Can't delete folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by highmount, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. highmount macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I just got myself a MacBook. Totally new at this as this is my 1st Mac.

    While trying to familiarize with the Mac environment, I created an empty folder. I can't seem to right click on the folder to delete it. I had to drag it to the trash bin.

    When I did a right click, using the keyboard pad, nothing seems to appear. My guess is the right click is disabled.

    Any idea how I can overcome this?

    Thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    right click needs to be enabled I think. go to system preferences.
     
  3. highmount thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you old-wiz. Will try it out 2nite.

    Can't wait to get rid of my PC & migrate to a Mac :D
     
  4. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    There's also the old and trusty command + delete to put the selected item into the trash, and shift + command + delete to empty the trash.
     
  5. highmount thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi all, found out last night that nothing was disabled on my keyboard pad. I also found out that there's no right or left click on the keyboard mouse pad. There's only a single click. So the solution to do a right click is by pressing Ctrl + click.

    Haven't purchase my mouse yet. Probably the mouse has a right & left click feature.
     
  6. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a struggle to get used to it at first, but I think not having a right click button increased my productivity.
     
  7. highmount thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agree with you. It's like a completely new world. Lots of interesting features the Mac has. Thumbs up from me !
     
  8. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I should have clarified I was referring to right click with the mouse. I use a mouse even with a laptop since I never got comfortable with trackpads.
     
  10. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    In the trackpad section of system preferences you are able to enable a two-finger-tap as a right click. Easiest way my friends.
     
  11. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    What a god lesson. I don't have a laptop yet but planning on buying one someday. Thanks for the link :)
     

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