Force Touch and right click?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wilson1313, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Wilson1313 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    I'm thinking about upgrading my 2011 MBA to the 2015 rMBP 13". Currently I have right click enabled for my trackpad, which I use quite often. I heard with the new force touch there are no more two sides for clicking- is there still an easy way to right click on the trackpad or what are the alternatives?
  2. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2008
    Athens, GA USA
    Simply put two fingers on the trackpad, and "click" with the right one for "right click".
  3. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    No offense, but just sitting at home and trying this is seriously a pain. I hope thatʻs not how it works.

    Currently to right click:
    Hit the trackpad with two fingers and right click is activated.

    New way:
    Two fingers are hovering above trackpad
    Bring them down the make contact with and not move away from trackpad
    Wait a second and realize you need to push "right" side finger down
    Feel awkward as your brain tries to readjust to putting your fingers down on the trackpad and then pushing the "right" finger of the two into the trackpad to register the click.
  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    What? No, right click is the same, you click the trackpad with two fingers as you currently do. The only difference is the pad no longer moves.
  5. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Cool. Yeah didnʻt have enough time to test it out thoroughly at the store today. Was just taking the post literally.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Can you still rest two fingers on the pad and click with your thumb? That's the motion that you had to use back when there was a physical button, and it still works on the buttonless trackpads; how about on the new one?
  7. nobodyjustwalks macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Thatʻs interesting. Never tried this method. I use middle finger and ring finger together for trackpad navigation. Iʻve never tried using my thumb along with both the other fingers. I do not know if it works that way on the new trackpads.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm sure apple has figured out a way to give us a right click, either using the same way now, or a slightly different way that will work with force touch.
  9. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    I have right click setup to be a click in the bottom right corner. Would that still work? I assume the sensitivity layer has some idea of where on the pad you're clicking.
  10. ct1211 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2012
    I just came from a BB store. All original set up options work as before. This two finger click is something I never used but it does it. I changed the setting to bottom right click for the right click as I normally use it. The big change is the feedback and its cool (This coming from someone that wishes some manufacturer would get their ****** together and engineer a Windows laptop to look and feel like a Mac) Copy and steal all the tech you need to, just do it! Hopefully Windows 10 will motivate someone to make it right while making slightly rounded edges that don't cut off my circulation after 10 minutes.
  11. mas7 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2015
    I dont have the new 2015 model yet but i currently have 'tap to click' selected. this allows me to have a one finger tap to left click and a two finger tap to right click (without actually clicking the track pad). Im sure the force touch would have the same options.
  12. Wilson1313 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    This is the right click setup I was asking about in my original question- I know there are two finger options but I would like to know if the bottom right setup works as well.

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