse should have secondary click enabled by default.

    anyways, here is a screenshot to where to configure the secondary click on the trackpad. BUT, AFAIK, it should be enabled by default too?

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  6. TyShawn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's the built in trackpad with the long click button. I was I'm the mouse area but my page didn't look anything like the one on all the screen shots I've seen including the one you guys have kindly supplied. Right now I'm doing a fresh install of the os to see if that helps. This macbook is the white plastic model mid 2009.
     
  7. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Your Mac does not have a "Multitouch" trackpad (only Late 2009 Macbooks have one), therefore the above posts (including mine) do not apply.

    "Trackpad : Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling"
    (Source : Mactracker)

    See here : http://www.tonyspencer.com/2007/05/27/right-click-on-a-mac/
     
  8. NoBoMac, Sep 11, 2014
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    NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    See Bruno09's #7 post for old-school trackpads.

    But, yes, for USB mice, right-mouse should be enabled: just verified with an old USB mouse I have lying around. And it's independent of anything set for the trackpad.
     
  9. TyShawn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This was the answer and thank you so very much.
     

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