Hotkey for the trackpad double-click?

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  1. Vaakuna macrumors newbie

    Vaakuna

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    Hi, Applers.

    Any help, if possible, with a preexisting or how-to-from-scracth hotkey for prompting the secondary menu to pop up as it does by double-clicking a file or folder in Finder?

    It's faster for me to use on-keyboard actions only as I prefer this to the trackpad underneath the keyboard where I'd have to position and then reposition my hands.

    Couldn't find the option from the System Setting > Keyboard options but I perhaps overlooked the like.

    Cheers
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    what do you call "secondary menu" exactly ?
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I presume OP means alt-click, not double-click. That's tricky from a keyboard perspective, since the alt-click menu is based on trackpad cursor position, not something like e.g. the currently selected file in Finder. So if you're pointing the cursor at the file, you can alt-click normally. If you're not, there's no way to alt-click from the keyboard, while specifying what to alt-click on.
     
  4. Vaakuna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, Bruno.

    Excuse the terminology as I am guessing what they would be called in English language. By 'secondary menu', I refer to the grey, short menu that normally pops up when double-clicking, for example, a file in Finder.

    This grey menu has options like Open, Open with..., Move to wastebasket, Show information, Change name, Assign colour-coded tag and so on.
     
  5. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    It is not by double clicking, it is "two fingers click" or "right click" (or Ctrl + click).

    You can do this by using KeyRemap4MacBook (now Karabiner).

    Oops, does not work with Sierra at the moment...
     
  6. Vaakuna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, FE.

    By double-click, I mean using both forefinger and middle finger at the same time versus single-clicking x2 an object as one would to open a file. I don't need the trackpad for I navigate and jump around through files using only my keyboard. What object I have my cursor resting at, to my understanding, has thus no relation to the trackpad.

    Holding CNTRL (not ALT) and single-clicking does open the menu I am looking to hotkey though, so thanks for showing I needed clarify that. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Feb 14, 2017 ---
    Can you tell me a little more about this Karabiner, Bruno? Not familiar with it. Cheers
     
  7. Bruno09, Feb 14, 2017
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