Dumb Question: Can you right click?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Woodcrest64, May 9, 2007.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

    Woodcrest64

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    On the MacBook and MacBook Pro can you use the trackbutton to right click. I don't own a mac but noticed that it looks like a single button. I'm wondering if it operates as a two button mouse by pressing on one side then the other.
     
  2. jon4lakers macrumors regular

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    Holding down control while clicking serves as a 'right click'
     
  3. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You can also put two fingers on the trackpad and click, it will also serve as a right click.
     
  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    yes, but make sure it's enabled in the system preferences before you try.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    You need to set this up in System Preferences first.
     

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  8. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    I find 2-fingered right-clicking so much easier than laptops that have separate left & right-click buttons. Those buttons are too small for me, and I don't like having to move my thumb around. The 2-fingered right-click is very easy & intuitive to use.
     
  9. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    I always buy a small two button mouse to use with my laptop. MacAlley has a nice one. Right clicks are totally useful for opening web page links in a new window.

    -T
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Mac's actually have decent trackpads though with loads of goodies like two finger scrolling (like those scroll strips on most PC laptops), so they are definitely worth a try.

    I am definitely a fan of two finger right click, though it isn't that good for Minesweeper (thank god MineSwept has undo!).
     

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